Saturday, 14 March 2009
More on the Elco 80 PT Boat
As you can see, the lion's share of the painting is now complete. Several afternoons were spent getting the model to this stage. Each section of the deck, superstructure and hull have been carefully and minutely weathered to achieve an in-scale well-used appearance. This is very important as it will affect the overall appearance of the boat as well as being able to stand close inspection. This will become apparent later when the weapons and deck fittings are added.
So far, this has proved to be a very interesting and rewarding project. With round 70 hours logged already on this model, I think it gives an idea of the level of dedication required to complete a project on this scale.
I haven't mentioned the huge enjoyment factor, which so far is around 11/10!