Could be worse, you could be playing with dolls like me, err, painting model pilots!! The Iskra looks great.
Above: Howard's 'George Welch' (the Sabre test pilot) for his F-86. (Added by Roger).
I think it really looks the part. These sorts of things add so much to model, albeit with the occasional insensitive remark , "Oh, how sweet, you've put a little man inside".
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Daniel, who is getting rather good at this modelling business, has now added 'decal making' to his skill set. Here's his Bachem Natter, suitably 'distressed' (as was, I'm sure, the real one) and markings:
Above: Natter ready for lift off! The original 'real one' was launched on rails and the pilot and the motor came back to earth separately by parachute. Scary. The model would benefit from a catapult launch, and I think I've got some Rapier L-1 'HP' motors somewhere.
I do hope this 'Building' thread will soon spin off into a 'Flying' thread. Making models is all very well, but, just as Monty Python's 'Norwegian Blue' parrot 'pined for the Fjords' ,our models are 'Pining for the stratosphere'.
Natter looks great particularly with the weathering.
I've painted my v1 and am covering my me163. Only trouble is I've lost one of the wing fairings. Vintage model co have the plugs and can make me some but I think I'm going to have a go myself first. Anyone have any tips for vac forming?