Wings and Landing Gear
The last of the major construction was completed tonight.
The picture above shows the major work done tonight. The wing uppers, and horizontal stabilizers were attached. Also, I finished painting the bombs, and assembled the main landing gear legs.
This was all simple stuff.
The picture above shows the biggest seam problem (this is really a well fitting kit when that’s the biggest flaw!).
But it’s big enough it does require some attention. There a few different ways of fixing such gaps, but the easiest way is with a fun product called “Mr Surfacer”. This is essentially a very thin contour putty. I load some up on a toothpick and run it into the seam. Tomorrow I’ll clean this, and a few other seams up before a few detail parts go on.
Just out of curiosity, you always seem to do gear down. I did about 50/50 gear up, mostly to appreciate the lines. I had a friend who did 100% gear up and then hung them with fishing line or floss for display.
Yeah so far I’ve entirely done gear down. I’ve thought about doing a few gear up, but haven’t really thought through the display issues. I know I don’t want to do the line from the ceiling thing, maybe some sort of post on a base? So far I’m just getting back up to speed after a few years off!
Granted gear up has its problems, I was just curious. This really truly gets in to the minutia of modeling. What does display mean, and when do you display as opposed to store.
For me, I WANT to see them all, all the time. Of course that isn’t always realistic, but so far I expect everything to sit on a shelf when done. Eventually I’ll need to figure out other solutions.