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Good day! In the middle of Trumpeter's 1/32 Late F4F-3 build. I am scratch building lap belts, forgoing the harness belts as they came later and would like the lap belt look, and am having a devil of a time finding any pics or diagrams. The closest I have found is from another modeling site and I put the pic here (it's not theirs and is out there in the public domain). This is a great pic, but I cannot figure out the belt latching mechanism. Any help? Sincerely, Another Over-Anal Modeller But Non-Rivet Counter
Good day modelling mates! Not 100% sure and would love some input. Did the late F4F-3 have shoulder harness or only lap seat belts? I'm building the Trumpeter 1/32 F4F-3 Late version. I'll work on getting a thread going with pics for I am always searching this site, but should also contribute so that I can get some good feedback/criticism as I get back into this hobby. Thanks all!! KJ
Hi All A fellow modeller (Paolo6691) asked me if I could give some tips on how to make seat belt buckles, like those I did for my Gnat and Fokker Dr. I builds. I gave him some tips but I thought I should post them here. Maybe these tips are useful for other modellers. I don't use any special tools, just a pair of straight-nose tweezers for bending the wire and a nº 11 x-acto blade to cut it. I've been using wires from a multi-threaded electrical cable, which are reasonably thin and not too rigid nor too flaccid. I hold the wire between my index finger and thumb, as straight as possible, an