A two-stage solid fuel rocket introduced in 1944 used in the surface-to-air role, it’s certainly a looker with it’s 10 wooden fins and 4 control paddles up on the top. I’ve taken these photos for the newly released Bronco 1/35th kit, one that will be hitting my bench in the future.
I wasn’t particular happy with the paint job I posted yesterday, when I got home and see the kit with ‘fresh eyes’, I knew straight away it wasn’t going to be staying like it. So, now you can see the new paint job I applied, totally made up from my own imagination and I’m quite happy with it. Little bit more fettling and then I can get onto the trolley and finish it off, hopefully for this Sunday, the Bolton IPMS show.
I’ve skipped the build photos, as they isn’t much to see and I’ve not added anything to the interior except the kit etch harnesses, which are a great touch. Straight into painting though with light blue underside and dark green on the upper surfaces. There is no real paint guide as such, just a profile photo on the instructions. I’ve decided to just make up my own paint scheme using the colours mentioned and make it look a bit worn, being a trainer I would imagine people would be getting in and out marking the side etc..
It’s not finished, the paint to me looks a bit ‘flat’ and needs something to bring it to life, which I will work on later. Please excuse the pink tint on the photos, taken quickly using the room lighting.
Finished for Scale Model World, 2016.
Finished the trolley tonight, I decided to only fit one of the handles though, but I may fit the second later on. I’m redoing the wing tips as there was a slight bit of seam showing and it was bugging me, so I stripped them back and applied a small amount of filler. I shall sort that tomorrow…
Other than that, all I’ve got to do is add the headrest, cockpit glazing, paint nose, and a few small decals and it’s done! A quick and very enjoyable build.
A bit more progress on the little 1/35th Fi-103R. The nose cone, tailplanes and pulse jet cowling are just pushed on for the photo, but I have painted these in Tamiya Olive Drab, the Dark Green is next to go on, followed by the pale blue. I will then add the ‘camo lines’ over the pale blue on the upper surfaces… Quite a cool little kit, it does come with a small frame to sit on but I haven’t done much on that yet!