Sunday, 6 October 2019

Junkers J.1 Basic Bits


I've made a good start on the Junker J.1 kit, assembling the fiddly cockpit area and engine block, ready for painting and fitting within the fuselage sections. I've also assembled the lower wing and cleaned up the tail parts, so that I can add them to the completed fuselage. When that is done I will be able to add some more of the smaller details like the gun mount, control surface parts and lower wing struts. I'm worried about the upper wing struts, which are quite flimsy and have a complex mounting arrangement but I'm hoping that a dry run and then some careful superglue application will do the trick. I'll have to paint the upper wing first, however, as it will be a difficult job once it's attached.

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