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.
Everything 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 (!).
My 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
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.
I agree completely about finishing; I enjoy most of the process (except maybe filling and sanding!) but it always feels great having a project complete.
The filling I don’t mind, it’s the sanding that is the problem.
Nice series of posts.
I need to rest my eyes a little.
Have a good nap…