GPM_Bristol_Blenheim_part_01 Hello, comrades! I'm new in this forum, so allow, to say some words about my person. My name is Josef and I live with my wonderful wife (and two cats) in Vienna, the capital town of Austria in the heart of Europe. My english is not very well, so please excuse all mistakes, style, word changing, miswording and all misusing phrases. In my boyhood (now I'm 47 years old) I was a enthusiastic modelbuilder, building nearly all models of Geli (an austrian papercard company). After some excursions to plastic- and other modeling areas I must stop this entertainment for reason of job, family and missing time. One year ago I revitalize this hobby and to see, how much I have unlearn, I try to build the Bristol Bleneheim of GPM. Unfortunatly I don't know very much about forums and online presence, therefore there are no pictures of the building process. I was really surprised about the very strong presence about cardmodeling in europe and overseas in the internet. But I have taken many fotos of the ready model and want to show you my 'debut feature'. In an unusual manner I will show you my mistakes, because it is best to learn by mistakes of others. GPM_Bristol_Blenheim_part_02 The big glassfront (wintergarden?) was the eyecatcher, why I choose this model, because I want to deep draw the cockpit. Useable foil with thickness of 0,2 mm was available in special shops for plastics, but packing material of many products is also good to use. It is only important, that the material is thermoplactic (able to form by heat). As a male form I used a copy of the inner cockpit parts (B1, B2, B4) and build them together, without cutting out the windows. To strengthen the form I made a former with a hole in the middle and glued it to the open end. After adjusting to the following body part (A3), I outpour the form with hot, liquid wax; the result was a relatively strong form. The paper was a little bit destructed for handling by hands, but on the pictures (macro), it looks worser than in reality. GPM_Bristol_Blenheim_part_03 After that, I heat the foil with a hotairgun and put it quickly over the form. You can't do the whole form in one step by this methode, but you get every time a correct piece and after some repetitions you habe enough pieces to make the cockpit. Cut the pieces in a way to cover the edges with the border of the windows. It would be better for me, to use another material than wax, because the heat of the foil makes it a little bit liquid and smear the foil on the innerside. So it was necessary to start an orgy of window cleaning (my wife said no and I have to do it by myself). Next time I will use some art of liquid ceramic. The windows are not perfect clear, but I think it's not so disturbing, the transparency was reducing by scale. GPM_Bristol_Blenheim_part_04 Some very little windows were made of cellophan from cigarettes packages - not a good idea, very transparent, but also very easy to crumple. The skylight is moveable - at that time sliding roofs were still existing! The very thin inner panaling of the cockpit was not manageable, so I did it with color. The instruments looks nicely and the detailing of the cockpit is not so bad. GPM_Bristol_Blenheim_part_05 The levers and the steering stick were made of paper and the handles were strenghten with Wicoll (PMA glue?) and colored with watercolor.