ericg Posted May 6, 2015 Share Posted May 6, 2015 (edited) With the Lightning literally within sight of the finish line, I felt that I needed to clear my head in order to apply the finishing touches so that I don't mess it up. I wanted a basic build that would potentially enable me to enter the `single media' category at our local show, but without going down the overly well trodden path of a Hasegawa kit and still keep within my lesser known aircraft taste. A close examination of my stash led me towards the Revell HE-162 and without further ado I present the last couple of days of work. This model needs a Crap Load of weight in the nose area to keep it from sitting on its tail, in fact I have loaded weight in pretty well every area that I could forward of the main landing gear. I use the schwarf generated from a lead fishing sinker turned in a lathe. I have found that this gives me small granules of lead that is good for packing into very small areas. Inside the nose gear bay, and behind the cockpit bulkhead It was at this point I closed up the two fuselage halves and realised that more (lots more) weight was still needed to even come close to getting this to sit on its nose gear Under the instrument panel Inside the intake ring And more weight was still needed, so I packed it inside the cockpit on the nose gear bay bulkhead. Edited May 18, 2015 by ericg scvrobeson, tomv87, Whitey and 1 other 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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