Letís do some recycling. I brought out an old 1/72 scale Messerschmitt 262 built in the 1960-70th and decided to start on something I have had on my mind for some time.
|I started by cutting off everything protruding from the body and then filled the blemishes.|
|I added some plastic card and an Arado Ar 240 canopy|
|in a hope to finish it up as a submarine from the Tintin comics.|
|I needed a break from my normal modelling. (To be honest, I stole the idea from a French modelling site).|
I now have all parts ready for assembly.|
Milou (or Snowy) made of clay and Milliput. Likeness could be better, and he is to big but I think the submarine will help telling who he is.
|Tintin in the works, it is an 1/48 scale pilot that is reworked.|
I made a simple dashboard. I don't expect much to be visible through the canopy.|
Some work on the bottom has also been done.
|Finally, the two heroes painted and in the cockpit. Time to put the different parts together.|
|I have put almost all parts together. A fin on the canopy and the propeller is still missing. Milou/Snowy is to large as mentioned earlier but I had problems making him this large (or small. He is around 15mm or 9/16 inch high). The sub is primed with Mr Surfacer 500 and ready to be painted.|
|Well the submarine is now painted. Something that started as a 1/72 scale aircraft wreck is now a 1/48 scale submarine from a comic book. But I can't understand where all the dust is coming from that now is stuck on the inside of the canopy. All that is needed is to fix it to a base.|
Initially I decided to put it on brass tubes and try to hide them with plants.|
But when I tried that, it didn't come out right. I had thoughts of adding more things to the base to make it look like a sea bed but decided to keep it simple just displaying the drift wood.
On the empty space in front of the submarine I added a sign from the front cover of the comic album and call it done.|
It has been fun, and it was a quick build. Only two weeks has gone since it started from an 1/72 aircraft wreck.
|Stockholm November 24, 2012||No updates|