Less decals

Next up, the Islander and A109

I have shown these two together as they have virtually no decals at all, apart from registration numbers which will be dealt with when I have the time (As all the letters/numbers will have to be applied individually) That is it

Squirrel Transfer

The Squirrel is up for it’s decals

These are from an aftermarket set and include the chevrons underneath

nose numbers

and a scattering of identifications

along both sides

Islands revealed

finally the Islander

The varnish (First time I have airbrushed with Vallejo rather than use rattle cans) Looks best on this one

Next step on all three will be the decals

Standing Stone

One of the features of the Orkney Islands are the large number of Neolithic sites, Cairns, Brochs, Rings and standing stones.

Whilst crossing the causeway to the Brough of Birsay beloved spotted this piece of stone that reminded her very much of the standing stones we had visited

Having brought it safely home My task is to make a suitable mount for it.

First step is to cut a recess into a block of wood, getting this to fit the stone is simply a matter of trial and error using a cutting wheel on the dremel

after a test fit or several

then a cut out of the basic shape, as drawn in by beloved

after a few hours of grinding and sanding (Again with the dremel) we have the base pretty complete

I think this will work well

This is My part finished for now, over to beloved for the base to be painted, I will share more once that is done and I am ready to complete the mounting

SAS revealed

also the masking is off the A109

hard to see the effect in the blurry shot above

But much clearer here

Squirrel revealed

After a few coats of varnish the masking comes off the Squirrel

quite a brave colour scheme

certainly striking

grey bottom

The 109 is also masked

as mentioned previously it is being painted in reverse, light over dark, just because it is easier to mask that way

and her it is sprayed…

and revealed

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