Made It! Gladiator finished on last day. Well almost….
No longer a work in progress, The Silver Wing's 1/32 Gloster Sea Gladiator is ready to take to Virginia and the Nationals. Everything is done, all the little details, EXCEPT for the antennas. These will be left off to finish down there, as they rarely survive the trips anyway. Some of the build is documented in the Work In Progress, Aircraft Group. Last steps included beefing up the tailwheel to support the model's weight. Resin kits are HEAVY. The main gear splays out a bit when put down on them. Yikes. All in all though I would for sure buy another silver Wings kit, especially the newly released P-6E hawk. Overall the fit and detail is really nice, the only really dicey part being the wings assembly with their hard to fit struts. Anyway Here she is, sitting on the flight deck of HMS Eagle, where it and 3 other Glads were the ONLY Fighters over the Med in 1940. Tomorrow is pack-up day, lots to do. Will take many pics for youse to put up on my return. On to 'Ol Virginny!
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