More Crusader Mk 3s
Sometime ago I posted about the Hasegawa Crusader Mk 3. I've just completed two more of these (a very quick build - 24 hours from purchase to painted. well, mostly - still needs highlighting, basing, and decals) to match LK's troop of Crusaders - we'll be able to field two whole troops for the next Crossfire game.
I took the opportunity to try and the side skirts exactly right. The last time, I didn't put in the horizontal ridges: this time, I scored in horizontal grooves - you can see them on the photo of the unpainted model. The side skirts are made from plasticard.
It's a compromise: trying to make ridges that small would've been prohibitively difficult (read: not worth the effort and time, not to mention frustration), and grooves, though inaccurate, will at least give the impression of horizontal detail.