My next project and a request for help !.....
Hi fellow iModelers , I'm hoping this will be my next project but I think I will need some help from a kind hearted fellow iModeler or two , as a lifelong fan of Motorhead I was excited to see Airfix brought out this little beauty and put one on back order at Hannants before it was released so as to make sure I got one.
My plan is to build it in flight and to try and replicate the album cover as closely as possible and that is where my problem is , if you look closely you will see that the artist who did the original album cover has used some "license" and added a chin turret under the pilots feet so as to portray all three of the original band members in the cover but Airfix have merely reboxed there 1/72 scale Heinkell 111 and added a decal sheet ,so I need to scratch build the turret using a clear part from another kit , it looks to me like a dorsal turret from a B17 or B24 might do the job or something similar , the annoying part is that a few years ago I built a civilianised Academy B17 to model a post war TWA version so I must have had the turret and didn't bother to keep it .Anyway no use crying over spilt milk and seeing as the whole thing is a figment of the imagination I don't suppose it would matter what the donor is as long as I could add a turret in that position. The second problem I have is that Airfix for some reason best known to themselves have only supplied one bomb and I need two , so in short if anyone has anything in there spares box that would fit the bill and don't mind the postage you would be making an old man very happy.
On a lighter note I also intend to motorise it and bought a couple of motors described as "micro motors" however I should have looked more closely at the dimensions before hitting the buy it now button because what I got is in picture three... serves me right for rushing I suppose.
Thanks , Neil.
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