Old Pics VII, 7/10/18, last of the 1/72. That is, until we build more. Hasegawa F-104, finished with rattle can Metalizer and buffed, sealed with a clear overcoat. This is their older tooling:
This is an Arii Cessna 172, yeah a 1/72 172, built with my older son. We had fun doing this together. Can't see much inside but he did a really nice job on the interior. Pretty sure he sprayed this one, another rattle can job:
Here's another Hasegawa, again their older molds, P-51D. I had started this one, airframe was ready for paint and there it sat, until my son took it over and finished it as Chuck Yeager's Glamorous Glen III. He sprayed it with Testors No.1290 Chrome and brush painted the rest. The wing & stabilizer stripes are decals but he freehanded the fuselage invasion stripes with a brush. He made the canopy brace and rearview mirror with sheet brass. His work in O-scale (1/48) trains got him pretty comfortable working with brass. The 110-gallon drop tanks were robbed from an Academy kit. He's since started another, gonna be Old Crow, I think. He sealed this with semi-gloss which was still pretty fresh in these pictures, but over time, it calms down nicely:
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I'm not retro, my stash got old. ~John Krukowski