Thanks gentlemen for the compliments.
Yesterday I didn’t get much done other than the wet sanding using 2,000 grit paper. I am really happy with how it’s shaping up. As long as the clear bits fit well on the nose, I think that I am done with the seams.
The next step is to complete the cockpit and install it along with the greenhouse nose.
I think that I am going to venture out of the usual with this build. I have never attempted to spray paint any of my builds using pre shaded panel lines.
Since it’s going to be a different single monotone color on the top and bottom sides (RLM 79 and 65), I thought I’d give it a try.
Steve I have been using this sand able primer by Model Master. It’s a lacquer paint like you mentioned.
I have been using this stuff for about a year now and it works great at filling in blemishes. I normally spray it on super thick , to the point where it looks horrible and has tons of runs, and let it set up overnight.
The next day I sand it down. It’s pretty much like using putty from a tube but you spray it on instead.
As far as the parts being undersized I think that it might be possible to install a spreader bar inside the engine nacelles to get them to fit a little bit tighter into the wings. The parts may just have been slightly warped, just enough to cause the gaps.
I agree with you on how the Monogram engineers did such a great job back in the day. Now we have computers doing the majority of work for us, so we are spoiled.
Thanks David for answering the questions that Pedro asked. You’re the man !!! I’m telling you that you missed your calling and could have been a stand up comedian. The line stating here’s me after a beer caused me to erupt with laughter. Thanks ………..
Now we need someone to build up a Motörhead He-111 ………. That would really be cool !!!!
I never knew that it was on an album cover either.
Pedro I am going to get busy with finishing up the ICM kit next. I simply wanted to concentrate on getting the Monogram kit done so I can post it in the headlines section for the Kasserine Pass GB which ended earlier this month.
I’ll continue to use the Monogram kit as a standard of measure for the ICM model.
Later today I will try to get something done on this one so please stay tuned for updates.
Thanks again everyone,
As usual comments are encouraged.