Wow! jaw dropping work.
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Posted 20 March 2016 - 12:26 AM
Wow! jaw dropping work.
My parents live in Edmonton!
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
When I die, I'll be on time
Posted 20 March 2016 - 12:27 PM
Yikes!! This is just spectacular...
And a Canadian subject no less.
Beautifull seat. You are master of metal. Is there any of these parts photo etched?
Utterly superb Peter. This reminds me I need to speak to you about some custom PE if it's something you can do..?
How big is a 1/18th Spitfire btw? 3ft wide?
It's just occurred to me. I had no idea that HPH made a 1/18th Seafire 47! What's you're verdict on the kit Peter?
OK...thats done it...YOU...out of the pool, put your clothes on and go home. What... The F-7 wasn't enough to send us all into abject resignation? I give up. Give me back my aluminum...
Geez! What a project and what a start. Looking forward to following every step of the way.
I kind of thought with the Tiger wearing at you, your relaxing project might be an OOB 32nd scale build.
Sure looks like I was as far off the beam as I could be
Leep 'em coming
You have GOT to be kidding us!
A working seat?!?? Oh wow.....that just goes above and beyond.
I hope that this new project helps you overcome the stagnation on the Tigercat too. It would be a crying shame to see that one remain unfinished.
Good luck on your new adventure Peter.
Posted 20 March 2016 - 03:27 PM
Edited by Ironwing, 20 March 2016 - 03:29 PM.
Posted 20 March 2016 - 07:15 PM
There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away
working on: Tamiya F4U-2 Night Fighter
Trump P-38M BACK ON BENCH FINISHED!!!
Posted 21 March 2016 - 12:32 AM
This isn't even fair at this point. Two spectacular detailing projects at once, and the seat is even moveable. Thanks for the book info, I will definitely look for that one for the reference library
Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:53 AM
Currently working on: 1/32nd Avro Shackleton (scratch-build): http://forum.largesc...showtopic=60315
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Posted 22 March 2016 - 09:48 PM
..the kit has not arrived yet but I have spent the last week productively..
..basically turning the Monforton book into PE I now have pretty much every part I need throughout the airframe- from cockpit to rollover bar, from trim tab housings to access panels it is the mother of all frets at 1/18 at 26cm by 14cm and a few hundred parts..
I have spoken to PPD and will get it done in nickel silver as I want a metal colour rather than brass and apparently it has pretty much the same properties for what I want..
..will wait for the kit later this week and make sure the scaling & sizing is correct then get a copy made
Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:55 AM
Posted 25 March 2016 - 09:50 PM
kit has not arrived yet so I have had to busy myself with some other parts..
..today is about learning and experimenting and that the first solution is not always the best option.. it also seems some crap has got into my camera so sorry about the black smudges here & there..
..I started with the control column - I scaled a drawing and found an appropriate diameter rod to start trying to form the very distinctive loop shape..
..it was actually a really hard shape to make - I also turned a brass spigot on my dremel (must get a lathe..) to mount it into..
..the real one has two rings on either side to give better grip I guess, so I made these too..
..I tried getting the rubber effect by using heat shrink tubing - it took ages to slide the tubing over the rings and around the circumference - the first one is on the right below - I wasn't happy as it looked too clunky and not textured. This gave me the idea to use guitar string so I made one from that... with this one I just could NOT get the tubing around it and over the rings so I tried others where I put the tubing on first and bent the shape...
..many attempts later..
..I also tried to make the part the grip actually sits on - I made a paper template and then folded it up from brass sheet - on the left the first attempt - totally fried by my mini blowtorch - I am still a serious learner when it comes to soldering.... on the right take two when I used a soldering iron
..another in the long line of trial and error was the gun button - I figured an air racer wouldn't have one, but actually the mounting is part of the casting of the grip so I thought I would leave it on ..
again, at the top the first attempt was to scribe lines into soft ali pipe which I thought I would section and bend around to give the grooved button... fail... at the bottom a section of X-acto handle I worked up which worked out much better..
..the finished front of the button and it's housing..
..and all the parts combined,,,
..it's a really iconic part so I hope I captured it..
Posted 25 March 2016 - 10:34 PM
Spitfire is my favorite plane. So if I see such details it's pure pleasure.
Good luck on this hard way.
Posted 25 March 2016 - 10:41 PM
noooooo stop it
Current Project, 1/18 SBD-5 Dauntless: http://forum.largesc...showtopic=53741
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