The cockpit is in and the nose section attached. Put in the nose undercarriage and door so it sits on its three legs tonight
I wanted to get the canopy sorted before I went to bed as it has a seam line running the full length on top of the canopy which has to be sanded off and re polished. I have done this just once before but cannot remember which kit, might have been a 1/48 Typhoon.
Anyway, tried to take pictures and failed but here are the canopy component parts all of white parts need to be black and attached to the clear part
So, heart in mouth, the canopy was sanded, or at least the seam line was, then polished using a polishing sponge. This was followed by 12000 micro mesh followed by polishing compound and it worked :eek:
It has now been dipped in Future and is sat on a piece of kitchen towel to wick off the excess and covered by a plastic box to protect from dust.
So that's it for now. Next job will be to make it white again :oops:
Many thanks for all your supportive comments, it really does help
I hate white plastic, have I mentioned that? But I hate white paint even more. Three quarters of a jar of Tamiya Gloss white has been gently sprayed over the grey primer and is slowly building up and turning glossy.
I have studied a few forums for tips on spraying white and one suggests unthinned Tamiya misted for a couple of coats then a wet heavy coat.
Others say build up thinned misted coats and gradually build up the solid colour.
This has now been hit with a lot of thinned paint and, happily, there is no sign of losing the fine detail.
Do you think I should keep building the solidity up or should I go for a thicker wet coat now?