Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Bedford in primer
If I told you this was a whitemetal kit, and you weren't an avid reader of this blog, you'd probably believe me.
With a coat of Halfords primer showing up every lump and bump, the initially disappointing kit isn't looking too bad (I don't normally prime plastic models, I just do it here to show the defects so I can fix them). The corner of the cab nearest the windscreen is the worst problem and even that needs another smear of filler to smooth it off a bit. I might even get away with a heavy application of paint.
I have managed to avoid filling gaps where there should be gaps such as around the doors. British workmanship and subsequent ownership being what it is, perfect panel lines are not required. Many restorers actually produce a vehicle far better than it would have rolled off the assembly line in this respect.
There's a sink hole to fill in the fuel tank too - I should have done this before primer really. Apart from that, it's not bad. OK, not a Pendon model but for something on a layout where the eye doesn't bother to linger, perfectly acceptable to me.