23 Feb

Sepecat Jaguar A – Kitty Hawk 1/48 (build article) part 2

More wires were added, then the avionics were base-coated in interior green. This was mixed from Tamiya Olive Green (10%), Yellow (90%).

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Then the boxes and wires were brush painted with Vallejo Model Colors.

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The instrument panel, side consoles and bang seat were similarly brush painted. A pair of red wires evident in my reference photos were added using stretched sprue.

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The spine of the Jaguar has a NACA air inlet, which was moulded closed. I cut off the moulded bit, opened the inlet and blanked of the bottom rear with a piece of plastic stock.

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This is how the cockpit looks when dry-fitted together. Some minor clamping will be required duing the fuselage gluing phase.

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