A Simple Build, Part 15

Finishing Up

The final steps are always exciting for me; yes, I’m one of those modelers who most loves getting things done!

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Attaching the last of the little bits; pitot tube, bombs and inner gear doors have been attached.  But I still need to paint the guns and attach the main gear.

IMG_9338Everything is complete and a last coat of Dull Coat has been applied.  Here I’ve started unmasking the cockpit.  This is always one of my favorite steps.  Its the official almost last thing (!).

IMG_9339My actual last step is doing all the lights.  Most lights get a touch of bright Chrome Silver paint, followed by a clear version of whatever color they need to be.  The small, round identification lights that go under the starboard wing are punched from bare metal foil then painted.

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The finished model from the bottom.  The identification lights have been applied at far right.

IMG_9341Done.

Up Next: North American P-51B Mustang 

 

 

 

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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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8 Responses to A Simple Build, Part 15

  1. Looks wonderful! I too am a end is best modeller. It feels good knowing that you can relax a bit and enjoy the hard work that you put into the build.

  2. Pierre Lagacé says:

    Nice series of posts.

  3. Pierre Lagacé says:

    I need to rest my eyes a little.

  4. atcDave says:

    Have a good nap…

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