All Change

As suggested in the unboxing some modifications are in hand

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Firstly you can see the moulded quilting of the insulation in the large scale

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not replicated in the smaller model, although Airfix have moulded in a rather prominent logo!

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first some rough templates were cut from white labels stuck into the cabin

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These were then transferred on metallised heat reflective film

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and cut to neater edges

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then fixed into the fuselage halves with double sided tape

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A quick comparison, and I can see this replacing My used of duct tape to simulate insulation.

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Next onto the larger model, which has these storage compartments for the rear of the cabin. Pictures show them being painted chipboard or similar with expanded metal mesh top surfaces

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So I have glued some fine garden mesh to the top surface

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And lined the visible sides with wide masking tape to give some texture and a lip to the top.

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The large model also provides an access ladder, mountable in various positions

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But photo references show it stowed as a folded unit, so I have cut it in half and glued the halves together. I am sure there will be more modifications later on, but that feels like a good start.

 

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