Many thanks indeed Ian , consider this a practice run for our possible Mig build .
Definitely would be up for a MIG build at some point.
"You watch the world exploding every single night Dancing in the sun a newborn in the light, Brothers and their fathers joining hands and make a chain The shadow of the Wicker Man is rising up again......" ------"The Wicker Man", by Iron Maiden
Been beavering away in the background but now have a finished pit minus belts which will go on soon. I'm also just working on the fuselage & wings cleaning up joints and making sure it all fits as it should.
I've made a bit of progress over the last day or so. As you can see, the fuselage, engine nacelles and tyres have had a coat of primer. I made a start on the cockpit by adding the rudder foot peddles. The undercarriage legs are painted and ready to go to the Finished Parts Store ( or in this case, a plastic bag), as are the engine fans and exhaust nozzles. The lower surfaces are RLM76, and the upper surfaces are RLM82. I plan to do a bit more painting today and then I'll concentrate on the cockpit.
That's a bummer. You forget how old some of these Tamiya kits are. Over 25years in some cases! I made the A-3 when it was first released. After I made it, my mate pointed out one wing was lower than the other much to his amusement! I never noticed when I built it. I still don't know if it was me or the kit.