With the major assemblies done, cracking on with Stage 2.
Front to back. The canopy gaps were filled with Tippex and once dried, rubbed down using ever finer grades of nail finishing sticks. still some polishing to do prior to priming but gradually going clear again.
Wings and whale tail fitted. The tail is designed to be moveable but I have carved out some of the mechanism so it can be slid on to the top of the fin after painting.
Here are some overall views.
Then all that is left prior to painting are the aerials and refueling pods and probe.
The refuelling probe will go on tomorrow morning and the wing pods after painting.
Shaping up beautifully, Andy. Love the dual nacelles on those..
"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
Masking that does not look like fun .....great job fella
A great deal of offensive language accompanied this stage. There had been very feint frames on the transparency but I had sanded most of them off. Nine windows done by eye doesn't make for a relaxing modelling session At least I did have the foresight to do the masking before I glued on the refueling probe.
Has to be the best looking airliner ever, the Comet is a close second but the VC10 tail is a work of art. Nice work BTW Andy
I'd completely agree on both counts. Early next year I plan to drag out a 1/72 Nimrod which has been calling to me, although the other half has been expressing her concerns about how much space it will take up!