Adding 
Flight-Metal

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Canopy Flight-Metal

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1 Ready to add Flight-Metal to windscreen

Ready to add Flight-Metal to wind screen

3 Side view of finished canopy with rivets
2 Added to windscreen1

Added to wind screen

4 Finished canopy1

Side view of finished canopy with rivets

Finished canopy

23 Finished canopy & cockpit with pilot
5 Canopy open1

Canopy open

Finished canopy & cockpit with pilot

25 Canopy & cockpit
24 Another view of finished canopy & cockpit

 Another view of finished canopy & cockpit

Canopy & cockpit

Fuselage Flight-Metal

2 Add Flight-Metal using an artist stump
1 Start at the tail & tape off a panel

Start at the tail & tape off a panel

Add Flight-Metal using an artist stump

4 Taping off for Flight-Metal
3 Burnish aluminum into panel lines & rivets

 Burnish aluminum into panel lines & rivets

Taping off for Flight-Metal

6 Ready to install Fight-Metal
5 Other side taped off

Other side taped off

Ready to install Fight-Metal

8 Ready to cover Dorsal Fin
7 Finished product

 Finished product

Ready to cover Dorsal Fin

10 Covering bottom of tail
9 Finished Dorsal Fin

Finished Dorsal Fin

Covering bottom of tail

12 Finished tail
11 Covering complete

Covering complete

 Finished tail

14 Large panel on left side set up to cover
13 Top of fuselage finishd from tail to cockpit

Top of fuselage finished from tail to cockpit

Large panel on left side set up to cover

16 Radiator air intake finished with Flight-Metal
15 Panel finished

 Panel finished

Radiator air intake finished with Flight-Metal

18 Finished radiator air outlet
17 Unfinshed radiator air outlet

Unfinished radiator air outlet

Finished radiator air outlet

20 The radiator air outlet will be used as an exhaust oulet for the tuned pipe
19 In position but not bolted in place.

In position but not bolted in place

The radiator air outlet will be used as an exhaust outlet for the tuned pipe

22 Finished Fuselage
21 Set up to cover right half of nose panel

Set up to cover right half of nose panel

Finished Fuselage

24 Right side view
23 Ready to begin Scotch Briting the Flight-Metal

Ready to begin Scotch Briting the Flight-Metal

Right side view

26 Taping off panel to be Scotch Brighted, note piece of Scotch Bright matterial on the right
25 Left side view

Left side view

Taping off panel to be Scotch Brighted, note piece of Scotch Bright material on the right

28 Left side finished from just below the front of windscreen
27 Panel finished

Panel finished

Left side finished from just below the front of windscreen

30 Fuselage Scotch Brighting is finished
29 Scotch Brighting another view

Scotch Brighting

Fuselage Scotch Brighting is finished

32 Right side view finished Scotch Brighting
31 Left side view finished Scotch Brighting

Left side view finished Scotch Brighting

Right side view finished Scotch Brighting

34 Small  air scoop
33 Fuselage fuel filler

 Fuselage fuel filler.

Small air scoop

36 Removable anetnna mast
35 Small oval air scoop

Small oval air scoop

Removable antenna mast

38 Antenna mast from rear
37 Antenna mast assembly from inside fuselage

Antenna mast assembly from inside fuselage

Antenna mast from rear.

40 Ready to paint trim
39 Antenna mast from front

Antenna mast from front

Ready to paint trim

Wing Flight-Metal

2 In process
1 Set up to cover wing with 12 inch wide Flight-Metal

Set up to cover wing with 12 inch wide Flight-Metal

In process

3 Still in process

Still in process

5 Left panel finished

 Left panel finished

7 Bottom of wing finished

Bottom of wing finished

9 Flap to be covered

Flap to be covered

11 Left flap down

Left flap down

13 Taped off for Scotch Briting

Taped off for Scotch Briting

15 Two Vortex Generators fit & glued in place

Two Vortex Generators fit & glued in place

17 Left wing Vortex Generators are finished

Left wing Vortex Generators are finished

19 Cutting hole for gas cap

 Cutting hole for gas cap

21 Ailerons & flaps Scotch Brited & installed

Ailerons & flaps Scotch Brited & installed

23 Right wing tip light is green

Right wing tip light is green

25 Right machine guns

 Right machine guns

4 Panel is finished

Panel is finished

6 Covering bottom of wing tip

Covering bottom of wing tip

8 Wing center section finished

Wing center section finished

10 Wing covering is finished & ready to be  Scotch Brited

Wing covering is finished & ready to be Scotch Brited

12 Both flaps down

Both flaps down

14 Bottom of wing Scotch Briting  finished

Bottom of wing Scotch Briting finished

16 Ready for Flight-Metal

 Ready for Flight-Metal

18 Top of wing Scotch Briting is completed

Top of wing Scotch Briting is completed

20 Gas cap glued in place

Gas cap glued in place

22 Left wing tip light is red

Left wing tip light is red

24 Good view of wing

Good view of wing

26 Left machine guns

Left machine guns

Pylons, Gas Tanks & Bombs is next section

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