Update time – I have shown the fuselage/ canopy wooden mould bucks ( 1/24 scratch Mirage F1 AZ in the background) from which the parts were vacuum formed in 1.5mm ABS and the individual parts were cut from the sheet. I then started building the wing root connection, cockpit floor and front gear bay housing as a single part. The tail fin and rudder are hinged and form the structure of the two fuselage halves. In my opinion, this is the key element of the fuselage as it lines up everything correctly and ensures that the fuselage/wing and front undercarriage all align later at the assembly stage. Currently all parts are only tacked in place to check the fit. Onward we go and enjoy the pics!
12 attached images. Click to enlarge.