1/72 AIRFIX VAMPIRE

This is my take on the lovely little Vampire T11 that Airfix produced a few years back

All as it comes in the box, main paint is Vallejo Model Air Aluminium with Lifecolor Yellow for the bands, all by Airbrush. Tamiya X22 Gloss Varnish before and after decals

With the benefit of hindsight I should have done the yellow first then silver over the top, many coats of yellow have built up ridges around the masking

Base is pound shop picture frame, photo paper printout and some scrap 3mm acrylic rod I had lying around

Hope you enjoy

1/72 AIRFIX F-86 SABRE

Here is my Airfix F-86F from 5+ years ago

The Sabre was built as per instructions other than omitting the underwing tanks and filling the mounting holes as I wanted a clean look. I left canopy loose so it can be posed open or shut.

Silver is Citadel\Games Workshop Chainmail, the gun panels Boltgun Metal with the panel lines and other details picked out in the same companies Gryphonnia Sepia and Badab Black washes

Details and interior are in Lifecolour, decals went on really well with aid of Mr Mark softner which were then sealed with Lifecolour satin clear

All painting was by brush, the base is a picture frame from local 99p store painted with grey\stone Lifecolour, weathered with GW and marked up into squares with a fine Sharpie marker

Only odd thing was the canopy, I had to paint the lower frame a lot wider than the marked frame line to make enough room for the pilot name decal to fit and match pictures I had