Well, it took 18 months on and off, including completing another model in between, but today I can finally say that this model is finished.
Many lessons have been learned, several attempts to get the paint job reasonable, readjusting the wing box section, fitting the wiring and electronics, and many other trials and tribulations on the way, but in the end, I am pretty happy with the end result.
Most of the details were hand painted, either with a brush or an airbrush. I ended up making decals for the engines, and the “City of Gold Coast – Tweed” wording.
I struggled with the silver paint on the fuselage and engines, in the end resorting to the fact that the uneven, dull effect I ended up with is more realistic to the natural tarnishing of polished aluminium, which is close to the real aircraft with unpainted fuselage sections after they loose their post delivery shine. I was also able to mimic the difference in the surface reflections for each section of the engine nacelles.
So, now it’s time for the big C5 Galaxy, and it’s going to be big, literally, about 1.4m long. And, I will post more regular progress updates on this one.
Anyway, here is in SP in her finished state, and a few progress pics along the way, but before I go, a big thankyou to my Friend Manan for his great work on the electronics for the lighting and engines.