WWII radios and some artifacts

here comes the Water, Bread, Coffee, and Donuts LOL

happy bl

here is the UK Short Stirling Qty made = 2371
it was use at beginning of WWII but later replace by the
Handley Page Halifax and Avro Lancaster
i’m not going to do the Page Halifax cause too many models ! LOL

happy bl

Here is the Stirling engine the Bristol Hercules II radial engine, 1,375 hp

Note: i did not show all the parts so we could better see the outside of the engine.

this engine did not use the standard Valve train using rocker , spring. timing gear / chain , cam rod
it used instead a sleeve sliding up and down inside the cylinders which required a lot of small gears.

The Wright R-2600 engine doesn’t get mentioned much either even though it’s one of the most important WWII era aircraft engines with over 50,000 produced.

So i guess with the quantity produce in WWII this was a good engine some how!

happy bl

Hey, nice model - but clarification is required, this engine is not a Stirling engine - it is a sleeve valve engine, two stroker I believe, at least most were at that time.

why do you say it is not for the short stirling
unless i got the wrong engine - hope not!


Specifications (Short Stirling I)

wiki page

engine is

Powerplant: 4 × Bristol Hercules XI 14-cylinder air-cooled sleeve-valve radial piston engines, 1,500 hp (1,100 kW) each

I did the Hercule engine that is what I found on other internet site for the short stirling

and as I said this engine was used on a lot of air plane
50 000 made !


it is with sleeves inside each cylinder and not using the Cam shafts and rods system like the Merlin engine

to me it looks like a more complicated mechanical system but if there was 50 000 made - not certain why if it was really a good engine or just what was available quickly !

happy bl

Hey, If your not a gearhead or mechanic or engine re/builder then I can see how you could be mis-informed. A Stirling engine is quite different than a Sleeve Valve engine; Here is a more detailed article
Here is the company, in the state where I live, which produces them.

wait I did not do a sterling engine !
I did an airplane model form WWII call the short Sterling
which use an engine call the Hercule model

so nothing to do with a sterling engine at all !

happy bl

Continuing the discussion from WWII radios and some artifacts:

Looks great- How did you go about putting the text above the dials? Image texture of the word and mix it in with the other material it’s on? Shrink wrap modifier?

for the meters
just added text over black bottom as close as possible
and made it emission to better see it

it takes time and higher verts count but look better

happy cl

Whoa, this is a long feed. Some of them are really detailed and with a great material work as well. Soem of them are cartoon like, which is not bad, but it would be interesting to know if you aim towards a specific style or every item is individual.

as I said in beginning
doing some props for WWII
so depending on the scene and distance from camera many props
don’t really need to be high res

mind you depending when I do scene in future some props i might redo certain props LOL

thanks for comments

happy bl

Sweet! IMO you should do some intensive texturing on some of them, and sell them as a package. Or maybe that’s where this is headed already…I just remember that you’ve been at this a long time. :slight_smile:

still at it i got a few other working on but not shown yet
like an old ford 1932 car and a Ford tractor 1938 i think

i never really thought about selling things
may be later on have to think about that
some models might need some re texturing with better texture or image
and some topo modif for higher res too i guess

i’m still working on some other big project and not much time for this thread right now

but no rush like to do it when i don’t have much to do
just having fun with blender

have not seen you on forum in a long time

thanks for C & C
happy cl

It’s been awhile, but the plague brought me back to Blende :slight_smile:

then hope you getting well fast

with 2.83 and 2.9 coming soon then 3.0
there are so many changes happening and new features now it is hard to follow all the changes LOL

so need to practice i guess and learn new ways

have fun with blender

I think I found what you were looking for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z--dnYonag0

blue and red is a nice one
but cannot select only or only red ones !

so hope to find a script to do that to help correct faces faster!

thanks for the tip
happy bl