Hi! This gonna be a part of a bigger project (I hope) a diorama dedicated to the Golden Age when barn builders raced their airplanes faster than military types, people lived the first big economical crysis and wealthy man still uses huge automobiles 🙂 O.K.this is far from now, the first part this plane from Williams Bros. I bought it on evilbay years ago wizh some other air racers from their serie and this project add a boost to build it. First is the engine. The WB engine is not bad. Practically they packing this sprue of engine parts to all of their radial engined kits. This time it’s correct as an acceptable replica can be made of the P&W Wasp (junior or senior). I didn’t want to buy an expensive resin replacement so I tried to detail the plastic. The cylinders are separated items as the crankcase and the front crankcase cover (integrally moulded with the pushrods – these are sadly thick and burr). I painted the cylinders with Alclad steel and MM gun metal, the crankcase is MM intermdiate blue. I added the pushrods from steel wire – with insulator liners – the ignition harness ring (plastic) ignition wires (copper wire with insulator connections) and the oil lines (copper wire again). The data plate is home made decal.
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