Nup. Funnily enough I’ve not picked any thing up in the feet as it’s just plastic and I pretty much never wear bare feet in the room. Our aircon has broken down so we are taking measures to cool down a little. No, the problem is always the knife or stray saw blade. I have very few disasters as I’m so aware of it, but the plastic gave way so the blade went through the tube wall and into my tumb. Poopies happen. Thankfully not normally though.
The transmissions are finally finished and are drying awaiting final detail painting, gear nobs bolt heads instruction plaques and so forth. This means that the basic drive train is completed up to the engine for each Tiger. Next up the seats. The framework for the HL has been done, as we know, so I’ll now construct the three seats to “kit” standard and then do the upgrades to make them all to spec.
Many thanks. Nice to finally making some progress or at least to see some.
The frames for the seats are now up to kit spec withe first of the add ons underway. The support posts will be cut back to the correct height next. Then I’ll add the extra rods and lever to raise and lower the seat. This acted exactly as the lever on a Jason recliner does. The look like basketball hoop supports in some shots.
Chair backs and seats under construction. The springs will be the worst thing. I’ll do those then I need some P38 to make the cushions. I also need to create three cushions for the radio operator’s side.
Seats almost done. I just need to add two levers to each seat and extra thingie joining the extra rods that have been added and make lots of cushions. 9 in total.
I made 12 sets of springs, 4 for each seat back, and finally got the right size and shape using one of those 3D pin shape maker doovies. Hmmm.
One of the seats sitting on its framework
The others. The extended rods will be cut to length and have one of the levers attached as per the Jason recliner.
So once the seats are dry I’ll paint the cushions and attach them to the frames. Then with this yucky bit done it’s time to go back and do the hull detailing I need to do.
This will involve the preparation of the hulls themselves with armour notching and welds and creating or upgrading steering, braking and other equipment. Lots to do, but then the interiors can begin to come together.
So crew equipment which basically means driver’s stuff. Some things need to be replaced like the right hand steering brake lever and some things need duplication. Also, I am finally tackling the lubrication tubes. I’m replacing the molded ones and duplicating the third set. Half way there.