Nightowl, Sorry for the late answer.
Best way to add the yellow colour is to do it in your liquid silicon before moulding. Painting it afterwards will be impossible. That's the way it was done for mine, although I'm not the guy who has moulded it.
The O2 bottle is finally on the seat
It was tricky to do the central part that hold the bottle on the seat and careful calculation was required. It wad done in a two parts assembly. The bottle is held by the second part that is screwed on the first one.
I also made a special plastic part to cover the hole in the seatpan side where the cable from the lock reel should go!
The headrest cushions were done as well. For material, I used ceiling isolation stuff called STYRODUR and made by BASF. The good thing about it is that it can be sanded. All cuts were done with a foam cutting electrical wire. It was then painted with tamiya modelist spray paint.
Looks good enough fo me. I even made some scratches in it and the good thing is that I can drybrush it with a lighter grey to give it a used look.
Save for the lock reel handle, the seat is finished.
That concludes part one of my journey to cockpit Nirvana. Next step is to build the Viper2 cockpit and I started already collecting data for the centre console.
That's my simming place. between the bed and the office
Now you understand why I can't build a full cockpit
On the bright side, When I wake up in the morning, I have exactly the same view as the backseat of a F-16B :? My wife as well :wink:
Hopefully, next time we move I'll have a room of my own....
I also made a complete building report on my website... in french... maybe I'll translate it in english someday but most of the stuff is here anyway...http://users.skynet.be/fb011080/cockpit_aces_intro.htm