WIP : 1/72 Academy F-8E Crusader Pt. 2

Now it’s time to put the two halves of the fuselage together. First up, the myriad parts I needed to assemble before hand. Incidentally, all were sprayed white.

Academy provides a long trunking so you can see into the nose intake. Nice.

From left to right: the MLG bay, the belly flap bay and the arresting hook bay. All are decently detailed for their scale.

I decided to cement them onto one side of the fuselage before putting everything together. It took a bit of adjusting and finesse but the two halves fit pretty much perfectly with no noticeable gaps.

I had to sand down the fuselage so the wing can fit flush. Not an issue if one plans to install the wing pivoted.

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