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by Timothy Huff
August 13th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 50
Views: 7308

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

Few more pics. Please excuse the rats-nest of cabling, it'll all be tucked out of the way eventually!


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old electrical (short) and new (pneumatic) ram
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Detail of renewed "Pyrene" extinguisher
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Detail of placard on ammunition tank cover
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detail of further placards
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by Timothy Huff
August 11th, 2019, 10:31 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 50
Views: 7308

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

The last few days have been busy in the workshop: First I've been assembling the acid-etched brass straps which will hold the Perspex panels of the windows in place, and the rear-turret is finished, in that the outside straps are in place. Still to do is to bend and fit the internal straps which are...
by Timothy Huff
July 24th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart
Replies: 187
Views: 28422

Re: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart

Absolutely cracking work on the harnesses and seat, I love the wear and tear on the floor pan. it's actually hard to tell one is looking at a model. I fully agree about the SLS nylon being tricky as regards layer-lines, especially where compound curves occur, I've found multiple applications of prim...
by Timothy Huff
July 20th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Wellington build thread
Replies: 117
Views: 27097

Re: Wellington build thread

Steve, I've all but finished the CAD work on my turrets, and could now spend a day or so drawing up the 12 and a half frame (immediately aft of pilots head) as either a single 3d printable part, or, as printable component parts. The latter is much more time consuming, as unless the geometry of your ...
by Timothy Huff
July 13th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Stolen Van HJ 61 NJU White ford Transit
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: Stolen Van HJ 61 NJU White ford Transit

I am so sorry to read this. I've just been looking at ebay entries, and it's possible to filter search results that are "pre-owned". I believe it's the case that it's not uncommon that when stolen vehicles are sold, they're sold as "collection only", but there's no actual link be...
by Timothy Huff
July 4th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 50
Views: 7308

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

A couple of new films up on YT, showing the Polish/English caution stencils and some footage of the new gunsight with automatic dimmer wired in. Apologies for the camera-work on the latter. The strap brass for attaching the cupola windows has now been ordered, and wiring in the various electrical se...
by Timothy Huff
June 26th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 50
Views: 7308

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

Hi all, the last couple of days have been spent building the internal structures of the cupolas, and hanging the front-turret doors. Some gap-filling is required, a little trimming and some remedial painting, before moving onto the rear-turret doors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3mgS9NKpSk Today...
by Timothy Huff
June 17th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: RAF Mk III gunsights 1:4.5 scale
Replies: 0
Views: 312

RAF Mk III gunsights 1:4.5 scale

For sale on ebay at https://www.ebay.co.uk/mys/active Full details thereon. I apologise for the asking price, but they went through several iterations to get right and I'd like to recoup some of the money spent doing so, however they may be "just the ticket" for one of you...? The auction ...
by Timothy Huff
June 5th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Electronics whizz needed, Oxfordshire area
Replies: 12
Views: 1956

Re: Electronics whizz needed, Oxfordshire area

Barrie King wrote:Have you looked at the mini hydraulics as used by the mini excavator builders?


That's an interesting idea. Are they pneumatic?
by Timothy Huff
June 4th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Electronics whizz needed, Oxfordshire area
Replies: 12
Views: 1956

Re: Electronics whizz needed, Oxfordshire area

Probably cams, I would think. I really need to talk this over with someone, prefereably in the workshop where the problem can be viewed in the flesh so to speak. I now know that both rams need to be driven with identical force applied to each. If this isn't done, the asymmetric effect greatly adds t...
by Timothy Huff
June 3rd, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 50
Views: 7308

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

I've put a couple of new films on YT. The first is a look at the lashed-up Cupola structure. I can't proceed further with that until the brass parts arrive which will stiffen the members. The second film - slightly truncated due battery failure - shews how I attach SLS nylon parts together with mach...
by Timothy Huff
May 30th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Electronics whizz needed, Oxfordshire area
Replies: 12
Views: 1956

Re: Electronics whizz needed, Oxfordshire area

Hi all, I now need to collaborate with someone in the North Oxfordshire area to help design and build a suitable servo-driven mechanism to raise and depress the gun-cradle on my model FN5 turrets, and to traverse the turrets. The previous "home-made" elevation servo, completely concealed w...
by Timothy Huff
May 20th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: RAF lap-straps at 1:4.5 Free+postage
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: RAF lap-straps at 1:4.5 Free+postage

(all gone now)
by Timothy Huff
May 20th, 2019, 12:13 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: RAF lap-straps at 1:4.5 Free+postage
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: RAF lap-straps at 1:4.5 Free+postage

Update: 2 sets gone, circa 4 sets remaining.
by Timothy Huff
May 19th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Show Pictures And Videos
Topic: 1/4 scale Bristol Beaufighter, LMA Longhorsley, 1998
Replies: 4
Views: 2309

Re: 1/4 scale Bristol Beaufighter, LMA Longhorsley, 1998

Many thanks for the explanations.
by Timothy Huff
May 19th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: RAF lap-straps at 1:4.5 Free+postage
Replies: 2
Views: 392

RAF lap-straps at 1:4.5 Free+postage

I've been over-supplied with a number - some 5 extra sets - of the lap-straps as pictured below, done at 1:4.5 scale. If these are of any use to people, please pm me your postal address, and I'll send 'em out (unpainted) if you'll cover the postage. They will need shackles - I use the 7.4mm ones fro...
by Timothy Huff
May 19th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 50
Views: 7308

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

LOL. That's rather a long way away, but I'll be looking to build a fully functioning instrument panel eventually, and whilst I'll not be building it for some years, it's interesting to see what's possible now. Air-brush issues have put paid to further painting of cupola parts, but the acid-etched br...
by Timothy Huff
May 17th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart
Replies: 187
Views: 28422

Re: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart

Hi, Not sure if this is appropriate to your needs, but the various sizes of K&S metals tubes will fit nicely one inside another with every increase in size. Of course they're mostly Imperial, although I believe they may have some metric sizes now. So, if you draw a blank with metric permutations...
by Timothy Huff
May 10th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 50
Views: 7308

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

The last week or so has been sorting parts, getting a few reprints done, and painting parts with grey primer, mostly cupola parts. When they're assembled and painted I'll post a picture or two. In the meantime I've started collaborating with an amazingly talented German chap, -another "Tim"...
by Timothy Huff
May 7th, 2019, 11:35 pm
Forum: Show Pictures And Videos
Topic: 1/4 scale Bristol Beaufighter, LMA Longhorsley, 1998
Replies: 4
Views: 2309

Re: 1/4 scale Bristol Beaufighter, LMA Longhorsley, 1998

Anyone knowledgeable about the Beaufighter here? I've seen many pictures of Beau's with a really marked dihedral to the tail-plane, (similar to the Havoc) and almost as many where it's clearly absent, and yet I can't find any reference to a change In tail-plane geometry as the type was developed. An...

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