RFM Panther continues. Plastic modeling , or oragami?
I must admit that I just about scrapped the idea of the interior during this latest phase. First the torsion bars are much more fiddly than Dragons, getting everything to line up was a bit of a bear. I used toothpicks, which worked well. Next came the PE interior framing. Good Lord! When I was stationed in Japan, my wife and kids learned to love origami, I hated it. No matter how hard I tried my swans always looked like a mangled envelope. My wife and daughters meanwhile made, frogs than actually jumped when you pressed down on their backsides, giraffes, ships you name it. Anyway the PE frame was a bear to get together. I got it, after much swearing. I wisely chose to do it during afternoon "no beer" sessions! Then came the shells, dozens of them...stuck in cardboard rattle can gold, then each tip hand painted. I am NOT putting the dozens of tiny decals on them. This is starting to be an epic struggle taking longer than the drive on Berlin! I shall not give in though!
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