I made one of the brass landing feet parts for the studio scale 44" Eagle transporter.
Very challenging! I made it from sheet since the channel is no longer available at the correct sizing.
With advise from other that have made these in the past; the channel is best produced from solid bar stock and machined to size.
Doing so; by machining from solid, should result in the metal work being easier to produce and solder. It should be stronger in the long run as well.
This is what I will do.
A simple CNC program fairly quickly produced 3 sets of 44" Eagle Transporter landing pod feet from an A3 sized sheet of Perspex.
The sizes were spot on to the plans and the chamfered corners just marked out and cut with a file / sanding paper on a block.
I am attempting to help out some fellow modellers by hosting a small get-together where we have an expert coming over to teach us how to solder brass tubes. We will run CNC machines and get tube fish mouthed and quickly as possible. This seemed like a good opportunity to get cracking on another set of brass work for myself.
What pod to choose; that is the question.