I finished my Hobbyboss AMX…. mostly.
The instructions call for placing the small M61 Vulcan gun barrel part as one of the last steps. Simple enough…. unless you push it in too far, and it drops inside the fuselage. Half an hour of shaking the model around produced no joy in getting it out. Thankfully, a friend has offered a suitable replacement part, so once I get that, I’ll add that in.
So I’m calling this “Ivory Soap Finished”. Meaning it’s 99 44⁄100% of the way there.
This kit has to be in the top 5 of my all time favorite kits. It has no vices at all. The parts just fit, with no fuss. The detailing is very good. The decals could be a little better, but they’re not bad. I’d recommend this kit to anyone.
I’m not entirely happy with the finish. I tried a lot of new techniques on this one, and now that I look at the finished product, I wish I’d have experimented a little less. It doesn’t look bad, but because of my lack of experience with these new techniques, the overall look is not what I envisioned.
Still- I like it. It’s the first time in a very long time I’ve built a model and just looked at it for a while and smiled.
I normally sell everything I build, but I think I’m going to keep this one for a while. it’s been such a rejuvenating process to do something different, just for the fun of it. I want it on my shelf, at least for a while.
You can look back on the build process here.