First coat on. I can see now where I need to add filler or sand-down. The base-coat has revealed that it is obvious that the trigger and trigger-guard are wooden. I’ll work on that a bit, but I think I’ll have to settle for it looking ok from 6ft away.
I cut-off the heads of some copper rivets and stuck them on around the edge of the sides. The surfaces of the weapon don’t look very smooth and metallic, I’m hoping that further coats of paint (base and top) will sort that issue out.
Moving on, slowly. I’ve used plastic waste pipe for the barrel and barrel shroud. Used a hole saw to drill into the body for the barrel to sit into, but when I dropped the gun and the barrel popped off I realised it needed to be more secure. So, using a forstner bit I drilled much deeper into the body and now the barrel sits fine. I used a piece of foamalux for the feature under the barrel shroud. Not sure if it is going to work as when heated it became distorted and bubbled as I formed it around the barrel. I’m going to see if some strategic sanding and filing can sort that.
I have also started to add the panelling and detail on the top of the pistol. I’m not really sure what these parts are supposed to be. I think some believe it is a housing for a laser sight.
The magazine has now been put together and will be finished with the addition of a locating pin on the side.
I think the scaling is fine, it doesn’t look to big. What do you think?