Here are a few pics of the almost completed Thunderbolt. All the details are painted now. I wish my free hand painting didn't suck because I would add some block numbers to the right wing and tail rudder. So, I will not be taking a chance and ruining what I have done already. Maybe I can pick it back up in a few years if I get to the point where I feel confident in my free hand. I took a few pics outside because this thing is too big for my lightbox. All that is left is experimenting with some weathering powders I bought from Secret Weapon Miniatures. Above is the moneyshot, the reason I built the base for the "Strafing Run" scene.
Above is an over the top view showing how far the plane is off the base for fly-in.
View of the cockpit details with pilot in place and canopy removed.
Another top view of plane only.
View of the plane's bottom in different color. Weathering here sucks because I did it all by hand after I got a little aggressive with the brush and water getting the salt off.
Another top view.
Another top view with canopy removed. That's all the pics on this project until I get the weathering powders out. I need to watch some online tutorials on the application of these to get some idea of what I'm doing before starting.
Lately, I have actually been painting models slowly. I have started playing Hordes with my Trollbloods at the FLGS as often as I can get out of the house, which is usually about 1 time every 3 weeks, haha. I have finished a Mauler and Impaler in the last couple weeks and have an Axer in progress. I will get these photographed soon and get them up here.