So, fabric was draped over the turtledeck and here we go! Since the turtledeck is kind of flimsy on its own, I wanted to cover it in place.
The front and back edges were glued in place with some Poly Tack and the iron (set to 250 degrees) shrunk the fabric around the curve. The excess fabric was trimmed and glued to the front of the baggage compartment. Then the sides were glued in place.
Then the entire turtledeck was shrunk to 250 degrees. This took out any visible waviness.
Perimeter glued in place - first shrink complete.
Then the turtledeck was removed. Using the iron, the excess was shrunk around the edges.
Then the fabric was Poly Tack'ed to the bottom.
And trimmed with a blade.
To ensure everything fit perfectly, I put the turtledeck back on the fuselage and made the final shrink at 350 degrees.
Here is the front side.
Yesterday, David Harwell (owner of Barnstormers Workshop) found a Johnson Airspeed Indicator for me! This will attach to one of the wing struts. It is nice to have nice friends. Thanks, Dave!
Paint scheme - still dreaming about it. But I did find this picture from Microsoft Flight Simulator - looks familiar! How did they know we were going to paint the Jenny this way?
Also found this picture. Those FlightSim guys are all right.