At the start i was in awe of it as the detail on the cockpit and engines was quite impressive. Then after having the spindly undercarriage snap a few times and the fit of the engine cowlings being a bit off, my mojo lost it at the nose guns.
IIRC the collapsing beam was in the cellar bar of the Officers' Mess. New arrivals would be invited to attempt to climb around the room without feet touching the ground. One of the old hands would show them how it was done (without triggering the beam), when the newcomers attempted it a lever would be moved and the beam would collapse depositing them unceremoniously on the floor for them to buy the round. It was still working when I left in '96.
Top floor of the tower, small room with a bench seat all round. Lads could gather round with a stein and listen to fatso telling them about the design of his latest uniform. Beam was activated by opening a small flap on the end of the bench in the corner before the door if I remember correctly. Could be discretely lifted up to gain access to the handle. Handle connected to pulleys which would drop the middle of the centre beam by 10 inches or so.
Heard this morning that a contributor to this thread has gone to the big model expo in the sky.Joe Civvy passed on yesterday/early today after a quick battle with the big C.
He did some good stuff with the 1:6 scale figures.
Rest easy Joe (David) and condolences to his family.
Pics would be needed for sure, there's bound to be an interest, and she'd get a genuine valuation here rather than some other site or greedy dealer. Point her to this thread, if needed we can even create a thread just for them.
First tip is the base that the babe is sat on in your first picture. That needs to be plasticine and about 1" deep.
Push the figure into the pasticine so its half way sunk into it.
Next you need to take a 5mm plastic rod and push a hole about 8mm deep into each corner, and down the sides you want a hole in the centre. Along the top and bottom I've have a total of four holes. Dont use those tooth picks - they are a waste of time.
Next take the 5mm rod and you need to cut it so it measures from the waist of the body of the figure to the edge of the lego brick. If you look at your picture, the rod would be vertical as what you are going to do is push the rod into the plasticine as its going to form a hole that you will pour your resin into to make the cast.
next cover the whole lot with the liquid you get that stops the silicone and resin stcking to the shape you are casting. Once you have done that, put the silicon into the lego cast and fill it til it hits the edge of the top without spilling out then leave it to set.
Ping me when you have got that far. I'd suggest you leave it overnight