Construction of Revell Ghost Ship

In our latest project, we tried out an ‘easy-click system’ model by Revell. This box set contains everything you need to build a glow in the dark Ghost Ship.

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Dundee

1) Included in the kit are coloured plastic sprues, stickers, paint brush, and a bottle of  glow in the dark solution.

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Dundee

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Dundee

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Dundee

2) This is a snap kit, which means the parts are simply pushed together and no glue is required.

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Broughty Ferry

3) This is what the complete model looks like:

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Broughty Ferry

4) The glow in the dark solution could be painted directly on the coloured plastic, but we decided to add some colour to the ship.

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Broughty Ferry

5) The model was covered with several layers of the glow in the dark solution. The solution is a bit thick like PVA glue, you will need to thin it with water and blotted onto the model. Once it is dried you can’t see it.

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Broughty Ferry

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Broughty Ferry

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Broughty Ferry

5) If you are wondering what it looks like in the dark, we are saddened to report that we have tried but failed to get a good photo. The solution gives off very little light, which our camera was unable to capture:

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 Revell’s Camper Van

Today, we are working on 1:24 scale Volkswagen Camper Van (otherwise known as a Samba Bus). Now, with a glossy car body, you’d think anyone would be insane to try and paint it by hand. Using an airbrush would make it so much simpler, enjoyable, and produces a professional result. We’ve thought about this, and we were going to use one…but to cut a long story short: we chickened out.

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

Here is the construction of our hand painted Camper Van:

1) To start, we painted the rubber tyres. It was little difficult to paint directly onto the rubber and took several layers of paint. It may be better to prime the whole tyre first before painting.

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

2) Next, we went on to the interiors.

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

3) The mechanical parts were very detailed. Be careful not to paint over any joints or the parts won’t come together, which we learnt the hard way.

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

4) Next comes the car boot, where the engine sits. The instruction gives you a choice of two colours for the car body; blue or red. We decided to pick a third. “Ew, pink!” we hear you say. No, my friend, this is no ordinary pink. This is in fact the no-longer-in-production Citadel Tentacle Pink! The name alone gives this shade undeniable coolness.

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

5) To paint the straight window edges, we employed the help of some masking tape.

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

6) Here are the completed car body parts.

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

7) The car body was glued together and we’re almost there!

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

8) Finally, we added the decals and glued on the glass panels.

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry