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banditjim1957

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Modeling deployed parachutes (1/72 scale)
« on: July 11, 2007, 08:23:25 PM »
I am putting together a diorama of an airdrop, Korea era, out of C-119s. Does anyone have any ideas regarding how to model parachutes of that scale in various states of deployment? I have the figures. I was thinking of using the linen sold in arts and crafts stores for needle point. Perhaps starching it into the correct shape. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Jim

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Re: Modeling deployed parachutes (1/72 scale)
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2007, 05:58:58 AM »
This will be an interesting modeling challenge. For the fully deployed chute you could probably make a master from Bondo/foam and vac-form the chute with thin styrene. For the other stages, the starched cloth would probably work. Or even reheating the vacformed chute and crumpling it.
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