Monthly Archives: October 2014

Humbrol Metal Cote Paint and an M.S.V. Respray!


I managed to pickup a can of of the above paint in a polished steel colour (probably better to call it brushed steel!)

I didn’t want the surface of the Maximum Security Vehicle (MSV) to be quite as shiny and reflective as a mirror…like say a P51 Mustang or Sabre jet fighter which is shiny aluminium.

The dulled metal effect was all i needed.

I repainted the MSV as i wasn’t entirely happy with the original paint job, (which was a silver carpaint over primer paint….and a black wash on top.)

The Paint

really strange going on, it has more in common with a fire extinguisher…the dry powder one for electrical fires!…it seems to go on very dry…and then quickly dries to a powdery black sooty effect.

I waited the recommended 30 minutes, took it inside, and buffed with cloth for around 20 mintes until i was happy with it.

One of the main advantages is that if there are any gaps/cracks/detail in the surface the paint stays black within it…so it does your weathering for you…no need for a black wash!

As i buffed the steel colour came through and a very dull shine began to appear…like I said i didn’t want the surface mirror effect!

Much more even colour than a normal can of spray metallic paint, even if the photo’s don’t do it justice, it is a massive improvement over what I had before. I can’t wait to use the polished Aluminium version on a suitable fighter aircraft kit!!!

So i don’t want to come across as some sort of poster boy for humbrol, but this paint is impressive, and I would recommend that you have a go with it. Be very careful the can actually says that it is “Metal Cote” and not just an ordinary can of metallic silver paint!!!

It was difficult to track down having been to several places to get it, but certainly worth the time and trouble to search out.

Metal cote paint

Metal cote paint

Metal cote paint

Metal cote paint


Spectrum Jet Bike


Although in the TV series I don’t ever recall seeing a Jet bike, but I had to have one.

Kit bashed the rider, and painted him as Capt. Ochre.

I call it a Spectrum Scout Bike, or S.S.B

Capt. Ochre on Jet Bike

Capt. Ochre on Jet Bike

Capt. Ochre on Jet Bike

Capt. Ochre on Jet Bike

Capt. Ochre on Jet Bike

Capt. Ochre on Jet Bike

Capt. Ochre on Jet Bike

Capt. Ochre on Jet Bike

Capt. Ochre on Jet Bike

Capt. Ochre on Jet Bike

JB afterburner 3


Spectrum Helijet WIP/update


Started this Iami kit a couple of years ago, but didn’t get round to completing it..until today!!!! Well, it does need a little bit of a touch up around where i glued it all together so don’t look to closely!!!!! there is some Green stuff drying around the exhausts. Once I have finished painting it i will take some photo’s.

pilots are 28mm scale and were kit bashed heads from here Bodies from here

Decals from J Bot here

Base and telescopic/pivoting stand from Corsec Engineering  But will need adapting as helijet is way over the weight limit for the magnetic ball bearing.

the original kits nose was way off what it should have been so I redesigned it with Green stuff, also upgraded the weapon system from M.G. to Partical beam weapon!…well it will be used to hunt Daleks!!!!

Anyway here are the updated pictures.

Spectrum Helijet

Spectrum Helijet

Spectrum Helijet

Spectrum Helijet