Over on the SMCG Facebook group, we've just kicked off a 45 Day group build, since so many of us seem stuck in the builds-take-forever trap. For a change of pace, the idea is to build something faster, but still with intent and (hopefully) solid execution.
After a lot of back and forthing, I decided to take on Trumpeter's 1/32 F-117. It's going to be fun adapting black basing and tonal variation to such a dark subject.
Nothing much to report so far. I only managed to paw around with a few pieces last night in prep for really diving in this evening. But dang is it HUGE.
Aftermarket's going to be limited. Eduard exterior PE and wheels. Quickboost ACES II (I realize there are some minor differences between F-15E and F-117 seats...I'll deal) bangseat. AFV Club AR-coated canopy.
I'm also stealing the throttle and top of a control stick out of an Academy Hornet to pretty up the cockpit somewhat. The kit amazingly doesn't have a throttle, and the control stick isn't up to par with the rest of the cockpit.
Beyond that, I've got some stupid tricks planned for detailing out the cockpit, adding the mesh to the FLIR window, and a few other elements.