Basecoating was a little messier than I thought, but it all went well enough, the main paint of Vallejo Model Air Steel went on really well, I still added a couple of brushes of thinner into it, but it probably wasn’t necessary, it certainly didn’t hurt.
The new airbrush turned up between the basecoating and the main colour, it’s so much better than the old one, freaking bargain for £20 delivered if you ask me.
Anyway, I really should have dealt with the rear end of the Battleship before painting, when checking over the model after painting I saw it was horribly deformed with flashing from the mould and stunningly boring.
I should have photographed it before getting to work on it, but I didn’t even think about it, just got straight in there with my files and micro drill, pictures of the finished article to follow on the next post.
The Hawker Industries Carrier Group set turned up after I’d finished the main painting, so flashing removal, scrubbing and prepping for more basecoating and main painting, pictures also to follow, I also remembered to do the rear end of the carrier.