These pictures are all of the raw "box" frame. It is nothing more than a series of plywood planks of varying thickness screwed together. Gaps were filled with wood putty and larger areas filled and blended with fiberglass. Some of these pictures show the cardboard mockup of the canopy, and some of them show the seat which was not bolted in during this photo session.
Close-up with front windscreen mockup in place. Shows joystick base platform and latch mechanism for door which was removed for illustrative purposes.
Caters are clearly visible as is the shelf which will house the computer.
This thing looks pretty wide in this photo, but it will be a bit cramped in reality. There's my Cobra in the background too :)
The left hand armrest (TQS-rest) is removed to allow seat to come in and out.
The canopy mockup in place, sunlight has washed out the drawn-in frame lines.
Another view of the canopy mockup. This shot also gives a clue to how much sanding is necessary. I am nearly at 40 hours of sanding and only halfway through!
Just another angle. With the mockup in place this actually looks like a 109, without is all the neighbors are scratching their heads..
The seat removed, the joystick platform still needs to be extended upwards and rearwards CONSIDERABLY.
The Spitfire-style door clearly visible. Since I cannot stand on the wing like a real 109 driver would have I made this historical concession.
Now there's that unmistakable profile!
My loving wife Tammy, looking at me with that "what is my crazy husband playing with now" look she has all-too-often.
There will not be much headroom in there either, but the 109 was known to be cramped.
Sanding sanding sanding sanding.....