It’s been more than a week since my last post. That isn’t from a declining interest in either this blog or the completion of my current project, but rather a direct effect of the release of the new expansion pack for Civilization V. That’s right – I’m a dork for more than just modeling. 🙂
While this has slowed my progress, it certainly hasn’t stopped it, and I’m happy to report the completion of phase one of this build: Lexington’s hull has been painted, accessorized, and detailed, and now awaits the completion of the flight deck to make it a solid piece. Here’s a look back at how the project has been going these past few weeks.
At the time of her loss, Lexington was painted in Measure 11 Naval Camouflage: Navy Blue on all surfaces except the flight deck (which was painted Norfolk 250N Flight Deck Stain). Standing in for Navy Blue on this kit is Tamiya acrylic’s XF-18 Medium Blue. I looked at a paint chip of the prototype and saw no issue with using the Tamiya variant instead. The uniformity of the color does make for a more bland appearance, but we are going for realism here, right?
Stay tuned for more updates on this kit as it progresses, as well as the conclusion of our history lesson concerning the fate of Lexington. My model table is about to become a veritable shipyard with the kits that I have in my queue, so watch for additional subjects in the near future as well. Until then, friends, take care, and happy modeling.