- Mar 20, 2019
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Yes, was aware of that from something I saw years ago, I just hadn't got a clue what it was called!Also, both the gun underneath the fuselage and the PNVS/TADS can be slaved to the gunner’s or pilot’s helmet, so they always turn where he’s looking.
Canopy masking this afternoon. Hasegawa have included the kind of double frame detail the real thing has - the main structural part then an inner Frame or beading that clamps the glass in place. Whilst this is a nice detail it made the masking harder as there was virtually no edge to work to as much of the frame part was thinner than my tape, and completely flush in some places with just a hint of a line where it should be.
Got it all done to a reasonably acceptable level though
The frame was given a coat of the dark grey I'd used for the interior (German Grey lol) in case any was visible when looking into the cockpit, then the whole thing had a decent coat of Mr Surfacer 1000 to show if any more sanding was needed on the seams. On the whole it looks pretty good, but some of my rescribing needs more work
Leaving that to dry overnight I added some colour to these exhaust parts. MrC burnt iron, as per the call out. The instuctions would have you fit these much earlier on, before the engines, but I can just about squeeze them into place. This means I can leave them off until the whole thing is painted to save masking.