Hello OSW -
Been a long time since I have posted anything - Just been busy with work mostly....still making things but just needed to find the time to post them. I haven't even gotten any of these on my website (www.tomsonesixthcustoms.com)
This first item is a Soviet made- R-126 Field Radio. I have always liked the look fo this radio and wanted to make one that was fairly accurate. I made one a long time ago...but I just didn't really get it right. I wanted this one to have some moving parts just like on the real one. I have included a few reference pics.
The majority of this work is made from sheet styrene I knew there had to be a compartment that opened and closed on a hinge as well as a compartment with a screw cap on it...these were a bit tricky. I made the antenna out of two different thicknesses of wire. The wire was fairly light so it doesnt tip over the radio (Had this problem with my last build). I added some clay to the inside of the radio to give it some weight and then I built the inside compartment from there. The headset was made out of Magic Sculpt and styrene tubing and the cable was a scrap piece of wire. The band and shoulder strap are both scrap imitation leather pieces I cut down. I painted this with Krylon spray...the green color came out pretty good...I accented with some Testors silver making some weathering marks. The trick was to sand down the paint where the screw cap comes off - This got a bit stickey so I took it all the way down. I added some micro chain to the cap and secured it with straight pins I cut down and glued.
This isn't a perfect piece...couple of things I could have taken more time with here and there...but I am overall satisfied with it.
Another piece to add to my Soviet collection.
I hope you enjoy