A Simple Build, Part 7

Wings and Landing Gear

The last of the major construction was completed tonight.

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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.

IMG_9275The picture above shows the biggest seam problem (this is really a well fitting kit when that’s the biggest flaw!).

IMG_9276But 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.

~ Dave 

 

 

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About atcDave

I'm 53 years old and live in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I'm happily married to Jodie. I've been an air traffic controller for 30 years; grew up in the Chicago area, and am still a fanatic for pizza and the Chicago Bears. My main interest is military history, and my related hobbies include scale model building and strategy games.
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4 Responses to A Simple Build, Part 7

  1. Ernie Davis says:

    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.

    • atcDave says:

      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!

      • Ernie Davis says:

        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.

      • atcDave says:

        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.

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