[11 1/2] Preparing engine parts

A short update on the engine. All parts for the short block - Section 6 - and for the engine accessories added as Section 7 are now ready for paint. These parts are all metal - white metal and some alumnium shims - and have been cleaned up, drilled, test fit, polished... There are 35 … Continue reading [11 1/2] Preparing engine parts

[11] Test fitting the body

While prepping the engine parts proceeds (a short update will follow in my next post), I have also begun preparing parts for the body. As I mentioned in Episode 7, there are quite a lot of parts that make uop the body, or are needed to fit the body. Here are all the parts needed … Continue reading [11] Test fitting the body

[10] Test fitting the engine: another part that doesn’t fit

SO, happily test fitting parts to the engine block, I discover that bracket M253 does not fit. This bracket helps hold the block and engine top plate to the fuel cell/firewall. I looked at the wreckage of my first attempt building this kit and it seems that if one can get the bracket to fit … Continue reading [10] Test fitting the engine: another part that doesn’t fit

[Episode 5] Proper Planning Part 5 – Superdetailing

Now we get to the fun stuff: adding detail to this already wonderfully detailed kit. Part of improving the detail is in the paint treatments (see Episode 2): getting the paint colours accurate, picking out details on each part in different colours, and adding carbon fibre decals. The other part is adding stuff! Superdetailing parts … Continue reading [Episode 5] Proper Planning Part 5 – Superdetailing