Pilatus PC 21, 1/32 Scale Scratch Build, Part 8
Well in the spirit of Rob Anderson, I decided to have a craft beer while I was taking pictures for part 8 of this build, I picked up a few bottles of beer when my Wife and I, as well as our dog Baily took a drive to the West Coast this week end, and we stopped over at a place called Darling, and the brewery was naturally called Darling Brewery, this brand is called Rogue Pony, and it sure kicks like one,
Back to the build so far,
I was planning on doing the cockpit detail, and instead started with the undercarriage, there are not much pictures on the net, so I zoomed in on some pictures, and also used the planes for scale and size.
Firstly I cut out the shape of the landing gear struts, 4 off and laminated them together, when that was dry, sanded them to shape. I then made the undercarriage hydraulic cylinders out of brass and aluminum rod.
I then made the nose gear strut out of Brass and aluminum tube, added a bit of detail, and installed the strut.
This does not sound like much, but it was a lot of work to get it to look ok.
I am going to make and aircraft that has been bought by the French Air Force, hence why I have already painted the propeller, I think it look pretty cool.
Off to the DRC tomorrow for a week and a half, then I will get building again.
Hope you like the progress so far.
8 additional images. Click to enlarge.