Whiplash has made progress on a couple more aspects of his handmade Hellcat model. The canopy window has been fitted and locked down now. It's made out of a semi-transparent piece so you can see the outline of a seat and instrument panels within. The rest of the bird also has a good primer coat in these latest shots, which will soon be sanded and smoothed in preparation for the actual exterior painting. Wingnuts keep on proving how crafty they are - if you've got a WC project in work, let us know!
Canopy's been fitted! A bit of detail finishing required but I think it came out pretty well.
As I mentioned last time, the whole model has now been painted with a layer of sanding sealer. This provides a nice even finish and seals the wood so that it doesn't soak up the paint.
I will now sand the entire ship to as even a finish as possible, then apply another coat and repeat the process. Then it should be ready for the final coat of paint.