I started building this kit many years ago, built the engines and started to hollow out the exhaust pipes. For some reason I decided to put it back in its box. Maybe cause I found it a bit daunting with the etch (for a G) and having to rescribe all the panel lines.
Anyway, with increased skills, I’ve decided to give it a go again. A friend of mine sent additional stuff like resin exhaust pipes, propeller blades, machine gun and decals for an all black nightfighter.
I started by removing the parts to the wings, fuselage and fins and cleaned them up, as I need to rescribe them.
As usual Revell had put their copyright mark on the wing.
I’ve started re-scribing the wings.
All the straight lines are fairly easy, but some curved ones are hard to do as well as some that require a template, that I don’t have at the moment.
Luckily it turned somewhat cooler, so I could manage to sit with the decals. The main decals are only 8, so that’s no big deal, but still took 3 short sessions, as I wanted the decals to set before handling the model, without risking to move the decals accidently.
Once the main decals was in place, I could start with the stencil, which on this kit is about 50-ish. For being a 72nd scale kit, that’s quite a few I think. Not sure I’ll use all, as some will go on the fuel tanks that I’m not using as well as some bombs. Anyway now the topside is done.
Next will be the underside, and then I wish I had a stand so I could lean one side upwards. There’s quite a lot of stencils on the side, and some quite small. So I guess there will be at least three more sessions.
Then I also decided to try and finish one shelf-queen. I did some repair painting on my Tamiya 48th Corsair.
Next time I think I’ll post this build separately.
As can be seen in previous posts, I’ve started painting the pilot figures. The other day when I decided to continue, one of the arms fell off. For some reason it wasn’t glued properly. Even though I have plastic carpet, the arm were nowhere to be found. So I decided to make a replacement arm with two component clay.
After some painting the figures turned out like this.
Perhaps I could have put more effort, but I think they turned out ok.
Now they will be put in place and next I’ll start masking the canopy. First time using a masking set. Have to see how that turns out.