I've been a lurker here for far too long! For years. I've learned so much from all your builds and got heaps of inspiration, so thank you!
On the bench the past few weeks, (started 15ish years ago) is my Trumpeter hog. I'm building a 1991 Desert Storm 23rd TFW. To me, it's the classic hog. Growing up in the 80's, this was my favorite jet and I loved watching them at the local air shows. The Trump kit has a strange mix of old and modern detail, so there's going to be a lot of mods to backdate it properly.
I've got all the usual aftermarket goodies lined up for it:
- Cutting Edge Cockpit
- Cutting Edge Exterior Set
- Cutting Edge Decal Sheet
- Master Model brass gun & pitot
- Cutting Edge Dual Rail Adapter
- Cutting Edge wheels
- AMS Resin Mk 20s & ALQ-119
- Zacto or Cutting Edge Sidewinders
Random bits in the box:
Reworking the front wheel well. The kit detail leaves a lot to be desired, so I'm trying out a little scratchbuilding. Today, I removed all the kit's detail, and blocked out a new wheel well box.
At first. I tried just removing the molded in detail on the kit part, but this looked really ugly, so I decided to completely replace it.
Here's my new detail-less well box:
Pretty happy with the fit! Took lots and lots of sanding and dry-fitting.
Here's the inner fuselage, I had to fill some gaps here, note this is before sanding!
And here's the fit check with the Cutting Edge cockpit. Doesn't look like it, but this took half a Sunday of hard (but fun) work!
That's it for now, next will be scratching in all the detail for the front wheel well.
Thanks for looking! Any and all comments appreciated!