The decision to start from the back to the front and do the middle part last has proven successful.
Today I closed up the main part of the midsection and it all fitted like a glove. I am happy about that. I have to accept the fact that the hull is not as tight as I hoped it would be, this is just not going to be one of my best models. Whatever. I now just keep on going with this one.
Here's the beginning of what I had on my cutting mat a couple of days ago and after the jump you can see the result of today.
Those wishbone parts were curves and shaped with this tool which made it more rounded as it should be. The rest of the parts of the wing root were added and these parts were glued on to the main hull.
Here the main part is attached to the front part of the fuselage. This is the seam I am most dissatisfied with. I think it's because of the bulkhead placement and the glue strip inside. It caused the outer skin to buckle, and thus making the seam a bit crumpled. Perhaps i will come up with a solution to this problem without having to tear the thing apart...
|The main culprit for the ugly seam.|
My scratch built wheel wells were a little 'deeper' than the original ones, i guess, and the bulkhead had indents that were too shallow. I just made them a little larger.
All in all I hope the affect of the finished diorama will take away some attention from that ugly seam and hopefully I will come up with an idea to get it more or less camouflaged. We'll see.
That's it for now, thanks for watching!