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Well, it has been way too long since I've started a build on LSP and being stalled in what I'm currently working on, I'd like to join the group.

 

I started on LSP a few years ago with a series of night fighters, building a He-219 and a P-61B, so this is kind of coming home. I'd like to build a Hurricane night fighter if that's okay. I have a copy of Fly's wonderfull kit that I got from my friend François, who wasn't going to build it.

 

Tomorrow, I'll get it out of the stash and start building it right away!

 

Nic

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Excellent choice Nic.

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After reading some reviews of the kit - which looks really nice - explaining that it isn't the simplest of kits, I started building the cockpit. It is a bit complicated and the instructions aren't always as clear and logic as can be, but with some effort, you get through the first steps:

 

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The plastic is very brittle, so of course I broke a part...I'll have to prepare that later. My first worry however was: does all of this go neatly into the fuselage?

 

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The kit provides a metal etched part for the armour behind the pilot. It is too thin for my taste and doesn't have the very obvious rivets on it, so I replaced it with some plasticard. Now for that test fit.

 

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I glued the front bulkhead to one side of the fuselage and sure enough: the tubular structure of the kit fits in quite nicely. That's a relief!

 

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The side-tubing is where it is supposed to be - good news - and I placed the seat inside to check its position. Looks okay to me. 

 

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Notice the part I broke? Not the end of the world of course, especially since I still have to add a ton of detail to the cockpit, many of it provided in the kit. 

 

Until the next time!

 

Nic

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Great progress, it looks like the two halves of the fuselage fit very well. Looking forward to more.

 

Cheers,

 

David

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I love this kit, mine is still put away. I hear the landing gear well to cockpit frame is an interference problem. Before you glue the cockpit in, check the wing and gear bay fit.

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The many parts provided will build into a very nice cockpit, you just to study the build-up a little. Following the steps in the instructions, you will get into trouble at some point; the order of the parts that need to be added isn't always logic...

 

I've been thinking of opening up the radio compartment on one side of the fuselage, but not sure if it is a good idea. It's an easy add-on, but I'm afraid it might break up the line of the aircraft. What to do?

 

I'll work a little more on the kit tonight, hope to post some more photos soon.

 

Nic

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I've been thinking of opening up the radio compartment on one side of the fuselage, but not sure if it is a good idea. It's an easy add-on, but I'm afraid it might break up the line of the aircraft. What to do?

 

Nic

It's certainly the kind of thing I'd do to make it look slightly different, but then I'd also have to include a figure working on the radio!

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