Paul Wilsford
Feb 13, 2018

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I have had this one going for a couple of months now. I had started one before but because I didn't have room and /or the right colors I never finished it so I gave it to Allan. Kurt convinced me that I should give one another try so I purchased this on off of eBay. It came with an Eduard zoom interior set which I only used the seat belts. The pit interior seemed to go together with out much fuss. I thin finished the interior of the main part of the fuselage.

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Feb 13, 2018

 

 

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Paul Wilsford
Feb 13, 2018

I sprayed the cockpit with RLM 66 and the radio / passenger compartment I used RLM 02. even though th3 insides will not be seen or exposed except through a small opening through the upper gun position. The tail wheel assembly did prove a bit fiddly and the bulkheads made it difficult to close up the fuselage sides.. I had assembled the center part of the wing and engine nacelles and it snapped right onto the fuselage with minor gaps in the wing to fuse joins.

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Feb 13, 2018

 

 

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Paul Wilsford
Feb 13, 2018Edited: Feb 13, 2018

Prior to getting all the parts together I decided too shoot the RLM 76 undersides then put in the windows for the gondola. This kit also has some transparencies that belong to the H-3 variation and they are so closely numbered as to being identical so you have to keep a close look out. The fit of the fuse sides were a bit frustrating because one side was warped ever so slightly . I use the heat from a hair dryer to massage it a bit and with a bit of convincing it came together finally.

 

The nacelles them selves were another fiddly feature of this kit as they consist of 9 or 12 pieces with no positive mounting features. Only a beveled side to mate the surfaces to each other. This kind of smacks limited run to me but all-in-all this time they went together with out much fuss.

 

Finally I got to get to the transparencies. The one that always gets me frustrated the most is the nose gun blister. I bit the bullet and ordered the Eduard masks and spent the better part of a whole day masking all of the clear bits.. I also used Micro Ind. Micro Mask, the blue stuff, for that nose piece and it seemed to work the charm I'll find out after painting how well it worked.

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Paul Wilsford
Feb 13, 2018

That's it for now, kiddies,

thanks for looking

FFL
Feb 15, 2018Edited: Feb 15, 2018

Cockpit looks good. What are the seat belts made of? PE, tape or cloth? Don't you really like green-house canopies! Masking looks good. The starboard wing root gap is going to take a little TLC.

Coming along nicely.

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