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A Model Build To End the Summer

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I spent another 6 hours on the build today and I managed to get the cockpit installed as well as the walls of the X-wing around the cockpit installed. A few trim pieces finished off those panels just nicely. I have to say that this is one of the more challenging builds that I have done. I'm hoping for a full day on it tomorrow and also hoping for some good progress. It really doesn't look like I did much today for spending 6 hours on it.

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Spent 8 hours figuring out how to make the wing housing today. There were a whole mess of angle to figure out and more dry fits than I care to mention but in the end, I got it made. I realized after I had it glued together that I neglected to cut one of the long slots for the lower wing assembly so I had to do that after it was all glued together. I also found that a quick dry fit, didn't allow the assembly to fit in the front end of the model so I had to make a bunch of adjustments, but it all fits together now. Coming along nicely.


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Had a few hours to kill this afternoon so I decided to do a little work on the model. I added the final little trim pieces at the rear of the wing compartment and got all 4 wings cut and the detail panels routed in them. The wings are only 1/8" thick and the routed lines are mirrored on both sides of the wings so I had to reduce the routing to 1/32" deep so that I didn't compromise the stability of the wing or cut right through. These routings are nerve racking. LOL.
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