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I was putting off starting this build as I thought I would be daunted with it. Turns out I should not have worried.

Never Give Up! Never Surrender!

Not too many bits

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Huge locating pins

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Quick assembly

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Cool stand

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So it turns out this is more of a snap together kit, which is great as I currently have a huge bought of AMS happening with my other builds.

I hit some parts with paint so I don't have to worry about too much masking

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and started to install some of the clear parts

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So the fit is pretty good ( for a snap fit). I will have to attend to a few seams with putty. The build should progress fairly quickly, the longest part will be the sanding and painting I think.

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Nice! Are you going to put the big scrape down the side courtesy of Young Laredo's encounter with the dock?

Will

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Hi Ray :)

Nice to see someone build one of these. I've seen them on the shelves but never one built. I'll follow along on this one

Si

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Nice! Are you going to put the big scrape down the side courtesy of Young Laredo's encounter with the dock?

Will

Maybe, I need to check refs to see how it will look :D

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Well construction is finished, some filling to go and hen paint and decals. I wish all my builds were like this.

Wing fitted

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Other wing fitted and the start of the filling

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The only parts not glued on where the rear exhaust bits to facilitate with the painting and the command bridge which is not glued.

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Funky blue intakes

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Good choice,and from one of my favourite films,looking forward to your progress.

Andy

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Some priming has occurred, still a little filling to happen before the final coats of colour.

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Looking good, look forward to the final paint job

Chris

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Keep seeing this kit around and keep wondering if I should buy it... enjoyed the movie so your build will be an education for me...

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Decaling started

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and almost finished.

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Just 18 little annoying red strips to apply.

Decals were OK, did not like to much handling. Some touch ups and a gloss coat and she will be done.

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Thanks Rene, just need to fix up some touch ups and final gloss coat and it will be finished!

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Well done Ray, cracking build.

All the best Chris

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