I kept going with some of the rear gunner cockpit detailing. I cast up a large box using the Uher as my datum point for scaling. The V8 engine parts were also used to help scale.
As i hate soldering and there will be just too many lights for me to solder i have elected to use Christmas tree LED lights. I can make these look a little larger with the use of a colored cover that will sit over the LED. For the time being i dipped the required red ones in Tamiya red clear paint.
I have yet to order these covers so really hope they fit.
I will have two strands of lights. One will be permanently on, the other strand will be for the blinking ones. Based on the footage there are only a few blinking lights in the actual prop.
For the colours i used Tamiya spray paints "German Grey" and "Insignia white". I just need to buy a nice fine paint pen for the red (I think they are red anyways) detailing lines.
The plastic cable clip in the middle of the button i will make and cast. I can actually (still) buy these but they are about $117 for a bag full, which i dont need.. The metal detail in the middle looks like some sort of clock or latch mechanism but again, i will just make that out of some sheet metal.