After a little ‘nose art’ distraction and some ‘life getting in the way of fun’ here is the reboot of this Storch build – a little different from the usual cockpit routine and requiring some thought (especially as the next stages will involve the very careful masking of the ‘greenhouse’ of a canopy that sits around the office). Tamiya has included some etched parts that are slightly more robust than the usual aftermarket offerings. I used superglue to attach them.
I would usually paint most of the interior (seats, stick, pedals etc.) separately before attaching – however since most of this interior is one colour apart from details, I have dry-fitted and glued some parts, using Tamiya thin cement. Thus far it is fitting really well.