More progress: Pics speak for themselves in the main - thgouh as you can see I've drilled out the several holes that litter the underside of the demon nose ( I would say vents, but they are really holes!)
The radiator etch fits very well but does stand a bit proud at the bottom - so to counter this I cut 2 razor saw slits in the underfuselage so the etch could fit in. Works well and also simulates the retractable nature of the real thing. The triangular hole at the front of the undernose is for an intake. Aeroclub mould this in situ, but I couldnt help but go for a wee bit more detail: Once the intake is fashioned from some suitably shaped card it will fit in here, I hope.
You'll also see that the cockpit coaming piece isnt applied yet - its been dry fitted and pre sanded to make the fit good, but Im just adding some extra detail to the side walls as this is very evident when you gawpe through the cockpit holes.
Work on the UC legs has started too - I've drilled out the tops of the main legs and added thin brass tube. When dry fitted this was gently bent to the the right angle so now it will give a very strong join. The Axle spreader bar is very delicate, so needs care. Strengthening the legs will allow this to happen I hope
Here's a pic of the Boss, sitting in judgement of all work ( usual bored look)
Finally, did I mention decals?
All I'll say is this, "Mmmmmmm" You are really going to love them, and as for the Gladiator ones....
Edited by Jon Kunac-Tabinor, 01 May 2012 - 08:37 PM.