The HET F15 that I swapped with Matt Jones for a HET MiG 29 is now back in my possession. He ran out of interest in it in the final furlong, and has nearly finished a large model of his own design for the slope, so I snapped it up at Weston Park model show. Matt has done a lot of lovely work, including blanking off intakes, converting to a 2 seater, glassing the wings, making the fins plug-in, creating better tailplane bearings, installing servos, correcting oil-canning of the fibreglass etc etc.
There are just a few little bits to do and she will be ready for paint. Some spot putty going in on the wing / fus joint :
Sanded down this side :
Servo install all done. Oh yes, all carbon pushrods have been made up and supplied too :
A lovely twin seat cockpit, with ejector seats and pilots from Real Model Pilots :
Canopy plug, hand made by Matt. So one of those to mould by me :
I am also finalising the fitment of the flaps on the C17, and prepping the U2 for a partial respray and decals.
Speaking of C17, the engine halves came quite a few weeks ago, and I set about fettling the first one together :
Not too shabby, but I will blow over the joint with a guide coat before filling and rubbing back again: