Front gear bay in place and body halves glued.

Putting the front gear bay into place was a bit of a struggle. Partly due to the struts poking out from the bay. Now both are broken. Have to glue them back later.

Front gear bay in place.
Front gear bay in place.

The struts poking out from the main gear bays are also easy to break, and I think it would have been possible to glue them later. Not so with the front gear bay.

After that I glued the fuselage halves. No great problem with the fit, and I think most of it will be sorted with minor sanding. I had to glue it bit by bit, but quite easy with liquid glue.

Fuselage with wings glued.
Fuselage with wings glued.

The HUD consists of 2 parts of PE that is glued together with the glass pieces, and then glued to the sight. But I decided to glue the etch in place and then paint all in black. Hopefully I can fit the glass later.

Photo etch glued.
HUD/ssight etch glued onto sight.
Painted black.
Painted black.

Next I’ll sort the canopy and other stuff.

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