Star Wars A-Wing Kit Masters
Just got a little time..
So I'll Wedge A Few Bits Together
Welcome back troops and troopettes
I trust I find you all well this day?...
Well now, in between casting parts like a resin fueled whirling dervish, I decided to take a wee bit o' time here and there to put together a cockpit and pilot.
Just to see how things were going to shape up in that dept. you understand.
Now I must apologise in advance for the more than slightly rough paint job/build but i'm sorta on the clock here so...
Ok, a lot to get through so to begin with, the cast cockpit and pilot parts.
All the pilot parts had some holes drilled in them for the redoubtable cocktail stick to hold 'em while yours truly did the painting thing.
The control stick is just as you see in the pilots right hand and that's all that's required as the end will not be seen.
And no worries about breakage as such, it's got some 1mm brass wire cast into it.
Also the stub on the pilots neck fitting is alloy tube, cast in.
So to the lighting thing.
One 3mm white diffuse LED resistored up, a hole drilled in the plate that the instrument panel sits on.
LED fitted and sealed in with epoxy putty.
OK, taking the instrument panel and shroud, straightforward assembly on a flat surface.
Paint interior white and outside dark sea grey.
Trim and fit instrument panel film.
Some black on the switches and some dry brushing in medium grey and ready for fixing to light plate.
Done on short order, lighting test and the whole shebang looking something like this.
That done, take all cockpit parts.
Paint in shades of grey or whatever colour's suit.
Assemble with 5min epoxy.
Paint and assemble pilot..or even assemble and paint pilot.
Order not that important, honest!
When done simply glue in position.
Then take instrument panel assembly, feed wires through holes in front plate and glue into place.
Headrest/back detail part painted and that's the cockpit bit done!!
And lastly, the fit test...
And it does all fit.
Thankfully, the canopy frame still fits as well.
And that's quite enough nonsense for this update methinks.
Back to the casting again tomorrow so until next update time, you merry lot go easy now.
Due to the economic situation, the masters are complete and have now been sold off.
The purchaser may produce them so keep an eye out.
Apologies folks but that's how it is.