B-29 SUPERFORTRESS
BASED ON "SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY" [ #44-70016] WHICH WAS WITH THE
330th BATTLE GROUP [20th AIR FORCE] BASED IN GUAM DURING WORLD WAR II.


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STARTING THE MODEL

Making the Parts

1- Spraying on the adhesive to the paper:



2- Puting the paper onto the balsa and ply:



3- Wood cutout with the paper removed:



Aligning the Fuselage and Former Assembly

4- Lining up the fuselage:



5- Fuselage alignment:



6- Inside the fuselage:



7- Planking left half:



Attaching fuselage formers

8- Assemblying the formers on the fuselage:



9- Planking work:



10- Planking right side of fuselage:



11- Finish planking:



12- Cut window opening:




UPDATES


UPDATE MAY 08,2004: Fins, Tail, Rudder & Gunner Compartment
UPDATE MAY 21,2004: Horizontal Stabilizer
UPDATE JULY 4,2004: Wing Assembly
UPDATE JULY 14,2004: Wing Building
UPDATE OCT. 23,2004: Underside of Wing & Fowler Flaps
UPDATE NOV. 05,2004: Lining up the Wing
UPDATE NOV. 08,2004: Flaps
UPDATE NOV. 15,2004: Bottom of Wing Center Section Planked & Servo Doors Installed
UPDATE NOV. 22,2004: Planking the Nacelle & Making Main Landing Gear
UPDATE JAN. 15,2005: Wheels, Landing Gear & Engines
UPDATE JAN. 31,2005: Fitting the Parts & Assembly
UPDATE FEB. 04,2005: Nacelles
UPDATE FEB. 14,2005: Paralleling the Engines
UPDATE FEB. 23,2005: Building The Cowls
UPDATE MARCH 8,2005: Making the Gun Turret
UPDATE MARCH 26,2005: Fitting the Fuselage with Ply & Making the Flight Crew
UPDATE MARCH 31,2005: Preparing the Flight Crew Figures
UPDATE APRIL 26,2005: Making the Cockpit with Crew
UPDATE APRIL 28,2005: Cockpit Windows & Frames
UPDATE MAY 31,2005: Bomb Bay, Tail Skids & Wiring
UPDATE JULY 2,2005: Making & Covering the Ailerons
UPDATE AUG. 6,2005: Preparing the Fuselage & Tail for Covering
UPDATE AUG. 12,2005: Covering the Nose & Front Fuselage
UPDATE AUG. 13,2005: Preparation & Application of Decals & Markings
UPDATE AUG. 25,2005: Tail & Fuselage Covering
UPDATE AUG. 30,2005: Cutting & Installing Lettering
UPDATE AUG. 30,2005: Landing Gear Doors
UPDATE AUG. 30,2005: Apply Dull Finish for Wing Spar which goes into Fuselage
UPDATE AUG. 30,2005: Install Rear Gun Turret
UPDATE SEP. 2,2005: Covering from Nose to Tail
UPDATE SEP 24,2005: Turrets Mounted on Fuselage
UPDATE SEP 24,2005: Radar Dome & Radio Loop Antenna
UPDATE SEP 24,2005: Make Canopy Strips
UPDATE SEP 24,2005: Canopy - Plastic, Ply &: Aluminum
UPDATE OCT 24,2005: Fiberglassing the Wing
UPDATE OCT 31,2005: Covering the Center Section of the Wing
UPDATE NOV 20,2005: Finishing the Center Wing Covering
UPDATE NOV 20,2005: Making & Installing the Exhaust and Turbo Intake Tubes
UPDATE NOV 20,2005: Cowl - Covering & Installing
UPDATE NOV 20,2005: Covering the Outer Wing Panels
UPDATE DEC 14,2005: Covering, Finishing & Installing the Cowls
UPDATE DEC 21,2005: The Finished B-29 Superfortress
UPDATE DEC 29,2005: Engine Testing & Taxi Trials
UPDATE APRIL 29,2006: April 29, 2006 The B-29 Flies for the First Time
UPDATE MAY 27, 2006: B-29 at the Castle IMAA show

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