Sokol diorama blog

The chimney #2

So what are those things? took me quite some time to figure out when i was building my Izmail PT boat, indeed it's the place where the sailors put some signal lamps while sailing at night. You notice it's been done out of some rather ragged photoetch sprur I did previously

The chimney #3

You may notice the special texture -done by basically screwing the whole process of photoetching, but never mind! it will be looking quite cool with my rusty mix on the top!

The Canet gun is finished

finally, I added some bolts here and there -thanks for Mr Dave o'Meara for giving me those wonderful brown rivets :) Notice also the very small (0.4mm) metal rivets from Scale Hardware on the bottom of the gun, they were easier to put than expected thanks to quite long bits of metal holding them :)

Sokol's air intake

back again for good. Well, 6 pictures for such a small work might appear a bit stupid, but i have them so... those intakes where done from surprisingly thin metal, and their peculiar shape led me to no other choice than to vacu-form the shape in 2 parts. The first part was to build a master. I then cut 2 plastic rounds to the right dimensions of the upper and lower parts and used some Magic Sculp to sculpt the shape, I then sanded the final master.

Sokol's air intakes #3

I tried different ways of heating the plastic -under the lit gas oven I only managed to burn myself while holding the thick (1,5mm ) plastic sheet, under one single flame, icouldn't manage to get enough plastic melting! So i finally got round this stupid problem by holding the sheet of plastic under *4* different candles!