Colin W Posted May 6, 2021 Share Posted May 6, 2021 (edited) Hi Chaps, I'm a bit late starting to document this build but I have been chipping away since the start of the GB. My build sequence is pretty shot this year as the A-4K for the Skyhawk GB was built in ANZAC build, while the Fletcher planned for the ANZAC build is almost done in the 'Anything but Injection' so this, which was planned for the 'Anything but Injection' build, is going to get done here. The E Type Jag planned for this GB got built along the way before this GB opened. Chaos! Anyway on to the action.. This is my first 3D kit so its a bit of a learning curve. Most time so far has been spent in parts preparation. No box pic as it's a brown carton labeled 'Suntory Drinking Water'. Here's some of what is included in the box. Note no instructions as these are downloadable from the internet, but brass rod, plastic strip and bamboo rods are included. Options include open and closed access doors and cargo ramp as well as standing and kneeling main under carriage legs. Most parts have a rough sheen to them but the worst are the propellers which are quite lumpy! The kit includes some 120 wet and Dry as well as 240, 400 and 800 so I took the hint and things got messy. Not since the days of building Dynavector vacforms have I had so much fun with 120 grit wet and dry! Tail and fuselage after first sanding Cockpit, navigation station, floor and fuselage Interior all in 1(white) piece! Here the engine front/wing leading edge are being joined together (Grey). The nose (Green) is at the bottom with the nose undercarriage bay (blue) already fitted. This colour coding makes parts identification much easier than the average resin kit and reminds me of the old Matchbox kits. The navigators and cockpit instrument panels are separate as are the seats and control columns. Detail inside the fuselage is excellent, note the 'jump lights' over the paratroop door! Most of the main parts have been sanded and sprayed with Halfords grey primer a few times so are ready to be assembled into a model. The nose as above but now sanded and painted grey. All the parts have locating holes and brass rod is supplied to assist in alignment. Interior painted in Mr Color 308 bluey grey for the cockpit and as a base for the interior colours. The part at the bottom is the instrument panel, coaming and central controls. While I started this in great trepidation its actually going quite well and not as challenging as the Unicraft Fletcher! Colin Edited June 8, 2021 by Colin W pictures not loading from Flickr 17 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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