Abel is one of our volunteers who is a craftsman with paint.
Here he is meticulously removing the old paint to restore an L-29, Bord 41 to its original military colors.
The tip of the nose has been redone and the old anti-glare paint in front of the cockpit has been removed and a new layer applied. Next will come numbering and restoration of the eagle on the side of the nose.
In places we estimate there were as many as seven layers of old paint to be removed. The outer nose and outer tips of the wings are fiberglass and have already been replaced. Here the outboard sections of the wing are shown in a before and after montage with the layers of removed paint shown between.