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!


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.


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


Up Next: North American P-51B Mustang 




About atcDave

I'm 5o-something years old and live in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I'm happily married to Jodie. I was an air traffic controller for 33 years and recently retired; 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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