"Well, call Dargo and his Stormwarbler." He said dismissively. "That should show those Chaos traitors! Now look here Centrorius, these here were some nasty traitors...." He flipped a few pages.... "Ah, Grabstov Minor, tentacles galore... wow! Look here, I have a sucker from one of the tentacles here on this page."
Locus grimmaced inside his helmet then, looked out over the ruined city where the ORKS they were fighting were regrouping. "StormTalon 4, mark this location and assist."
"Better say please!" The captain added, "The Stormmallard driver doesn't like it when you are rude."
"Stormtalon,sir" one of the Vanguard corrected.
"Right, right...Stormbudgie, that's what I said. Hey, there's a dead Ork over there. There are Orks here too?"
It begins, as all aircraft should, with the cockpit. I added a few photo-etched brass parts that no one will likely be able to see to spruce things up and aid my inner aircraft geek. When the building was done, here are the sub-assemblies.
Being an old aircraft model builder from way back - I used to judge and compete in IPMS/AMPS Model contests all through the '90's- I just couldn't help myself when I found a fitting problem. A gap at the back of the cockpit. First, I test fit the cockpit canopy with some wood glue and WHAM...there it was... HUGE gap...well, maybe not huge, like the width of a fingernail. But a bit of strip styrene and some filing later, great fit. One bit of advice to any novice modelers...always,always,always test fit/dry fit your pieces together. Not only does it show if there are errors with the kit but it can give you ideas on things you might want to change,etc. Glue comes later. Also...superglue is for metal( or metal to plastic), do yourself a favor and buy some plastic model glue for your plastic models.
I also decided I'd have a bit of fun with the flight control surfaces....
Next on to painting. The "plan" was to do a step by step. How the Rednekkboss paints. I started out with good intentions...really, I did. Here's the first step. Undercoats. Dark Black-Brown for the mostly red pilot and Dark Grey for the cockpit.
Next post should be up @ Sunday. Cheers ya'll!