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Nice one, thanks for joining in Richard. Looking forward to seeing it being built
 

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Nice one Richard , it’s a kit I’ve heard good things about , looking forward to the build, cheers tony
 

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Doing the same kit as me Richard. Looking forward to seeing your build
 

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Well time for an update of the progress so far

Cockpit painted and in touch ups still to be done before the top goes on. IMG_0944[1].JPG

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Made a start of the landing gears in the nacelles
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The nose of the lightnining with PVA and fishing weights the holes for the machine guns and cannon have had a toothpick pushed in from the front to stop any PVA from blocking the holes
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Nice progress Richard , timely reminder too about the nose weight , I’ve got to start thinking about where I can put mine, cheers tony
 

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Nice progress Richard , timely reminder too about the nose weight , I’ve got to start thinking about where I can put mine, cheers tony
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I also stuffed the part that the nose cone attaches to before it goes on infront of the cockpit. The top is now all on and in primer it definately is not going to be a tail sitter
 

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Well with the AA build starting in a few days made some progress on this here she is in Primer.

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She is currently drying after having been given the first coat of Silver will get some pics up later when I get the chance
 

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It looks very sinister in black Richard
 
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