Construction of Meng World War Toons King Tiger

Space Craft Dundee World War Toons King Tiger

Our latest build is the King Tiger from Meng World War Toons series – welcome to the world of cartoon tanks!

1) Included in the kit are the sprues, rubber tracks, and a small sheet of decal – which is a nice change from the Airbus A350.

Space Craft Dundee World War Toons King Tiger

2) This is a snap kit, the parts fitted nicely together but glue might handy for smaller parts.

Space Craft Dundee World War Toons King Tiger

Space Craft Dundee World War Toons King Tiger

3) The sprues come in grey, but we decided to prime it with a matt grey coat for a more realistic look. The finer details are picked out by hand.

Space Craft Dundee World War Toons King Tiger

4) In the final stage, decals are added. All the areas were nice and flat – no dramas here.

Space Craft Dundee World War Toons King Tiger

Space Craft Dundee World War Toons King Tiger

This is simple and straight forward kit, which can be built in an hour. The tank feels very sturdy, despite almost no glue was used.

Construction of Hasegawa Eggplane

Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves for some chibi cuteness. For in this project we are building an eggplane!

“Eggplane? You mean something that is edible and can be flown in?”

Well no….

“A vehicle that transports poultry away from the cruelty of mankind?”

What…? No!

“Please don’t tell me it’s just an egg-shaped plane?”

Without further ado, here is how we built our egg-shaped Mustang:

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Hasegawa Eggplane Mustang

  1. Inside the box, we were confronted with some chubby airplane parts.

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Hasegawa Eggplane Mustang

2) The parts were cut out from the sprues and pieced together. We masked the canopy ready for priming.

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Hasegawa Eggplane Mustang

3) We sprayed on an even coat of primer before we started painting.

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Hasegawa Eggplane Mustang

4) Carefully we separated and painted the individual parts. Once all our parts were painted, we glued it back together and applied the decals.

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Hasegawa Eggplane Mustang

5) Finally, the paint was sealed with a layer of varnish and our eggplane is ready to roll!

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Hasegawa Eggplane Mustang

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Hasegawa Eggplane Mustang

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Hasegawa Eggplane Mustang

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Hasegawa Eggplane Mustang
Not all the eggplanes come with a figure. We made sure we our plane had one; here is our focused-looking wide-eyed pilot.

Construction of Guillow Supermarine Spitfire Mk-1

Best known for their role in the Battle of Britain, Spitfire Mk-I fought alongside the Hawker Hurricane to defend Britain against the Luftwaffe, and arguably changed the outcome of the war. Many variations of Spitfire were developed during WW2 to counter the ever-threatening German air force. Over 20,000 Spitfires were produced during the course of the war.

Guillow's Spitfire Space Craft Dundee Broughty Ferry

  1. Included in the kit are:
    • Laser cut balsa parts
    • Plastic nose cowl, canopy, radiator, propeller, and wheels
    • Wire propeller shaft
    • Covering tissues
    • Decals

Guillow's Spitfire Space Craft Dundee Broughty Ferry

2. The frame was assembled using the building plan. Each basal piece was lined up with the drawing to ensure they were correctly placed.

Guillow's Spitfire Space Craft Dundee Broughty Ferry

3. Once the main pieces were glued together with wood glue, the stringers were cut to the required length and glued to the main frame. Here is the finished fuselage:

Guillow's Spitfire Space Craft Dundee Broughty Ferry

4. Building the wings was a slightly messy process. We made use of a few items available on hand to create the dihedral angle.

Guillow's Spitfire Space Craft Dundee Broughty Ferry

Guillow's Spitfire Space Craft Dundee Broughty Ferry

5. Here is the completed frame:

Guillow's Spitfire Space Craft Dundee Broughty Ferry

6. To cover the frame, the cover tissue was cut slightly large than each section and glued on with diluted wood glue. Finally, any excess tissue was trimmed off.

Guillow's Spitfire Space Craft Dundee Broughty Ferry

7. This is what it looked like after all the frames are covered, notice the winkles on the tissues:

Guillow's Spitfire Space Craft Dundee Broughty Ferry

8. We lightly sprayed water over it. Once dried, all the winkles are now removed. To protect the tissues, the frame was covered with a diluted layer of wood glue.

Guillow's Spitfire Space Craft Dundee Broughty Ferry

9. The plastic and additional parts are added. To make the rear windows, we used the paper and plastic film from an envelope. I’m told the plastic film from a tea cake box works well too, but can you imagine the awful process of eating the cakes inside?

Guillow's Spitfire Space Craft Dundee Broughty Ferry

10. The plane was painted with enamel.

Guillow's Spitfire Space Craft Dundee Broughty Ferry

11. Lastly, the decals and landing gears were added. Here is the finished plane:

Guillow's Spitfire Space Craft Dundee Broughty Ferry

Guillow's Spitfire Space Craft Dundee Broughty Ferry

Guillow's Spitfire Space Craft Dundee Broughty Ferry