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  • In Flight Propellers in motion

    I have wondered how to make the aircraft in flight appear more realistic....
    I saw a clear propeller disc advertised
    but for the life of me couldn't find who made them,
    so thought i would have ago myself..it turned out much easier than i thought...

    So for those who wish ~ a brief 'How to' or at least 'how i made them'.....

    First of all you need a plastic container ~ i used a blister pack from Games Workshop..
    and a compass with a blade not pencil (many pound shops have them).



    Next split the clear container (blister) into two pieces



    Then measure the distance from the center of the propeller nose cone to the tip of the propeller blade,
    set this into the compasses, then position on the container and scribe around until the disc is cut out.



    Next to increase the central cut out of the disc to fit over the nose cone, use a screw



    Then select your aircraft for change...



    NOW FOR THE BRAVE BIT !! ~ Deep intake of breath.....
    Remove the propeller blades of the aircraft.....
    then slide the clear disc over the nose cone to cover the place where the propellers were....



    And breath out.....big sigh of relief....

    The finished article....





    I hope you found this of use / interest....

    Hope you like the effect.

    Regards to all

    Maverick

    For my next project ~

    To see if I can convert the Mark IX to Mark III spitfires

    Off to find the paint and plenty of pictures to study....
    This article was originally published in forum thread: In Flight Propellers in motion started by Maverick View original post