Sanding and scribing, sanding and scribing. I finished the wings, upper and lower, at least the lines I wanted to do. Some I left just as they were, mostly because there was some nice rivet and access panel detail I didn’t want to lose.
Then I turned to the two halves of the twin booms, and discovered that, on a dry fit, they didn’t match up very smoothly. This turned out to be some sort of ejector marks right on the mating surfaces of the two halves. Further inspection showed these peculiar marks on the central nacelle, too. Not sure if they show up too clearly in the pics, but I made them go away with some more sanding.
There were also a fair number of surface scratches, due to lose parts sliding around in the box for 40+ years.
That’s all that’s left, after the wings. Not much, really, I kept telling myself.
After several days of monotony, and a couple more with no work at all due to a streaming head cold, I needed a break from re-scribing. I noticed the empty cannon shell chutes were just raised lines on the bodywork, so I took a 0.7 mm drill and opened them out.
Then, just so as to feel like I had at least achieved something, I glued the two tail halves together.
At least I feel like it’s now coming together, a bit.
The two centre nacelle halves, sanded, scribed and polished, as best I can.
There’s a shed-load of re-scribing going on in this picture, not sure I ever fancy doing another one!
Tomorrow I’m going to have a go at losing all the sanding marks I couldn’t seem to polish out with some Alclad black primer/micro-filler, and see how that works.