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.
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.