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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Thunderhawk construction complete


 The construction of the actual Thunderhawk is complete today.  Woot!  The last steps were the canopy and the afterburners.  Painting is still ongoing with an enormous amount of touch up required as well as directional detailing.

The display base has been drilled and routed for mounting wire and electric and given base coats of paint.  After drying overnight it'll be sanded and repainted... weather permitting.


Fore and aft views of the new work.  Canopy raised and afterburners open.  The open canopy invites closer inspection and there is some interior lighting to accent the details.  The kit actually includes a full set of closed afterburners as well.  They'll make unique bits for the box! While adding the afterburners one of the wing engines unseated and is not tightly secured at the moment.  Its sitting in its cradle and is pinned in place so there is no danger of it actually falling off but I'll likely tack it in position with some superglue just to keep it still for transport.

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