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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, it goes under the center stud and over the after stud. A second floor section will be installed on an incline so that it is level when sitting in a 3-point position for loading freight. Some interior suggest that the forward bulkhead door is located in the center instead of offset behind the pilot's seat. Presumably this occurred on later (civil?) versions, the offset opening being found on the early military birds. Since my client wanted a military version, I built his that way. If you want to center it, first outline the bulkhead on a piece of .020 styrene. Then center the offset opening you'd cut in the original bulkhead and trace it on the new bulkhead. Now cut it out. There you have it. A centered door in a new bulkhead, ready to install. And finally a new centered door bulkhead/floor installed. This shot is for reference only since I will be replacing this bulkhead with my original bulkhead that was modified with an offset door.
  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 for size comparison. Believe me, you WILL need an Optivisorf! The stock instrument console in the process of being modified. Photoetch pedals replace the molded ones. Left pedals have been removed with the right ones waiting their turn. While marketed by Maestro Models, the photoetch was actually produced for them in 2012 by Eduard. As such, the instrument panel and overhead console, along with several other smaller pieces are produced in color. Also, the panel and console use a sandwich style construction. When the panel sandwich is completed, the result is beautiful. If you wish, you can add a tiny drop of clear on the instrument faces for even more realism. Except for three small details intended for the cockpit, the second photoetch sheet won't be used til a ways down the road. It gives you details for the gear doors, complete tailwheel doors and detail overlays for the wheels. Since the kit contains precious few or useable locator pins, it helps to install tabs....I opted for long strips....along the fuselage centerline. Either .010 or .020 will work.
  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 glued and clamped. In order to keep the lower wing panel aligned when the center section is added, a piece of sprue in the proper location prevents that. With the help of clamps and more clamps, we're making progress. As it stands right now, the two horizontals are going to wind up causing the least problems in this build....which is none! That's it for this installment. More soon.
  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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