This is my massive year end project,a Forge World diorama the centerpiece being my rendition of the "G for Greta"from Double Eagle.
I plan on entering this in a Golden Demon somewhere down the line.
I plan on making this special by painting it in an Aluminum B-17 WWII scheme getting refueled and rearmed.
I am using a very different product than most are used to called Alclad II.
This is a metallic lacquer that actually bonds to the surface.
This being said any bump or blemish is going to show very easily so the surface must be sanded glass smooth.
I am starting with 400 grit and working my way through to 12000 grit before I even prime it.
It must also be primed in a lacquer based primer such as Tamiya.
After which it must be sanded again then painted gloss black enamel for the high shine finishes.
I am also going to super detail the bird as there are some things I really want such as the waist gunner and bomb bay.
These pics show how I carefully drilled a hole through the modeled access door then sanded to fit the shape of the door.
I also made a copy of the door so I can model it in an open position with a heavy stubber 50 cal sticking out.