Progress remains in the forefront here at the Amateur Airplanes workbench with some excellent gains over the last few days. So here comes the bad part. The B-25 joins the exclusive club of dropped kits. Over the course of the year, I average one or two that I unfortunately drop. In this case, it slipped off of the alligator clip while I was priming the fuselage. Now if I have to drop a kit, this is the time to do it. Damage, of course, was done but not as bad as some past builds. Also, I am in the early stages of the build which is miles better than when I normally drop them after final paint. Basically, from top turret back to the tail on the top and bottom came apart. The nose gear strut also sheared off. Yeah…not a fun boo boo. It certainly could have been worse. I would have needed to add some filler to those seams anyway. So I re-glued the seams and now we move on.
The F-2 remains dormant until I can mix up a good color. I finished up all basic construction and I hope to get final paint started tomorrow morning. I’m off the next two days so I hope to have the F-2 ready for final assembly by Wednesday or Thursday. Along with the F-2, the Cougar and both Canberras will take their places at the airbrush. The Cougar was masked up tonight while the Canberras had their undersides painted. I will mask them off in the morning and have them ready for the top sides to be painted. Aside from dropping the B-25, I would chalk it up as a good weekend.