I noticed the fuselage plug left a big step compared to the rest of the aft fuselage, so I figured that a strip of styrene sandwiched with some sprue goo would even it out. Wasn't this a quick in between build???
Masking the clear part turned out to be a nightmare. The window panes are very well defined at the back part, but almost indiscernible at the front. No way to properly mask those. Therefor I'll opt for applying the framework by means of painted decal strips later on. Fingers crossed, otherwise I'll put a tarp over the canopy....
Patrick Hagelstein Thanks guys! I took this model to yesterday's model club meeting and it made it into the final for Model of the Month, but sadly lost to a Zoukei-Mura F-4D. Now my side projects are finished and I can finally clear my bench for a Tomcat!!!
6. June, 16:44
Jos Jansen ...ah that's a shame Patrick, hopefully next time better mate! OH YEAH...go for it...cat time
Łukasz Gliński Nice, I built this kit couple of years ago, but it doesn't look this good. What happened to the canopy?
6. June, 20:20
Patrick Hagelstein Thanks Jos, David and Łukasz! The canopy proved to be 'unmaskable' ... I had a hard time discerning the canopy framing and wasn't able to get the masking tape on right. I tried painting some spare decal film and to apply that in strips, but it didn't work either. Since the cockpit wasn't that detailed to start with, I decided to cover it up with a tarp. In the desert scene it gives an impression of the harsh environment and I could try out putting a tarp over stuff. Apart from the canopy (and the empty cockpit) I really like this kit! It fits well for an Easy Assembly kit and the panel lines and rivets are correct and very crisp.