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#556 MostlyRacers

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:19 AM

:wow:

 

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Fantastic work Craig !

 

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:23 AM

Cheers Hubert! :)


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 11:45 AM

How did I miss this? Incredible work here. And more metal... Where is our hobby headed? Wasn't it called "plastic modelling" once?

 

Brilliant, Craig!

 

Cheers

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:08 PM

shaping up to be a masterpiece


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 05:28 PM

Who needs styrene? THIS IS AWESOME!!!

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 05:41 PM

This build is absolutely STAGGERING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Incredible talent..... I am in awe.....exquisite.....


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:10 PM

Incredible stuff, Craig!

 

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:52 PM

Sweet Jesus and all things holy! That is astonishing work! Can't wait to see it all with the plumbing installed too.
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Posted 13 January 2017 - 03:13 PM

Uh.......wow?

  I think that about says it all.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 03:26 AM



How did I miss this? Incredible work here. And more metal... Where is our hobby headed? Wasn't it called "plastic modelling" once?

 

Brilliant, Craig!

 

Cheers

Rainer

 

Thanks Rainer! I'm pretty sure you're guilty here too  :whistle: The metal bug is quite contagious these days isn't it. Rest assured though, there's still plenty of room in the build for plastic :)

 



shaping up to be a masterpiece

 

Going slowly but surely Rich, and seeing as I seem to build everything about 3 times, you'd think I'd get it right eventually  :innocent:

 



Who needs styrene? THIS IS AWESOME!!!

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Hahaha, thanks Chuk :) While I probably could one day ditch styrene altogether, sometimes things are just a little too convenient to do in plastic.... see below :)

 



This build is absolutely STAGGERING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Incredible talent..... I am in awe.....exquisite.....

 

Many thanks Jeff, glad you're enjoying the build.

 



Incredible stuff, Craig!

 

Kev

 

Thanks as always Kev, the same can be said for your P-39 :)

 



Sweet Jesus and all things holy! That is astonishing work! Can't wait to see it all with the plumbing installed too.

 

Hahaha, that is a huge compliment coming from you Tom, I hope the rest of the bay passes your critical eye  :thumbsup:

 



Uh.......wow?

  I think that about says it all.

J

 

Thank you so much Jerry!

 

So with the formalities out of the way, it's onto the build :)

 

Quick update:

 

I've been working on a few of the little bits and pieces around the bay; it's amazing what comes out at you when you start looking!

 

First up, I installed the light (still working on a plan of how I'm going to hook all these up...)

 

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The wiring was fun, in order to hide the super fine "magnet wire" from the light, I stole some not quite as small insulation from some other LED's I had and fed both wires back through it to make one, then made the clamps out of larger insulation. Ever play that game "operation?" This felt harder to do.........

 

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You may have also noticed the bomb door retract motor and drive shafting. I didn't actually until I had finished making the truss, then had cut back a few of the little gusset plates that hold the upper part of the catwalk to fit. Luckily, I could still get the trusty turbo carver in there :)

 

See! I use plastic too....... :innocent:

 

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I've still got to make a few of the little gearboxes that change the drive direction, but I think it's the little details like this that will give the bay that whole "busy and lived in" look. 

 

Another one for the road.

 

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Till next time :)

 

Craig


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:22 PM

absolutely awesome... are you going to display the a/c on a mirror?


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Posted 16 January 2017 - 05:03 AM

I think that will definitely have to happen Rich! :)

 

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 05:11 AM

Wow!!! Craig, this is proper modelling!!!

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 06:57 AM

Me thinks "awesome" or "fantastic" may be something of an understatement! Way to go Craig! Absolutely freakin' brilliant.

Cheers,
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