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My wife and I decided today would be a hobby room day, and it was a nice snowy day to be relaxing in the room. My focus was to get the build ready for a coat of primer later this week. I was able to get the seats and canopy installed, and the canopy is masked. 

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Now the fun part begins! My last two GB builds crashed and burned when the painting began, but I figure the third time will be a success. Fingers crossed.

 

Thanks for looking in.

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  • 3 weeks later...

The painting has begun. After laying down the first coat of primer, I discovered a few areas needing attention. Once those areas were addressed and re-primed, I started spraying the dark earth. I'll get it finished up this weekend then start on the dark green.

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Thanks for looking in.

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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.

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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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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. 

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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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