With the YF-23 and YF-16 finished, the spotlight has finally started to shine on the YF-17 and F-117 builds. The Have Blue build is almost complete with one last session at the airbrush today. After it receives its final color, it will be inoperable for the day leaving plenty of time to spend on the neglected YF-17 and F-117.
The seam issues on the YF-17 have been corrected and the wings were affixed last night. The quality of the moulds have been an issue with this build. There have been a few patches of pitting and extra resin on the edges of some panels. The Have Blue was spotless so I don’t see a pattern going here with Anigrand. Maybe just some bad moulds. Not a big deal in any sense. Back to the progress, the wings fit well and i will sand the excess glue off today and then attach the horizontal stabilizers. Depending on the fit of the horizontal stabilizers, I will try to get the vertical stabilizers affixed as well. It’s all paint prep after that.
The F-117 has given me a little issue with the fuselage halves having a bad fit. Some of the edges don’t match up while some have gaps. I’m not too sure where I went wrong but the issue exists and needs to be fixed. I will begin all the sanding while I watch the Blackhawks game tonight. After I can get the fuselage fixed, the rest of the build will be pretty simple.