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Total Scratch build of the front end of a B17G!

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Afternoon everyone!

Okay then...I have managed to scratch build the seat frames for the time being...the actual seats will be built and fitted later this week....with a bit of luck of course ;)

After studying the real seat frames I got some scrap plastic together and had a go.......................

 

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Looks heaps better with some colour on!!....................

 

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Here are some shots with the top of the fuselage in place...................

 

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I am now going to light my gas burner to anneal a coca cola can to make it easier to mould the seats....well that's the plan...it might not work of course!! unsure.png ...we shall see!

 

See you on the next post

 

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Fozzy

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Hi

Haven't posted for a while because here in Bulgaria there has been terrible storms and floods which un fortunately caught me out whilst taking my Wife to the Airport.....I got trapped in the floods and my car broke down in the middle of no where! :( The wife was not impressed as we missed the flight!...so I have been away from the office and fixing the car etc!!

However.....I got to get to the bench in the last couple of days and so...............

Time for another update!

I managed to get the bucket seats finished.

I started to anneal a coca cola can and got cutting and shaping when I stopped and decided that it would be a lot easier to make the seats out of plastic card :rolleyes: !!............here they are................

 

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I took a few photo's of them on the frames........................

 

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I just had to see what they looked like in the cockpit wink.png

 

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post continues ..................................

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Next up was the seat cushions.

 

Of course I have run out of Milliput just when I need it! owww.gif

 

Time to improvise! hmmm.gif ..........a few years back I bought some plasticine which I thought I would have a go at using...after moulding to shape I tried to harden it by giving it a couple of washes with diluted white glue and floor polish...it sort of worked!!....although its not set hard...and probably won't ever.............but??.....it looks ok I think...what do you think?...........

 

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I then glued them onto  the seats and balanced them on the seat frames and placed them in the cockpit for a few photo's.

 

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I am in the process of making the seat belts out of the coca cola can ready to go onto the seats.....when this is complete I will post again.

 

Thanks a lot for looking in

 

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Still watching with amazement !......Harv  :popcorn:  :popcorn:

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