It was time to start a nother soviet project (yes I still have a few started, but anyway). I just got the update set from Komplekt ZiP so I wanted to give it a try.
I started with the wings and a bit of cutting and grinding. This is necessary to fit in the Vector wheel bay and Komplekt ZiP belly panel.
Then I had to do one of my pet hates ... the cockpit. For this like the Eduard instrument panels. Though some of the switches are not useable for me .. just too small to fold and glue them on (for myself). As you can hardly see them inside the fuselage I left the smallest off.
After the cockpit was done, I proceeded with construction. Everything went together well. Just a few things tricky because I deviated from the instructions, no big deal though. Not it is time to get rid of the seam.
This is one of the most stupid things Zvezda did. The seam is very very (very!) close to the panel line so it is most difficult not to damage it. And fit would have been good enough to just leave teh seam as a panel line. Did I mention that this is a stupid design?
13. September 2014, 08:32