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Fozzy

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  1. After Lunch we will get the tank into place and make a start on the Navigator/Gunner's position Fozzy
  2. Here is the Fuel Tank before painting........... ....and after painting.You can see that I have added a fuel guage at the front end but havn't put the filler neck on at this stage,I will do that later....
  3. Morning everyone! I had to make a fuel tank to fit just behind the Pilots back (nice ),so I got out my plastic scrap box ,drew a template for the tank and cut the parts out... These parts were glued together to get the shape..... A strip of plastic card was then cut to size for the outer part of the tank........ ....and then glued to the structure.......
  4. Hi Edgar Thanks for the info,I think you might be right about the colour of the belts!!I'll get it right next time! Cheers Fozzy
  5. Thanks awfully chaps for your kind remarks!!Your all so lovelly Cheers men!! Fozzy....in 40 degrees heat in Bulgaria!
  6. On this shot you can see the rear end of the panel with the gun sight frame work attatched (made from garden twine) So thats the Pilots position complete.The next installment will be the making of the fuel tank. Christ I hope your not all bored with this Fozzy
  7. On the actual aircraft you can see the back of the Instrument Panel so I did some work there with the use of my handy scrap wire box!! This whole unit was then glued into place in the cockpit...here's some pics.........
  8. So now for the instrument panel. By the way you do realise that I have built all this a few weeks ago and that I'm not some sort of robot that can knock out a scratch built aircraft in a few minutes? ...... The instrument panel was built up with plastic card cut to shape and the switches and other bits and bobs were made out of wire.Heres a pic before painting.. To make the Instrument dials I downloaded black and white photos off the Internet,down scaled them and printed them off.All I had to do then was cut them off the paper with scissors(The hardest part of the whole build so far because they were so small!! )I then glued them into position....no expence spared!!!....heres a pic after painting........
  9. So now I have got to get the Instument panel together.
  10. .....Next I placed the Pilots seat into position.............
  11. Now it is time to put the parts I have already made into the pilots position.Here are some pics with it all together minus the Pilots seat.I do apologies for the out of focus amateur photos!!!
  12. Hi guys Thanks once again for all you feedback...much appreciated. So we go back to the cockpit construction!. I made up a Throttle Quadrant out of the usual plastic card,also a map case and a Trim Wheel made from wire and plastic,see pic............
  13. I found a few photos of some shots I took of the Undercarriage and Cowling in place last night.This gives you a rough idea of what it might look like later.....ofcourse a lot of imagination is required Next time I post I'll continue with the cockpit Cheers for now Fozzy
  14. ....and then the control column and frame work for it was made out of plastic and garden twine.Here is a picture before and after painting...
  15. Rudder pedals were made out of scraps of plastic and then painted.
  16. ....This is what they look like on the seat.........
  17. Cheers Dan I always say experiment,if you don't try you don't know
  18. .....................and with a bit of paint on them,the finished article............
  19. The way I have always made seat belts is out of cut pieces of a beer cans!!!Once again sounds crazy but I think quite realistic........what do you think?
  20. .................and here is a couple of snaps of the finished seat..............
  21. The back of the seat frame was made in the same fashion and in the next picture you will see I have made the seat back cushion out of electrical wire,which later I changed and made it out of pieces of plastic because it looked more like the reference material. A seat adjusting wheel was then made out of plastic and fuse wire.......
  22. Thanks Martin Not too sure at the moment but am leaning towards the Standard Dark Green/Dark Earth upper surfaces and Sky undersides.As for the Squadron Markings havn't decided yet!!
  23. I now turned my attention to making the Pilots seat.The first picture shows you how crudely I made the seat frame work out of Garden twine.I basicly pinned and glued the wire over a template......... ........and then glued it all together.....
  24. Hi guys So what we are putting together today is the detail in the Cockpit. These few pictures show you that I have placed all the floors and Radio shelves in the Navigator/Gunners compartment.Bits of pipe work have been added and a few pumps and buttons on the Pilots side walls.Most of this detailing was made out of Plastic card and wire,and the reference came from an amazing book in the Mushroom Orange series named Westland Lysander by James Kightly...................
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