Here is another commercial aircraft build up... currently I'm craving for colorful commercial aircraft right now. Got this kit for RM9.90 long time ago but there's a catch for that kind of price... missing canopy! Well... it's not something new as I would prefer it to be cheap rather than draining my pocket and also a good based on how to solve the problem session and sharpen my scratch building skills.
So let's proceed to the work bench and see what's inside the box...
|the whole kit|
|Some sub assemblies|
|engine was glued but i don't intent to detail it.. it will be hidden under the engine hood|
|details was not bad...|
|i don't trust the decals... especially the earlier ones...|
|the instrument panel...|
|the shape was a bit weird...|
|cheap!!! but...there's a catch...|
|Hmm... no wonder.|
Straight forward and i decided to hand painted the cockpit. Yes, too lazy to mix and clean my airbrush ;) So I hand painted the side panels, seat and cockpit floor. As usual, the result was not as my expectation. I use an old trick by sticking a sticker (found it at stationary shop) to fabricate a carpet look alike material.
|Sticker cost me 80 cents. I apply the sticker on the seat to simulate fabric.|
|Now the cabin floor...|
|Cut to desired shape|
|a bit of buffing needed|
|The front section completed...|
|well... look convincing enough... add a bit of detail...|