Devastation continues in the cockpit…and apparently Kate will be here for Christmas….
Ok, maybe that was a stretch…nah…As I continued on my Monogram Devastator my Hasegawa Kate kept calling me from my stash, so I decided to do a dual build with both being Coral Sea birds. I will need to modify a 1/48 torp I have for her and scratch up the rack underneath as the boxing I have is for the bomber, but that should be pretty straightforward. I plan on doing the cockpit on one then the other, engine on one then the other etc. until they are both done. As for the Monogram kit, still a joy to build, but it does need some work. One thing is the side consoles are molded solid when they should be just shelf like. So I cut away what was needed and began scratching the details. One big bugger was the canopy mechanism cranks. They have multiple holes, but as I was scratch building them I settled for 4 holes and the impression of the detail. I also sanded off and scratch built the rear instrument cluster.
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