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  1. Yes, that's right, besides the ongoing Argentinian DH89a based on a modified Heller kit, I just had to start this one too, whilst all the tricks remain fresh on my mind. The modifications for this MacRobertson entry can be considered minimal, compared to the extensive ones on the other build. They comprise: on the interior a long range-configured cabin with special fuel tanks and radio and navigation stations. On the exterior some blanked windows, an emergency exit on the fuselage top, and a few gizmos here and there. I will cut the door open here too, to allow a glimpse of the interior. There is a wealth of images on this plane on the Net, accessible just by using a search engine with the proper terms. Flight magazine has a rather basic sketch of the cabin that only shows the tanks, so I am appealing here to this esteemed membership for any photos or sketches of the cabin interior, stressing that I do not need any photos of the exterior or cockpit, contemporary to the race or modern, or walk-arounds, or anything else OTHER than photos or drawings of Tainui's cabin. Work begins by raiding the spares bin and getting potential seats and equipment, plus making the basic structure of the fuel tanks, that hung from the upper wing spars: The cabin floor is covered with a thin veneer, the tank structure is wrapped: Main parts are glued (nacelles, upper wing three components, some of the cockpit parts, made-up cylinders behind the engine front, etc.). All other parts are separated from the sprues and cleaned-up: The fuel tank is given some braces:
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