Here's another look at Whiplash's handcrafted Hellcat. The first shot shows a heart breaking image of the model split into its component pieces, but the deconstruction is for a good cause! Whiplash has already stripped and started to reshape the fuselage in order to conform to his recreated blueprints, so the retrofit ship will be more accurate than ever. All the effort being put into this would make Douglas Aerospace proud!
I should be able to build around the current fuselage, but the wings are so out of shape compared to where they should be, I might as well make new ones. I'll think that one over for a bit longer though.
It's been a fairly productive week. The rebuilt fuselage is coming along very nicely. I've been cutting, shaping, sanding and polishing a lot! Here are a few shots of my progress.
The shape looks much, much better when compared to the cinematic shots now. I'm very confident that I'm on the right track. The fit and finish is also of a higher standard than I was able to achieve when I first built this ship. Lots of work to do yet, but so far, so good.
Until next time!