The story is Gregory peck is a Canadian in the RAF whose wife is killed in a bombing raid on London, which cause him to not worry too much about living himself, so he goes to a Mosquito Squadron in Burma and does derring do's until he meets a Burmese girl who washes his socks et al, and he decides living isn't that bad. He then has a crash in the jungle, and carries his Nav about a 1000 miles to safety, and the Burmese girl...Sigh! Some excellent air to air stuff of the Mossies though, and the crash in particular if I recall correctly, although I saw it a very long time ago.
Its my understanding that most/all of the wooden skinning has doped fabric over it. Traditionally doped fabric had a silver coat over it as UV protection & then any camo finish would be applied over that. Whether this is necessary with modern finsihes I don't know but I'd guess its being done pretty much just as they were back then. Steve.
Most timber aircraft require a fabric covering as it stops the plywood from splitting and maintains its stability. Even modern synthetic fabrics will deteriorate with UV exposure, so a Silver coat with Aluminium pigment is always used regardless of the top coat finish (most top coat paints will let light through) The red finish that goes on first as seen in the video is an adhesive / sealer that bonds the fabric with the wood and seals the weave to leave a smooth finish.
If it was supposed to be easy. everyone would be doing it...
sorry I copied this and the tempest ones out of two mags and went on the Tempest date which was 1945 - eyes letting me down. I was surprised also to see that they were advertising as leading builders of Transport aircraft to the empire - transporting Bullets and Bombs? John