FINISHING UP THE TOP TURRET AND COCKPIT ROOF
Well, the Cockpit is 99% done. The first three pictures show what I added to the top turret, and how the cockpit roof glass looks from the exterior.
The principal additions are the silver wire from the front of the turret to the left side of the K-3 sight, and the two on the right leading over the sight, which terminate underneath the top behind the turret controller.
On this close up you can see a small electrical wire from the front center of the K-3 sight running under the large wires to the right. This I believe is a power connection.
Finally here is an overhjead shot showing the turret top in the roof apetature with he glued-in windows forward.
I was happy with how the glass came out, seeing as I used crazy glue!
Next we go to the cockpit roof shown off against Gil Cohen's painting about Second Schweinfurt, "Almost Home." Interestingly, the prints available for this picture bear 10 veteran signatures from that raid, and one of them is by the late Bud Klint, Luscious Lady's
copilot on that infamous mission.
You can see that I dressed up the boxes with some spare photo-etched wire at the top left and bottom center right. If somebody sneaks a peak at the interior cockpit roof, they'll get a hint of the wiring. That's as far as I want to go.
Tomorrow I'll do a final shot showing two changes I made to the cockpit itself, and then it will be on to the Bomb Bay, though first I must cut the radio room roof out and fit-up the one I did with my friend in North Carolina. That's because the radio room ceiling extends into the space above the bomb bay. Gotta make sure there are no clearance problems!