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    CANicoll reacted to fozzy in CONTINUATION OF MY 1:20 SCALE SCRATCH BUILT B17G (RADIO ROOM)   
    Hi there
     
    A few weeks have passed and I am a tiny bit forward with this build than I was in the last post!...and I want to tell you where I am at with this!
    For a long long time now I have been fretting over how I will display this B17G when it is all done!....I felt I just had to  make a decision before I continued on what was to be done.
    Originally it was going to be so simple as I was only planning to build the nose section and just put it on some sort of stand!....but of course with a little encouragement from some of my fellow modellers on this forum!!... I decided to continue with the rest of the fuselage....I mean... I really enjoyed building the nose section...lets do the rest of it!
    So I then separately built the bomb bay and the the radio room (as some of you who are following this are aware) and started to build stands for them to sit on. I put the nose section/bomb bay and the radio room next to each other and it just didn't look right!....not only that , it was almost impossible to try and build a stand for the radio room section because of the ball turret hanging below!....the stand would have got in the way of the turret!
    There was only one solution to the whole mess and that was to permanently attach all sections together making one complete fuselage ...as it would be on the real thing......that's when the real problems started!
    Now ...because I built each section separately and now have decided to join them all together I realized that the length of the fuselage will be too long by at least 1.5cm...maybe 2 cm...this is because I built each section from one bulk head to the next (for example bomb bay was built from Bulk head no's 6-8 ....and then the radio room was built from bulk heads nos 8-10.....each bulk head is about 5 mm ....so when you put the bomb bay section to the radio room you have gained 5mm!)....and so on adding to the length of the damn thing!!.....I hope you understand my ramblings!!!
    I had to lose those millimeters!...and so you can imagine what I had to do!.........
     

     
    By shortening each section by 5mm it of course put some of the detail out of scale!.....aaaaagggghhhh!...utter nightmare!....not only that ....getting the sections to line up perfectly was very difficult to say the least.
     
    I have to say I spoke to my wife and said that the whole project after 6 odd years was going to have to be stopped!....she told me not to be so stupid!.....again!.....and get it sorted!
     
    .....and so I persevered and after hours of re constructing ...scrapping a lot of the detail already done....de scaling this and that.... I finally joined the bomb bay with the radio room. The photos you will see show you that I have a load of tidying up to do but this will be no problem for me later on...I hope!
     
    Here we go...................
     

     

     

     

     
    Now I can get on with the wing root detail ........here is as far as I have got so far!......
     

     

     

     
    Yesterday I made these two plates that will eventually be attached to the wing root...
     

     
    Just to let you know that I have also re constructed the nose section to make sure that it will fit onto the forward bulk head of the bomb bay......and if I thought the R. room and B.bay was a difficult task...then this was just................don't want to think about it!!
     
    The joys of scratch building!
     
    See you on the next post
     
    Fozzy 
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    CANicoll reacted to fozzy in CONTINUATION OF MY 1:20 SCALE SCRATCH BUILT B17G (RADIO ROOM)   
    Hey Chris...I certainly will let you know if I need any information etc.....thank you very much!
     
    Just to let you know that my B17G was featured as a small back page article in the 447th BG Newsletter by Steve Heeb (Ol'scrapiron)
     

     
    Fozzy
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    CANicoll reacted to fozzy in CONTINUATION OF MY 1:20 SCALE SCRATCH BUILT B17G (RADIO ROOM)   
    I would if I could CANicoll ....but the logistics of getting her to UK from Bulgaria for the show and then back again to finish it  would be a nightmare!.....but rest assured when she's done I will attempt to get her across to Telford!
     
     
    Yes Rigor....so far I have done the nose section ...the bomb bay and now finishing off the radio room which just leaves the tail section to go !....then of course I have to join it all together!
     
     
    Well Ol' Scrapiron....why the hell didn't I think of that obvious solution to rounds!....how simple and how stupid I am to not think of it!......Thank you very very much for the heads up!
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    CANicoll got a reaction from Martinnfb in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    Mike:  Looking forward to the pictures!
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    CANicoll got a reaction from Martinnfb in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    Yeah yeah yeah.  'I got married' ... SUCH a lame excuse....    Brian, Actually, thrilled for you and congrats!!  Definitely will miss seeing you this year.  Just means you have to come to Telford to make up for it.  Tell your new bride you are taking her on a trip to London in the fall.  
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    CANicoll got a reaction from MARU5137 in CONTINUATION OF MY 1:20 SCALE SCRATCH BUILT B17G (RADIO ROOM)   
    Bring what you have and put it on the LSP table for everyone to gawk at.  Give 'em (and us!) a preview for next year!
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    CANicoll got a reaction from MARU5137 in CONTINUATION OF MY 1:20 SCALE SCRATCH BUILT B17G (RADIO ROOM)   
    Amazing work!  LOVE following along. Are we going to see this beauty at Telford this year?  Chris
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    CANicoll got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Wedding pics!   
    This weekend is supposed to have killer heat and humidity across most of the US.  Sounds like the PERFECT excuse to stay in and get on our builds (and by 'our' I really mean 'mine')....
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    CANicoll got a reaction from Royboy in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    Yeah yeah yeah.  'I got married' ... SUCH a lame excuse....    Brian, Actually, thrilled for you and congrats!!  Definitely will miss seeing you this year.  Just means you have to come to Telford to make up for it.  Tell your new bride you are taking her on a trip to London in the fall.  
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    CANicoll reacted to phantom in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    I am going to the space center on Thursday.
    Mike
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    CANicoll reacted to MARU5137 in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    There you Go Chris...
    Will miss you and others.
     

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    CANicoll got a reaction from Martinnfb in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    I'll be driving down, so there Tuesday - Saturday (judging Friday).  Do we have a LSP group meeting planned again or a lunch/dinner/drinks?  Sorry, have not browsed all the pages of this thread so might have missed it.
     
    Sadly - my Duchess Arlene is not near complete so not bringing her down, but my club, NovaIPMS will have a display table so I'll bring a few things down for that.  Please stop by and say hi or hopefully will run into everyone at the LSP meeting. 
     
    Anyone going to the space center on Thursday (kills an ENTIRE DAY!!)?  My SO is flying back on Friday so I'm free Friday evening after judging...  
     
    Chris
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    CANicoll got a reaction from Lothar in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    Yeah yeah yeah.  'I got married' ... SUCH a lame excuse....    Brian, Actually, thrilled for you and congrats!!  Definitely will miss seeing you this year.  Just means you have to come to Telford to make up for it.  Tell your new bride you are taking her on a trip to London in the fall.  
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    CANicoll reacted to marauderdriver in Wedding pics!   
    Congratulations Brian!
    You want humidity? we grow gills here in Bayou Country!
    Does your new bride know of your plastic/resin addiction?
    Has she caught you sneaking looks on "modeling websites"?
    How about the glue sniffing & paint huffing?
    See Brian, you have a problem, you need help.
    You must admit you have an addiction before you call
    Model Builders Help Line! 1-999-999-999! or
    Plastic's Anonymous  1-999-999-999?
     
    Congrats to Y'all
     
    jack
     
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    CANicoll reacted to mozart in Wedding pics!   
    Congratulations Brian!! I’m coming up to my second anniversary (I’m 71) so it’s never too late! 
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    CANicoll reacted to Out2gtcha in Wedding pics!   
    Been away for a bit getting hitched (pics later) but am back at home now, just perusing the forums.    Jeez, ya go away for a bit and all sorts of cool and interesting things pop up!   Kinda depressing being back in the high heat and humidity after a week at 11,000 ft + temps! 
     
     
    Looking forward to getting back in the fold ladies and gents! 
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    CANicoll reacted to Out2gtcha in Wedding pics!   
    Thanks guys! 
     
     
    Turquoise Lake Colorado, which is effectively "Leadville" Colorado, the highest incorporated city in America at around 10,800 feet above sea level.
    The camp site at the lake itself is around 11,000 feet. We were exploring Mount Massive which was around 14,000 feet+.
     
    It was a great time, but we took a 15 mile or so hike across the lake and that rare air is tough to get aclamated to.
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    CANicoll got a reaction from MARU5137 in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    I'll be driving down, so there Tuesday - Saturday (judging Friday).  Do we have a LSP group meeting planned again or a lunch/dinner/drinks?  Sorry, have not browsed all the pages of this thread so might have missed it.
     
    Sadly - my Duchess Arlene is not near complete so not bringing her down, but my club, NovaIPMS will have a display table so I'll bring a few things down for that.  Please stop by and say hi or hopefully will run into everyone at the LSP meeting. 
     
    Anyone going to the space center on Thursday (kills an ENTIRE DAY!!)?  My SO is flying back on Friday so I'm free Friday evening after judging...  
     
    Chris
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    CANicoll reacted to Radub in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    There was a change in the time and location of my "talk" on how models are designed. I will be mostly talking about designing injection-moulded plastic kits but also about 3d-print-to-resin models. This seminar will take place on Friday, 9 August,  morning from 10:15 to 11:14 in seminar room 4. (I also changed the times and location in my earlier post in this thread). 
    I am looking forward to seeing you there. 
    Radu 
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    CANicoll reacted to fozzy in CONTINUATION OF MY 1:20 SCALE SCRATCH BUILT B17G (RADIO ROOM)   
    Afternoon guys!
     
    This post will finish up all the interior detail I needed to do before closing both top and bottom halves of the fuselage and then I can proceed to finish off the detail on the exterior of the fuselage.
     
    So what needed to be done was the ammunition belts from the emergency ammunition cans and the oxygen bottle for the gunner.
    I'll start with the ammunition belts.....By using just paper and wire I'd thought I would show you how I went about this task ..photo by photo...
     
    1. The first task was to cut 4 pieces of paper to the length/width of the belts....I used paper as it will bend like a real ammo belt...
     

     
    2. As you can see I then cut all 4 pieces..(you will see in the next few photos why I did this!)...
     

     
    3. I then got some garden metal wire twine (I chose this as it looked the right scale for the rounds)...
     

     
    4. This then had to be straightened using a flat piece of metal rolled across the top of a length of wire......
     

     

     
    5. After measuring the width of the pieces of paper I then had to cut... (loads!!).... of pieces of wire which would replicate the rounds,....laborious task!...although I don't actually mind doing it!!
     

     
    6. These were the super glued onto 2 of the 4 strips of paper....
     

     
    7. Then the other strips of paper were glued over the top of the rounds  This is the time that I bent the paper to the shape I needed....
     

     
    8. A couple strips of paper were cut and glued to both sides of the belts to make them look more authentic and I then painted them.....
     

     
    So now all I had to do was super glue one end of the belts to the ammo cans and hook up the other ends on a couple of posts....(the reason for this is that because I have exposed the top of the ball turret I couldn't glue them to the entry point of the turret!)...here are a few photos of the task complete......
     

     

     

     
    The last task to do before closing the two halves was to scratch the oxygen tank for the gunner.
    I have so far made loads of oxygen tanks for this project so I just made them the same way as before....and that is a sanded down piece of balsa wood with plastic strips glued to them!......here it is....
     

     
    I then glued the tank onto the post and made a couple of paper straps ....to replicate the securing straps!
     
    So here is the finished Ball turret connection structure......
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    So now its at long last time to place the top to the bottom!!..ha ha!
     

     
    I am now getting close to the end of the Radio room section of this B17G....the external detail will now have to be thought about before proceeding......so I'll see you all the next time around!
     
    Thanks again for looking in
     
    Fozzy
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    CANicoll got a reaction from Model_Monkey in HKM 1/32 Lancaster at Telford - Built and Painted!   
    Here are some pictures of the commotion and interest generated by Dave (phartycroc's) Lancaster. You should have seen it up-close.  TERRIFIC work by Dave on this extremely quick build (five weeks?!?!).  The LSP/SIG32 table was right next to WNW so lots of questions as to which Lancaster Dave built (WNW or HKM).
    I should have taken a few more pictures of the Lanc, but it was rare when there were not many folks around it.


     
    It was rumored, but not confirmed, that Dave got to sit down TWICE on Saturday.  HUGE interest in his amazing build.

     
    Maru:  Recognize anything?

     
    Dave was even showing off some of the smaller bit and I think he was personally responsible for about half of the sales of AirScale's own PE instrument panel for the Lanc (and yes, Airscale sold out of their PE IP stock, a month before the kit goes on sale!  I think HKM has a hit on their hands.

     
    This is usually what Dave was faced with on Saturday:

     
    Ok, have to get ready for work tomorrow.  Will keep posting during the week so stay tuned.
    Yes, I've already reserved my hotel room for next year's Telford!
    Chris
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    CANicoll reacted to seiran01 in The funny thing about 3d printing at home...   
    Good questions Troy,
    ill be reprinting the stabilizer and the tail booms, still troubleshooting my friends photon S and we didn’t account for the very minimal shrinkage in the slot we made to insert the stab into the tails. Speaking of shrinkage, amount I’ve been seeing is practically negligible, in the range of 0.03%. This could be due to the type of resin and that I have not been “post curing” the parts in UV light where I believe things can shrink more. 
     
    I’ve ordered a new two rail assembly for my printer which should significantly reduce any wobble. That said the wobble I’ve seen on my printer is only on the two wings and it’s very minimal compared to that stabilizer, easy to sand. Going to open up my friend’s printer and make sure all screws are tight as the wobble on that stabilizer is pretty extreme. 
     
    Im estimating the cost for the airframe already printed at $40-45. Not counting the cost of lost resin from failed prints due to trouble calibrating and troubleshooting the second printer
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    CANicoll reacted to Archer Fine Transfers in The funny thing about 3d printing at home...   
    In a way, yes.
     
    However, in my experience, being proficient at AI could save having to learn the shape drawing part of a 3D application. For instance, let's say you're going to make a bulkhead. If you're proficient in AI you can draw the shape along with any lightening holes, etc. in AI quickly, import it into the 3D/CAD program and extrude it to the thickness required avoiding how to learn the 3D/CAD program's drawing tools. I know that's a gross simplification, but presented here as one example. 
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    CANicoll reacted to seiran01 in The funny thing about 3d printing at home...   
    Um yes! I’m doing the 3d printing presentation with Mikey 
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    CANicoll got a reaction from MARU5137 in Eduard Bf109G-4/Trop - ready for inspection   
    Vallejo Acrylics take some work to get the chemistry right:  I do about 10-15% thinner, 10-20% Flow Improver and then paint.  With this mix I do not have any problems with clogging, or tip dry or splattering.  I watched some Vallejo You Tube video's and at a few model shows where there were Vallejo demo's I asked a lot of questions.  I don't have consistent luck with their gloss (unless I mix it into their other colors and then it lays down beautifully smooth) but I'll use their Matte anytime - VERY easy to use and dries almost instantly. 
     
    I do love the Eduard kits.  I picked up their new Tempest at SMW in Telford this year, along with a few of their aftermarket parts.  I built their 1/72 Spitfire Mk IXC (one was their Overtrees) and they were just amazing and fun builds.  And the Overtrees are inexpensive!

    Chris
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