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  1. Hi all, Finally back at it. Just like the main gear wells, an insert supports the tail wheel but does nothing to represent the correct gear well appearance. Here the main floor section has been installed. Notice that only the forward third, bulkhead and a small piece of the back actually make contact with the fuselage side. This bottom view shows how much of the floor doesn't touch the fuselage. Another angle shows the substantial gap that will have to be filled if you want to do an interior cutaway. From the top, in order to keep the floor flat, i
  2. Hi all, Here's some more shots on the C-46 build. Enjoy. In this shot, I've cut a door in the bulkhead so the pilots can get out of...as well as into...the cockpit. When properly installed, the door should be on the right hand side as you face the aircraft, left hand if you're IN the aircraft. By the way, those two truncated cones were molded by Williams Bros to serve as mounts for the seats. They will eventually be removed. One of the photoetch seat mounts has been assembled. You see it here, along with one of the kit seats and both of them shown next to a dime f
  3. O.K., here's the next group of photos. Progress is slowly being made. A few minutes with 400 grit sandpaper cleans up the main gear openings. There's a lot of ejector pins that need to be removed. Abnormally, they're all raised instead of slightly recessed. Good old fashioned wood spring clothespins and MicroMark Same Stuff (basically Ambroid ProWeld) help install the gear well inserts. Note that the gear wells are nowhere near accurate, but I'm not going to rebuild them. If I did, I couldn't use the SAC metal gear my client sent me. One outer wing panel glue
  4. One of my latest commissions is the Williams Bros. C-46. Not just an OOB project, the client also specified and provided a number of aftermarket components, not the least of which is a photoetch cockpit detail set. As a result, I thought y'all might want to follow along. Enjoy.
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