1/350 Radiant VII pt3

Built up the engine sub-assembly sans-LED plates (which I drilled out in preparation for the incoming LEDs). There were some not-so-finished edges on the connecting fins so I added some U-bar strips. Also threaded the fiber optics for it which will run into the battery compartment.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Joined the main hull and wing section. Then I dropped it and it snapped to I put it back together with some reinforcement. You can also see in the profile shot the shape of the battery “cap” space. There was a slight hang-up on the central engine injection curvy piece so that was trimmed.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Threaded the big-ass fiber optics. Word.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Now to the battery compartment cap/antenna array. Firstly I needed to cover that gap I opened up so I cut out a piece of plastic from a film canister. It fits perfectly over the area AND provides support for that main antenna arm. The magnets were a breeze to install and the whole thing clamps down in place nicely. There was a little bit of a gap up in the front so some filler styrene was added. Not too worried about any gaps at this point because I’m trying to save all my putty work for one step.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The array itself is a fun, detailed assembly of fiddley bits.  Lots of careful sanding and tweezer work. The wires included in the kit were the perfect diameter to fit through some brass tubing, which is closer to the studio model. I also bent the dish-wire to poke through, also matching the studio model better.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s