Finally an update! Had a few family things to take care of, little trip to see family in Missouri and working on plans for my daughters Wedding in two months. Funny, How did I get roped into being involved??? Oh wait……..I used to be a Wedding Photographer and apparently know about these types of events! WOW have things changed in the past few years. Well, enough on that.
Got some bench time today. I’ve progressed to the point of buttoning up the fuselages. Didn’t do a lot of detail in the cockpits other than PE seat belts for both A/C and a PE Instrument panel for the Hasegawa P-47. Ran into a few fit problems with the Revell Spit. Fuselage was workable but the wings were trouble. Following the instructions, there were problems with the trailing edges and the wing to fuselage fit. Had to trim down some of the cockpit details and some of the alignment stubs inside the wing assembly to fit to the fuselage. Worked the fit up as best I could and finished the joints with some Bob Smith Gap Filling CA.
Here is where I needed to trim a few spots.
Test fit of the elevators indicates that there could be some gaps to work on.
Moving on to the Hasegawa P-47, fit was much better than the Spit. Still a few gaps at the wing root to fuselage area. Should be able to fix this with a little effort.
Getting ready to call it a night!
Finally shot of the night.
Hoping to get a little time tomorrow to clean them up and possible spray some primer.