That’s the word I learned this week on this blog thanks to Richard’s comment.
There are small clangers, and then there are big clangers.
This was a small clanger. Due to the unclear instructions the right engine cowling was glued tilted downwards just a little. But wether big or small, clangers are going to haunt you for the rest of our modeller’s life if you don’t fix them.
So I pried it off carefully with a kitchen knife.
I then reglued the right cowling the right way.
It’s much better to remedy a small clanger than to pretend it doesn’t exist.
I did a little painting.
On another note…
Today is my birthday.
I know I will get lots of Happy Birthdays from my loyal readers.
On December 29th, 1944, Major Smith and his radar operator, Lt. Phillip Porter, accomplished a feat unheard of in night fighter history as they intercepted and destroyed four Japanese aircraft in a single night with their P-61, “Times A Wastin’ “. With these four Japanese aircraft, destroyed off the coast of Mindoro in the Philippines, Major Smith became the highest scoring U.S. Night Fighter Ace with a total of seven kills.
Sorry about that. Come back December 31st.
After dry fitting the booms and the tail stabilizers I had this urge of glueing them to the wings.
But then I remembered how difficult it would be to paint all the details trying to handle such a large build.
So I decided instead to take some pictures.
The urge has gone for now.
These are the old instructions from the 70s…
Now they have much clearer instructions…
How do you expect a 10 year-old kid, going on 68 in a few days from Boxing Day, not to get all confused with these simple instructions?
These instructions for step 17 were simple and straightforward…
But step 9 was quite a challenge!
30 minutes to figure it out and straining my eyes, then having to unglue some parts, and to reglue them properly.
At least it won’t show up that much on the final build.
The forecast for today calls for snow, freezing rain, and rain… But I don’t mind since I never go shopping on Boxing Day.
In fact I rarely go shopping.
So this is my Boxing Day.