THE STAR DWELLERS
Making the seat back structures, main engine and control consoles.
Main engine fashioned from the nose of a Williams F1 car, a petrol filler funnel and model tank parts. The two curved vents made from flat card. Rivets added with needle file.
Frequent contact with Colin Hay helps with unseen details. We both agree the look and feel should be reminiscent of a WWII midget sub or U-boat.
Spru from plastic kitset trimmed to form the bar running down length of seatback.
Hand drilling holes to fit seat bar. I bought a Dremel power drill but only used it once!
Finished seat with bar fitted in place.
Co-pilot's control console on the original. Some guess-work involved in fashioning these sorts of details, with advise from Colin.
Starting with a simple block and curved section of plastic card.
A little plastic filler, a lot of filing and sanding, and more tank parts.
Brass wire and miniature copper rivets for specific details.
Finished consoles with some of the sketches used to work out the shapes.
Test fit of centre console.
Reverse view shows plastic kit detailing.
Pilot's smaller console, made from blocks of plastic filed into shape.
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