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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cockpit in -- Underside weathering in progress

The cockpit is installed now and the undercarriage and landing gear are painted and weathered to the point that they can be installed as well.  Once the landing gear are in I can add the search lights.

Finishing the painting and weathering of the undercarriage will put the project in striking distance of adding in the engines and the lower wing assemblies.


I'm a little concerned that the forward landing gear well may be a weak point in the long term load bearing.  The forward landing gear are supported entirely on a thinned hull section.  My guess is that it may deform over time so I'm considering having the model settle slightly to the rear to focus the load in that direction. 

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