Peter W Posted February 18, 2021 Author Share Posted February 18, 2021 6 hours ago, amos brierley said: I’m not a fan of vac-form parts, but, in the past I’ve filled vac-formed canopies with blue tac to stop it flexing and a thin black marker pen to highlight the cut line. As I’m not sure if you’ve done this sort of stuff before, therefore I hope this helps. Hi Amos - The bit I'm dreading is adding all of the photo-etch pieces onto them (detonation strip, support frame etc) that came with the Paragon set. Cutting them out is always a fraught exercise but that bit is done and it's the getting them onto the model that promises to be harder. 1 hour ago, bar side said: Pose them open & no one will ever know if they fit when closed! Hi Bar Side - The intention is to have them open but as I've said to Amos, that's not what's causing the dread. They actually fit pretty well closed and I was tempted to chicken out and finish it that way but I much prefer open canopies, it adds a bit more to the build for me. 1 hour ago, Shalako said: I don't see a lot of weathering at least on the upper surfaces, or, even some colour fading. Were Jaguars preserved that well? The reason why I am asking this is because I am also very close to finishing mine (two tone-greys scheme) but, I am not sure how much weathering I should apply. Cheers, Bill Hi Bill - It is a bit grubby and faded but not as much as I'd normally do. I looked at lots of photos and the trainers just didn't seem to get as battered as the line jets, so chose to go for a more restrained finish. That said I think the grey ones did get a bit more weathered so it gives you a bit more freedom on how you go with yours. Looking forward to seeing yours appear on the forum though. Pete Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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