Now comes the fun part, for me that is. I can start building the drivers compartment.
I had to remove some plastic parts (A lot) here too. So back to the mini-tool.
The only things I did not use for the drivers compartment are the fire extinguisher holder and the pedals.
This is because when I did use the P.E. parts from the box; there was no place for the driver. I did not used the
P.E. cockpit because it was to flat in my opinion, so I used the original one from Tamiya. I have to be honest about
this but, I had some pictures of an original cockpit at hand as reference.
Also the rest of the interior is dressed up with P.E., cranks and more. Furthermore, the gear shifts and the back seat
are replaced. Note : the gearshifts are also very fragile so some attention is needed here !! The front and back are
not glued to the body but simply pressed into the body work.
This is to prevent unnecessary glue ridges. Of course there were some gaps to fill at the front as well as the back.
Be careful when you sand the putty, the details on top are easily removed and when you do you have to scratch build them again.
The front housing to hold the cockpit is also placed at this stage. This part needs some remodeling as well and the
removed parts have to be replaced with P.E. I did not alter the whole part and I did not use part 60 of the Eduard box.
But here in my opinion the original plastic part was better than the P.E. part.
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