Following Tom’s advice I’m getting ready to reinforce the area behind the engine access panels before I glue them on.
After studying the instructions I noticed the exhaust stacks
are glued in place from the inside of the panels. Since this will complicate things with painting the exhaust, I decided that I would spray the base color on the panels first, then paint and install the exhaust afterwards.
So here’s how the panels look after a quick coat of desert sand.
Since I had the airbrush loaded I decided that I would also paint the sides of the fuselage behind the rear / side plexiglass. This was normally done in this manner since the side plexiglass panels came off fairly quickly in the field on the real plane.
It’s not much progress but I’ll take it.
Next step is to ready the long tail fuselage for some resin rhinoplasty ……..
The huge chunk of resin gets installed next.
Please stay tuned for more updates ……….. and as usual comments are encouraged.
Thanks again for looking and have a safe weekend.