A test of my sanity.
But since the plane has never been in kit’d before, at least as far as I know, I threw caution to the wind.
Not for the faint of heart as it has become essentially a scratch build.
The fuselage has been sanded and shaped from the original resin halves with the cheek bulges formed from milliput.
The wings were sanded and filled for correct shape and symmetry.
All the control surfaces are being replaced from sheet stock.
The vac master for the cabin cover is in progress, being carved from basswood.
The gear and supercharger plumbing will be scratch built.
That brings me to the real sanity test…the corrugations. The entire plane must be corrugated save for a few spots. The kit corrugations were incorrect and succumbed to the reshaping anyway. The corrugations are being laid down using .010 and .015 styrene rod. The current paltry progress represents about 10 hours work. I estimate 60 to 80 hours for the complete corrugation progress.
4 attached images. Click to enlarge.