[WWI] Optically challenged

Andy Bannister andy at warpedplastic.co.uk
Wed Feb 2 15:00:41 EST 2005

Ask and ye shall receive....
Sorry about the picture quality. Couldn't get those rudder bar pulleys in 
the shot know matter how hard I tried, but they're in there!


> andy!
> i, for one, would very much like to see "in progress" shots of that camel.
> anyone who goes to that much trouble in 1:72 deserves to show off a bit!
> and in case you haven't learned the proper terminology yet, it is as
> follows:  everything is "in progress".  nothing is ever "unfinished".
> iban.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Andy Bannister" <andy at warpedplastic.co.uk>
> To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
> Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2005 3:36 AM
> Subject: Re: [WWI] Optically challenged
>> > To which I would reply:  on that 1/48 quadrant you are likely to need
>> > teeth, bolts, connectors, a dimensional handle, and perhaps a 
>> > completely
>> > separate spark advance assembly because of the increased visibility.
>> > (Well, I would, and so would a lot of other guys around here.)  In 
>> > 1/72,
>> > a lot of this can be fudged with paint.
>> Ah well, that's where we differ then. I don't need to add anything at all
> if
>> I choose. As I said, I build slowly enough as it is without succumbing to
>> advanced AMS. In my twenties I went all out on Revell's 1/72 Camel, even
> to
>> the point of adding the tiny pulleys in front of the rudder bar. I still
>> have that Camel, unfinished, on my workbench! And I might add that I did
> all
>> that work quite easily with my contact lenses (for distance) in. Now I 
>> can
>> barely see the cockpit at all without taking my glasses off!
>> Cheers,
>> Andy

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