ZVEDA’s 1/144th Scale Boeing 787-8 DREAMLINER – part 2.
This airline model does not have any interior parts to install except the “nose-wheel” housing and some weight in the form of small lead “b-b’s” that I have had since the mid 1980’s. I dry fit the two fuselage halves together after I glued in the nose wheel housing with the b-b’s. Since it’s an excellent fit, I added thin superglue to the seams. The clean windscreen was sanded on all four sides, then I removed all of the sanding dust and aligned the w/screen in it’s proper location. Once alignment was achieved I just added some small drop of thin superglue. I have used 3M’s “wet/dry” sand paper for decades. I cut the s/paper into small squares and write a number on them to represent the grade. (eg: 4 for 400, 12 for 1200 etc.). I use 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1500 and 2000 grit on all my clear parts then polish them with “Blue Magic” metal/plastic polishing cream I bought in the mid 1980’s. The sand paper is put into clean water and left there for several days so that the backing paper becomes very soft, which let’s me sand in many directions. The water is changed every time I change grits. I apply the 4 windows with pre-cut masking tape, then spray on some whit paint and remove it so I can see the final results, which meets my approval. Until next time, enjoy my digital photo images.
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