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#31 Iain (32SIG)

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 10:15 PM

Robert has very kindly sent us a sample for review - quality really is quite exceptional.

 

Hoping to get it written up and posted in the next couple of days.

 

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 05:57 PM

That bombsight is by far the best I have ever seen!
Amazing Robert. I really need that for my B-17

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 06:26 PM

I've got one of those in my sight(!). Looks extremely nice - especially compared to the Masterdetail one....
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Posted 30 January 2017 - 07:00 PM

Note that he says the mount is for the G model only so take that into account if it's important to you. You can see the F model mount in the original thread for the product. Karl H posted a nice rendering of what the mount should look like.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 07:33 PM

Note that he says the mount is for the G model only so take that into account if it's important to you. You can see the F model mount in the original thread for the product. Karl H posted a nice rendering of what the mount should look like.

 

This is true. I will be offering it with the F type mount as soon as I can get it into production.

I'm grateful to Karl H for the info and reference.

I'm also grateful for all the input and help from the LSP community.

Thanks



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Posted 30 January 2017 - 07:40 PM

@Robert: I have sent you an message. I would like to buy two of the bombsights for my B-17G project.
Please let me know how I can buy that sights.
Kind Regards Kai

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 09:12 PM

@Robert: I have sent you an message. I would like to buy two of the bombsights for my B-17G project.
Please let me know how I can buy that sights.
Kind Regards Kai

He indicated that he'd be sending some to Sprue Brothers this week.  I believe there are some going to Hannant's as well but I'm not entirely sure on that.


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 09:13 PM

This is true. I will be offering it with the F type mount as soon as I can get it into production.

I'm grateful to Karl H for the info and reference.

I'm also grateful for all the input and help from the LSP community.

Thanks

 

Hey, that's great!  Now I won't have to scratchbuild the mount.  Let us know when the E/F specific version will be available please!


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 10:06 PM

Here are a few drawings of some of the components for the F Bombsight platform:

 

Here is the platform itself:

 

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The clamp (two needed):

 

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Installation:

 

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I have some more, just need to convert them from PDF to jpegs.



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Posted 30 January 2017 - 10:19 PM

A few more:

 

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Someplace I have the base plate with dimensions. The drawings have several variations but the one with the dimensions will be fine for the scales we are working  in.

 

Robertmro, if you want these in PDF format, let me know>


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 11:29 PM

Thanks Karl. These drawings are fantastic.
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Posted 31 January 2017 - 07:16 AM

Thank you Robert and Juggernut. So I will keep an eye on Spruebrothers 👍👍

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:53 AM

Professional package design.  Your layout?

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mark



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Posted 31 January 2017 - 02:54 PM

Thanks for the compliment Mark.
I studied art at Pratt Institute 1968-72 then spent many years in tv commercials, network broadcasts design, movie title design, visual effect (mainly as a matte artist) and finally a short stint as a college professor at Savannah Cooege of Art and Design. Alas, I'm a jack of all trades but a master of none.
So a quick product card design was easy fun.
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Posted 04 February 2017 - 01:46 AM

Early mount progress:

 

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