Well, I didn't spend the whole day at the bench. I watched a couple of 'Fantom Works' shows then spent an hour or so on the 1:1 MG. But I did get a bit done. First up. First up I remove all the excess plastic on the pom poms not needed anymore and the gun breech assy ended up looking like this..
Next I folded and applied the front and bottom of the breech assy..
Then I cut off the floor of the pom pom assy and applied it to the plastic floor..
Before I go much further I thought I would take a piccy of most of the tools I use for the PE so newbies wanting to try PE will have some idea of what you may need..
Some tools are a luxury like the two folding tools I have, and the perspex cutting boards, but you will probably need the other tools. If any one wants I can describe them later.
Then I started on the magazines for the pom poms. Each gun has 4 magazines for the 8 guns. Problem is the way the Pontos stuff has been designed there is nothing to really support the ammo belt runs going over the top and bottom of the magazines which makes it very difficult to fasten brass to brass on very narrow surfaces. You will normally have them sorng open later at the most inconvenient time. Keeping this in mind I came up with a cunning plan to glue some round stock of the right size onto the base of the magazines and then attach all the ammo and sides to that. It starts with the shell of the magazines..
Then I glued the round stock in place..
.. then I just folded up the ammo belts..
.. and attached them to the round stock.
Then folded up the rest of the magazine..
Et voila! One of 24 ammo magazines. I actually used a tools for cutting the round stock that made it much faster..
It is called 'The Chopper' and makes it easy to cut multiple pieces of plastic to the same size everytime. Very handy at times. I am half way through the magazines and will see if I can get any done tomorrow afternoon.
Til then Au revoir!