domenica 31 agosto 2014
SW 190 è il caccia utilizzato a bordo dell'Arcadia. E' realizzato in diverse versioni e colorazioni, alcune delle quali biposto. Il modello riprodotto qui a fianco rappresenta una speciale versione utilizzata da Capitan Harlock, potenziato con due cannoni montati nei pod sotto le ali.
Il modello, è destinato ad essere inserito in un diorama, raffigurante un hangar officina all'interno del quale alcuni pirati "meccanici" si affaccendano intorno al velivolo.
SW 190 is the fighter used by Arcadia starship. There are several versions of it, different in color and configuration. The one here is a special version used by Captain Harlock, powered with two big guns mounted as pods under the wings.
I have done some customizations in respect to the original kit (Hasegawa, 1:72), in order to get a better blending with the diorama. "Cowling" base color is actually a dark blue, and not a black, in order to make easier to show weathering and paneling. I have added an inside turbine, visible by cutting and raising the heat sink panel, close to the back jet.
Inspired by real word fighters, I have added details in the wheels.
I have done changes in the cockpit, avoiding decals and wiring it with optical fibre in order to provide LED lighting.
At the beginning, I thought to glue the canopy supposing it could stay opened by scrolling it back, as it is suggested by original anime's pictures. But when the model was almost finished, I realized that the back scrolling is impossible, due to the canopy's length. So I decided to invent for it a new kind of