I want to present my Modelik's Kettenkrad. I am putting this under gallery, since it will not have any chronological build log. I will give you a short photo-review of model's build and a few pictures of finished product.
The kit was awesome, very precision fitting, great use of different thickness cardboard (0,2, 0,5 and 1mm), finishing of edges. Every spot of the model is very well thought of. Model shows a very distinct style of author by excessive using long roll-able parts around different diameter sticks. Be prepared for lots of rolling. But once done correctly, it gives precise and nice round parts.
Some things to note (besides stock model):
- Uncut model sheets were varnished with nitro (acetone based) lacquer primer "Capon" from both sides. This is a polish brand primer, used for priming parquet, before varnishing it. At first look this technique seems extremely harsh, by straight brushing this varnish and completely soaking the sheets. But this does not wrinkle paper and it gives extreme protection, stiffness, rigidness, ease of forming, rolling and nice negligibly semi-gloss surface, which does not need to be varnished after completion of model. Also it makes easier to work with parts, when they are not so susceptible to dirty hands, glue and paint stains. They can be cleaned off easily. Off course this reduces the adhesion of glue and increases holding time, but this is a trade off.
- I have made minor weathering by washing recesses and dry brushing tracks and metal parts with Pactra acrylic paints.
- I made some additional parts for instruments from very thin copper wiring, which I extracted from dead electric motors for my RC planes. I also punched small clear circles for imitating instruments glass.
- The mesh for motor cover was made out of fine kitchen food draining tool (?).
- I am also very proud of air valve, made in the tyre.
I also made a towing cart with boxes and canisters, but I do not have photos of it yet. I will post these later.