Ol' Scrapiron Posted December 15, 2018 Author Share Posted December 15, 2018 My wife was open to the idea of one of those picture books you can have made for about $25 -- we sometimes make family year-in-review books as Christmas gifts to the grandparents (our folks, the kids' grandparents) or as mementos from serious vacation trips. I also am still seriously considering what it would take to run some wiring and illuminate the various stations. I'm pretty sure the modern LED bulbs available are not as hot as the old wheat grains we had 35 years ago. One other thought I had was to choose a side and riddle it with view holes. Strangely enough, while I was searching for oxygen tank locations I discovered a build of this same kit that was done doing exactly what I had envisioned (built by Joe McCaslin in 2017; link to his build is https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/builds/rm/build_rm_5600.shtml ) Ironically, after seeing his Chowhound build I decided not to do this ... with the possible exception of being able to cut out the portions and then install tiny magnets so they could easily be put back into position. By the way, I get the feeling his treatment of the fuselage was simply to be able to overcome the staggered/non-staggered wait position dilemma. At this point, the only plexi I have installed are the two waist windows -- which are only attached by an all-purpose Elmer's glue and could easily be removed and replaced. So far I have shied away from the idea of buying any aftermarket stuff but maybe a really good set of vacuformed clear parts would make all this work more visible (especially if I also wire in some lighting.) I guess I'd have to order some pretty soon in order to meet the mid-January deadline. Decisions, decisions, decisions... 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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