Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Air Defense

 During the Interwar period many nations developed massive listening machines to detect aircraft acoustically.

 I took some toy musical instruments from the dollar store to use as the horns.

The base is probably at least 50 years old, it's a base from a Tootsietoy searchlight.

Shown here with a few 1/72nd scale troops for size.

After painting it looks a lot less goofy.

For a junk toy coupled with a few dollar store bits, I think it turned out okay.

It will work as an air defense for my 1938 US Army.

The finished device with painted wheels.


Bob G. said...

That's not a bad job. Well done.

Carry on.

Tim Gow said...

It looks no more ‘goofy’ than the real deal! Nice work.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek said...

Thanks G, it's the finest HO scale aircraft sound detector I have ever made.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek said...

Yes Tim, Goofy is the right word for them.