Well we had 3ft of snow, no electricity and no heating here yesterday so i had plenty of time to make a start on my kit. I got a little bit done until the light faded. Still needs a bit of work done on the cockpit though and needs some tidying up.
Have done a little more on it tonight. Built up the cockpit and placed the covers on the wings for the 30mm cannons. Have also glued the fuselage together. Need to repaint the bump cove on the dash and also repaint the dash hood as i've found out it was black and not the RLM colour i've done it in....doh
On the top where the gunsight sits.... i have re-painted it Hu79 again as there are so many people with different ideas of what colour it is ment to be. So i have gone with the same colour as the rest of the cockpit.
The bit over the control panel behind the windscreen? It's visible in this colour piccy from Life and I think you are correct to go with the cockpit interior colour. You can sort of see it ,through the plexi glass in the other piccy.
Hi again. The gloves and gauntlets varied in colour from grey to brown to black,however this lot were a very senior bunch of guys. They had the relatively rare black leather flying suits and I'd be amazed if the gloves didn't match. They were aware of their position. Below is a quote from Steinhoff describing their appearance to a group of elderly and shabbily dressed Volkssturm members drilling with dummy panzerfausts.
"We had to seem members of some highly priveleged class to them and infact we were. We wore new grey leather jackets with velvet collars and silk yellow scarves tied in an elegant knot. Gloves,gun holsters,everything was elegant and quite new"
Not specifically referring to flying gear but it gives an idea of their position.
Wheel box fitted to wings and then wings fitted to fuselage. Got quite a bit of filling to do at the wing root but nothing i can't handle. Starting to look like a proper aircraft now. Can't wait to start painting it.