A good deal more progress here, my friends.
The forward decking for the cockpit, and the basic cowling, are on, and the basic interior is done.
The interior elements are conjectural, but based on knowledge of earlier Breguet aeroplanes. The pattern of the steel tubing is that of earlier machines, with the exception that tube has been substituted for wire in one angle (on this much larger and heavier machine). The upright tubes and cross-pieces are about the most important elements of the whole, from a modeling point of view, as these are where the cabane struts will attach. Though neither of these photographs show it, there is a large copper fuel tank just in front of the cockpit opening.
Here is a good look at the basic cowling. It was put onto the model in four pieces: a strip bent to the upper curve, a front piece of 2mm sheet cut to the curves and worked on its inside to proper section, and two cheek-pieces, one on either side. It took a bit of sanding, and heavy applications of primer, to get it all smooth.
I had to re-do my cylinder-head detailing on the motor, since even though I made the cowling pieces thin as I could, the motor did not quite fit in. I sanded about a quarter millimeter off each cylinder, and re-did what had to be replaced, taking the opportunity to add a ring around the projection of the crank-case, to give better appearance to the inside joint of the rocker arms.
Here is the motor now in the cowling, approximately where it will be attached...
Further work to be done on the cowling includes bringing the lip of the lower 'scoop' forward a bit, and, after the motor is attached, putting a bottom strip to the forward portion of the cowling, and supports across the front of the cowling to the propeller attachment....
Seats and controls and instruments for the interior will be next, and I intend to put on the tail surfaces, and portions of the landing gear, onto the fuselage before beginning the process of mating with the wings.
Previous steps in the build may be found here:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/644810/m ... 8W.I.P.%29
Certainly the wonders you can do Old Man - that's surely very nice progress there
I like how you downsized the engine - and added the detail then
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