4D Stirling - Under Construction

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jamesinnewcastle
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Re: 4D Stirling - Under Construction

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Hi All

This isn't my model but it is superb and well worth a look, very detailed and excellent textures. Check the videos too.

https://warthunder.com/en/devblog/current/851


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Re: 4D Stirling - Under Construction

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Great stuff James, many thanks for posting these details.
The aircraft colour shadings are very good as well.
The second video is my pick.
Cheers,
John
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Re: 4D Stirling - Under Construction

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Hi All

Here are a series of images of the FN25 turret - will produce a video shortly. Finally finished all the hydraulic pipe work and recouperators.

Firstly the bare bones and a then a general view of the FN25.
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Re: 4D Stirling - Under Construction

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Next a look in the turret with the gunner in position and then the procedure for lowering the turret. There was a spring loaded catch that prevented the turret falling out. The lever on the gunner left had to be moved to the UP position and the spring loaded catch held out of the way before selecting the DOWN position.
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Re: 4D Stirling - Under Construction

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Next the footwell needs to be lowered along with the turret itself
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Re: 4D Stirling - Under Construction

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Then some more views
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Re: 4D Stirling - Under Construction

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Blimey James you have been busy!

All good stuff as always 8-)

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Re: 4D Stirling - Under Construction

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Cheers John

How about this pic to demonstrate the possible window in the rear escape hatch? Possible as I still can't make out any glass/perspex!


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Re: 4D Stirling - Under Construction

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Hmmm

Aren't those clips around the inside edge of the 'window' the same as those that secure the navigators window?

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Re: 4D Stirling - Under Construction

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Hi James

Can you send me that pic, as I can't enlarge it from the site?

cheers

John

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