Friday, May 5, 2017

Video tutorial: How to add scratch built added detail to a cockpit

At last!  It came in at 33 minutes long!

My masterclass tutorial on how to superdetail a scale model aircraft cockpit is now available on YouTube.

In this video I show you how to elevate your model cockpit, from a boring kit-standard version to a chock-full-o'-detail version, using mostly wire offcuts and spare bits of styrene strip and rod.  It is a cheap, effective, and personally satisfying way to make the pilot's office a much more professional looking piece of your model.

Cockpits are usually the most visible bit of detail on a plane. Certainly for a P-51D Mustang, with it's gorgeous but very open bubble-top canopy, you need to make sure you do justice to the cockpit.

My kit is the ancient Hasegawa 1/32 P-51D Mustang.  Just check out the difference a little judicous scratch building can make by comparing the kit-standard cockpit below.

How to scratch build cockpit detail on a Hasegawa 1/32 P-51D Mustang scale model
Scratch building detail makes a BIG difference...

So get comfortable, relax, and enjoy the video. I hope it is full of inspiring ideas for your own builds.



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