Here is my "Butterfly Bomb" for restoration.
The last two pictures shows how much work is needed.
The first two pictures show the parts cleaned and repainted.
A new "Body", again repainted with the spindle arm, type 41 fuze and Gaine.
I couldn't do it, but BOCN'S SG500 Dave Birkin has done it for me.
More pictures soon.
Some more pictures of how much work was needed.
First Picture shows the spindle arm attached the 41 fuze.
Third picture shows the wings dis-assembled.
Second picture shows them cleaned, treated and painted.
Pictures Four and Five show the damage and repairs.
60% original paint vs. 100% repaint on the wings...
100% rust, that will eventually eat away the metal. Most of the paint was coming off on it's own with bits of rusty metal.
I wanted to keep as much Original paint as possible, but, there was no way it could be treated with out paint loss.
Finally finished, all parts were cleaned, treated put back together again.
Some parts where stuck together with rust and had to be replaced (springs).
Superb craftmanship from Dave SG500.
Look how the yellow colour blends in with natural greenery of the garden.
To think this is what it would have looked like over seventy years ago,
Hanging from a tree, landing in hedges, fields and gardens.
waffenamt (18th June 2012)
Love the pics Skull181 - looks great set amongst the vegetation - well done
Thanks, I love the photos of it in the undergrowth. Will have to try the same.
skull181 (22nd July 2012)