theseeker Posted July 8, 2013 Share Posted July 8, 2013 I was about to start the 1/24 Mossie but I decided to check my old and forgotten stash. The few kits that I opened, barely started and put back on the shelf in a closet. FW 190's have always been my favorite Luftwaffe subject and D9's and Ta-152's have always held my fascination. So I decided to resurrect the 1/24 Trumpy D-9. I know now why I put it down, the hinge line of the forward cowling is curved and it should be straight. Secondly, I wanted to detail the engine and open it up. Doing so would require modifying and making new parts for the front of the fuselage and I did'nt want to do that. Now I do! The panels are easy to remove and I could always recast them in resin, but I am thinking about something more realistic looking. So I started playing around with some brass sheet to see if I could potentially make the panels out of metal. Obviously, its pretty crude at this point, but I believe it can be done. Using Jerry Crandall's Dora Books and the other reference books I have, I believe metal panels, fully riveted and detailed would look very realistic. Of course making the piano hinges will be tedious, but the end result would be worth it. The good news is that they will not have to be perfect since they will be open. My subject will be.... Dora Red One Cheers 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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