My North Carolina friend is taking another "cut" at cutting out the pilot and copilot's windows so that we can position them open, and that has also held things up.
"Held up" did I say? Not anymore. Check out the spectacular work cutting out the pilot and copilot's forward windows so that they can be positioned opened!
I took a try at this myself with another part and it was, like, a total failure. My friend says he got this done in about 10 minutes. Talk about a skill set!
This certainly boosts my enthusiasm for getting this tedious fuselage work done so that I can start on other things like the ball turret and nose glass, which are no less tedious. But I've chosen my poison! This is progress.
Indeed, I think this cockpit glass is going to look great when we do the finishing work and position the open windows inside. To my knowledge no one has yet built a B-17 in 1/48 scale with the cockpit windows open.