Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Labor of love

George Maiorana gave me more info on covering his C-133 model with metal. In his own words:

The FM application process is multi-layered. First, figure out where all the panel lines should be. Then 400 wet sand the FM on a sheet of glass (1x2 feet), cut each panel out and apply it to the fuse. After covering the entire fuse (or wing etc) the entire surface has to be wet sanded again to remove any "orange peel" caused by the adhesive. Next will come the rivets and then all the markings. I'll be at it all winter long. The Tu-95 took 7 months to do the process. The C-133 has a fuse diameter twice that of the 95.Yikes!
Yep, "You don't have to be crazy but it helps".

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