I started assembling the rear compartment/flatbed, which was quite straightforward. A few pieces left to glue when the pic was taken.
Exhaust pipes and front wheel suspension was assembled.
From the start I intended to build as much as possible before painting, but I realised I had to paint some parts in different colors to be able to assemble it without having to try and paint details where it’s hard to reach. So on with some dark grey.
Next I’ll paint some more, and hopefully also start assembling.
I had some problems gluing the wings in the right position as the construction is a bit wobbly. Perhaps I could have sorted that somehow, but now it is as it is, and the wings can fold and unfold, if done carefully.
I noticed on the pics some spots that needs some touching up. Other than than it’s done, and I’ll take better pics for the final reveal.
I bought this kit 2nd hand at a build meet a few months ago. My intention was to start building it there, but I didn’t get very far. With the Virago underway and waiting for the wings to set, I decided to do something on this kit.
First some pics on the box and the contents.
Included in the kit was one PAK 35/36 gun and one conversion set. I haven’t decided if I’m gonna use the conversion set yet.
I started building the frame and engine. I’ll assemble as much as I can before painting. The interior and front was also assembled and the bottom and sides for the flatbed was prepared with some putty. Have to sand that later.
Next I’ll continue assembling the frame, boogies, and flatbed.
Looks like I need to check up my airbrush, as I had some difficulties laying the Pledge clear cote. It seems to be some leakage, as it was coming small bubbles in the cup even when the trigger was closed.
I tried to get it somewhat even. Perhaps I can polish it somewhat. As it dries very fast I was able to do both sides without any greater problems.
In order to get the wings aligned, I decided to try and remove the cover over the gears. It went well, without anything breaking. With some luck I can glue the wings in the right position and have the mechanism work as it should.
I also found the plaque for the stand, and started painting it. I touched up the grey fields on the stand somewhat.
Next I’ll start painting the letters on the plaque, and prepare the ship for some weathering.
After moving around stuff in my hobby room, I finally found the stand for the ship. I did some touching up of the black areas. Still missing the plaque though, but hopefully it’s there somewhere. I’ll just need to find out where.
I did a dry fit of the ship with wings and all on the stand.
There’s a mechanism inside that’s supposed to enable the wings to move, but I’m unsure of which position it is in, and the tabs that are supposed to mate inside the wings, doesn’t seem to fit very well. So I might have to glue the wings in either folded or fully extended position, whichever looks best.