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1/32 Wirraway

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  • DerekB changed the title to 1/32 Wirraway
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  • 1 year later...

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.



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:


P1040098 by Derek Buckmaster, on Flickr

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  • 7 months later...

With COVID-19 lockdowns going on in Melbourne, I've been physically separated from this build (which lives on my yacht in Geelong) for several months! I'm currently doing CAD modelling of the fuselage sides, to check if it will be easier to 3D-print new sides rather than sculpting the fabric panels into the Texan kit fuselage side moldings, although that might still be a possibility. 


I'm also playing with a 1/72 Wirraway build... might post that on "Non-LSP Works" at some point in the near future...

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