Well, I've created a problem for myself!
I've partially assembled the fuselage for the plane and added it's tail. The issue is that the front and rear hatches (which both hinge in different ways) are both struggling to operate due to being pre-painted before assembly.
The front hatch has a "pin" either side that sits into a hole. The paint makes it such a snug fit that operating the hatch is very stiff and won't fully close. I think when I'm finished painting and varnishing a spot of oil might actually sort this out.
The rear hatch is different and more concerning. The hatch has a rod that runs along the hinge-edge which clips into a set of u-shaped receptors. The paint on the hatch means that although you can clip it in it pops back out again when you try to operate it. I'm worried that the u-shaped receptors may eventually spread open to a point where the hatch won't stay on at all and will need to be glued into place. That would be a pain simply because I'm planning to attach the hurricane-bolters rather than the side doors and that would limit the amount of light getting into the inside of the model making all the detail I painted on the inside invisible.
Ah well - I'm sure something will occur to me.
I've made a start on the drybrushing of the fuselage - I'm drybrushing turquoise over black and it gives a pleasing effect I think. It worked nicely on the rest of my Marines. I'll do another layer of turquoise near the apexes of the places where panels join up, and then a small spot of white on the very tips of the corners.
Loads to do.
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