Sunday, May 8, 2011

Messerschmitt P.1106 R - Part 7

Okay, this is turning out to be a lot harder than I originally thought.
Nevertheless, I must continue this... :)

I got to finish the fuselage today:

Now to work on those wings!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Messerschmitt P.1106 R - Part 6

A little progress here....   I was able to steal a couple of hours to resume work on the test build.

Last month I stopped at completing the inner formers for the fuselage.

Now, it's time to wrap the outer skin of the fuselage onto the formers.  So far, the only "wrapping" I've ever done was for wings, elevators and rudders.  This would be the first time for me to build a fuselage by wrapping the skin onto the formers.

Here's how I got started:

So far so good!  The outer skin fit perfectly.  I then proceeded adding the front segment.  The fit is still good!

At this time, I had already consumed 3 whole hours just by cutting the segments and creating the joining strips....  how time flies.. :(

Before I knew it, it was already evening and I had to call it a day.  At least I got to cover all the wheel wells.

Even without the last few fuselage segments, it's already looking like a P.1106R. :)