Friday 22 February 2013

Hesketh MD2 Arrived (1/35)

Last week I got the package with my O&K MD2 from Hesketh Scale Models. Even though the model is not on my 'to do list' for the spring, I couldn't resist opening the package to see what was in the box. The kit is nicely packaged and the contents well protected with a sufficient amount of bubble plastic wrapping.
Quite a large box for the kit. Actually the comprehensive instructions takes up most of the space!
The kit parts are out of the box.
 The parts themselves are packed in zip lock bags of different sizes and it isn't difficult to get a view of all the contents - making sure everything is there.

Seems that the first batch of both the cabbed and open loco are currently sold out. So watch Hesketh Scale Model's website if you want an MD2 yourself.

Friday 15 February 2013

Progress on the Opel Kapitän (1/35)

The progress on the Opel Kapitän has been slow due to my expectations of trouble with the assembly of the upper body. Recently I saw a very nice model of a Kapitän on the military modelling site Missing Links and was assured the model could be finished. With motivation regained I set out to finish my model. 
Door parts in abundance awaiting painting, weathering, glazing and assembly. Female passenger test fitted in the rear seat. Decals fitted to the dash board. 

I decided to prepare all interior parts including painting and weathering before I close up the car. I have also spent some time planning the sequence of assembly. With most of the parts ready and having a plan I'm looking forward to test it.

Inspired by the Opel model on Missing Link I will keep the left rear door open and fit a passenger. I picked the female figure from Nemrod's set with two figures for the Citroen Traction Avant. It is not a set seen often in shops. I bought my set from Blast Models in Paris.
The male driver in the set gets most of the attention on the image on the package. The female passenger is barely visible through the wind screen.
Interior finished and figure fitted. Right side doors glued in place. Car ready for left side and roof.
Next up is the dreaded final assembly and painting. The car will be painted mahogany with chrome lining, trim and bumpers.