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  • 2 weeks later...

I've made progress with painting the build; although, it hasn't been without issues. As I painted the green, I put a fingerprint in the fresh paint not once, not twice, but three time! Frustrating! After letting the green cure for 24 hrs, I sanded the fingerprints out and re-applied the green, and after these touchups and a couple others cured overnight, I applied the gloss cost.



I'll let the gloss coat cure for a couple of days then start applying the decals to the build. This GB end date is coming up fast, but I should be able to get the build complete in the next few weeks.


Thanks for looking in.


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  • 2 weeks later...

I'm calling this build completed. Had a let down when I removed the canopy masking. I discovered a small crack in the rear half of the canopy above the left side of the back seat. I must of hit the canopy sometime during the build :BANGHEAD2:. I applied some Future over the crack to see if would absorb into the crack but no such luck. What a bummer since the canopy is so prominent on this aircraft. 






After two failed GB builds, I'm pleased with the build; it has its faults, but what build doesn't. I'll be taking a break from LSP builds for awhile as I've discovered MFH multi-media kits. Never done a multi-media kit and I'm looking forward to something new.


ARGH, after looking at these photos, I see I forget to paint the navigation lights! So I guess it's not completed after all, back to the bench.....


Thanks for looking in on my build.

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