Now that I have finished the 3 F4U Corsairs and the SB2C is done, I have resumed work on the AM Avenger.
I have been thinking about this one for a while now. I had a small dilemma with the side windows on the aft fuselage. Since I wanted to model a very early dash 1, the side windows were in a different location. This is how I dealt with the problem.
I glued in the side windows. These are clear parts. I used a hot glue to help melt the windows in place.
Then I scuffed up the outside of the glass. To help prevent loosing surface details during sanding, I masked off the surrounding area. Then I applied Squadron green putty.
I have to let this stuff dry for a while.
Another difference with the early dash 1 planes is the forward section of the fuselage. It has a trough for a single forward firing.030 caliber machine gun. The early birds didn’t have wing guns so those openings will get filled in too.
So I filled in the gun trough on the cowling. Once the putty dries I will sand this down to where it looks acceptable.
Here are some pictures.
5 attached images. Click to enlarge.