Thanks for the interest in this build. I have now got the kit sealed up and I am at the final stages of gap checks. One thing about Hasegawa. You never really have many gaps or huge fit issues. (Knock on wood)
Scott.. as far as using a knife to get rid of the excess resin. I do that once I get rid of the big chunks with a dremel on low power. I was just amazed on how much I had to take away on the tub for the fit on this one though. In some areas of the Aries Tub. I would say the bottom is very near cut right through. I know I saw daylight near the rudder peddles... All and all.. the tub is now fitted and the rest of the fuselage fit around it rather nice.
So here is where I am now. First three shots are of the beginning of gap checks. I'm really trying not to have any.. even real small ones. I have a nasty feeling any small gaps will show with the Alclads as big seagull poop on a shiny black car..
Intakes looking pretty good with very little filler.
Last shot till tomorrow. Gap checks just about done. Moving on to the glass and masking. Some more photo etch added.
As I type this. The gap checks are complete. I have one last spot to sand and add some rivets that I sanded off. Then it will be the coat of gloss Black. I'll update tomorrow how that goes.