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    727 Half-Shell Progress

    Thanks to Ivar's advise I have my #4 window re-re-re-positioned correctly and the windscreen pillar is in the correct position.

    I removed 16" of closet wall so I could get the forward quarter of this started. Good thing I built the room so I remembered how I could take apart the wall without destroying it.

    The diagonal side rail and the side window is in position and I'll soon be working on the aft window and then move back up to the top to clean up the corner details and build the window frame for #5.

    I'm just sort of building as I go. Or I should say build and rebuild, position, reposition, re-build, etc., until it's as correct as I can get it. It ain't pretty yet, but it will be.






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    Looking good! All we need you to do now is 3h2g and three projectors !

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    You are doing a good job Michael. Looking forward to see the end result.

    Hope you enjoy the shell building task

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    Last night, the more I studied this from different angles, the more I thought something wasn't quite right. I couldn't put my finger on it, but I found it this morning.

    As I was assembling the framework for the aft window frame it struck me. The forward window was too tall due to the angle of the side support being too great. As I held the cut pieces in position for the aft window I raised the bottom frame piece until the proportions looked correct. When I looked at the front window That's when it all came together.

    Now rather than rebuild everything up to this point, I recut the forward bottom window frame and positioned it over the original and it all fell into place.

    Compare these photos with those above and you can tell right off that the new framework is more correct than what I built last night. I'm pretty excited that this finally worked itself out.





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