Got the tracks finished and then attempted to put them on the hull. One went on well, the other one….. The second track split into two parts…. I have several options here, but I think I am going to make a diorama based on the track being damaged. For now, I’m taking a break from it. With the launch of the Scale Model Podcast and my Local IPMS club show, I haven’t had time on the bench in the last little while. After this weekend I’ll decide if I’m going to finish this first or start on the F-18.
Started working on painting the tracks. These are vinyl tracks which always present a challenge when trying to glue them together. Fortunately, we are not at that stage yet. I primed them with Stynylrez excellent black primer. I had some Gunze rust and the original plan was to do a base coat of that. When I checked the jar out, it had mostly dried up so decided to do a mix of Tamiya colors in the following ratios XF-52 30% XF-64 40% X-7 10% XF-56 20% Thinned to with Tamiya thinner at 50:50 and sprayed on. Quite pleased with the result. However, I will have to do a second batch as I forgot to paint the extra tracks to go on the hull, at least I remembered to prime them…..