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Some of the decals have been removed.
Dry-fitting the new turtleback and canopy. Parts fit very well and minor body filler needed for blending (used light-weight spacking).
After sanding, priming and re-painting, the whole plane was brush-painted with MinWax WB Acrylic. It gave a very nice base for applying Callie Graphics. After decals were on, I painted another coat of acrylic.
After these pics were taken, I sprayed the whole plane with dull coat to get rid of the shininess.
Part of the mod is cutting the original battery hatch in half just behind the pilot seat. The new painted pilot, cockpit, and instrument panel are inserted up from the bottom and glued in place. The new canopy is glued to the hatch in such a way as half o
My favorite part of the plane. My wife was not impressed, but I reminded her this is a model of an actual WWII fighter, so she grudgingly gave way. BTW...Lt Drummond went on to become a US Senator from South Carolina. Supposedly, his wife didn't approve o
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Base for interior mold is made and smoothed. Be careful not to make a negative bevel. I almost did here. When the soft plastic is drawn down over the mold during vacuum forming, it will lock the mold in and be kind of hard to remove.
Here is the completed mold ready for vacuum forming.
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