And still I am not really happy about how the model turns out.
It's not the model itself, the fit is good and the parts all are well designed. It is mainly the size I work in and the amount of parts that make up the hull. The more segments, the more seamlines you get. And all the lines look equally visible in 1/400 as they are in 1/144. It is just that in 1/144 the seams are wider apart and the parts all are bigger. This results in a smoother looking surface, but not in 1/400.
I guess I will just go on with this build now just to see what the end result will be. Maybe after finishing, it won't look too bad all together.
I sure hope so.
Here's the batch o' pics for today (more after the jump):
The 'bulge" is attached to the forward section, and I added the structural reinforcing where the front attachment point of the shuttle is situated.
|A look inside the forward end, I used bulkheads with holes so I could tinker with their positioning.|
|The tail end under construction.|
|Bulkhead with an opening for the tail section|
|Watching glue dry.|
|A bit wobbly still, but that soon will be over.|