The scale was as usual decided by the bits and peices that I chanced upon, in this case the engine intake cowlings, which were plastic medicine bottle bottoms. The rotor assembly was made from toothpicks and the equipment bays on either side of the cabin were filled with bits of printed circuit board and transistors to give that 'equipped' feel!
I remember using medicine capsules for scaled oxygen bottles and staring horrified at them as they melted away the moment I touched a paintbrush to them!!
These photos were taken with one of those early kodak 'aim and shoots'. I'm glad to have found them after all these years!
A-10 Thunderbolt II, made in 1985. All paper with the nose carved from polystyrene and the engine intake cowlings from plastic bottle bottoms. I even made the wings foldable and included an array of stores.
Dusk takeoff ( try to ignore the tail assembly touching the ground!!). There was a very convenient concrete slab below my apartment and at the right angle the buildings from across the bay made a very convincing diorama.
Retracting pilot's ladder, openable gun bay access hatch, opening canopy with a cloth seat!!