papa 695s Revell 1/32 Stuka

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Totally missed this one so I have had a very enjoyable read through. You are a brave man to damaged a perfectly good build the way you have.

My answer to your question is a macabre one I'm afraid - a body of a pilot?

Steve
Hi Ian,
Looking good fella, I do love a good looking Stuka, and this is a damned good looking Stuka,

When building a dio i usually ask myself how the 'subject' got to where it is, and what am i wanting to show the viewer, does the dio tell a story ?.. so maybe you could start from there and add things to help you tell that story.

So if i may suggest, maybe you could bend the remaining props to replicate the damage that would be caused by them spinning as it hit the deck, and possibly flatten the lower nose/engine cowling as it would probably crumple upon impact..

Possibly add some more damage like canon shell hits to show the viewer the cause for the crashed aircraft, also if it's possible could you add any frame work into the broken tail section, to show the aircraft's skeleton covered by the outer skin,

And maybe you could add some kind of additions to the groundwork..like the odd bush or two.

Like Steve has posted above maybe you could add a body, or if not a body then maybe a bundle of cloth to replicate a discarded parachute, ..(i'm thinking that the pilot and gunner have bailed out, and walked back to the downed aircraft to grab and survival kit/ rations..etc, before wandering off into the desert in hope of rescue..)

Excuse my ramblings, i'm having a brain-storm after seeing this.

Looking forward to seeing more of this as it nears the finish line..:thumb2:
Thanks for the reply guy's some interesting ideas, I will have another think about it.
 

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Wow Ian...to wreck a particularly good aircraft is heart wrecking for me but it's vital for your dio...that small base wouldn't fit the full intact Stuka.:smiling6: Jokes aside, it looks good and brave of you. Chris and Steve have some good points particularly with the damage to the aircraft.
One year time off (decals being the nightmare) is about right to persue the next phase of your build...I find some similarities in breaks in between to your builds and mine.:smiling2:

Look forward to progress.

Cheers,
Richard
 

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That's looking great Ian. I think maybe having some straps hanging out the side of the cockpit would look like the crew escaped in a hurry. Maybe some bullet holes?
 
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