This is a 1/24 scale resin garage kit that has been mastered by the Great Alfred Wong.
July 4, 2011
She's done and ready to ship to her new home:
been really lazy about getting progression updates on this
project. Construction is done, all modifications have been made
and she's been moved into the paint room. The base coat has been
applied and the real fun is ready to begin.
most significant, but least likely to get noticed modifications include
the replacements of all guns and the steel rod reinforcement of the wing
and cockpit modules to the center mass of the model. Resin has a
nasty habit of sagging over time and without the internal steel rods, it
would only be a mater of time before this long, heavy wing started to
same reason applies to the main guns, replacing them with brass rod
prevents future problems, but also gives them sharper detail and a
hollow barrel to stare down. It's a small detail, but worth the
The wing tip cannons get the same treatment.
the guns on the bottom of the cockpit took the most time to
construct, I believe the end result looks deadly enough.
April 3, 2001
fiber optic bundle is running out the back on the cockpit wall.
My kit was missing the front section of the cockpit; so I had to scratch
build that area. It was a challenge to strike a balance
between ref pics of the original model
and maintaining consistentsy with the rear section.
(This was only compounded by pics of the area being rather scarce!)
visor is made from a small piece or red photographic gel. The
harness is painters tape with styrene buckles. Not pictures are
the waist and thigh straps.
March 27, 2011
All parts have taken a nice bleach bath, been accounted for and laid out.