Update on work done on these models so far. This is no piece of cake, the models are way off from our versions and need a lot of work. I will start working on the fuselage first.
The first two photos show half the fuselage. I had to reposition the rear door, block out the circular kit window which was present on all four fuselage halves and start to mark the position of the oval observation window which is found on both sides of the fuselage.
A template for making the oval window was made from sheet aluminium.
Both Windows are done for that side of the fuselage.
The other side of the fuselage. The upper half is the kit part with the closed window. As you can see the configuration of our aircraft is totally different. The one at the bottom is complete. An additional circular window has been added and also the oval observation window.
I also need to remove all the kit panel lines since only those on the tail correspond to the real thing. I doubt if i will scribe any at this scale. However, there are a number of prominent panel lines which i will produce since they are very obvious. One i can think of at the moment is a horizontal one running the length of the fuselage beneath the windows. That will be the next step.