Category: Restoring a classic model airplane

RESTORING A CLASSIC (MODEL) AIRPLANE Part 4

JULY 17, 2016… A NOTE TO ALL MY READERS:  As you may have noticed I have not been posting material as often as in the past. Over the past year my wife and I have been involved 24/7 as the only caregivers for an elderly family member suffering from advancing Alzheimer’s disease with severe complications.  As you […]

RESTORING A CLASSIC (MODEL) AIRPLANE Part 3

We left off last time with plenty of work to do on the tail surfaces…let’s get going on that.     PT-19-54      I made a pattern, then traced and cut out four identical 1/64” plywood skins.     PT-19-55    Here’s one of them all ready to attach.   PT-19-56      You can see just how it’s going […]

RESTORING A CLASSIC (MODEL) AIRPLANE Part 2

  Last time I shared the story of how I got this PT-19 model and chose to do this restoration project, and we made a good start looking at things that were wrong with it (and needed to be fixed). This time we’ll get in to some serious fixing.     PT-19-24      I used a razor saw to […]

RESTORING A CLASSIC (MODEL) AIRPLANE Part 1

A note to my readers: You were expecting to see the next installment of the B-17 project here. Don’t worry, that model is alive and well in my shop but I elected to take it “out of the spotlight” for a while to concentrate on getting the beginnings of the scale detailing process right. Enjoy […]