The main gun barrel was next. Doing a test fit of the two pieces I knew it would have its challenges. Glued and clamped it up in sections and left it for 24 hours to set. There was quite a bit of sanding to be done to get this looking reasonable. In the end, I came up with an idea to use my cordless drill as a poor man’s lathe to assist with the sanding. Using this and my Flex-I-files , it now looks far better. There is still some sanding and filing to go on the barrel end.
Was late getting this up to YouTube. The final reveal of the TIE Interceptor and what’s next.
All three sections now together. I’ll use Alclad Ultra-Gloss to seal in the base painting prior to weathering. Weathering starts with UMP’s Ultimate Weathering Wash. I like the product as there is no order and being water based after about 20-30 minutes, I use cotton buds dipped in water to take the excess off. At this point, the three main assemblies are ready to be put together. The base was primed and painted with Tamiya XF82 Ocean Gray 2 (RAF) Everything ready to go together.