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#1 Monty Python

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 04:23 PM

Here's my entry into the tribute group build. This is the 1:1 scale, Tail Boom, Bar & Stroud gun sight (early version) as used in the BoB Spitfires, Hurricanes etc. In fact it was fitted till 1941 when it was replaced with an upgraded version. The later version had a rectangular sight glass. 

 

First 2 photos show the parts minus clear the lenses. The 3rd shows the crash pad. When this was removed from the casting block some of the texturing was lost and also 4 pin holes appeared. I used milliput to cover the whole side and then blended the edges in with a wet finger. I then used the same method to regain some texture. The last 3 photos show just the head section parts. The crash pad is held in place with a drill bit and the sight lens is only placed in it's slot for the photos.

 

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 04:27 PM

Brilliant! :)

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 09:57 PM

Well, this is cool!

 

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 12:13 AM

Well, this is cool!

 

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 03:12 PM

great!

I can use your thread for ref pics now ;)


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Posted 29 December 2015 - 03:18 PM

Cool !

Just need to build the rest around it now :)

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 03:35 PM

Brilliant - presume the 'glass' is acrylic sheet?

 

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:25 PM

Brilliant - presume the 'glass' is acrylic sheet?

 

Iain

 

Correct, both lenses are acrylic. Instructions tell you to make one yourself to fit inside the body approx 1/3 the way down as the real sight had a milky appearance to the inside. Hope that makes sense. A tip is to make it out of a white dvd case.


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 02:59 PM

With the head section in the spray booth drying I decided to make a start on the main body. First 2 photos show the main parts of the body. 3rd shows the parts roughly dry fitted. The graduation rings are set for a target at a distance of 200yds and with a wing span of 40ft. These can be modelled at any setting. 4th is the milky white lens that I have cut that will go inside the main body. This does need a little clean up. Last one is the main lens that fits in the head. As the one supplied is made of acrylic it does not have the greenish edge that you would get with real glass. To get this effect, I used a thin coat of Tamiya clear green. The main body data panel has been filled to remove the stamp detail as this only applies to the later version.

 

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 10:16 PM

Thats great work on a very interesting subject. look forward to the end result


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 09:51 PM

What a neat and unusual subject Chris. I was n't even aware that these existed so it's fascinating to see your progress. Should make for a cracking reference too so we can all add detail to our 1/32nd scale versions based on your model.

 

Looing forward to seeing your gunsight in paint.

 

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 04:54 PM

Hi Chris,

 

How is the gunsight coming? Did you get any paint on it between other projects?

 

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 10:39 PM

Hello Chris,

 

the Body looks great.

 

NICE work there. :m0152:


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Posted 12 May 2016 - 03:30 PM

Hello Chris,

 

Just bumping this as I haven't been to check it out in a while..

 

How are you doing Sir.

 

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:48 AM

Hey Chris are you still on this...

Just wondering :tumble:

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