DougN Posted March 12, 2013 Share Posted March 12, 2013 I wanted to sneak in a quick build for myself between some other build commitments, so I decided to add some color to my display case with the old, but excellent, 1/32 Hasegawa P-26, at the same time doing my first WIP here on the site. I have 3 copies of this kit, two in the old green/yellow, and one in the newer gray plastic. Since the wings and tailplanes will be yellow, I decided to use one of the green/yellow plastic kits, thinking this will save me some effort in trying to get the yellow paint to cover. If you are not familair with this kit, it is very simple, with only a few parts, but what is there is actually pretty nicely detailed. This kit was the last in the series of 4 1/32 interwar aircraft (F4B-4; P-12E and BF2-C) and has a multi-piece engine, where the others have everything molded together. Here is a shot of the entire kit contents: The surfaces have very, very fine rivets and a few raised panel lines where appropriate. Since this is meant to be a quick build, I will do the minimum required to get it together, since the painting will take a bit of time and effort. Getting started, I have assembled the main cockpit components and will spray them, along with the interiors of the fuselage, with some Floquil Old Silver. Since I'll have the airbrush out, I'll spray the engine cylinders silver at the same time: I painted the instrument panel (as well as some other parts) Model Master Interior Black. It's a bit basic, but since you can actually see it a bit on the finished model, I'll see what I can do with it (too bad Eduard never made a PE instrument panel for this kit): I also glued the wings and tail planes together. One tip, it is easier to attach the flap to the lower wing half if you want them closed, rather than trying to attach it after the top and lower halves have been joined . After they were dry, I could not resist dry fitting everything together. Note that the wheel spat halves are not even glued together yet! It will probably be next week before I can get back to the kit and make any more progress. Thanks for looking, comments (good or bad) and questions always welcome! Doug 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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