Almost Moving Day

If you’re a regular reader, you know I’ve made a few trips to Everett to sketch the finished restoration and then deconstruction of the Museum of Flight’s B-52. And so again today I made what is my last trip there for this project.

Tonight, overnight, one of the wings will be trucked down I 405 to the Museum. I’m gong over to see it again in the morning and sketch another view.

Sunday, first the fuselage and then the second wing, will make their way in the middle of the night. The fuselage will be about 58,000 lbs and 170 feet long! I plan to be strategically placed at 0 Dark Thirty Sunday morning to see it travel. Then I will attend the scheduled arrival ceremony. I also plan to do some sketches.

Today I sketched one wing on a conventional flatbed. The inset is my view of the back end of the fuselage which rests on a custom built trailer.

The rest of my sketches for this project will be done at the Museum of Flight campus in Tukwila-Seattle.

About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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