Doc's Gilbert Erector Famous Parachute Jump Model

Hi folks, Doc here. This was the first model I tackled after purchasing my 10 ½ Collector's Set. I had waited so long to build these big models that I jumped right in with both feet. It was easier than I expected, but still took my daughter and I the better part of a week (evenings) to finish it. The hardest part was finding the right amount of weight for each parachute. Also, the string included in the set was too heavy - fishing line or sewing thread was the answer. Note: This is the post-1949 version of the model.