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superbug, twin tails ´n twin engines FINISHED

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started on the fuselage top, there are some things to correct (disclaimer: your milage may vary, the faults in the kit are just my opinion, i love trumpeter kits, everyone is allowed to do OOB builds and has my full respect...did i forget something - i appologize in advance :DodgeBall: )

first i made some templates to cut the PE screen from Aber:

 

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and cut the screen to fit:

 

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the engine bypass vents are very basic, so these will be modified and thinned. for the whole build i will use jakes superhornet book as a reference, its invaluable!

the vent on th right has been thinned:

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and some detail added. the cutout behnind it has sharp edges that are not present on the real thing, so i rounded them with some sanding

 

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thank you all, this makes a nice break in glueing a zillion vortex vanes to my scooter

 

stacks finished (not glued), vents relocated

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the flush mounted antennas on the spine are heavily engraved on the kit, so i puttied them and sanded them flush. i think i will use a decal to represent them

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i have started to fit the seamless intakes from rhino models, these are very nice, but carefull fitting is in order

first i attached the lower lerx part:

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here is the dry fit, pretty good. since the lower fuselage of the kit consist of seperate sidewalls that have to be shortened to use the intakes, i have first attached the resin parts to the lower fuse

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careful to avoid extensive cleanup here:

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i only glued the inside and the bottom in front of the chaff ejectors first

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and used some sprue and thick CA to get some stability further back

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after drying i will try to fit the sidewall as clean as possible and later fit the whole assembly to the upper fuselage part

stay tuned

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