Week 121 This week we get the first fuel tank
The bits we received
And what we did with them
I assembled the tank first. There is one thing to note. One of the locating pugs (the tubes) on the tank top is too long and needs to be cut back by about 1mm. Sorry, I forgot to photo the detail. The tank top, bottom and front are all assembled together so that they glue together square. You should apply glue the the edges of the tank as well as the pegs to make a solid structure. Otherwise the paint will crack at the edges.
The tank was painted red oxide.
This is the tank glued in place. There is no reason for fitting it before the radiators, other than the painting was finished first.
Things not yet done
Issue 25 : Complete issue
Issue 32 : Complete the tow cable
Issue 33 : Complete issue
Issue 41 : Fit fire extinguisher
Issue 47 : Entire issue : Done
Issues 54 to 65 : Fit the hub caps
Issue 103 : Fit the fire extinguisher to the firewall : Done
Issue 106 : Complete the seats
Issue 107 : Paint the ammo boxes
Issue 109 : Paint the parts
Issue 113 : Complete the issue
Issue 115 : Paint and assemble the parts
Issue 116 : Paint the radiator
Issue 118 : Paint and assemble the fans
Issue 119 : Paint the radiator
Issue 121 : Paint the fuel tank