Today the model was sprayed with Tamiya primer directly from the rattle can and so far the results are very promising;
I have to admit I’m quite pleased with how the model has eventually turned out as I was concerned as to how the fuselage panel lines would look under paint. The port side panel line below the rear canopy section needs attention as it looks a bit rough, the starboard side just needs deepening a bit in one place to match the moulded panel line but generally it doesn’t look that bad considering my butchering of the two fuselages. The carburettor intake has cleaned up pretty well and will do for me considering the huge gaps that were there, the starboard wing root has a bit of a gap plus where the lower wing joins the fuselage a hole needs filling but that’s about it, far better than I imagined and I’m glad it didn’t go to landfill.
It certainly won’t be perfect, far from it but there will be a model on my shelf that I have wanted to build for many years in the markings of a local (to me) squadron.
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That is a fantastic conversion and finish Bruce and thank you so much for the shout out. All I need to do is finish my model now 😁