Well, the heathen b**** who used to be my wife bought me this for Christmas.
I didn't know what to expect once I opened the box, looks good, but not exactly shake and bake.
Cockpit is a bit spartan, so I decided to spruce it up a little- I will be adding Eduard Zoom Interior Set
and Seatbelt set, plus I will be adding a couple of scratch built details.
So on to construction....
The first steps, as always, are with the cockpit.
I did the seat first.
This has the sutton harness added from the Eduard set.
I did not like the kit's instrument panel, as it is only represented by a decal.
I have added the Eduard colour-etch panel. I also scratch built the throttle levers as
the kit's are pathetic to put it mildly.
These were created by drilling out a hole where the throttles have been represented on the kit part. I next
cut small sections of photo-framing wire and these were glued in place using CA. I melted some sprue into a
gloopy mess using Plastic Weld, then brushed this onto the wire until the knobs on the throttles were represented.
One other detail totally lacking was the trim control. I have scratchbuilt this from sheet styrene and some spare
wheels from my spares box.
So this is where I am at so far:-
Further updates will follow.......
Edited by Alan Kelley, 05 May 2013 - 12:31 PM.