I ran into some trouble Sunday night and was about ready to give in.. I spent a good hour fiddling around trying to fit the engine and making things go from bad to worse..
At such a moment, one side of me knows I need to take a break and walk away for a moment, but there is also a big side of me that is afraid I will never pick up the model again because I feel I have ruined it. Here is what happened.
Fast forward. Imagine a lot of cursing, parts coming off and gluing them back on, too thinly applied paint coming off the engine.. but after what was at least an hour..
It was already clear that I was not going to get a clear fit, and things went pear shaped as soon as I started I started the engine mount.. in hindsight I would have liked to get the engine and side panels aligned perfectly before gluing anything of the engine mount in place. I probably have to keep some panels on now because the result is a bit glue-y and bent! But that’s experience for you I guess.
This is a bit of a tough part of the build for me.. I seem to have messed up a while back and every panel I attach is out of whack because of that! Not giving up just yet though.. this is good experience and if this model won’t end up looking good there is always the next model!
2 thoughts on “Engine Trouble”
The Eduard 190s are notoriously tricky! Clamps and tape can work wonders.
At a certain point a hammer may be called for; but that is satisfying only briefly and you’ll have nothing to show for your trouble (!).
I’m fast approaching that point! I did another attempt at gluing it in, if it doesn’t fit now I’ll remove the whole thing and retry in another way.. but it is difficult at the moment!