Radial Engine Repair Mini Diorama
The engine is a resin, Pratt and Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior from “Metallic Details.”
The kit requires attaching the cylinders,
Note the drilled out cylinders. Sharp eyes will note the cylinder bases are still on the crankcase, but then one cannot have perfect detail all the time; at least I cannot. However, I note others have abilities vastly superior to mine in this regard.
Push-rod tubes are cut from 29 gage needles
The figures are modified from other kit figures. The guy holding the Jug used to be a Tamiya Navy fighter pilot who now works in the shop. I had to trim off his military gear and flight helmet. The guy with the orange hard-hat was an O-scale railroad figure that had a blob for a face.
Finally I moved the scene into the hanger
The (modeling) memories of man in his old age are the deeds of a man in his prime – Pink Floyd
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