Thanks Fernando, Guy and Tony. Been busy with my dio and a 1/16 Paratrooper modification. Old 1/72 kits can be quite challenging and fun but sooner or later I may go the larger scales as the eyes are getting weak.
Hi, seriously I didn't have any clear reference on how this worked. Only after I finished the build then only I saw Indiana Jones and the Crusades that I remember a scene when Sean connery was shooting from a biplane cockpit that I saw how it worked. Those straight vertical coming from the serated curved structure should be thinner as they were cables that run down to the cylinder wheels on each side of the cradle.
They're made with plastic strip, copper wire and foil.
Wonderful work again Richard. You have a lot of builds going on at the moment. I am surprised there wasn't a palm tree or a steering wheel in the cockpit.
Did you contemplate changing the springs for self made ones?
Hi, I've been away down south in Singapore last weekend and have not done any bench time or been on the net.
Wouter and Steve, thanks for the comments. The builds seem a lot but this is one that was completed about 3 years back but being shared here. The springs ...so that is what they are, well in that scale I thought painting them with washes and highlights would be enough.
And this is in 1/72 !
Richard, just had an enjoyable time reading through this, what a superb piece of work. That Lewis Gun is a joy to see .
I've never seen this before, must have been before I joined the merry throng