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Old 03-28-2024, 06:23 PM
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Teakell’s Table; more than movable propellers…

Joe’s pride in the tiny B-17, with the four tiny, accurate, movable propellers was not his only build achievement. He had also simulated the movement of props with some planes, using circles of clear plastic (see pic 1). Though the props on this build were implied, and not moving, the turrets were highly detailed (see pic 2). A second feature of these tiny gun turrets was that they could be swiveled on the silver bodied craft, despite being so tiny in scale (see pic 3). A third feature of these tiny turrets was that the guns could be repositioned up or down in the turret housing; just as they would move on the real thing. (see pic 4). The final product was as striking as it was useful in demonstrating the actual craft’s capabilities (see pic 5).

Keep in mind; builders in larger scales often do not go to the trouble of accurate movement of craft parts.


Picture 1: WWII plane c false props…

Picture 2: WWII plane c false props 2…

Picture 3: WWII plane c moving turret…

Picture 4: WWII plane c false props & moving guns…

Picture 5: Bomber WWII…
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The Walk-Thru of the 2023 International Paper Modeler's Convention (IPMC); the 25th-wwii-plane-c-feaux-props.jpg   The Walk-Thru of the 2023 International Paper Modeler's Convention (IPMC); the 25th-wwii-plane-c-feaux-props-2.jpg   The Walk-Thru of the 2023 International Paper Modeler's Convention (IPMC); the 25th-wwii-plane-c-moving-turret.jpg   The Walk-Thru of the 2023 International Paper Modeler's Convention (IPMC); the 25th-wwii-plane-c-feaux-props-moving-guns.jpg   The Walk-Thru of the 2023 International Paper Modeler's Convention (IPMC); the 25th-wwii-bomber.jpg  

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