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February 22, 2009

Bates throws a low blow! (BOTB round 3)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:04 pm
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Welcome to round 3 of the Battle of the Barristers (BOTB).  Previous installments can be found here and here.  Well, it is clear that my opponent has decided that the only way he can succeed by insuring that I don’t finish my F-8 in time.  In order to make that happen, Mr. Bates threw a low blow.  He sent me, gratis, (and this is your clue, since an attorney never does anything for free.) a set of the prepainted Eduard photoetch for the F-8.  Clearly he figured that by getting me to start adding improvments to the Academy kit, that AMS would take over and I’d never finish.  A clever plan, but it won’t work!

Eduard F-8 set

Eduard F-8 set

I got a little time with the F-8 over the weekend. As I said previously, this kit is not nearly as perfectly fitting as the Revell Hunter kit.  The cockpit as made had a gap on each side between the side panels and the sidewalls.  I added a thin strip of plastic to each side panel.  Curiously, even though it isn’t mentioned on the instructions, the Eduard side panels fit perfectly on the modified cockpit side panels.  I painted the whole interior medium gray and will begin weathering it next.

Cockpit

Cockpit

More soon.  So take that Bates! 🙂

2 Comments

  1. Heck I haven’t touched mine in months and I’ve got the cockpit painted…

    Jim

    Comment by Jim Bates — February 23, 2009 @ 8:34 am

  2. So you say. I haven’t seen any photos the the alledged F-8. Of course, being French, it is probably hiding in shame!

    Comment by dknights — February 23, 2009 @ 10:11 am


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