Soon we'll get there. Model kit was packed in tiny box, quite sturdy and attractive for its time.
Inside the box we find really tiny sprues with some tiny parts, and small decals sheet made at the time by Traverse.
When I removed fuselage halves from the sprue, I had my first unpleasant surprise...
|Can you spot the difference?|
So I decided to remove the rudder and make the new one, hoping for better fit of fuselage halves.
Dry fitting fuselage halves revealed quite misalignment:
I added wings, which cried for a putty. A lot of it...
I made the basic shape of base from styrofoam, on which I modeled terrain shape using tiles adhesive. Before it dried, I added barrels and built snow shovel from styrene profiles.
I just hope that Eastern Express' release is not affected with misalignments I had to deal with.