Post by John Everett on Feb 17, 2016 17:37:52 GMT -5
Several days of work are combined into this post. But I saw no reason to bore the group with baby steps.
As expected, there are some rough spots in the second layer of plastic.
Let there be Bondo! My hope is that this highly recommended stuff will fix the worst of it.
It does look as though it stands up to all the hype. It's easy to sand and easy to control. It does produce a lot of dust or sludge if you're wet sanding.
Also started work on some of the topside details. These double doors in the roof are meant to be an escape hatch (Or so says my reference drawing.) But an escape hatch in this location doesn't jibe well with the interior pictures I've seen. Oh well. It's Star Wars. Perhaps we're just meant to enjoy it and not ponder too deeply about the engineering aspects.
(Looks a lot like the wing of a TIE Fighter if you ask me.)
Fits on here like this.
I've also begun work on the pilothouse as well as the engines.....which are still giving me a hellofa time. Edit:
Forgot to post this before taping the ramp in place.