After the unexpected quite modelling time I got on Saturday, Sunday turned into a complete fail, but I was back to modelling Monday night (abeit very late).
Tonight was the first half of the modelling putty practice. I'd already made my test peices:
- Always keep your finger tips and tools wet to stop the putty drying out too quickly
- Be careful to knead the two parts of the putty together for long enough to ensure both parts of mixed together sufficiently
The green stuff was a bit harder to knead together than the other two, and came apart slightly when I was shaping it rather than spreading. It's now drying and I will see how hard it dries and how easy it is to file tomorrow.
Next up was Gale Force Nine's Grey Stuff. While costing £10 it came with 2 separate tubes of putty and had considerable more putty than the GW offering, but probably not as cheap as some of the green stuff offering you'd fine on ebay or from other manufacturers.
Milliput was also the cheapest option. For an amount similar to the Gale Force Nine's Grey stuff it cost only £3.99, from a town centre hobby shop.
So I have my three samples all drying, waiting for the next stage; how well can they be filled once dry:
Before I finished for the night I wanted my Voidraven to take another step into looking like it's finished position. First I glued on the rear thrusters, and I put on the section that holds the tail fin. I'm putting it on regardless of whether I put on the normal tail fun, as it adds to the rear length of the model.
For the Void Lances I put a Bright Lance in between the mount and the barrel of the razorwing Dark Lance. I glued the gun mount into the Voidraven, but I magnitised the barrel of the Void Lance. Here's my completed Void Lance:
Here's a picture of the Voidraven so far:
The stages remaining before I can undercoat the Voidraven are:
- Fill the gaps in the engines
- Smooth the join between the first and section cockpit sections
- Fill the gaps under the front cockpit, and attach the cockpit clear bottom
- Decide on and attach the fins at the back (the original straight tail fin, x-wing type fins, or both)
That's it for now. I'm only managing to grab modelling time in small bits, but this is showing it is possible to make progress, although in small steps, once I'm committed to using the time for modelling no matter if the time spare is only 30 mins or an hour..