thank you karl! Hope to see the photos when you do!
OK, long time since my last progress post - I was working on her but the pace was slow.
Fuselage went together rather fine - I only had some problems on the join line in front of the cockpit. It is possible that was of my own doing though.
Main wheel well sidewalls have two functions - apart from the obvious details and the depth of the well, they also serve as spacers for the swing wing.
Wings themselves are made of two halves; they are a bit too thick, but easily sanded down to achieve a perfect fit.
Unfortunately I experienced a little bit of setback during this build. When sanding the intake ring for a better transition to the fuselage, I accidentally sanded through the rather thin plastic and created a bite on the upper side. I somehow managed to fix this by using Milliput Superfine putty. Using metallic paint dry-brushed over the seams, reveals any seams that still might fixing.
Wings completed without any hassle and dryfit to the fuselage shows a perfect fit!
The main problem I had during the construction so far is the big wing fence near the wing pivot. It's made of one piece with an aperture to slide the whole wing assembly through. And while the fit is great in the frontal area, there was quite a nasty gap on both top and bottom side along the way towards the trailing edge.
Windshield is up, instrument panel with sighting glass and gun camera installed.
Finally the wings attached and it looks like a Fitter at last!
A bunch of little details added to the airframe. All the little intakes on the sides of the fuselage were drilled out. If you are asking what's with the metallic paint - I drybrush it on to see the state of join lines and puttied areas.
Also hats off to Modelsvit to providing the painting masks for canopies (both inner and outer!) and some other details.
Although I've only seen Azerbaijani Fitters equipped with drop tanks, I don't see any reason, why they wouldn't carry classic Soviet weapons - I'll be equipping it with two underwing drop tanks, two S-24 rockets and four FAB-500 M62 bombs.
The only aftermarket item used on this bird will be a set of Master pitot tubes. Delicate little things that proved a bit challenging (diameters didn't match perfectly) and I still have to fix the longer one a bit, but they look really awesome and 3D printed vanes are so thin yet flexible and a little mishandling won't break them.