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Lost my Mojo many times, but now it's just time and lack of it... but making up for that during these lockdowns!

 

Great start Peter, but lets be honest, it was never going to be a bad start... great subject, although not my bag... it'll still be great watching this come together. 

 

 

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Oh my goodness, I can't possibly accept or live up to such praise :huh:, those are the kindest comments I have ever read. The thought of any comparison with my modelling heroes is really beyond my comprehension - I just try my best and set myself high standards on your behalf :)

 

thank you - it is the fuel of my motivation..

 

so, as I said last time, I started to detail the sidewalls in which there are many bits & bobs that mainly are mini models in their own right..

 

starting with the R/H wall - here we have a conduit housing on the far left, a big brass ki-gas pump, a sort of pull handle on the top rail and a couple of push switches...

 

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..on the L/H wall a trim wheel made from laminates of 0.5mm ply, some big ratchet handle and a small lever quadrant on the top rail - there is another one on the far side of the rail not shown..

 

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..and again, it's a matter of constant dry fitting in the jig to make sure everything can co-habit with everything else..

 

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I have to say though, I am really enjoying this build and have started to prepare for the bigger questions it will ask of me - things like vac forming the basic fuselage off a basswood master and looking at the best way to construct the wings following the Alcorn / Lee book

 

anyways, until next time..

 

TTFN

Peter

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Oh for crying out loud! This is insanely good.


I really get the feeling you’ve got the bit between your teeth with this one, Peter!

 

Out if interest, are you still planning on releasing the 1/18 cockpit set for the Fw190 as I was really hoping for one - the kit is crying out for the Airscale magic touch. 
 

Tom

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evening chaps :)

 

On 11/19/2020 at 9:34 PM, tomprobert said:

Out if interest, are you still planning on releasing the 1/18 cockpit set for the Fw190 as I was really hoping for one - the kit is crying out for the Airscale magic touch. 

 

Tom

 

 

Hi Tom - thanks for dropping in :) Good question... I have a lot of the design done as I did make some for my 190, but in all honesty I can't see a way to integrate anything accurate with the HB kit - it is a bit all over the place. Maybe just a replacement panel might work, but that is a bit incongruous when is sits alongside totally incorrectly sized / aligned sidewalls & the rest.. The alternative is a full cockpit, by which time you are talking a big set which would soon get expensive and to be honest I don't think they are in any way mass-market like the old airfix 1/24 stalwarts..

 

..not a priority, but not impossible either.. sorry :blush:

 

..still bimbling along on the Fury - got a good bit of time this weekend so thought I would at least start the panel..

 

..pressed metal, silver painted, wierd gizmo's either side of the upper central part and quite an interesting shape - basically it occupies the only remaing space looking forwards and allowing for the gun breeches... long before any sense of order or anything like a blind flying panel..

 

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..I have made up the decal sheet for the model & this is with Ray at Fantasy with my pending airscale restock order...

 

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..I started by adding plastic strip to the back of the PE panel to make it look like a pressing...

 

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..also made up the wierd gizmo thing that sits behind the top out of kits of tiny PE parts...

 

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..then painted it & added all the pre-painted bezels - also glazed some but will wait for the decals before doing the coloured (blue / yellow) bezels as these are like little slivers of coloured tube so I need to figure out how I will do those...

 

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..it sort of goes here...

 

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..next up I thought I would try the gun breeches.. I found some useful pics of the Vickers guns, though these have the big cooling jackets whereas the Fury has the thinner holed ones like a 50 cal you would see on a B17..

 

..I used this image to scale & design the PE and actually reversed the design for a left & right, but as it turns out they both have this mechanism on the same side so luckily I had a brass set PPD made by mistake so I could combine both PE sets to get two right handed guns..

 

 

the core is a block of thick plastic card, with laminated PE sides & folded PE tops..

 

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..then added some of the details and started to make up the charging handles from wood laminated on a PE part with brass pins through each - this was then doused in thin CA before shaping..

 

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..then they were finished up.. I won't be adding the barrels, they will be added from the outside when the fuselage is done way into the future..

 

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..need to make up the mounting frame for these now which is a pretty complicated tubular structure..

 

TTFN

Peter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I can't believe the speed this is going together! Seems like you'll have this one nailed by Christmas! ;)

 

I know that is completely not the case but you're making spectacular progress. I still can't believe the foresight that you have when finding then designing all these tiny details in PE before you get the sheet sent off. I can't even work out what I'm doing the next day!!!!

 

Craig

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