Airfix Factory Tour.
Snow Days! That refrain has lost a bit of meaning now that I’m retired but it does mean a suspension of my normal activities and an opportunity to spend a significant more time at the bench! Tomorrow we are expecting 3-6″.
Today, though, I found myself mixing the 40 or so bottles of paint that I picked up for a song a month ago. Tamiya and Citadel paint bottles have a large enough opening to allow me to use my Badger Paint Mixer but the Game Color, Army Painter and Vallejo dropper bottles are another story. Problem solved when I cut the flat end off one of my Tamiya paint stirrers and chucked it in the David 300. It really makes short work of mixing, especially getting to the bottom edges. After 20 bottles I did need to take a break and so painted Friedrich’s helmet with an undercoat of white in preparation for the gloss yellow top coat. Small steps.
Just Making Conversation S2:Ep20 (11/28/2022) Airfix factory tour. James and Malcolm were invited to see and experience first hand the ins and outs of making the new 1:24 Airfix Spitfire Mk IXc. They learned how a subject is picked, the research involved and the actual production of the kit from 3D scanning, incorporating that information into CAD to injecting plastic. In addition to Malcolm and James’ Super Secret visit to the Airfix factory you can also watch no less than five videos on YouTube of other’s factory visit on that day. Check it out on all good podcast apps.
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