Masking the canopy parts took a while. The frames is barely visible, which I guess is due to part of the frame sits on the inside. Anyway, this made it very hard to follow the frames with a blade when cutting the tape. Instead I had to work with thin stripes and put along the frame lines and then fill upp inside to mask all the small window pieces.
Next I will paint the frame colour and then lay a cote of primer. Mainly to see if there’s any visible seams that needs to be sorted.
The back of the propeller hub is glued with a cap on the inside of the nose, which was a bit fiddly to get in place. Once that was done, it was quite easy to glue the nose in place. Fit is very good so no problems there.
Once that was done I test fitted the wings, which had a very tight fit.
There’s a slight gap on the topside, but a little pressure while glueing will close that gap quite nicely. I might need some putty to close up the last teeny wee bit, but that’s all!
A few bits more and I can soon start thinking of masking glass and laying a cote of primer.
After a quick wash and some dry brushing, I could glue the interior to one of the fuselage halves and then glue the other half. The both halves fit very nicely and I think there will be minimal work on the seam. Letting it dry until tomorrow.
A little bit left to do like putting all the front parts together. Then I can glue the wings. Have to check the fit of the wings later.