I’ll write a little every-other day or so to keep myself engaged on the blogging plane.
Yeah. That’s what it is.
This Hasegawa (ex-Mania) Ki-27 was built in order to get-my-dead-ass-moving. The need to GMDAM is paramount. I’m at an age and a time in model-building life where I just don’t give that much of a damn most of the time. So I have to dive into things and do them for FUN ONLY. No need to compete with other manly men on the field of virtual battle.
Fun. Take it seriously.
So here’s a little model of the Nakajima.
In these blog entries, I’ll discuss “what went wrong.” Things going wrong is a big part of this hobby. We strive to do something and we fail and we get up and do it again. In this way, we learn.
On this kit there is a little nub that is supposed to force you attach the cowling in the “correct” way. But it’s stupid. Most of the “guidance pins” on kits are stupid AF. I tend to cut them off (but I’ve learned the hard way that this can’t be done with impunity). In this case, though, the damned little tab caused exactly the kind of problem that these damned things cause.
The issue is related to my special friend super glue. When you’re in a hurry, you reach for the good stuff, and you glue something cross-ways because the glue “catches” and you can’t un-glue it without a hammer. In this case, the super glue on the cowl piece “grabbed” before I had a chance to line up the asinine little “nub.” So it’s a little “cockeyed.”
What should I have done? Well, I should have CUT OFF that nub. That was my mistake. Maybe the scribed lines would have been out of alignment, but who is going to notice that?