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bomber aimer heinkel 111

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by lievenwynants, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. lievenwynants Active Member

    hello

    this is my latest work in scale 1/10
    [IMG][IMG][IMG]
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  2. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    England
    Excellent work - I like the scratchbuilding of the cockpit area, sets the figure off nicely.
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  3. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice idea and well executed, I can see you put a lot of work into both the figure and the aircraft section.

    Steve
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  4. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi there

    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

    Happy sculpting

    Nap
  5. lievenwynants Active Member

    thx guys

    it will be a project great scale[IMG][IMG][IMG]
  6. lievenwynants Active Member

  7. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    WOW!!!!!!!

    That is AMAZING

    Do share the progress as a new SBS in the V Bench part of PF

    Nap
  8. lievenwynants Active Member

    little explanation

    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

    greetings lieven
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  9. lievenwynants Active Member

    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

    greetings
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi lieven

    WOW !! Again !!

    The vac formed cockpit glass looks great ...and now your thinking of a pilot as well

    Can't wait !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  11. lievenwynants Active Member

    thx nap

    i did post on v bench also

    lieven;)
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  12. theBaron A Fixture

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    United-States
    Very cool, though the goggles look just a tad too small to my eye.

    Prost!
    Brad
  13. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    England
    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......
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  14. captfue Active Member

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    United-States
    great presentation
  15. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Lieven,
    What a lovely piece of engineering never mind model making, inspired and top draw.(y)
    cheers
    Richie
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  16. NeilW Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    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
    cockpit interior
    bomb aiming position

    H111a.JPG H111b.JPG H111c.JPG

    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):
    H111d.JPG
  17. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Belgium
    Excellent work!

    cheers,
    Pierre
  18. fogie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Terrific stuff...wonderful sculpting and such original work. ( as Neil says, it's striking just how horribly exposed
    they were in an HE111 )

    Mike
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  19. NeilW Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    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!).

    Click here
    goggles3.JPG goggles2.JPG goggles1.JPG
    (unsure of the provenance/dating of the last pic but the gear looks right)
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  20. theBaron A Fixture

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    United-States

    Thanks, Neil! That's very interesting, I never saw those before. The smaller goggles look almost like the size of swimmer's goggles.

    Prost!
    Brad

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