Ive said it so many times before but Im saying it again.....beautiful work Steve, these are top class. On the subject of your outdoor photos, a lot of them are showing a blueish tint on your Flickr page too, I almost thought you were using a blue filter to start with. The inside shots like those of the 65 above really show the detail off a lot better. I so want to start building my 65 300, but until I can source a pair of front seats Im stuck.....and parts for these do not come up very often at all!.
Russ, yes correct the warp after you remove it from the hot water, make sure the twist is corrected by putting it on a flat surface and then straight under a running cold tap that will set the plastic, you have to do all this pretty fast but it does work. Just dont leave it in the hot water for any more than 10-15 seconds otherwise it will go into warp space 9 !! and youll never correct it.
The box for the Satellite and Belvedere is chock full of plastic, that said my Satellite body is as straight as an arrow, the Belvedere had a huge twist to it and I got it replaced by Moebius...however....... Now I know some will say we shouldnt have to do this for a new kit, but I decided to have a go at straightening the warped Belvedere body with hot water and sure enough it worked a treat. I dipped the front end in hot nearly boiling water for 10-15 seconds took it out corrected the warp and put under a cold tap, that body is now also perfect. None of this will help with the shallow panel lines though Lol !!
It can take me ages to finish a model for that reason !, im constantly thinking ...I could paint that like this or that could look better. its not unknown for me to build a model not be 100% happy with it then completely strip and redo it 12 m months down the road! Then again sometimes I just think ...."do you know what that will do".
Looks great, I have to admit I had an older issue of this kit about 20 years ago, which I was going to build but I was so dissapointed with the lack of detail I just made a ratty looking junker out of it. Of course since then Ive learned that the kits molds are 47 years old, and all of a sudden Id like another one to build. Blame Round 2 and there cool old box art! .
Tom this is so true, I know its slightly off topic in this thread, I have some old mint AMT unbuilt kits from the 60s that ive had for a number of years now just waiting till the day I can do them justice. Ok Im only 39 years old but still what am I waiting for?, after my current project Im going to dig out one of those vintage kits out and build it !