Monday, July 30, 2007

Fresh paint

Painting finished! It is amazing what difference a bit of paint makes. Last week the simulator looked like a pile of sheet metal and now suddenly like a piece of a real airplane.
Now I let dry the paint and then I can start with the internals. I'm an electronician, not a carpenter or painter....

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Keep on rolling

This weekend I used up pounds of paint and I'm not finished yet. I begin to understand why they need tons of paint for a Jumbo Jet and why some airlines leave their planes mostly unpainted.

Looks not bad, right? I did not use an spray gun... everything is painted with a roller and that looks good enough for me. In fact, I have seen worse jobs made with spray guns.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Handles to move

Next job will be to attach some handles to move the sim.

Yesterday I used up two big cans of primer paint. The whole afternoon I have painted like a crazy. The cockpit appears now in a nice light gray and has finally the same color everywhere. (Picture coming soon)
Dulux Universal Primer is perfect for that job and works great on bare aluminum sheets without sanding.