Author Topic: Suggestion for new product - Cooper bomb arming vanes  (Read 554 times)

Online wmoran

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Suggestion for new product - Cooper bomb arming vanes
« on: December 17, 2017, 03:12:50 PM »
If you consider suggestions for new products, one that I think would be relatively easy for you to create (said by someone who has problems getting his Silhouette to cut out simple roundels), and should sell well would be the arming vanes for British Cooper bombs.  The original arming vanes were cast, so PE representations really need a little Mr Surfacer or Mr Dissolved Putty applied after the vanes are bent to shape to give a realistic appearance.  I don't know why WNW don't provide them on the PE sheets of applicable models, but I for one hate to buy a big PE detail sheet just for these items.

Here's a photo I found through Google:


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Re: Suggestion for new product - Cooper bomb arming vanes
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 12:22:22 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion & photo wmoran -- and sorry I've been too predisposed to reply earlier. Seems like it could be a distinct possibility!


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Re: Suggestion for new product - Cooper bomb arming vanes
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 09:54:54 PM »
HGW already make them in 1:32:



Top left on the upper etch

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Re: Suggestion for new product - Cooper bomb arming vanes
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 08:50:02 AM »
I have the HGW PE, but since the actual arming vanes were cast metal, the PE needs some bulking up with Mr Surfacer or something similar to look realistic.  I just though these things would be perfect for 3d printing.  I am surprised that WNW does not include them on their PE sheets in applicable kits.

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Re: Suggestion for new product - Cooper bomb arming vanes
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 09:26:08 AM »
I am surprised that WNW does not include them on their PE sheets in applicable kits.

It is odd, but then the whole WNW Cooper bomb rack isn't that accurate being rather too heavy and lacks details. The bombs seem to be moulded with the protective caps in place

I would twist the blades on the etched parts to give the 'depth'

Richard