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Here's the seam after sanding. 

 

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I then installed the engine covers. These are supplied clear so I  gave them a quick spray on the inside. 

 

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The fit here was really good. Which was a nice surprise.

 

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Next up will be the nose turret and some of the various sensors.

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On 5/30/2019 at 12:18 PM, Out2gtcha said:

Nice work Carl!

 

On 5/30/2019 at 5:29 PM, Fvdm said:

Great progress!

 

On 5/30/2019 at 6:02 PM, LSP_Kevin said:

Looking good, Carl!

 

Kev

 

Thanks gents!

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On 5/31/2019 at 8:26 PM, themongoose said:

Love seeing your cat in every build thread! Funny i never see fur in your paint. Do you vacuum him to keep it down? :thumbsup:

 

Thanks! Fursnake (that's her name, my wife named her) hasn't been as interested in hanging out while I'm at my bench lately.  But if I'm reading in the living room, she's there.

 

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I set aside the Hind for pretty much all of June as I thought I'd misplaced the intake cones and wasn't up to looking for them in my pile of organized chaos....I mean workbench.

 

Turns out they were still on the sprues. So with those recently found, I started back up on it.

 

I fitted the intake cones and then the pilot's door. 

 

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The fit is nice but I wanted to make sure it was flush with the fuselage and didn't get pressed in too far.

 

Next up, I sanded off a mould seam line on the canopy and polished it up. 

 

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The gunner's canopy is a touch warped so I have glued it on in steps.

 

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This way I got it to line up much better.

 

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There's some interior detail to add to the canopy and then I can install it.

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I made a bunch of progress over the last couple of days. I got the canopy glued onto the fuselage. The fit wasn't perfect so I glued it on sections.

 

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Once the back section was dry, I glued the gunner's part.

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Doing it this way pretty much eliminated the big issues and left a couple small seams that I filled with sprue glue.

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The benefit was I got a nice secure bond between the canopy and the fuselage and it self leveled as it dried so I didn't have much sanding to do.

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Once the canopy was dry and I had sanded the bit of filler down, I masked it off and sprayed a coat of black. 

 

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This was followed by Gunship Grey.

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Then I started on applying the paint masks. DN Models make a set of these which is the reason I got the kit.

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Next up was more masking.

 

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Finally, time for the light grey to be applied.

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Here's all the various masks. I kept them on a sheet of waxed paper in case I needed to do touch ups. Which I was expecting due to the various lumps and bumps.

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