Fortunately, the work is not hard, but involves repeated application of a gap filling material - in this case acrylic clear coat. It took several weeks to achieve the desired result, but then applying the primer coats took a mere two days. A good thing too as winter is set to arrive this week, putting a close to the spray painting season.
Here's some views of the primed models ready for painting. Now to come up with a choice of paint scheme. The D.V are destined for Mesopotamia and Turkish service, I wanted something 'not-CDL' for a change. The H-12 is going to take some thought as the paint schemes on those beasts can be quite complex.
|The primed H-12 next to a completed Felixstowe.|
|You can see the common ancestry the two planes share.|
|Shapeways is getting quite good at the detail, but the 3-D printers still have limits on the really small details.|
|There's still a little graininess visible in this image. For a gaming piece, it will be fine.|