No room additions are in the future unfortunately Dierk. I've ruled out limiting the size I'll build too. I guess I'm gonna have to build some stackable boxes with a plexiglass front so I can stack all these big space taker-uppers in a corner of the cave.
That's two Schwings, Wing! Would that be like a Schwing with a Bar?
Decals! Been quite a delay but decided to force myself to get this one moving again. for nothing else, it's taking up a whole lotta room on the bench. Decals went on fairly straight forward. I used the kit supplied markings, which turned out to be quite thick so it took quite a bit of Mr Mark Softer to get them to let some of the fine panel lines show through. Also, I was a bit disappointed there were very limited stencils. I expected quite a bit more. Starting with the belly:
And moving to the topsides: Once the vertical stabilizer swastikas were in place and dry, a hole had to carefully be made to pass the control bar through the decal and connect it to the rudder control thingies.
And last but not least, a bit of prop work:
Decals poked and prodded and coated and re-coated with Mr Mark Softer until I thought I would surely dissolve them.Then I doused the whole thing with Future to seal them in preparation for weathering and general dirtiness. I'm gonna try to get the belly done all in one sitting before taking on the topsides.
Finally finished the 111 about 2 weeks ago. That's when I discovered the Photo Bucket fubar. I've set up an Imugr account and finally figured out how to get images from there to here.
And with the last of the guns, antenna wire, and weathering applied, I'm calling this one finished! All that's left is to set up lights and shoot final portraits which I'll try to get done in the next week. After that, I'm going to need to figure our where to put it to keep the dust off of it. Thanks everyone for looking in through the build process.
Spent a bit of time tonight taking some final non-workbench photos. The size of this beast presented great difficulty in getting consistent lighting but at least they are done. Thanks to all for the great comments.