Well, the honeymoon is over as this kit is so extremely detailed-its hard to determine what I need to leave as its going to be an in flight model. Some have mentioned that Zvezda kits tend to be over engineered and now I've felt that first sting. As you can see, the internal wing structure is complex and will not be seen when the wing is closed up. However, the canvas wheel well covers require two separate pieces that also form another piece of bracing. Whew! I needed to cut away portions of this piece to complete the wheel well as I could not find anyway to make the canvas cover assembly to fit as per instructions.The gaps will be filled with "stuff" I also will need to reinforce the panel access covers to make sure they don't pop out. Engine detail is simply superb but this kit is far beyond my current skill set. Take care, Jeff
Stick with it mate (not literally) it seems every model has it's tricky patch and it you may have hit your's. I'm sure it will all be fine. As for this model being beyond your skill set, I simply don't believe it - your cockpit detail is fabulous and expecting much the same for the rest of the model.
Guys-I needed to hear that! Thanks for your words of encouragement. I know it won't really be scene much but I'm still scratching my head as to why? This model was GOING to be perfect no matter what so when I had to chop up pieces, I freaked out a little. Take care, Jeff
Well, I'm currently on cape cod and can't wait to start the build up again. Summer goes by fast especially when the subject bites back!!! Summer flooding does not help matters either as our little town here in the USA made national headlines for record rainfall-8 inches in 20 minutes! Take care hope to have pictures up soon. Take care, Jeff
Now, for some bad news: Due to our recent flooded basement\studio I was forced to move everything out due to molding drywall, ect. Well just tonight while taking a closer look at my workbench I decided it was needed , for safety reasons to be temporarily moved during the water damage cleanup. During this time I had my BF109F crushed to pieces. Only thing I might be able to save is the decals which are weak at best. This sucks, ,,,,,sucks. So, who wants another 1/32 BF109F??:sobbing:
Moderators, please advise if I could continue using another kit in theme. Take care, Jeff
I've found a very old, broken up Hobbycraft DO-17 that looks like it could be a great milliput\aves apoxie sculpt experiment. All of the parts are broken off the sprue-this is probably why I got the thing for under $18.00! But I'm planning to go to the LHS this morning so you NEVER know what might turn up:hehe: What a summer, ehe? Take care, Jeff
Guys I can't thank you enough for your understanding, support through this unbelievably frustrating summer and words of encouragement! I'm still a little short on time and the subject may or may not be able to be picked just yet. If I can get this last patch of drywall up, it will be a huge burden off of my mind and schedule. I'll hopefully be able to set up a new thread but October is approaching fast. Take care, Jeff