Thursday, December 21, 2017

Filling in some wing gaps...

Been busy times as the holidays approach but I managed to find a few minutes to fill in some gaps between the wings and the fuselage. Initially I wanted to glue tissue but the location was so tight and the area so small that it was not practical... After trying a few different techniques I ended up gluing wood on the interior to make a barrier than covered it with white putty. I'll let it dry than sand it off gently to avoid damaging the wing tissue. Once done I will apply some white glue to make the surface as smooth and rounded as possible.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Horizontal Stabilizer Installation

With last night installation of the inverted gull wing I couldn't wait to get the horizontal stabilizer installed.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Wings Installed!

Tonight I installed the infamous inverted gull wings which is what makes this aircraft so iconic. It's really starting to become a massive scale model!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Engine Cover

I finished installing the engine cover today, have been working on it for the past few days as it was difficult to install. I suspect the issue was caused by a slight deformation of the plastic due to the white putty I used. This made the outer edge not match the outline of the fuselage. With some patience and lots of glue I managed to make it fit.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Installing the Engine

Tonight I finally glued in place the radial engine and despite the challenges it presented to make it functional and detailed it sure turned out nicely!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Propeller Shaft

After painting the center piece of the propeller shaft aluminum color I attached it to the wooden rod with super glue and inserted it into the metal shaft of the radial engine. Finally I super glued a metal thumb tack so that the propeller would stay in place but still allow it to spin freely.