Main wheel wells
The main wheel wells look totally unrealistic: not only they are very shallow, but also lack the characteristic bulge, in order to accomodate the uprated Venom main wheels. Here is how the Venom wheel well looks:
1. As provided in the kit: totally unrealistic,,,,,,
With my Excel blade, I carefully removed the false top:
1. Offending part cut. Note the nice bulge arousing!
You can see the bulge emerging, which is nice…..a step towards reality, so to say…
Then I cut suitable pieces from my sons’ usual supply of ice cream trays and glued them vertically allaround the wheel well perimeter:
1. Ice cream tray "special material"..
Upon glue curing, I carefully cut the excess and filled any missed spots with my usual friend, Mr Liquefied Styrene:
1. Cutting in process….sorry for the blurred pic….
2. Liquefied styrene "to save the day"….
Here’s how it looks, compared with the still untouched port wheel well:
1. Looking better already!
Looks more interstig already!
Repeat for the port side:
1. "The first cut is the deepest"….
Pieces of stretched sprue were glued at appropriate places, to add some interest to the blant wheel well. Here’s how the two wells look in comparison (and you can also observe the “in work” cockpit):
(Another) funny thing is that Glencoe provide moveable ailerons, which is unnecessary, as the rest in neutral, but do not provide the two part flaps moveable, where they are frequently seen in “down” position when in the ground, but I think I am carried away now….
A bit more work is needed to finalize the main wheel wells. Then it’s cockpit and nose wheel well improvement….
Cheers fellow waveriders!