Shagbat MK I. 1:72 – Matchbox – Part 2.
May 13, 2015 in Aviation
Let’s continue the Walrus story. Here are some pcs pictures from the painting and further assembly stages.
The Shagbat is a relatively difficult airplane to build. Every parts have it’s own direction – the dihedral is different on the lower and upper wing (if You screw it the struts won’t fit) the engine is offset to port by 3° and so on and so on. The rigging also is on the difficult side (especially for a WW2 two bay biplane). As you will see I had to plan every step because some areas had to be painted before assembly and assembly was extra difficult if parts were already painted – so it was a slow task with many-many “dry-fits” and measuring. But – in reality – I enjoyed it a lot 🙂
39 additional images. Click to enlarge