Sunday, 2 November 2014

Reveal - Doyusha 1/100 Lockheed L1011 Tristar

www.bowemodels.com

A minor departure for me, my subjects are usually more military in focus. However, this customer is looking for a specific Gulf Air aircraft that has a personal connection, and I love doing that kind of commission. Makes a change from building missiles and bombs....

The kit, despite the unusual scale, is accurate, and is probably the only Tristar kit to get the shape of the nose right. It suffers from a lack of locating pins in some areas, so take care lining things up. The Gulf Air decals were sourced from F-Decal and modified to create the required aircraft.

The model was painted with a combination of Tamiya acrylics and Alclad II lacquers for the metallic parts. The customer wanted some weathering to match existing photos of this plane, which was done using a combination of oil paint and pastels. The passenger windows were painstakingly filled in with PVA glue.















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