The gun's craddle -top

I actually don't know whether this part is called '"the craddle'" or not, but anyway, since I already made all the photoetch parts, most of the work you can see looks like dumb model making. Here is the top view

new photoetch

i still didn't win the game with homemade photoetch, here is the result of my next attempt -I indeed needed some extra bits for some big details in the funnel's area, as well as for the gun craddle's support. Anyway, here are some heavely corroded parts that I will use, the corrosion is actually not a problem as , as usual, i am actually building a wreck ;)

The Sokol's hull -rough scratchbuilding #1

Back again for at least 3 weeks before well earned summer vacations ;) Okay, so my Sokol wasn't so much close to completion despite the photoectching being done. So here we are again. first, pleae notice that the whole of the hull (at least the 3 meters that will be ion the diorama) will be devided in 2, just like if it was broken in 2 at 1 cm below the gun place. unfortunately, it is also at the place where the round windows are -oh well, let's cut through them. To create the round openings, i used my wife's paper hole maker as it was of a right diameter. I pre-bent the plastic to the round front of the cabin. of course i needed to create some cross sections in order for the 2 parts of the cabin being straight. I cut those angled up openings so that nobody can see anything once the gluning is don

Succeeding homemade photoetch #8

Here it is under the sun, enough to do almost all the diorama :) For those only checking the RSS, i have been adding the full Koktebel SBS in the '"Article'" page. I still have one week not being able to work on the diorama, I start aagin next sunday, I can't wait! next up is the hull, the chimney and one of the air entries.