Panavia Tornado GR.4
Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:30 PM
Thank you again guys. I've just been building this one for fun really so if anything I've said/done has turned out useful for people then that's certainly a bonus for me.
All the best,
Tried your method for the handles on my tornado, the yellow was a bit lost but the "texture" looks great. Thanks
Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:15 PM
Attaching the WSOp's sticks to the canopy frame using parts from the spares box - they're used to brace against G and fire off chaff/flares I believe but ready to stand corrected of that's wrong. I've also replicated the MDC with lead wire.
The finished canopy, with all of the air-con hoses, etc, attached.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:42 AM
how did you attache the cord inside the canopy?
The MDC was the first job to be done on the canopy. It started with the canopy resting on a duster and a length of 0.2mm lead wire was attached to the front framing with Gator Acrylic Hobby Glue (great stuff - dries really strong but is completely odourless and won't cloud transparencies - the strong man of PVAs!). Then, once that anchor point was established, I used a combination of cocktail sticks and the rounded end of a paint brush handle to insert the kinks in the wire and manoeuvre it to the next anchor point on the central frame. Again it was glued with a tiny spot of Gator and left to dry. I repeated that for the rear canopy and once it had dried to the rear frame snipped off the excess wire. Then, to hide the attachment points at the front and centre, the internal frame was mounted over the top of the wire (it's so thin that it's hardly noticable). The one at the rear doesn't matter because once the canopy is attached that part it hidden due to it's proximity to the spine of the aircraft.
Hope that's helpful.