FORWARD RADIO ROOM BULKHEAD - PLANNING AND START
Well, I started on this last weekend and made some more progress tonight. See below:
I decide to glue the brackets for radios and fire/oxygen bottles on first, since I will spray the entire bulkhead bronze green, and I want the brackets to appear integral with the bulkhead. I will add the assorted gear you see on the instruction sheet lying around the bulkhead after I separately paint them.
One thing that will look neat (I think) is the table top. I will spray the top my medium-dark plywood colors,
and add a styrene sheet bottom. This I will paint aluminum so you can see a definite table edge to it.
I'll also add a table leg. See below:
If I really like it, I might go Full Butthead in my commentary
but don't feel obliged yourselves.
I did some further online research and one thing that is truly cool is this picture showing the radio cables going to the outside stbd. bulkhead where the outside antenna penetrates the fuselage.
That I will DEFINITELY do after making sure that the internal wiring is placed to line up with the exterior antenna.
Around the top of the first picture in this post you can see some goodies that I purchased for the build. More oxygen hose plus some fine chain from MDC that I will use somewhere. You will also see some neat light lenses that will be used for the bomb-bay interior lights (including the one on the front step of the catwalk leading to the cockpit). Those I was lucky enough to find at my LHS this past weekend.
I should have another post up this coming weekend. With luck I'll have the bulkhead done by then and ready to show, and be ready to return to the bomb bay. That, at least, is the plan.