Natural metal version of Draken was completed. It is a reconnaissance plane of the Swedish Air Force. It is a characteristic airframe of the double delta wing, and the maximum speed comes up to Mach 2.0. Deployment to the Swedish Air Force began in 1959.
This time, since it is metallic paint, I think whether weight feeling will increase if I add shade leaving some black undercoat. It’s a personal preference, I personally liked the delicate gradation with black, so I’ll try this method several times in the future when I build metallic fuselages.
Mr. Color Super Metallic is very good, but there was a part which was ruining the precious coloration when the clear coating was done. It may be too much at once blowing. But I want to protect the decals so I have blown it little by little. If you spray an aqueous clear coating, it may not be such a concern. Since there was a rough surface treatment at the previous Mig 15, I made it for the challenge once again. Next time I’ll confirm the clear coating condition using aqueous paint.
The work of the cockpit and canopy is quite a matter of concern. It is similar to the AFV modeling point of attentions that the natural saggy in the weight of caterpillar and each texture of the caterpillar tracks. The assembly of the caterpillar is fairly early in the stage, but the cockpit finish up cannot be seen the result unless it is in the final stage, I am sorry because my success rate is low. Recently the canopy is finished relatively well compared to the plastic models that I made a long time ago.
Although I removed the stain this time, it seems that the problem of the white spot of Marksetter has been since long time ago. It is hard to remove after completely dry with a cotton swab moistened with water. Put it carefully and I have to wipe away wasted parts immediately. Decals are difficult. I was afraid of getting dirty like the last time, the cutting decals on the panel line are only top of the main wing. It is best to keep it untouched.
Pitot tube at the tip of the nose was painted separately. Although it had a decal, it is not quite rounded, and even if you roll it with Mark Softer, the boundary will be off and it is impossible to affix absolutely. Painting is easier.
I think there are many people who like Swedish armor and aircraft which have many characteristic features. By the way, the three crowns of nationality marks are represented Swedish national emblem, called Tre Kronor.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.