Hi Everyone started my effort at last just done the cockpit so I thought I would post it up for you. As this my first try at etched items I quite pleased with it and I tried to make a cushion out of modelling clay. Any comments or advice very welcome. One of the shots is not very clear, not really a photographer.
Well here we go, thanks Graham for pointing out the template on John's Build as we are doing the same kit and it was a big help. Any how here are some updates of my efforts, please give any advice or tips as it will be very helpful.
thanks for the coments guys, trying to find some photos of one of these being worked on by ground crew, If anyone has any ideas they would be welcome AS IM THINKING OF HAVING ALL THE HATCHES OPEN WITH THE GROUND CREW WORKING ON THE PLANE.
These may help. Good shot of the fuselage armament.It is an unbulged wing root panel covering the smaller MG131 but gives a good idea of the arrangement in there. I've added a couple of nice ones showing the engine with covers off. Three of these pictures were taken as the americans "reverse engineered" the aircraft.
I'll have a shufty through some books to see if I've any piccies featuring ground crew. I know I've got a refuelling one which I posted here before on a "bucket" thread!
Joolz, by what I've seen of your model building abilities, I would of thought doing the PE would'nt be a problem for you. The only thing in the way of magnifiers I've got is one of those stands with a small magnifing glass an some croc clips to hold items in, that you are able to move around to different positions, think its called extra hands or something like that, I got it from hobbycraft stores. I also had my reading glasses on which I do when modelling anyway because of the small parts. I have a large handheld magnifing glass as well but it is a much use as a chocolate ashtray to be honest. If I had some spare cash I think I would purchase one of those headworn magnifiers I think Graham mentioned it in one of his posts. Good luck with it mate.
Hi All, here are some more photos of my Build with 1st coat of clear applied, I will need to adjust the wheels as the angle has moved on the wheel its shelf, but will do it later. All comment or any advice accepted.