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Seat cushion for the pilot's seat.


Umlaufmotor

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Here are some pictures of my creation of a seat cushion from the Pfalz D.IIIa

Please keep in mind, that pilots which were equipped with a parachute ( late 1918) did not need a seat cushion.

So, pillows out of the plane when you built a diorama when a Pilot with parachute standing near the plane.

We need except a sharp pliers, a good pair of tweezers, nail file and sandpaper, various drills, a good hobby knife and liquid plastic cement a Dremel or something similar to a Dremel.

 

In each WNW-Box is already a seat cushion  :rolleyes:  - well - at least the material from which the seat cushion will to be created.

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First, two matching pieces are cut out of the WNW-seat cushion material.

 

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These two parts are glued together with plastic cement.

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After the glue has dried, the contour of the seat is marked on the plastic.

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Cut with a sharp forceps along the marking

 

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Now, with a file and sandpaper, the contour of the seat cushion is modeled.

The cushion may quietly look a little crumpled.
With the Dremel, the pad is slightly dented.

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Marked the buttons of the seat cushion, then drilled (0.4 mm).

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With the hobby knife pleats are engraved into the pillow. Always in star formation around the buttons.
The holes of the buttons are recessed with the Dremel bit.

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A thin plastic rod represent the buttons

 

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The pillow is treated on the edges with rough sandpaper. We want an old, crumpled and wrinkled pillow. ;)

The seam on the pillow is made with an extremely thin plastic rod (drawn over a candle flame), glued with liquid plastic cement.

 

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Finally, the seat cushion is polished with fine steel wool - done.

 

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And here is the seat cushion from the WNW albatros D.V

 

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Servus

Bertl

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