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Old 12-03-2019, 12:35 AM   #466
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I know these are screw holes, not rivets. I have no doubt - this is the real part of the aircraft. But! this part was "customized" to the desired size and shape. Holes and some details prove this. this is my opinion, I do not impose it on anyone.
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:39 AM   #467
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I've been restoring aircraft for about 20 years..

I fail to understand what it is that you do not like about the holes.

The holes were not drilled first.

All parts were lined up... And then the holes in the aluminum panels or drilled into the rib structure. This was so everything matched.

There is nothing wrong with the alignment of these holes. They did not need to be perfectly aligned.

When they were installing this panel... They put it up against the airframe... And then drilled all the holes by hand. It is not a big deal that the holes are not straight. This is common and not a problem with anything.

I understand you do not like how they are drilled... But this is normal air frame manufacturing. So your concerns are not really valid when this is common practice
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Old 12-03-2019, 01:05 AM   #468
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Ok, forget about the curved line of holes. Can you show a plane (model before 1945) with such panel?
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:09 AM   #469
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Here are some rivet holes on an Me109 Wing...far beyond the 3mm tolerance.

According to the blueprint, the holes on the left side should be staggered evenly...they are not...and far from it.

Holes on the right should be in a straight line...they are not.


As far as the specific panel above is concerned, I have no clue what aircraft it is from. I personally do not have any problem with the paint/markings. Only thing I can tell you is that it is not German.

Keep in mind that there were a lot of obscure aircraft that could have been acquired throughout the war...
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:14 AM   #470
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attached is a panel I have recently acquired
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:06 PM   #471
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That one looks terrible .. painter must've had a very bad day ..


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Old 12-03-2019, 08:18 PM   #472
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That one looks terrible .. painter must've had a very bad day ..


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Sounds more like you are having a bad day...

Typical late-war spray paint applied using a template...over top of an older Swastika. most likely during repaint/refit.
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Old 12-04-2019, 05:32 AM   #473
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Towards the end of the war, the average life of a german airplane was barelly few weeks or even days so no need to take much care about the paint job.

Also, most of workers at german factories were forced labourers without qualification and this was reflected at the final product
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