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.
This is a bit lame, but I need to change the server of this site which is so slooow, and also to reactivate cdiorama.com
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.
here's a simulation complete with the gun and one of the photoetched plates. next to come: one of the air intakes, the stanchions, the whole of the gun plate and even more photoetching...
Products heads up
I was sent that Pebeo Cernes Relief product some time agio and liked it straight away. Its fine tip allows me to make joints between the stuff i embbed in water and the stuff itself like my graves here.
It dries just like regular glossy Acrylic gel that you can find in art shops or Valejo's Water Effect (which is exactly the same stuff)
The reason I use those flex-pad instead of other solutions is seen here: I have been owning the same since 4 years and even though mine are in bad shape they still work alright. I love the "blade tip" which allows to sand in the crevices
That's a hobby sort of posting. I recently bought Uschi van der Rosten's metalic pigments and well, I used to know Alex before he was Uschi you see and this kind of posts can't do him wrong.