My last post featured the second aircraft I had purchased at Hobby Lobby. The first was featured earlier, but my clumsy attempts at removing the wheel spats and pilot head rest relegated it to garage purgatory. The problem was that I insisted on using what remained of the metal landing gear struts for the new – more period appropriate – gear.
Well, after I finished the “spatted version”, I saw the landing gear problem differently. Get rid of the metal struts and use the existing wheels (freed from the spats), and wood struts. What kind of wood….matchsticks worked perfectly. I drilled holes in the fuselage to anchor the gear, applied superglue to the cut-down matchsticks and..,…..
Back From Purgatory & Ready For Priming