Week 82  This week we get the cockpit floor supports

The bits we received

And what we did with them

I glued the cross bars in first.  As usual I used Araldite.

A slight departure from the instructions.  I glued the fire wall in place first.  If you do this, test fit the cockpit floor before the glue sets to make sure that fits and is square.

When the fire wall was dry, the floor and supports were glued in place.  I chamfered the ends of the longer supports so that the would sit on the sloping brass spars better.  I only clamped the floor at the rear end, to avoid putting any stress on the other joints.  They can find their own natural position.  The fuselage is actually starting to look like a fuselage now !

Items not yet competed

Week 53 : Fix the seat support brackets

Week 56 : Wing tip skids

Week 57 : Tail skid

Week 68 :  Cross bar above tank

Week 69 : Add ammo box fittings : Done

How many hours does it take to build the model ??

This week :

3 hrs

Running total :

210 hrs

Take me back to week 81

Take me to week 83