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October 15 2010 at 8:40 PM
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You know the sort of thing I do normally, so perhaps 'a bit' of filing to me is more than some might suppose.

The floor did need sanding, mostly on its bottom curve portion, and the front bulkhead did need some sanding, too. I had meant to reserve comment on the interior till later (the state of play is a bit in advance of these pictures), but the instructions are a problem with the interior. What I took from them was that the main instrument panel should go on the front bulkhead, but after I had glued it there, and closed the fuselage, it was obviously invisible there, once a piece from the kit had been added to the forward part of the cockpit opening. A belated look at the P-35 Mini seems to confirm that feeling, so I made a new panel (with Mike Grant decals) and blank breeches, and put it in the right place, just under the lip of the real front of the cockpit opening. The other thing I suspect is 'off' about the interior is that the gunner has a stock seat just like the pilot's, and this I have never seen in the rear cockpit, in any country in any period. I have made a 'fountain counter stool' for the seat, but it is just a guess, obviously.

I have the wings on already, and expect to have assembly pretty much done over this weekend, with pictures to follow.

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