Hasegawa 1/72 F-18A Part 3

Starting to fill and sand some noticeable gaps.  In particular, I question the logic of the engine intakes and how they were designed to go on to the rest of the kit, even with pre-fitting and pre-sanding, gap filling was going to be required.   My weapon of choice for this is Mr. Hobby’s various Mr. Surfacer products as well as some of my homemade “spru-glue” made from Tamiya Extra Thin Cement and some extra spru pieces. I took a break from the filling to get a primer and base coat onto the landing gear assembly. As normal the Stynylrez and Tamiya acrylic combination works very well.  A second coat will prep the gear for final detailing and weathering.

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Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. A Part 10

Got the tracks finished and then attempted to put them on the hull.  One went on well, the other one…..     The second track split into two parts….  I have several options here, but I think I am going to make a diorama based on the track being damaged.  For now, I’m taking a break from it.  With the launch of the Scale Model Podcast and my Local IPMS club show, I haven’t had time on the bench in the last little while.  After this weekend I’ll decide if I’m going to finish this first or start on the F-18.        

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