Here’s a quick overview of my approach and experiences of the assembly process so far:
Engine fully asembled – (very straightforward).
Assemble both exhaust stacks but don’t attach them to the engine yet – check later that outlets line up with openings in bodywork.
Attach engine and lower part of gearbox to chassis floorÂ – (also straightforward).
Assemble and attach top of airbox/rollover bar to top of body
Having assembled both radiator pods and attached them to the body, I think I should have left them offÂ for painting – but we will see later!
I also cut the top of the gear box and all the rear suspension mounts from the sprue for “dry fitting” – I haven’t assembled them yet as they will be easier to paint separately.
Attach side pods – and fill
Fill gaps – around airbox, and radiators
Spray all parts with primer.
Here’s a few photos of the work done so far – more progress later: