Thanks for taking the time to have a look at the build progress of this amazing kit! Very special shout out to the fine people at IBG for sending this sample for review and build. I won’t be showing all the sprues and goodies in this blog but here’s the link to the “Cracking the Box” article on AeroScale.
In the beginning my thought was to build it OOB but leave it to IBG to make something that screamed to have a few added touches. Don’t get me wrong, this kit is absolutely plastered with detail from stem to stern yet they left the door open for highly talented modelers to take it to another level. I’m not one of those so I’ll just be doing a few extra items to enrich what will be seen.
It is in your interest to pick up a reference book or scour the web for images, of which there are plenty. More on that later.
Lets clear some parts.
After the tires are sanded the tread looks great. Next was work on the Bristol engine.
You’ll need to remove these ejection tabs.
The intake pipes look very nice.
Start by cementing the center of the engine.
Then the cylinders but be mindful of the tiny pins on the front that hold photo-etched parts later.
Then simply walk your way around the 9 “get up and goers’”
More Soon… thanks again IBG!