EXTERIOR PAINT FINISH


Paintshop Progress 7 – Wings

The wings were laid flat initially and the skins scuffed and cleaned. The wings are best sprayed vertically, providing easy access for all surfaces. But how to support them? I managed to find some thick-walled…



Paintshop Progress 5

Masking for the final colour Exciting progress in the paintshop! Once the metallic black and gold stripes were complete and hardened, masking was applied ready for the last colour. As mentioned last time, the registration…


Paintshop Progress 4

Once the white base colour had been completed, it was time to begin the masking up for the stripes and colour. Of course to get all this right, the cowling and tailfeathers have to be…


Paintshop Progress 3

Lots of progress this week! More Masking More thorough masking, keeping paint off those Beringers. When I primed inside of the fuselage side panels, I had also done the outside area at the wing root….


Paintshop Progress 2

Work continues in the paintshop. The fuselage and tail feathers have all been scuffed ready for a treatment of Alocrom. After that it’ll be ready for the primer and topcoat. The team at Shropshire Aircraft…



Hangar Move Part 1

There have been lots of little jobs completed during the last week or two, preparing to move the plane to our hangar so that it is ready for painting. It so happens that the sprayshop…