Normally on build reviews I build the kit purely out of the box, however with this being a larger scale kit with an open cockpit I've decided to put some belts in, so if I'm doing that I'll try a little weathering as well. I will be using brush painted Revell Aquacolor paints, Tamiya Extra Thin Cement unless I state otherwise in the narrative.
Construction starts with joining the wing tops and bottoms.
Next is attaching the lower cowling, however first I cut out and dry fitted the fuselage halves together.
The panel was fitted
This was then offered up the the fuselage to make sure everything lined up.
Moving onto the cockpit internals starting with the floor and seat.
and internal framing. Alignment was achieved by dry sliding the compoments into the dry fitted fuselage, then glue applied to the starboard side and waiting for the glue to cure.
Next will be the I/P and more cockpit work, that will be in the next update.