Star Wars A-Wing Kit Masters
It's A Framing Job...And I Ain't Talking The Picture Variety
Welcome back to the hellhole gang, how goes it people ?
Right then, last on this issue was the engine thingies being dealt with.
Now I know it's been a while but now back into this proper and this will be my first thing out of the gate so the Talon will have to wait.
Apologies for that but this will get done a lot sooner so first things first.
To be honest, i'm not to enamored by the amount of work i'm having to do to bring this...object...up to snuff but that's life for ya.
So sooner done the better from my perspective.
Ok, turning my attention to the canopy.
I dunno what the last output was like but this as planned will be a frame and vac form glazing.
So to the frame, I had already removed the remnants of the bottom frame which was part of the fuselage.
This is the said fuselage part, the original canopy master and roughly positioned.
So that was returned to its box, I fired up me soldering gear and dived into me brass stock.
This was the end result of that bunch of fun and games.
A wedge of epoxy metal putty to the front end and some trimming up and we get this.
A slight improvement methinks.
A fair amount of the bottom plate will be machined away to leave a thin ledge for the vac canopy to slot into.
That'll make it easier on the builder I reckon and that's what the whole deal is about for me.
More on this later but for now...
It's A Gun Thing.
Or to put it another way, more original bits binned in favor of summat better.
In this case, we be talking the shipboard weaponry.
Here's the original masters.
Well just not going to cut it in my humble opinion.
Back to the brass stock...again.
Lots of different diameter tubing, some soldering here and there and more than a few trips to lathe land.
Here we got the bits that go on the top of the side guns.
Onto the main gun bodies proper.
Same deal with tube, solder and lathe.
A few more nuggets of brass and some more soldering and we get to the final items.
Not too shabby, not too shabby at all if I may be so bold as to say so.
Not blazingly accurate, just an improvement which is the point of this whole like having teeth pulled exercise.
The small holes in the barrel are to take some 1mm brass wire which will be supplied.
This makes some pipe thing which turns back toward the main body of the gun and fits into the small tubes on the side of the gun body.
Well not a bad days work all in all.
Until next update time, you merry lot go easy now!