Hi everybody!!! Great weekend so far, drove the Studebaker this morning, saw “Ford vs Ferrari” with my family (great movie btw) and had time to work on the PT. I did the side aerials last night, got the mast about half done today. Now, if you’ve kept up with this blog you’ll find that I just don’t like making small detail parts from wood, unless it’s supposed to look like wood. The side aerials are supposed to be glued into small pieces of wood that are rounded and fitted to the side of the fwd cabin
so that the aerials are about a 20 degree angle. Nope. Not doing that. I have a small stock of various sizes of carbon tube, it was easier and I think, better looking to cut a small piece, sand the angle in, glue that to the cabin
and insert the wire for the aerial. Also, Robbe recommends that you put a loop in the aerial end for safety. I used small thrust buttons for rubber model planes glued to the tip. I think that looks better.
The mast was started today, I substituted 5mm carbon tube in lieu of the 5mm wood dowel, everything else is kit supplied. I think the superstructure will be done by Monday evening, maybe Wednesday latest.