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Old 10-24-2019, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default Modelling the Vickers Wellington

This is a slightly disingenuous post on my part, as it's not about the ingame Wellington bomber, but rather an RC one I'm working on. I've just about completed the two FN5 gun-turrets, the research, CAD drawings and building of which has taken nearly 4 years. The eventual intention is to fly the turrets in a model Wellington, taking films from the gunner's perspectives.

The turrets feature:

Fully working collimating gunsight reticules
Fully working pneumatic rams to raise and lower the guns
servo traverse
...and as much detail as I could cram in at 1:4.5 scale.

The turrets consist of over 600 parts each, plus nuts, washers and machine-screws, taking the parts to over 1000 per turret. They involve virtually no glue, so that I could back out of assembly if I hit a show-stopper without damaging the model.

Just in case anyone's interested.

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Old 10-24-2019, 05:40 PM   #2
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Thank you so much Tim for sharing with the Subsim Community Sir Barnes Neville Wallis will have a rye smile on his face upstairs for sure.
Top Effort indeed
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Old 10-24-2019, 07:57 PM   #3
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And Rex Keen! (Barnes Wallace designed the means of contruction, the actual airframe was a tandem effort between Wallace and Keen.)

Cheers, I'll post a few stills if you like in the coming weeks. Of the many films on the channel, the most worthwhile is really the "moving rams", "working gunsight" and the "last look around" ones.
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