'Dear readers, firstly I would like to thank you for your kind comments following the first part. Making the propeller was not easy. It is a massive four-blade airscrew made in one piece. I admire the woodworker's skills in those times. Fortunately I have previously made a smaller one and although it is not simple it can be done. I used thick 2.5mm plastic sheet and some careful sawing, filing, sanding and a lot of patience did the trick. I painted it in a light brown as undercoat and then used some felt ink- drawing pencils to create a wood finish.
Yes, now I had to do some RIGGING :-)! First I took the time to study all the photographs to figure out the rigging plan. To complicate matters, it has dual flying wires. After drilling a lot of holes through the wings, I first glued some stretched sprue between the struts and the upper part of the fuselage. Next followed the fishing line, which I glued with cyanoacrylate (CA - 'super glue').
After that big step I could paint the wings in silver over an undercoat of dark grey with the struts in black. By the way, I am still wondering how the pilot managed to get into the cockpit? I think through the big opening in the upper wing ?
So I arrived at another complicated chapter; how to fix both floats in the right place. I have done that before and it is plain difficult. I connected the floats together by the struts and after careful outlining and measuring, glued both floats as one piecce to the fuselage.
Well, after this tricky part, life turned more easy in Pt.3'
With very special thanks to John for sharing these images and details of his build here.
Image credits: All photos © 2023 John Haas