I have recently started building this huge kit, and in fact have 2 of them that will both be done, one of them a gunship, so i thought I Might as well record the process here.
Started about a month back .
I have glued all the windows in, and the doors have been fixed in position.
The first build (not the gunship) is for a friend of mine and will be done in blue and silver delivery scheme but with SAAF markings to represent early service scheme 1960's
It is due to hang on the ceiling - but will have undercarriage out and cargo doors open, but all other doors closed.
I recently saw some pics of someones build where they had installed lights (LEDs) inside and I really like this so will be doing the same.
I started off glueing the 2 fuselage pieces together for each side which is quite a job in itself and is an area which can allow for already messing up your model.
I have almost fully assembled the nacelles and the wheel halves are together.
Due to the plane hanging up - I will not do any wheel flattening.
The circular windows are a major problem in that the lip is the wrong depth to receive the window pane so if you didnt do anything to remedy this - all your round windows would be about 1/2mm to 1mm inside the fuselage instead of flush. using a 7mm drill i manually drilled the lip down till the window was flush or greater. - the left over plastic is very thin indeed and you need to be careful. I then glued them all in and sanded most of them flush with the fuselage skin.
The cockpit windows - the 4 and 4 on each side, not the main section, luckily fit pretty well and i got these in without much fuss.
I do not intend to do any more detail at any point anywhere on the model as it will only be viewed from below as it hangs on the ceiling and the LEDs will provide the point of interest especially at night when one could switch on all the lights.