Whiplash is back with some sharp new photos of his wooden Hellcat model. The ship has gone through several test coats of paint in order to find the perfect shade of space gray befitting the medium fighter. It looks pretty close to the original to me - now just the details remain. These will be the little things that make a big difference in bringing a design to life. And although the focus is obviously on the fighter in the middle, the texture of the work mat underneath makes for a nice flight deck floor plate.
So do the clothes really make the man, or in this case, the paint make the ship? Judge for yourself... I tried several different variations of colour before settling on this one. It's very surprising how much effort this can take when you're simply painting something grey!
Next we'll get into some detailed painting and finishing. Should be fun!