The Riveting Challenge
OK, I think think some of you now have understood a bit what makes me tick when it comes to modelling and the original machine. Details. Weird ones.
Sometimes one is struck by how unrefined some machines are, how close they actually look a vintage plastic model. Rivets the size of bolt heads, uneven panel lines, unexpected or crude details and so forth. On the posted images you can see some details of the big Bristol Belvedere helicopter found at the MOSI museum in Manchester, England. Thanks to an unforgiving light it´s possible to see all rivets in their full glory. Some panels are unexpectedly crafted over other panels (just look at that shining plate around the exhaust outlet). Shouldn´t a sleek aircraft be perfect and smooth, really? Like a model. I am struck by the unexpected that sometimes catches my eye.
I here by challenge you to add the photos you may have of all those unexpected details one seldom see or think of. It can be something that is surprisingly smooth on an otherwise crude machine, or the opposite. Or something that looks overscale like a thick trailing edge of a wing, something many modelers would thin down or else it wouldn´t look “correct”.
Will you take the challenge?
3 additional images. Click to enlarge.