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Thomas Lund

Hong Kong Models B-25J bomber 'Peggy Lou'

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Ok, I've decided I'm done with the interior now. I could have added more, but I've had enough.

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So finally it's closed up - wings are only clicked on, but the fit is great so I think I'll keep it that way, especially considering my display cabinet 'challenge'. Most of the other bits are done so a little assembly left, some cleanup and then it's painting time :-)

 

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yup looking sweet!

 

i keep seeing these B-25s knocking around eBaybut luckily i am strapped for cash at the moment so can't 'pull the trigger'

 

looking forward to seeing more progress bith on the kit and the engineering solution!

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sooo... since last time, I've been sorting seams on the fuselage - quite a task - and rescribing and riveting. I've painted the wings first time

 

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I've been working on the nose interior

 

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BUT... picking up the clear part frame, I notice this... a nasty crack in the top nose clear part - dont know when it happened. I guess that effectively ends the group build for me - at least I wont be able to make it within the deadline... Pretty devastated over it. Will try to fix and try to get a new one from HK (is that possible?)... I think I need a beer

 

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Just talked to HKM, they will sell me a new frame for a very reasonable amount. Super customer service !!!! Way to go HKM.

 

Only thing is that it wont be made 'till mid december. But as my friend said - finish with a glass piece fitted with white glue and replace once you get the replacement. Will do

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Great progress Thomas, you reached the same point I did when i built mine, i.e detailing the inside you reached the "Iv'e had enough" stage. In my case it was almost a mojo killer.

From that point on I decided i will work out what can and can't be seen on any given build before i get stuck in and not bothering with that which cant be seen. 

 

Keep up the great work 

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There is always the possibility of the crack being the result of conflict and requiring a field repair.  After all, if you are going to get a new canopy you have no reason not to experiment with what a shell or ack-ack fragment might have done to the one you have.Plexiglas (Lucite, Perspex?) repair on a big plane, assuming a repair did not challenge airworthiness would be to drill small hole at end of crack so it wouldn't get longer.  We had a repair like this on one of the planes I flew 30 years ago. I can't remember which one or where the crack was, but inspector said it was ok until next annual inspection when we would have to replace that panel.

 

 

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