Thursday, 30 March 2017
Looking more and more like a cross between a P-47 and a P-51 here is more progress on the new RS models Me 309. Having cut out the rudder and horizontal stabilisers these are now re-attached. The canopy has also had the folding hood cut out, although I'm not sure if this was a good idea since the plastic is very thick. Brief thoughts of smash-molding a new one put to one side. Well at least the fit is better with the canopy in three sections. Primer on and almost ready for paint.
Friday, 24 March 2017
Thought I'd be starting my MB 5 by now but I went instead for another new release late-war piston-engined prototype - the RS Models Messerschmitt Me 309. Neat model, finely engraved panel lines a big advance on the Huma kit but short-run fit problems rearing their head before I've got the fuselage halves together. Here I have cut out the rudder and horizontal stabilisers. Kit comes with alternative tails and wingtips. Looks like a 'pregnant' P-51...