the cockpit area is performed in the same manner as the fuselage. You
will however be working across curved areas of the fuselage.
When creating templates you can use a flexible tape measure to
size the panels. Do not forget to
add extra to each measurement for final sizing.
Be careful in placement of 1/8 inch guide marks across the curved
You should not place guide marks straight across the panel. Marks
need to be angled as shown in this series of photos.
will permit burl swirls to go
straight up and over following the same angle coming up from
the fuselage. Another thought is burls are applied on the full scale
when metal is laying flat on a work surface, and you should not
necessarily worry about misalignments. But its prettier if it all lines
up perfectly ;^) Enjoy application of your burl
swirls! Wendy Chubb's....Taube