Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Still no Hellcat or Zero progress, but the Tomahawk now has horizontal stabs, a seat with belts (masking tape with Sharpie belts...I'm high tech...), and is about ready to join up. Then the dreaded seam work...
Friday, December 7, 2012
While progress is still being made on the Eduard Hellcat...man, it is hard to clean up the fuselage seam without destroying the beautiful scallops, I have also added an Airfix Tomahawk to the mix. So far the fuselage and wings have been assembled as separate components and the cockpit has been painted and washed. The fit of the nose parts wasn't stunning, but the rest of it has fit well. Now I just need to apply the decal instrument panel, make up some seatbelts and assemble the two subassemblies.
Right this minute I'm leaning toward a 414 Squadron Tomahawk, but don't count 400 Squadron out quite yet... (Not to mention, the date of this post makes me think about an OD/NG USAAF aircraft...)