I finally getting back to my modelling table. Still working on the KH F-5E but in the mean time, i wanted to start this splendid kit.
This one will be a total oob build. No extra's, just the thing's provided in the box will be used and some scratch build items where necessary.
I'm gonna follow the Tamiya instructions, which are a little unconventional compared with other manufacturers instructions, but nevertheless it will be a very interesting build if i look at the kit inside.
This kit can be build and when finished it can be disassembled for transport. Therefore, lot's of part's are just not glued together. I won't go this way, the whole model will be glued, except for the weapons.
Enough talk, time to start this Viper.
I'm beginning with the engine, which will be put together but not in detail, the whole thing will be hidden into the fuselage.
Also the main wheelbay is getting done, which is part of the air intake. The air intake seams are filled with some putty.
The inside of the exhaust is done with some extra weathering to get a realistic look. Also the exhaust nozzle itself is painted.
Exhaust done, time for the cockpit work, again, this will be totally oob. The kit's cockpit is very nice, fit is great and the pilot is a real juwel, so i will use him to control this model.
All the needed cockpit part's
Some dry-fit with some clever engineering to get the part's fit together.
After the ejection seat is glued together i dry-fitted all the cockpit part's to see if there was any trimming needed. But all part's fit's perfectly, even the pilot is easily getting in and out without breaking any part's.
Now it's time to give this cockpit some color..........