Week 22 This week we get the engine cover
The bits we received
And what we did with them
I started by fitting the handles, vent and front latch.
Next I'll paint the parts, and then fit the remaining parts.
Here's a modification to improve the accuracy of the model. The part at the front really only has a top and sides, so I've cut the front away.
I used 2.5mm styrene rod to make the six pillars. These were lined up by eye with the bolt heads on the other side of the cover.
To complete the modification, a plate is added to the front of the part. Note that the posts were cut in half to get the plate closer to the edge. This is a case of making it look right rather than being 100% correct.
Now it is glued in place and everything is painted. The pillars are slightly over sized, but I'm pleased with the improvement.
Things left to do
Issue 9 : Assemble the turret.
Issue 10 : Finish the emergency exit.
Issue 11 : Paint and fit spare track links.
Issue 19 : Fit ball and headlight
Issue 22 : Finish the engine cover