This week’s #ThrowbackThursday is going back to a time when I was self-conscious about posting a lot of builds to Instagram and Facebook so frequently. And so I would combine multiple builds into one post. So, forgive the short reviews and limited photos, but it is what it is.
Checking in with #MetalEarth builds 163 and 164: the Cessna 182 Floatplane and the Forerunner Phaeton from HALO.
I can’t tell you how much I love the Cessna! Once again forcing me to realize how wrong I was when I originally worried about Fascinations adding color to their models, the restraint with which color is used in this model gives a nice sense of Elegance. And the attention to detail with the plane interior, along with the build design, made this one of the least fussy fuselages to assemble. The only real problem I had was with the pontoons/leg assembly – I couldn’t get it to be tight as the folds were hard to secure. As a result, the plane wobbles back and forth a little if you touch it. Still a great build.
The Phaeton space ship is a seriously challenging model, or at least it was for me. It’s also one of the most layered models I’ve built to date. I did end up ignoring the build instructions on the port engine (or is it starboard, I never know the right term, but felt I should use naval terminology with a space vessel), because the asymmetrical alignment bothered me. I looked up graphics of the spaceship from HALO (I’ve never actually played any of the games) and it appears they are supposed to be symmetric. I like the results. The thing I’m most disappointed with in my build is that I couldn’t get the top and bottom parts of the central engine to align, the top part just would not line up in the center of the lower part. Oh well, life is full of imperfections.