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biplane guyGuillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build15-Apr-16 08:33
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Ready to cover
Don CGuillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Reference03-Apr-16 19:01
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Standard hockey puck. I cut it on a radial arm saw to keep it square.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Parked06-Jul-15 21:40
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After you have used the scissors to cut both the desired thickness and length of the hand bag.......er, I mean coaming.. (ahem), to the length to surround the cockpit opening, simply remove the "stuffing" to reveal the groove to slip over and around. In this case, I used white glue to account of the time needed for adjusting the coaming to fit snugly around the cockpit. The handle from the hand bag will have enough to produce at least a half dozen open cockpit aircraft.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 21:17
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A pair of scissors works great. Tried the knife route, and its not worth the effort.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 21:15
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After slicing off a section of the handle. This particular length had some "stuffing" inside that needed to be removed. If you'll note, the upper half will actually provide a nice groove to slip the coaming around the cockpit edges.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 21:12
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Observe the nice, fine, oh so wonderful stitching on the handle. Ahhh, I can imagine you're already getting the idea. Perhaps I've elicited a smile?
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Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 21:10
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First, go to the nearest thrift shop and purchase an old hand bag of your choice. Trust me on this.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 21:08
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Going to give you guys a bit of "out of the box" thinking with a dash of imagination and possibly forehead slapping. This session will be devoted to cockpit coaming. It may even provoke a chuckle or two.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Parked06-Jul-15 20:28
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Final result of the wing walk with the thin strip of silver paint added to fill in the gap. I felt that everyone has seen a good textured wing walk, and many also featured the metal borders, but how many have we seen with that added step at the trailing edge?
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 20:25
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An overview of the lower wing and wing walk areas just prior to the final coat of silver paint to fill in the gap.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 20:22
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The result, was a step that simulated metal steps with raised cross patterns to ensure that initial step by the pilot/passenger would "hold." I then took a very fine paint brush and carefully filled in the small gap on the left side for a convincing wing walk with some "bling" for the discerning eye.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Build06-Jul-15 20:18
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The results are somewhat fuzzy in several places. So, its not the picture or your computer. I simply picked out the areas that exhibited the best signs of definition of cross patterns.
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