Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by lievenwynants, Jan 9, 2020.
this is my latest work in scale 1/10
Excellent work - I like the scratchbuilding of the cockpit area, sets the figure off nicely.
Nice idea and well executed, I can see you put a lot of work into both the figure and the aircraft section.
BIG WELCOME to PF , great to have you with us
Do ask anything someone will help
A great introduction as well , very well done , looks really good ...
Can we have some more views if possible from above and behind ?
Is this commercial or a one off ?
Do keep sharing your art
it will be a project great scale
That is AMAZING
Do share the progress as a new SBS in the V Bench part of PF
i found a vase in the second hand shop, the right size to make the cockpit ( bomber aimer compartment)
i looked on you tube how i can make a vacum form from the vase
look photo's above
so it went well
he Nap, normally it was a buste , but i 'm thinking to make the hole cockpit from the Heinkel with pilot
so i will make the legs later
WOW !! Again !!
The vac formed cockpit glass looks great ...and now your thinking of a pilot as well
Can't wait !
i did post on v bench also
Very cool, though the goggles look just a tad too small to my eye.
Lieven, that looks absolutely fantastic! It’s one of the most ambitious modelling projects I’ve ever seen, & to include the nose section of the aircraft as well makes it look even more stunning.
One interesting fact I’ve found out about the Heinkel III is that the pilot was not the aircraft captain. This was usually the navigator/observer, who was also the bomb aimer. The control yoke of the aircraft could also be pivoted over to either side of the cockpit, so if the pilot became a casualty the observer could take over. I don’t know if the rudder pedals were duplicated though......
What a lovely piece of engineering never mind model making, inspired and top draw.
Lucky to have found a vase of just the right size and shape (he looks a little too far back in the pics above but I suspect that's just a dummy run?).
For those unfamiliar with the HE111, the attached pics and links show the set up and just how cramped the three man crew was (3rd bod is upper gondola gunner) and a good impression of how exposed the greenhouse nose cone was.
WW2 info sheet showing layout and bombsight
bomb aiming position
This really sums it up (the caption says 1940: note slightly different nose configuration with a clear bulge below the canopy: no doubt an aircraft expert could explain the verions):
Terrific stuff...wonderful sculpting and such original work. ( as Neil says, it's striking just how horribly exposed
they were in an HE111 )
Looks like there were several different styles and sizes, including these small ones (which were splinter goggles: I would think essential in that 'glasshouse' when the RAF/Flak crews are hurling assorted bits of metal at you!).
(unsure of the provenance/dating of the last pic but the gear looks right)
Thanks, Neil! That's very interesting, I never saw those before. The smaller goggles look almost like the size of swimmer's goggles.
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