- Primarily out of the box (in this case a chore
due to many awkwardly shaped pieces).The ejection seat got some additions to
make it look more to the real thing. As the kit canopy has a moulding line
right atop and also for better clarity a new hood was made of PVC over a form
of polyester (see page C with link to German page with scetch
and English explanation)*. Canopy
frames by adding thin strips of decal, suitably painted.
The detonation cord in the canopy was made of thin wire (I
didn't trust the Hasegawa furnished decals to stick properly with upper sides
down). These decals were placed on plywood, needles stuck in where curves
were. Thin copper wire was then placed/pulled along needles to get the wire taut according
to outline of decal.
Both ends to the rear. To get a neat fit into the cockpit hood
the wire was placed on the (polyester-) form* used for forming the hood and pressed to contour. As glueing in would show traces of glue
instead of a detonation cord I fixed the wire part in the rear upper end of the cockpit with a slight angle upward. When
the canopy is pressed down the wire part should lay flush (some
experimentation was needed).
lights from formed clear kit sprue; explained in page "How
to make navigation-, position and warning lights".
with Humbrol/Revell colours.
*To form new canopies NO WOODEN BLOCK IS NEEDED!
thoughts and tips for modeling see "Modeling ABC"