I found that if you work in small sections, say three or four inches at a time, the process is easier. Shrink the top of the frame first. Then flip it around and stretch the outside.
All those "teeth" marks from the shrinker/stretcher came right out with the belt sander and some hand rubbing with 220 grit.
Since the frames will not be burnished, I am debating about painting them silver or just leaving them alone. Let me think about it. If I leave them alone, they will be rubbed with some 400 grit to make them smoother.
Front and back frames.
Ron gave a wing the first coat of Poly Brush.
Ron and Brian admiring their work.
You know, sometimes you get tunnel vision. I can attest to this fact. We have been debating, lamenting, thinking and expending a lot of energy trying to come up with a paint scheme for the Jenny. Should we do the Browers Cake Cones? Baby Ruth? A paint scheme historically accurate to Atlanta?
I got an e-mail from Ken Gulliford who made me smack my forehead with my hand. Please read this:
Yes Ken, I was also a dreamer as a kid. I have fond memories lying on my back in the Pennsylvania grass with a plastic model airplane outstretched towards the clouds. My school teachers told my parents I would be a straight A student if I weren't daydreaming about airplanes all day long. You are right. Our Jenny paint scheme has to come from our imagination.
And it will be.