And when you thought it was safe to take a break! So decided to build a frame for the canopy and the roll bar.
It will be posed open or probably I'll leave it unglued, so will have the choice, open or closed. Or even sliding?
With tiny guides in front?
Started with some .040 plastic stock and base myself on different canopies of those days, plus an artistic licence , ended up with something like this.
I used the roll bar from the kit and added some shims.
Roll bar in place under the canopy.
There was, already, a guide molded on the turtle deck, just shimed it a bit. Here's the canopy in the close position.
You can see the guide that I shimed on the turtle deck. Canopy in open position. Not bad so far!
I'll glu a piece on the canopy to form an arch and have it more to scale. Will do it on the windshield too.
No gun sight on this one. No armement was carried, but provision for 6 .50 cal was included.
I'm having a blast on this one! When you want to take a break, you are pulled back to the bench by an obscure force! Hope it's not the dark side!