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1/32 Wirraway

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I've been away for a little while and I'm very pleased to see your updates, Derek. A 1/32 Ceres model is a wonderful prospect - I had a poster of ZK-BSQ (at work, shot head-on as it's dropping a load) on my wall as a child!

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OK, work on the physical model has slowed to a crawl, but some CAD work is still happening...

 

The rear seat in the Wirraway can spin around and face reverse, so the observer can use the rear gun, sight and shoot the camera or lie on the floor to use the bomb-sight. To do this, the rear seat is mounted on a complex frame with a rotating mechanism at the centre of its base. Here is my almost-complete CAD model of the frame, soon to be sent to Shapeways for them to do their magic.

 

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Wirraway 32 rear seat frame CAD model by Derek Buckmaster, on Flickr

 

And here's a view of the actual seat framework in A20-10:

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P1040098 by Derek Buckmaster, on Flickr

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Glad to see this is still on the go Derek, even if at a crawl. I enjoyed seeing Wirraways at the AWM and Moorabbin back in September.

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