T Bolt, I consider your mask method one of the Magic tricks from the forum..... just makes it so bloody easy, just itty bitty gaps to seal off.
Vic, don't know of a miners train...... are you meaning the train at the Three Sisters??? Yep, done that one. Some guys squeel like girls going down that thing. The gondolla is great too. A little pic of the snow, at Blackheath in Oz, in October!!!!!
Anyway, paited the exhausts, and am adding landing lights under the kit glass. Had to re-paint the canopy framing by hand a bit, cuz I lightened the camo and base colours, done that. Removed the guns mounted in the turret. Added a bit to widen them to fit in the slots of the turret. Did this cuz I have to wait till tomorrow to re-paint the sky bottom.
I am cruzin now. Thanks for all the encouragement. Bill
This morning, first things first before work, fixed up gear doors. Added a bit of the actuator to the centre doors, will do a clean-up and final shaping this evening when it's good and dry. Used a piece of sprue so I could make a strong bond to the door. I used the thickness of a business card to space the door attached to the strut and the wheel.
I'm still pluggin away in the landing gear, comin along ok. Painted black on spinner. shaped gear door hinge I made up, painted them. Found a bloody fan paint brush like the one T Bolt used ofr the Future polish, what a b!tch that was. Will apply Future all over, then comes the decals. I will do as much as I can tonight, and tomorrow late morning for the rest of the day, after nine holes of golf with some mates. Sunday not sure how much I can do. Monday I will do as much as I can.
Been trying to finish by Monday.... reason? Tuesday I am getting my gut opened up. Prostate cancer. Too far along for anything but rippin it out with a knife. Not looking forward to the recovery time. Had surgery on my right leg about 38 years ago, I remember what it feels like! So I am not sure when I will be able to sit up at the bench to do work on the Defiant.
So, a word of warning...... get a bloody sh!t blood test, get your PSA levels checked.
I will post what I get done between now and Monday. And,
So I have finished the clearance lights, red and green, and the landing lights, the head of a "silver" bead pin, because it is so bright. The spinner and blades are done, just the decals of course. Now the landing gear, perhaps tomorrow after a half round of golf.
I think next time I do the clearance lights I will make a mold of the wing tip, then cast in clear and cut off what I need to use for the lens. Shaping a piece of clear sprue is a stupid thing to try and do.....
Again I thank all of you for your support and help.