I started the build of the Hummel (“bumblebee”), Siebel’s eye-catchy sports airplane design last autumn and recently returned to it after a long pause. This shortrun model kit doesn’t look too inviting in the box, but surprisingly the build was really not that bad. The interior is highly detailed, with photo-etched and resin parts, and the version of my choice even has a resin nose section and a whole radial engine. I made the new undercarriage from syringe needles and Evergreen plastic profiles and I replaced the incorrect airscrew with a new one from the Piper Pawnee kit by KP (there are other 3 versions in that box).
The painting was a piece of cake then – after the surface, I put on the Gunze 62 White, then the Tamiya XF-8 Blue, the walkways were painted with black surfacer and I sealed it with the Super Clear Varnish. The kit’s decals are very delicate and they have to be applied with caution. The reward is a beautiful surface with no silvering. I only used Agama Tensol for the softening. To sum up, my own goofs definitely include the too thin red swastika stripe on the rudder, the too long undercarriage legs (which make it look like the aircraft is in the air), and traditionally, a smudge that got inside the closed canopy 🙂
I report another Jerry finished!