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Looking good, my friend. You’ve done the hard work.Ok I admit I've been preoccupied with other projects for a bit View attachment 578775 Any way time for an update............
Many many thanks to Zippythehog for the parts, they were definitely a game changer on getting things back on the road. I got a little little carried away with sticking things together and forgot to take pics, but just a tip, slice a touch off the top of the legs where the attachment point is and thin the sides where they slot in.
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A test fit of the support struts will likely show a bit of the rear of the tab will need to be removed at the back to get a good fit at the leg. Another thing to note which is truly annoying is the misalignment, mold seam that the landing suffer from.........sigh, however once everything is in place it's all pretty solid and looks the part.
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Here every thing is glued into place, I used gators on the base of the support struts to avoid making a mess of the paint, and ExtraThin where they attach to the landing gear for strength.
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After getting all the stencils on it was time to get the main markings in place, I started with the tail, these actually fit really well, but the first one took forever to dry in place and kept sliding around on me, I tied to speed things up a bit with a hair dryer.......don't do that.
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The I moved on to the lower Roundels which went on very nicely, I am truly impressed with the decals. What I found was that Sovlaset seemed to soften them just enough to help them settle into the panel lines, but I still sliced them to help them out a bit, this worked really well on the side panels.
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And here is where things are at at the moment
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Time to add a little wear and tear then some fiddly bits and call it done I think.
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