Tuesday, 11 February 2014
I have started this project to be included in the Trainers Group Build over at Britmodeller, this is a first for me because this is an subject I actually have flown in and have actually piloted (yes I was an ATC cadet, loved it too!). I was originally going to make the one I flew in, but I have since misplaced my 3822 log book. Plus trying to find pictures of these little aircraft is bloody hard... well onto the pictures!
Here is the kit before I started to destroy it, now this is an old skool package! I think it's from the late 60's early 70's. Oh and I did not pay 28p for it... bloody wish I had tho! The sprues where mostly clear of flash and the plastic isn't that bad. I was expecting it to be a little brittle but nope it is now. lucky! The one I flew in had the same paintwork as the one on the box, but the tail code and any unit badges it wore I wouldn't know :(
Most of the cockpit parts have been painted up. The fire extinguisher on the rear console is an USB power cable. Came in handy again that cable ;)
The two halves have all been painted and thats them being joined up. Not a bad little cockpit that.
The basic chair layout... I remember there some kind of carpet/felt stuff and I have checked pictures and they have the same kinda thing as well. Doubt the colour is a good match tho, it's all I had.
The wings mated up inside the fuseleage, it doesn't look too bad from here eh? I wanna get this one done as fast as I can so I can do another model thats been bugging me for ages. Think I will do the Swedish version tho as we already have 2 Bulldogs in the Group Build.
Well I have not been spending as much time in the man shed as I would of liked. My father and I are still wiring it up with lights and modern comforts, like heating!! I got a little work done on my Leopard, but really it isn't much.