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#16 fozzy

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 02:33 PM

Hi to all

 

Here is post number 1 of 632 !default_ohmy.png

 

I found some time this afternoon to try and get this Bomb bay started...doesn't seem much to show but most of my time I am trying to think ahead of what I got to do now to fit in what comes next...so a lot of the time is spent staring at photos and books etc...I'm sure you know what I mean!default_hmmm.gif

 

All I have managed to do so far is to get the basic shape with the use of formers and stringers of a cross section of the bomb bay....let me show you.................

 

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So this was built over the scaled plans as you can see using balsa wood.....after drying time it was time to take it off the board............

 

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A lot of sanding down of certain areas is required to get it looking right...but other than that I have the basic shape of the bottom half.

 

Here it is up against the first section I built......

 

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The aperture for the bomb bay doors will have to be marked and cut out later followed by an initial skinning of Yogurt pot plastic over the structure....but I will be constructing the top half first...which I think is going to be a lot harder than the bottom half!default_sad.png

 

Will get back to you when I have done that.

 

Cheers

 

Fozzy


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Posted 25 September 2016 - 07:16 PM

Fozzy,

Pure genius, beautiful build, looking forward to the mid section taking shape.

Buy yourself ( if you haven't already) a 1:200 scale ruler and knock the zero off......
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Posted 25 September 2016 - 09:47 PM

Fozzy, your ambition is as breathtaking as your skill. I suspect that they are on a par with your available storage space once this is finished! Bravo sir.

Jim
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Posted 27 September 2016 - 03:14 PM

Hi there

 

Time for a small update!..........I have been fiddling around with the basic structure of the bottom half of the bomb bay....well you have to do something in the afternoons eh?default_rolleyes.gif

 

First off I cut to shape balsa pieces which will give the wing root position.......

 

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These next photos show them glued in position..................

 

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So now what I need to do is put a few more stringers in place before cutting out the aperture for the bomb bay doors......this is shown in the next pic...(the blue lines are where I need to place the stringers and the red crosses are where I need to cut out)................

 

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Yes I know....before you say it....looks a right mess!default_ohmy.png...but a few posts down the line it will start looking more like what it is supposed to be!!default_unsure.png...we hope!

 

...any how that's all for now

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 08:01 PM

Awe inspiring stuff Foz ... just glorious.

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 07:47 AM

Awe inspiring stuff Foz ... just glorious.

Jim

 

Cheers mate ! :)


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Posted 28 September 2016 - 10:09 AM

:wow: :wow: :wow: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic:

 

Your work really drives me crazy!!!!!

 

Superlative!!!!!

 

Ciao

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 04:38 PM

 Fozzy,

Outstanding work of art my old friend. As ever your projects never fail to leave me in absolute awe. Keep up the excellence!

Highest Regards,

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 05:06 PM

Hello Fozzy,

 

Nice to se that you are back with your fantastic build.

 

Cheers

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 02:08 PM

Hello again

 

Another small update for you.............

 

Basically I have been doing a general tidy up of the bottom structure....I have taken out the section for the bomb bay doors and sanded down all the internal areas.....I hope you can see the progress I have made...this stage of the build is long and tedious with not much to show for it!default_sad.png

 

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Okay then....Before going any further I am going to move on to the structure for the top half of the bomb bay ....when that is done ....then... for me the good stuff startsdefault_smile.png

 

See you in a bit!

 

Fozzy


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Posted 02 October 2016 - 02:15 PM

Love watching ! Looking good......Harv :popcorn:


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Posted 02 October 2016 - 03:13 PM

Martin

Great to see you back at the Big Fortress and taking the fuselage in stages.

Some amazing work and I'll be following all the way

Keep 'em coming

Peter :popcorn:


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 12:58 PM

Hi chaps

 

I have spent the last few days bashing on with the upper construction of bomb bay....here is a photo of the two halves together.................

 

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I still have to build the area that sits on top of the fuselage that houses the lift raft.....that will be my next task default_smile.png

 

....because the photos are probably boring you!default_rolleyes.gif ...here are some more interesting shots!.........

 

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Looking ahead....when I have finished the very top construction I will be able to start using different materials...put the balsa wood away and get out the yogurt pots!!default_wink.png

 

Till then...............

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 01:53 PM

Another great build going on here. This seems to be the golden age for LSP builds. Well,honestly,there are always great builds going on here.

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 12:43 PM

Hi

Hooray!....I have completed all the balsa wood work and have finished the structure of the bomb bay section!....I'm sure we are all sick of seeing balsa wood pics!default_wink.png...well I know I am!

 

So here they are the last ones!....................

 

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So there are 3 photos...the first is of all sections together .....top sections white glue is setting....hence the clamps

 

The second photo is of the top section...now set...( this is part of the fuselage that houses the A-3 life raft)

 

...and the last one is of all the 3 sections complete!

 

So all my balsa wood supply now goes away and I get out the............................

 

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That's right folks!......the old yogurt pots default_tongue.png!....basically I took the lids off and cut the bottoms off and cut them open ready for use........its the cheapest way of using plastic card ( well sort of plastic card)....I normally now sand off the print because it can have an effect on the gluing procedure (btw...I use PVA glue )..and all the print kind of looks stupid all over the fuselage!!default_rolleyes.gif

 

So now I am going to skin parts of the fuselage sides...this eventually will have the aluminum tape over the top of the plastic as I did on the front section of this model.

 

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Cheers

 

Fozzy


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