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    Iain got a reaction from Alain Gadbois in HobbyBoss 1:32 Liberator GR Mk.VI - RAF Coastal Command   
    Hi Mick,
     
    Milling of plastic always superior to laser cut plastic in my experience too - but we're going to try laser cutting first as I think this will produce parts fit for purpose - bearing in mind they'll all be completely hidden within the wing.
     
    *If* we get as far as producing a set, the modeller will still need to modify the wings, undercarriage bay sides and the kit supplied spar.
     
    But the hard part of generating the corrected wing formers is done - let's hope it works! 
     
    Will find out very soon...
     
    Have fun - and thanks for everyone's continued interest/support/patience - I have lot's going on in life and models not a particular priority at present!
     
    Iain
     
     
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    Iain reacted to airscale in 1:32 Douglas A-26 Invader from Trumpeter/Hobbyboss?   
    i like to have a kit as a canvas - it's a shame it's got flaws it seems and that is frustrating when it's a new design and the info is available, but fixing things is all part of the fun right
     
    I would rather have a few corrections to make than nothing at all to start with..
     
    Peter
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    Iain reacted to Rick K in Fa330 Fock Achgelis   
    My plan is to crank this out by November then start something really big.
     
    The Fa330 always interested me as a unique aircraft with an equally unique mission.  This was towed by a U-Boat so the pilot could see beyond U-Boat horizon view and report any enemy activity.
     
    Finally there is a lot of rigging and I will use either RB or GasPatch turnbuckles.  This will get me feeling comfortable for my WNW build, next on the bench.  That's right Kiwi Mike...no typo here. 
     

     

    30 minutes into this build I was already regretting this.  This aircraft is mostly tubular and the parts are typical short run injection.  Loads of flash and seams.  Cleaning these tubes are going to drive me batty.  So I will cut all remaining tubular parts from .5mm, .4mm and .3mm styrene rod.  This will actually be easier than cutting from sprue and cleaning.
     
    Building balsa wood and tissue models experience will come in handy.
     

    Resin main control pully wheel (feel free to correct me on correct definition) and control stick installed with epoxy.  I also wrapped the control stick handle with .2mm lead wire.  A brush coat of paint will give the handle a ribbed appearance.  Spar and 4 sub control pully wheels are cut from styrene.
     

    More fun with .5mm and .4mm styrene rods. The rudder gets a .4mm rod on both sides and will be sanded down and this was fabric.  Will also add grab handle I cut out at top of rudder.
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Iain reacted to baffozac in IMAM Ro43 1/32 scratch-built   
    Tests for attaching floats :
     

     
    The small
     

     
    The big. I used Contrail profiles reinforced with a stainless steel tube
     

     
    Since nothing is stuck, it may seem wonky........
     

     
    The engine cowl support must take into account that the propeller axis is shifted up and left.
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    Iain reacted to baffozac in IMAM Ro43 1/32 scratch-built   
    Some details on the central part of the upper wing:
     

     
     

     

     
    Have a nice day !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Iain reacted to mozart in Elan13 Miniatures EL95 Luftwaffe Pilot with dog WW2 75mm 1/24   
    That describes people my friend, Leonardo da Vinci's "perfect Vitruvian man" is rarely achieved!
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    Iain reacted to elanlane13 in Elan13 Miniatures EL95 Luftwaffe Pilot with dog WW2 75mm 1/24   
    Stormer,
    Thanks for getting back to me, I do appreciate it.
    I do take time to measure out proportions when I pose the mannequins prior to sculpting. I also usually use 360 degree photos of me in the pose too. Perhaps I have a big head in proportion to the rest of me  
    I will continue to keep checking proportions when sculpting and look out for the observations you have made. I recently released the 100th Elan13 Miniatures figure hopefully more are right than not.
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    Iain reacted to LSP_Ray in Elan13 Miniatures EL95 Luftwaffe Pilot with dog WW2 75mm 1/24   
    da Vinci kind of fudged the proportions to fit his circle/square theory, too, at least according to my Architectural History teacher!
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    Iain got a reaction from Kagemusha in Hawker Fury, Hart and Demon   
    It's really nice Max - I have the original Montex release - with masks instead of decals.
     
    There's a nice build over on Hyperscale: http://www.hyperscale.com/2014/features/hawkerfurymki32rh_1.htm
     
    Iain
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    Iain reacted to mozart in Hawker Fury, Hart and Demon   
    I think I’ll be using Prym, not sure yet! 
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    Iain reacted to mozart in Hawker Fury, Hart and Demon   
    So glad you’ve said that Iain, I haven’t been able to find anything about it anywhere! I think there’s a review of it here on LSP but I can’t find it. 
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    Iain got a reaction from Phartycr0c in TELFORD 2019   
    Hi gang,
     
    After thinking long and hard I have decided to stand down as SIG Leader - there's too much going on elsewhere in the world at the moment - and my heart really isn't in it any more.
     
    A stand booking was made in April, with our annual IPMS return - but I've not heard/seen anything back yet (nothing unusual) - so hopefully it will magically appear when the site plan for Telford is published (that's normally how we find out).
     
    I'll hand over the reigns to my very capable deputy, Royboy.
     
    Thank you for everyone's help, support and involvement over the last 21 years - it's been great fun!
     
    Iain
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    Iain got a reaction from Peter in HobbyBoss 1:32 Liberator GR Mk.VI - RAF Coastal Command   
    Hi Mick,
     
    Milling of plastic always superior to laser cut plastic in my experience too - but we're going to try laser cutting first as I think this will produce parts fit for purpose - bearing in mind they'll all be completely hidden within the wing.
     
    *If* we get as far as producing a set, the modeller will still need to modify the wings, undercarriage bay sides and the kit supplied spar.
     
    But the hard part of generating the corrected wing formers is done - let's hope it works! 
     
    Will find out very soon...
     
    Have fun - and thanks for everyone's continued interest/support/patience - I have lot's going on in life and models not a particular priority at present!
     
    Iain
     
     
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    Iain got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Make the others jealous   
    In an effort to try and find a bit of MoJo...
     
    British rigging wires and terminals from RB Productions - these look ace and can't wait to give them a go:
     

     
    Talking of which - another addition to the WingNut Wings pile - and, yes, I've started one of the other Camels - hence the rigging wires!
     

     
    And, well, this was almost half price and, for some completely unkown reason, I couldn't resist!
     
    A complete diorama in a box - and amazing detail:
     

     
    Have fun...
     
    Iain
     
     
     
     
     
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    Iain got a reaction from Kagemusha in HobbyBoss 1:32 Liberator GR Mk.VI - RAF Coastal Command   
    Hi Mick,
     
    Milling of plastic always superior to laser cut plastic in my experience too - but we're going to try laser cutting first as I think this will produce parts fit for purpose - bearing in mind they'll all be completely hidden within the wing.
     
    *If* we get as far as producing a set, the modeller will still need to modify the wings, undercarriage bay sides and the kit supplied spar.
     
    But the hard part of generating the corrected wing formers is done - let's hope it works! 
     
    Will find out very soon...
     
    Have fun - and thanks for everyone's continued interest/support/patience - I have lot's going on in life and models not a particular priority at present!
     
    Iain
     
     
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    Iain got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Elan13 Miniatures EL95 Luftwaffe Pilot with dog WW2 75mm 1/24   
    We take a look at a brand new 1:24 resin figure set from Elan13 - Luftwaffe Pilot with dog WW2:
     

     
    Have fun!
     
    Iain
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    Iain got a reaction from LSP_K2 in 1:32 Douglas A-26 Invader from Trumpeter/Hobbyboss?   
    Ace photo Jari - really useful!
     
    Iain
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    Iain reacted to Jennings Heilig in 1:32 Douglas A-26 Invader from Trumpeter/Hobbyboss?   
    I have over 2000 detail pics of B-26s. At some point I’ll upload them someplace 
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    Iain reacted to Jennings Heilig in 1:32 Douglas A-26 Invader from Trumpeter/Hobbyboss?   
    Just took this about an hour ago..
     

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    Iain got a reaction from dennismcc in Make the others jealous   
    In an effort to try and find a bit of MoJo...
     
    British rigging wires and terminals from RB Productions - these look ace and can't wait to give them a go:
     

     
    Talking of which - another addition to the WingNut Wings pile - and, yes, I've started one of the other Camels - hence the rigging wires!
     

     
    And, well, this was almost half price and, for some completely unkown reason, I couldn't resist!
     
    A complete diorama in a box - and amazing detail:
     

     
    Have fun...
     
    Iain
     
     
     
     
     
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    Iain got a reaction from Victor K2 in HobbyBoss 1:32 Liberator GR Mk.VI - RAF Coastal Command   
    Possibly...
     
    Have been discussing possible laser cutting of plastic sheet with a very knowledgeable friend - added to which I *may* be getting access to some proper 'studio' space/workshop where I work - but absolutely no guarantees at present.
     
    You never know, this *could* be the first model accessory from the Aeronut! 
     
    As an absolute minimum the designs will be available as a download .pdf to LSP members, so they can do what I've done with the prototype parts you see here and use to cut out new formers by hand.
     
    Whatever happens it will be announced here first - once I've got a set of wings suitably modded. 
     
    Iain
     
     
     
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    Iain got a reaction from elanlane13 in Elan13 Miniatures EL95 Luftwaffe Pilot with dog WW2 75mm 1/24   
    We take a look at a brand new 1:24 resin figure set from Elan13 - Luftwaffe Pilot with dog WW2:
     

     
    Have fun!
     
    Iain
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    Iain got a reaction from Tommy Osvald sorensen in HobbyBoss 1:32 Liberator GR Mk.VI - RAF Coastal Command   
    Hi Mick,
     
    Milling of plastic always superior to laser cut plastic in my experience too - but we're going to try laser cutting first as I think this will produce parts fit for purpose - bearing in mind they'll all be completely hidden within the wing.
     
    *If* we get as far as producing a set, the modeller will still need to modify the wings, undercarriage bay sides and the kit supplied spar.
     
    But the hard part of generating the corrected wing formers is done - let's hope it works! 
     
    Will find out very soon...
     
    Have fun - and thanks for everyone's continued interest/support/patience - I have lot's going on in life and models not a particular priority at present!
     
    Iain
     
     
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    Iain reacted to Neo in Sprue Bros. up/down?   
    You sure your wife didnt set parental controls !
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