Very slow but measurable progress.
The end of the year holiday season is a very busy time at work so I didn't get much time to work on the parts. Little bits here and there and none of it would make for very interesting pictures. Today however was another story. I had a half day in the hangar with no interruptions and made good progress.
I built up the rear spar for the HS (BTW, did anybody else baulk at using -4 length rivets to attach the 412PP to the 603PP/609PP? Measuring the rivet tail when installed had the -4 as a tad too short and -5 as too long. I ordered some -4.5s so we will see).
Once the two spars were done I started on the skin.
First two rivets down and goodness only knows how many left to go.
Man, those scratches look really bad in this pic. Rest assured they are just scuffs in real life.
I got the nose rib top and bottom riveted and stopped there. I want another set of eyes to come by and take a look before I close the skin up so a friend of mine who is an A&P IA is going to drop by and look over the work to date. Since I stopped mid stream I left myself a note so I wouldn't forget the 3 bind rivets for the HS 702/707/708.