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Old 07-13-2018, 04:15 PM
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Default Re: 1/48 Seafire FR47

What's mind boggling is that I haven't trashed it yet!

Thank you!

I took a quick break from that to start on the gear. There are PE scissors that were glued in place, as well as a thin metal rod whose purpose is a mystery to me. I fabbed that with stretched sprue. It's a little long and will need to be trimmed up at the bottom.




The ID lights for the belly were also done. I airbrushed them, but figure the next time I'll just brush paint them. Easier.



And I started putting the wings on! I'm starting with the bottoms first and glued it in at the back before the front, just to keep that part level.




The gap where the wing curves back into the fuselage will be glued and smoothed last.

Once that's set, I'll test fit the upper panels, seeing how the seam looks and then use styrene to shim them. I want to get as good a line as possible before gluing the top of the wings in place in order to keep from having to sand afterward and risk losing detail. I can already see some gap that'll need filling.

And some resin goodies came in today!

Another set of exhausts, round this time as I haven't found an FR.47 with fishtail exhausts, as what came in the bag with the mis-sized cowl...



And the new prop blades!



Oooh boy!
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