PACIFIC PRINCESS – Part Two & Last Part.
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In part one I showed the beginning of making this fine looking model and ended by adding some aluminum tubing to the nose wheel. In Part 2 I'm showing the finished nose wheel along with a print of the real wheel.
I like my canopies open so I had to cut the one piece unit into 3 parts. I have done this before, so it was no big deal, however I must pay attention to what I'm doing while cutting the windscreen off and cutting loose the aft section of the canopy. With patient's I accomplish this task.
I somehow forgot to take any construction photo's of the cockpit. Shame on me, and I do not have a close-up photo of the finish unit. What else did I do wrong?
I somehow copied the "Pacific Princess" image, then reduced it down and then printed it on clear decal film. The decal was over-coated with Future and then applied to the model.
I don't recall what brand of aluminum paint that I sprayed on this model, so I wonder if Tamiya had come out with its' "Titanium Silver" in November, 2011?
Despite all of my lost memory @89 years old, I still remember some thing's about building and painting this model.
Remember one thing about building a model! It has to be as good on the bottom as it is on the top. As a "local, regional and IPMS/USA National Judge with over 30 year's of experience has taught me many extra tips on how to build my models.
So go "Be a Judge at Your Next Contest," and you will learn how to be a better builder.
18 additional images. Click to enlarge.