Discussion in 'Non-Halo Costumes and Props' started by Sandbagger, Aug 13, 2017.
Just building a little detail in the landing gear cowlings tonight.
Thanks to a new social media friend named Sean, who kindly provided a long off-cut of rubber mat to simulate the texture of the technical drawings. Preliminary fit shows it is easy to cut and trim using a knife, but will need some contact adhesive to lock it down flat.
After contact adhesive. Lovely and flat.
Adding hydraulic lines using plastic coat-hangers. (Still gotta glue down the rubber mat.)
Replacing the catapult linkage. I’ve kicked and broken the plywood/plastic one twice now, so it’s time to replace it with 10mm plate steel and steel tube. Strong enough to sling-shot a Viper out of a launch tube!
Plastic coat hangers as hydraulic lines! Why didn't I think of that. You just solved a problem I've been struggling with. Thanks!
Love your massive build and look forward to see how it come together.
Glad I could help. Here's an update.
OOOoohhh that sleek, sexy shape! A couple of hours of sanding has produced spectacular results.
Also got the template plans for the last set of fuselage formers. Engines next!
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