I might be in danger of sinking into a never ending search for the perfect finish, as is always a danger with my builds. Iím never truly satisfied. In the interests of not going blind, insane or addicted to thinners, Iím going to start calling some parts done. Finished are:
The avionics bay
The cockpit rear bulkhead
The seat (actually finished a few weeks ago)
The instrument panel. Well, probably. Iím still thinking about adding Airscale dials. When you see the part magnified like this the dials are obviously missing, but back in the real world theyíll hardly show and a dab of gloss in the right place will create a passable impression. Iím thinking about it because Iím not sure the work is worth the reward. Hmmmm, to decal or not to decal? That is the question.
Still with some work to do are:
Cockpit tub - a bit of low key weathering and tidying up need.
Area over the front of the instrument panel (not sure what itís called). I want to add some variation in tone to those boring olive drab areas.
And finally the ammunition bay needs painting in NMF.
There are a few ancillary bits and pieces like the joystick and foot pedals that are done but not photographed. Oh, and the rather plain cockpit side walls are done too.
A bit more work here and Iíll be able to turn my attention to the engine and eventually go back to scratch building the rear landing gear bay. Remember thatís where this diversion started? I must admit Iíd almost forgotten too.
I hope your plastic and paint is cooperating.
Have a great day