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  1. I haven't had as much down time as many during the Covid Pandemic, but some progress has been made, the Monogram and Hasegawa kits had minimal putty issues to deal with, the Eduard kit is another story, got some serious wing gaps to fill! The Monogram and Hasegawa planes are currently sitting in black base waiting for the next step in painting, they look like a couple of stealth aircraft...lol!
  2. Wing mounting to fuselage: MONOGRAM EDUARD Hasegawa
  4. The Hasegawa kit is ready for wings, fit was quite good as expected with Hasegawa engineering, no issues noted. Don't forget to drill out the four little holes in the nose! The little hatch on the nose is a nice touch for adding final nose weight before buttoning it up.
  5. The Eduard kit is ready for wings, the fuselage went together generally well, one half seemed to be a hair shorter than the other half at the tail.
  6. At the point where it's time to install the wings, good place to stop and catch the next kit up to this point. The Monogram kit definitely has more to do before the wing goes on than the other two kits due to the engine exhaust on one side being installed through the inside of the fuselage before wing installation. Depending on how you want to paint the exhaust area, one could just install it and paint later, I chose the hard way of course. Also, it was easier to paint the exposed engine bay without the wing getting in the way.
  7. Looking great so far! I built the F-101B about 10 years ago, had some frustrating spots, but in the end it was worth it. It's a beast of a plane, it dwarfed a lot of the other 1/48 Jets I was building at the time.
  8. Easing back into the foray, here we have the Monogram P-39 getting exhaust port treatment before the manifold is installed. The fuselage buttoned up fairly easily, the dorsal air scoop will require a little cleanup work, but nothing major.
  9. Okay folks, just about have things ready to go again! I have space to resume, now I just need some quarantine time!
  10. My deepest respects Terry, I was in your position just after Christmas in 2014, it will get easier with time.
  11. Finally getting settled in at new Indiana home, started unboxing hobby supplies, hopefully will be able to pick up where I left off soon.
  12. Had a QEAF Apache Longbow buzz over my apartment today.
  13. Updates will be slow for now, packed everything for the move back to the USA, of course I will mail GB project stuff via USPS so I don't have to wait 2+ months for the surface shipmentšŸ˜€
  14. I would agree, I have most of the late 1/32 kits in my stash, and even though I'm not a Corsair nut, I have to say the Tamiya 1/32 Corsair kits are fantastic!.
  15. What makes the Airacobra unique is the drive shaft that runs under the cockpit to the propeller gear box up front, each manufacturer has their own take on this and color callout.
  16. Cockpits test fitted in their future final resting places.
  17. Here's the cockpits next to their respective fuselage halves.
  18. Here's a study of all 3 kit cockpits in their final assembly stage, black cockpit is the Pro-Modeler, green cockpit without forward weight is Hasegawa, and olive plastic with green cockpit and forward weight is Eduard.
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