In the stash is a big box, partly filled with started kits, which belonged to a friend of mine.
Many of them are jurassic, so this GB is a good opportunity to take one out and just build it.
In the box was a bag with a Matchbox Dauntless. Now obsolete because we have the Trumpy ones.
Why not just build this one?
The kit has been started: wing sections and parts of the fuselage have been glued together.
The outer wing sections have been partly sanded.
It is almost complete, only the crew is missing:
Another friend has a spare Matchbox Dauntless crew, required to fill the bare cockpit.
The plan is to build it AOOB: a rescribe of the few panel lines, partly boxed-in wheel wells and replacing the gear.
Why? You will see in the next picture.
It has already been glued in. It will never survive the handling.
It is also very spindly, so it will be replaced by something from G-factor.
Off it went:
The wing center section was only dryfitted to the fuselage.
Notice the very nice wheelbays...not. These will be boxed in later
Note that only the lower wing center section has recessed panel lines and on the lower outer wing panels only the many inspection panels are recessed.The rest of the kit only has raised panel lines.
These will be rescribed, In the pictures you will see why.
Rescribing has started!
See ya next time!