This week was spent detailing the interior of the aircraft and assembling the fuselage. Using styrene square rods and some spare photo etch I detailed the interior. I then detailed the overhead console for the cockpit. The kit canopy had a very poor fit. You can read the details on how I corrected the slight warp using hot and cold water. With the fuselage together I am now working on detailing the engines and assembling the wings.
See all photos and details from the start in my build log at 1/48 HU-16A Albatross USCG
For those that followed the 1/72 Hasegawa P-2H Neptune of VP-4, The client presented it to his Father. Afterwards he left this comment:
“Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort on this. My father was incredibly surprised and even more excited to receive his plane. He immediately noticed the antenna you added and many of the other details you so expertly crafted into this. We spent the entire weekend talking about his time in the Navy, the squadron, and of course the plane itself. You helped make this a very special Father’s day. “
It was an honor to build this for a fellow veteran and having a Father and son to spend a special weekend together after being apart for a period of time due to pandemic situation. You can see the final photos in the Commissioned section at 1/72 Hasegawa P-2H Neptune of VP-4