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    brahman104 got a reaction from JayW in 1/18 Scale Blue Box F4U-1A Corsair Modification   
    Man that is awesome Jay! So much fine work in the structure let alone the consoles. Reminds me I need to get out to the shed and get on with mine!
     
    Craig
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    brahman104 got a reaction from Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Oh man you TOTALLY nailed the gun, mounts and crew posing!!!! Absolutely brilliant Pete!
     
    Craig
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    brahman104 got a reaction from Dadeo911 in HK B-17...C 23/12 more fun with brass :)   
    That's probably a good thing Jay! I wouldn't want to risk it crashing 
     
     
    I'd like to agree with you Tom, but there's a little clear piece and an open tail wheel well that have a lot of details hanging around in there..... you wouldn't want me to skimp on that now would you?  
     
     
    Thanks Brett! Your Dauntless is looking pretty darn top notch too!
     
     
    Thanks Ron! Be sure to start a thread for your build when you do start working on it. I'll be following for sure!
     
     
    Well what can I say, I do loooove a good proportioned waist . Thanks for the reminder, I've temporarily skipped the area, but I'll be sure to come back to it.
     
     
    Thanks Brian! Little by little......
     
    As long term followers of this build will know, I like to jump around a bit. This is mainly due to whatever piece takes my interest at the time, but it does mean that in 6 years running, I have not had to consign the big girl to the SOD or start another build (excepting the nose work on my unbuilt F model....).
     
    Anyway, I needed to work out what to do with the tail wheel. Obviously, #9 bulkhead is completely different from the big ass birds, which meant that the tail wheel assembly or "treadle" had to be redone. Not a bad thing anyway as I wanted to build it out of brass to ensure it could hold the weight.
     
    Firstly I set upon making three little clevises to mount onto the #9 bulkhead...
     
     
    After a bit of fine work, this is one of the three clevises. The rod going through it is simply for show.....
     
     
    I had to grind the slot using an abrasive disc in my proxxon, so it's wider than I would have like. Anyone know of any really thin (>1mm) slotting wheels or processes?
     
    I also replaced the kit "spindle" with brass as a base...
     
     
    I then needed to come up with a jig to hold everything together while it was soldered. It's a pretty complex affair and it took a while to work out the jig. This included a 10 degree angled hole to mount the spindle in relation to the remainder of the treadle.
     
     
     
     
     
    Lots of shaping and grinding later, I then had this....
     
     
     
    Measured up against the bulkhead, everything looked pretty good!
     
     
     
    I still had to be able to join the treadle through the clevises. Very, very gently, I ground off the ends to flats, marked the location of the holes and drilled..... It seemed the odds of me lining this all up without being distorted were about a million to one, however.......
     

    Well I'll be damned.... Turns out I can actually make a straight part!!!! 
     
     
     
    Pretty happy with that! I know it's not finished yet but I wanted to share it with you guys since it took so long to make and came out so well!
     
    For those of you wondering, I won't be making the shock absorber functional (sorry!) This is because I have no idea of the finished weight, and I'd rather have the tail sit where I want it than too high or low when I can't get back inside to fix it!!!
     
    Hopefully I'll be back soon with the retraction mechanism in place, stay tuned....
     
    Craig
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    brahman104 got a reaction from Out2gtcha in F7F-3 Tigercat - BuNo 80405 - VMF 312 MCAS - El Toro, CA 1946   
    Looks awesome Brian! The nacelles are the business. Good luck with the gluing.
     
    Craig
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    brahman104 got a reaction from MARU5137 in JA-37 D(I) - 1/24 Thrust Reverser Update   
    You've taken to this metal work business very well Rainer. The fairing looks spot on. Your panels are so clean and flat. How are you embossing them without distortion?
     
    The front of that compressor looks ace too. I'm going to have to go back through your build again to see how you made it
     
    Craig 
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    brahman104 got a reaction from Brett M in SBD-5 of the Royal New Zealand Air Force - Trumpeter 1/32   
    Really nice Brett!!! Your addition of the rivets certainly looks the part, although helped in no small amount by your beautiful paintwork and weathering!.
     
    Well done!
     
    Craig
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    brahman104 got a reaction from airscale in 1/18 Hawker Fury   
    Love the way you just totally nailed vacuum forming. Hand carved master and everything just lines up!!!! Hahaha, well done again my friend. Top effort!!!
     
    Craig
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    brahman104 got a reaction from MARU5137 in 1/18 Scale Blue Box F4U-1A Corsair Modification   
    I beg to differ Jay!!! I think EVERY aspect of your build has been done with jewel-like precision. I love your engine, but the cockpit work so far definitely compliments it! Don't worry about trying to live up to our expectations, you've already smashed them out of the park!
     
    Craig
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    brahman104 got a reaction from MARU5137 in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Hey Pete,
     
    Thanks very much for the reply!!! Makes perfect sense!!! Consider my curiosity satisfied
     
    Craig
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    brahman104 got a reaction from Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Hey Pete,
     
    Thanks very much for the reply!!! Makes perfect sense!!! Consider my curiosity satisfied
     
    Craig
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    brahman104 reacted to Martin Kubis in P-38 J Lightning Revell 1:32   
    Thanks Craig and everyone for nice comments. I was about 11 too when I build this big model for the first time. My father airbushed it for me + painted the pilot. I think this model is still in my parents house, so I might take picture to compare them after 30 years:)
    Martin
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    brahman104 got a reaction from Martin Kubis in P-38 J Lightning Revell 1:32   
    very nice!!! I remember brush painting one of these when I was about 11. I'm pleased to say that yours in no way looks like that!!!!!!
     
    Craig
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    brahman104 reacted to Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Hi Craig,
    My plan is to snapshot the main and tail rotors- 
    The Pavehawk hoist control has a hand held grip controller on about 10ft of coiled cord that connects to the control box on the right side of the cabin. My crewchief is holding the remote control in his right hand, and guiding the cable with his left. This is because of limitations I had when building this figure from components of other figures- he is a Frankenfigure and was created out of body parts from several figures. His arms were from figures shooting M4 rifles, and they are for a right-handed shooter..I couldn’t find any lefty’s. If I could have found a right arm extended from a left handed shooter, it would have been great, but no luck..so I had to improvise-
     
    cheers
     
    P
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    brahman104 got a reaction from CraigH in 1:32 Heinkel 111 P-1 An Oldie but a Goodie!   
    Well from one CraigH to another, very nice indeed! Well done
     
    Craig
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    brahman104 got a reaction from Fencer-1 in HK B-17...C 23/12 more fun with brass :)   
    You and me both Jay! I've learnt a lot already, learning more as I go!
     
     
    Absolutely Brian! Brass is just so versatile!
     
    A little more for you. I've finished most of the retraction mechanism, apart from the gearbox and motor mount. Still lots of little pulleys and control cables to add as well but the bulkhead is looking pretty busy now. This is super fiddly even to put together.... at the moment all the parts are being held in place by brass pins that are bent over at one end (they will be replaced!). Once I get my scale hardware I can assemble it for good. For now, here's now it's looking..... For the retraction jack I soldered three 10mm threaded bolts (with heads cut off) together. Ask me how fun that was to try and get straight!!!!!  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    I've learnt a lot in the process of making this piece. Sometimes you have to drill the bolt holes, sometimes you can solder a piece of tube onto the end to do the same. I estimate there's about 4 and a half days of work in the tailwheel assembly alone!
     
    All good fun........can't wait to attack the main gear
     
    Craig
     
     
     
     
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    brahman104 got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in HK B-17...C 23/12 more fun with brass :)   
    You and me both Jay! I've learnt a lot already, learning more as I go!
     
     
    Absolutely Brian! Brass is just so versatile!
     
    A little more for you. I've finished most of the retraction mechanism, apart from the gearbox and motor mount. Still lots of little pulleys and control cables to add as well but the bulkhead is looking pretty busy now. This is super fiddly even to put together.... at the moment all the parts are being held in place by brass pins that are bent over at one end (they will be replaced!). Once I get my scale hardware I can assemble it for good. For now, here's now it's looking..... For the retraction jack I soldered three 10mm threaded bolts (with heads cut off) together. Ask me how fun that was to try and get straight!!!!!  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    I've learnt a lot in the process of making this piece. Sometimes you have to drill the bolt holes, sometimes you can solder a piece of tube onto the end to do the same. I estimate there's about 4 and a half days of work in the tailwheel assembly alone!
     
    All good fun........can't wait to attack the main gear
     
    Craig
     
     
     
     
  17. Like
    brahman104 got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in HK B-17...C 23/12 more fun with brass :)   
    That's probably a good thing Jay! I wouldn't want to risk it crashing 
     
     
    I'd like to agree with you Tom, but there's a little clear piece and an open tail wheel well that have a lot of details hanging around in there..... you wouldn't want me to skimp on that now would you?  
     
     
    Thanks Brett! Your Dauntless is looking pretty darn top notch too!
     
     
    Thanks Ron! Be sure to start a thread for your build when you do start working on it. I'll be following for sure!
     
     
    Well what can I say, I do loooove a good proportioned waist . Thanks for the reminder, I've temporarily skipped the area, but I'll be sure to come back to it.
     
     
    Thanks Brian! Little by little......
     
    As long term followers of this build will know, I like to jump around a bit. This is mainly due to whatever piece takes my interest at the time, but it does mean that in 6 years running, I have not had to consign the big girl to the SOD or start another build (excepting the nose work on my unbuilt F model....).
     
    Anyway, I needed to work out what to do with the tail wheel. Obviously, #9 bulkhead is completely different from the big ass birds, which meant that the tail wheel assembly or "treadle" had to be redone. Not a bad thing anyway as I wanted to build it out of brass to ensure it could hold the weight.
     
    Firstly I set upon making three little clevises to mount onto the #9 bulkhead...
     
     
    After a bit of fine work, this is one of the three clevises. The rod going through it is simply for show.....
     
     
    I had to grind the slot using an abrasive disc in my proxxon, so it's wider than I would have like. Anyone know of any really thin (>1mm) slotting wheels or processes?
     
    I also replaced the kit "spindle" with brass as a base...
     
     
    I then needed to come up with a jig to hold everything together while it was soldered. It's a pretty complex affair and it took a while to work out the jig. This included a 10 degree angled hole to mount the spindle in relation to the remainder of the treadle.
     
     
     
     
     
    Lots of shaping and grinding later, I then had this....
     
     
     
    Measured up against the bulkhead, everything looked pretty good!
     
     
     
    I still had to be able to join the treadle through the clevises. Very, very gently, I ground off the ends to flats, marked the location of the holes and drilled..... It seemed the odds of me lining this all up without being distorted were about a million to one, however.......
     

    Well I'll be damned.... Turns out I can actually make a straight part!!!! 
     
     
     
    Pretty happy with that! I know it's not finished yet but I wanted to share it with you guys since it took so long to make and came out so well!
     
    For those of you wondering, I won't be making the shock absorber functional (sorry!) This is because I have no idea of the finished weight, and I'd rather have the tail sit where I want it than too high or low when I can't get back inside to fix it!!!
     
    Hopefully I'll be back soon with the retraction mechanism in place, stay tuned....
     
    Craig
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  18. Like
    brahman104 got a reaction from dodgem37 in HK B-17...C 23/12 more fun with brass :)   
    You and me both Jay! I've learnt a lot already, learning more as I go!
     
     
    Absolutely Brian! Brass is just so versatile!
     
    A little more for you. I've finished most of the retraction mechanism, apart from the gearbox and motor mount. Still lots of little pulleys and control cables to add as well but the bulkhead is looking pretty busy now. This is super fiddly even to put together.... at the moment all the parts are being held in place by brass pins that are bent over at one end (they will be replaced!). Once I get my scale hardware I can assemble it for good. For now, here's now it's looking..... For the retraction jack I soldered three 10mm threaded bolts (with heads cut off) together. Ask me how fun that was to try and get straight!!!!!  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    I've learnt a lot in the process of making this piece. Sometimes you have to drill the bolt holes, sometimes you can solder a piece of tube onto the end to do the same. I estimate there's about 4 and a half days of work in the tailwheel assembly alone!
     
    All good fun........can't wait to attack the main gear
     
    Craig
     
     
     
     
  19. Like
    brahman104 got a reaction from dodgem37 in HK B-17...C 23/12 more fun with brass :)   
    That's probably a good thing Jay! I wouldn't want to risk it crashing 
     
     
    I'd like to agree with you Tom, but there's a little clear piece and an open tail wheel well that have a lot of details hanging around in there..... you wouldn't want me to skimp on that now would you?  
     
     
    Thanks Brett! Your Dauntless is looking pretty darn top notch too!
     
     
    Thanks Ron! Be sure to start a thread for your build when you do start working on it. I'll be following for sure!
     
     
    Well what can I say, I do loooove a good proportioned waist . Thanks for the reminder, I've temporarily skipped the area, but I'll be sure to come back to it.
     
     
    Thanks Brian! Little by little......
     
    As long term followers of this build will know, I like to jump around a bit. This is mainly due to whatever piece takes my interest at the time, but it does mean that in 6 years running, I have not had to consign the big girl to the SOD or start another build (excepting the nose work on my unbuilt F model....).
     
    Anyway, I needed to work out what to do with the tail wheel. Obviously, #9 bulkhead is completely different from the big ass birds, which meant that the tail wheel assembly or "treadle" had to be redone. Not a bad thing anyway as I wanted to build it out of brass to ensure it could hold the weight.
     
    Firstly I set upon making three little clevises to mount onto the #9 bulkhead...
     
     
    After a bit of fine work, this is one of the three clevises. The rod going through it is simply for show.....
     
     
    I had to grind the slot using an abrasive disc in my proxxon, so it's wider than I would have like. Anyone know of any really thin (>1mm) slotting wheels or processes?
     
    I also replaced the kit "spindle" with brass as a base...
     
     
    I then needed to come up with a jig to hold everything together while it was soldered. It's a pretty complex affair and it took a while to work out the jig. This included a 10 degree angled hole to mount the spindle in relation to the remainder of the treadle.
     
     
     
     
     
    Lots of shaping and grinding later, I then had this....
     
     
     
    Measured up against the bulkhead, everything looked pretty good!
     
     
     
    I still had to be able to join the treadle through the clevises. Very, very gently, I ground off the ends to flats, marked the location of the holes and drilled..... It seemed the odds of me lining this all up without being distorted were about a million to one, however.......
     

    Well I'll be damned.... Turns out I can actually make a straight part!!!! 
     
     
     
    Pretty happy with that! I know it's not finished yet but I wanted to share it with you guys since it took so long to make and came out so well!
     
    For those of you wondering, I won't be making the shock absorber functional (sorry!) This is because I have no idea of the finished weight, and I'd rather have the tail sit where I want it than too high or low when I can't get back inside to fix it!!!
     
    Hopefully I'll be back soon with the retraction mechanism in place, stay tuned....
     
    Craig
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  20. Like
    brahman104 got a reaction from airscale in 1/18 Hawker Fury   
    Sooooo good!!!!!!! The ammo cans and chutes are amazing. The little stiffeners on the side of the boxes though... are they folded litho or P.E.? They look thicker than folded sheet.....
     
    Now I'm off to watch your next Patreon video  
     
    Craig
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    brahman104 got a reaction from Alex in HK B-17...C 23/12 more fun with brass :)   
    You and me both Jay! I've learnt a lot already, learning more as I go!
     
     
    Absolutely Brian! Brass is just so versatile!
     
    A little more for you. I've finished most of the retraction mechanism, apart from the gearbox and motor mount. Still lots of little pulleys and control cables to add as well but the bulkhead is looking pretty busy now. This is super fiddly even to put together.... at the moment all the parts are being held in place by brass pins that are bent over at one end (they will be replaced!). Once I get my scale hardware I can assemble it for good. For now, here's now it's looking..... For the retraction jack I soldered three 10mm threaded bolts (with heads cut off) together. Ask me how fun that was to try and get straight!!!!!  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    I've learnt a lot in the process of making this piece. Sometimes you have to drill the bolt holes, sometimes you can solder a piece of tube onto the end to do the same. I estimate there's about 4 and a half days of work in the tailwheel assembly alone!
     
    All good fun........can't wait to attack the main gear
     
    Craig
     
     
     
     
  22. Like
    brahman104 got a reaction from Alex in HK B-17...C 23/12 more fun with brass :)   
    That's probably a good thing Jay! I wouldn't want to risk it crashing 
     
     
    I'd like to agree with you Tom, but there's a little clear piece and an open tail wheel well that have a lot of details hanging around in there..... you wouldn't want me to skimp on that now would you?  
     
     
    Thanks Brett! Your Dauntless is looking pretty darn top notch too!
     
     
    Thanks Ron! Be sure to start a thread for your build when you do start working on it. I'll be following for sure!
     
     
    Well what can I say, I do loooove a good proportioned waist . Thanks for the reminder, I've temporarily skipped the area, but I'll be sure to come back to it.
     
     
    Thanks Brian! Little by little......
     
    As long term followers of this build will know, I like to jump around a bit. This is mainly due to whatever piece takes my interest at the time, but it does mean that in 6 years running, I have not had to consign the big girl to the SOD or start another build (excepting the nose work on my unbuilt F model....).
     
    Anyway, I needed to work out what to do with the tail wheel. Obviously, #9 bulkhead is completely different from the big ass birds, which meant that the tail wheel assembly or "treadle" had to be redone. Not a bad thing anyway as I wanted to build it out of brass to ensure it could hold the weight.
     
    Firstly I set upon making three little clevises to mount onto the #9 bulkhead...
     
     
    After a bit of fine work, this is one of the three clevises. The rod going through it is simply for show.....
     
     
    I had to grind the slot using an abrasive disc in my proxxon, so it's wider than I would have like. Anyone know of any really thin (>1mm) slotting wheels or processes?
     
    I also replaced the kit "spindle" with brass as a base...
     
     
    I then needed to come up with a jig to hold everything together while it was soldered. It's a pretty complex affair and it took a while to work out the jig. This included a 10 degree angled hole to mount the spindle in relation to the remainder of the treadle.
     
     
     
     
     
    Lots of shaping and grinding later, I then had this....
     
     
     
    Measured up against the bulkhead, everything looked pretty good!
     
     
     
    I still had to be able to join the treadle through the clevises. Very, very gently, I ground off the ends to flats, marked the location of the holes and drilled..... It seemed the odds of me lining this all up without being distorted were about a million to one, however.......
     

    Well I'll be damned.... Turns out I can actually make a straight part!!!! 
     
     
     
    Pretty happy with that! I know it's not finished yet but I wanted to share it with you guys since it took so long to make and came out so well!
     
    For those of you wondering, I won't be making the shock absorber functional (sorry!) This is because I have no idea of the finished weight, and I'd rather have the tail sit where I want it than too high or low when I can't get back inside to fix it!!!
     
    Hopefully I'll be back soon with the retraction mechanism in place, stay tuned....
     
    Craig
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  23. Like
    brahman104 got a reaction from Cicciuzzo in HK B-17...C 23/12 more fun with brass :)   
    You and me both Jay! I've learnt a lot already, learning more as I go!
     
     
    Absolutely Brian! Brass is just so versatile!
     
    A little more for you. I've finished most of the retraction mechanism, apart from the gearbox and motor mount. Still lots of little pulleys and control cables to add as well but the bulkhead is looking pretty busy now. This is super fiddly even to put together.... at the moment all the parts are being held in place by brass pins that are bent over at one end (they will be replaced!). Once I get my scale hardware I can assemble it for good. For now, here's now it's looking..... For the retraction jack I soldered three 10mm threaded bolts (with heads cut off) together. Ask me how fun that was to try and get straight!!!!!  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    I've learnt a lot in the process of making this piece. Sometimes you have to drill the bolt holes, sometimes you can solder a piece of tube onto the end to do the same. I estimate there's about 4 and a half days of work in the tailwheel assembly alone!
     
    All good fun........can't wait to attack the main gear
     
    Craig
     
     
     
     
  24. Haha
    brahman104 got a reaction from Tolga ULGUR in My 2020 builds   
    21 in a year?!!!!!!!!! That is sensational! I'm more like 21 years for one!
     
    Craig
  25. Haha
    brahman104 got a reaction from MikeMaben in My 2020 builds   
    21 in a year?!!!!!!!!! That is sensational! I'm more like 21 years for one!
     
    Craig
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