North American / Rockwell T-2 Buckeye in 1/32 scale
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Review / Modelling report

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STEPs 11-13
Assemble as shown with the rudder and the nice resin seats. They represent probably the LS-1A seat for the Buckeye. Some little extra detail is only required. Do not install these seats yet. 

Wait with the basic fuselage assembly......

As the model was to be finished in the kit scheme of white and red, it was decided to take a somewhat different approach as to painting. See later on...

STEPs 15-23
The wing and tailplane was sub-assembled as they also would get a pre-painted white base coat. The same was done for the separate flaps and the intake parts from STEPs 25-26.
Some filler was needed, such as on the leading edge and the wheels (from STEPs 29-30).

EXTRA detail?
It was also decided to add a little more detail to the model through a detailed avionics and equipment bay. From walkaround photo's a very nice opened up bay was seen. A bay will will be displayed on the lower right fuselage side. With a TIGER razor saw, the panels were cut away from the fuselage half (part #A2).

Work in progress above....

A dry-fit check was done if all would fit...

The open gaps on the lower fuselage part #F1 are OK, but inside some card was added to prevent see through inside too much. 

All smaller intake scoops were added to each fuselage half. Fitting the exhaust fairing parts #C1 and #C19 required a bit filler and sanding. 

One of the intakes from STEP 9 was fitted as well to the left fuselage half.

STEPs 33-34
The wing tips tank were also assembled. Do NOT yet fit to the wing tips though.

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