The next phases of the plane included applying the decals and other parts such as the landing gear. In the below photo I'm attaching a decal while trying to dry it off somewhat with a Q-Tip. The following photo shows attachment of the first landing gear. This is far more challenging than it looks as… Continue reading The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb Model, part 5
In this section I'll mask off the different areas for painting. The below photo shows a mask applied to the cockpit and front cowl.' The below image shows the masking of the bottom of the aircraft. Here I've started applying silly putty for the camouflage. After which I apply tape to the rest of the… Continue reading The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb Model, part 4
Hi all, another update on the treatment includes the addition of radiotherapy. The team thought that killing some of the tumor cells would help with the pain so that's what we had done yesterday. Unfortunately the treatment was accompanied with vomiting. Oh well.
I've been meaning to update all of you on the treatment which has changed. The oncologist now has me on a cycle of 3 weeks on and one week off. This is a mixture of two chemicals / drugs called Gemcitabine and abraxa something. I'm on my second round of this treatment which has been… Continue reading Update on treatment
Remember I said I thought I could start without the air brush lubricant? Well I did and the result was the nozzle being stuck in the wide-open position. Not good. The lubricant arrived and I applied it to the air brush. This is a must-do. Maybe the specimen I ended up with was stickier than… Continue reading The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb Model, part 2
I've been working on a project during the times my strength has returned in between chemotherapy treatments - building a model of an iconic WWII aircraft. I used to love doing this as a child - in fact I was pretty good working with my hands. Good but not great. Regardless, it's something I enjoyed… Continue reading The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb 1:48 scale model I’ve been working on