Please remain seated until the plane has come to a complete halt
Not the nacelles this time, but some more tuning and scrapbuilding some seats
The windscreen gets some more attention, and the interior is in the works. I really feel a need to make some more of these and start up yet another production-line here at HalfWorks, but that have to wait till some more 109’s reaches the exit-door.
Now, the up right supports will as Stephen said need to be thinned. I have started with the windscreen part, and will address the door later on.
1. Think the door will at least have to be as thin as the post – and that may be thinned a bit more.
It is all done by eye, but check with the ruler.
1. Thinned to the frame for the old windscreen – more thinning will be needed here I think
2. The plug for the upper part of the window section has been made into a new loft – will get throttles and more bits later on
1. more filler please (will be done when fuselage is assembled
2. Airscoop from brass tube that has been cut open
I think it will need to be a bit thinner. The door can easily be thinned and then the window will be cut, leaving the fixed triangle (maybe – may be replaced), as the larger part is with parallel edges, it can easily be replicated in clear sheet – maybe even leaving it a bit open (slides down into the door)
There has been some progress in the cabin, with the airstairdoor made from plastic sheet – just a rough shape as it is closed.
2. OY-BYO has double doors here, but I am building OY-POF that had an airstair at the time when I flew in it a long time ago
I think it will be visible with the smoothened glass – perhaps even through the windscreen as the door has been opened!
Seats are in progress, and just for the fun of it I have prepared them for framing, not just mounted on blocks as in the CAF version built.
1. to be trimmed for legs
2. Has been trimmed and front leg and supports made from stretched sprue
3. Sprue from the kit – the "trees" are square, and stretches so. Perfect to resemble the square alu legs and supports!
1. really like how the windows has turned out after all the work!
I do know all the work may be hidden, but I wanted to challenge my learningcurve, and if the work pays off, I plan on a future build with open doors.
And now, as the coffee has run through, I will do some armchairaviation before going back to the bench.
With the degree of attention (or lack thereof) I have it is difficult to tell what’s next – you simply have to stay tuned to find out! – feel free to comment