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GuildAero last won the day on February 6 2014

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About GuildAero

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    Old civil aircraft, canals, old motor boats and yachts, architecture, Austin 7 Specials

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  1. GuildAero

    BIG Vincent Black Shadow master finished...

    I am about to re-make the engine casings masters in brass as they are essentially flat faces and wrappers with details added. I didn't realise this at the start and anyway had intended the engine halves to be done in resin, but Richard wanted them in metal so they could be polished for the Rapide versions. I have last night ordered a sheet of 2mm brass to start work on the masters and will today draw it up again. I will also have to find a new caster with deep moulds. Any suggestions? Cheers, Martin
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    BIG Vincent Black Shadow master finished...

    Marus, thanks, but I don't possess a "cell" phone. I have a phone only phone for emergencies since I had a hearty attack. I might even know how to turn it on! And believe me, you don't want to see the mess Griffin Moulds made of my master. One commentator said it had been burned, another thought it deliberate, another had never seen such destruction, he said. It really is that bad and at no point did they think to contact me. Just sent it back by that most incompetent bunch DPD, who didn't deliver for 2 days! This is really a disaster. We desperately need a caster of large white metal lumps who can use either low temperature silicon or preferably RTV700 poured cold cure rubber. Cheers, Martin
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    BIG Vincent Black Shadow master finished...

    Gents, I have tonight received the master of the engine casings and wheel rims back fro Griffin Moulds who contracted to produce the deeper castings. What I have is a bag of thousands of pieces of Ureol and brass, where they have utterly destroyed the masters. the 2 engine case castings from heavily deformed moulds are bent beyond usefulness. I am now faced with the task of re making the entire engine from scratch all over again, which will take several weeks. I just thought you should know that we are now behind by that many weeks at least PLUS the task of finding another caster who actually CAN do what they claim is a "normal job of casting". At no point have they contacted either me or the man behind the project, merely sent a parcel by dpd which didn't arrive when it should have twice! Martin
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    1/32nd scale Dh89 master

    I have just checked everything over and it's all there in the original packing I sent to Hubert. Has my handwriting labelling everything. Thankfully, as I wouldn't recall what they were otherwise! I just have both fuselage halves to repair with a small extreme tail replacement. Seems to be lost, but that's nothing really. Cheers, Martin
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    1/32nd scale Dh89 master

    Well, gents, Hubert has returned the master parts to me and I now have a small repair to do then will get the potential new owner up here for a good look once I have checked everything. So, it's moving along as planned. Martin
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    BIG Vincent Black Shadow master finished...

    Another 3 mould's worth of parts delivered today. That's 4 moulds down and 5 to go, plus another company's work on bigger parts and resin cast parts and tyres. No pics I'm afraid. Even flickr are now getting awkward. Forums should allow loading from one's own files. Martin
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    1/32nd scale Dh89 master

    Interest and potential buyer obtained. Looks very promising at last. Beyond that...nothing to say, wink wink, nudge, nudge. Martin
  8. Alas, there's not much I can do about that. Having a website built is a much longer process for him. Martin
  9. Marus, that presupposes that one has Sky. I don't. I have Freeview. I don't pay for telly! My BBC Licence fee is more for the privilege of radio without adverts, although the content is getting so poor I tend to listen to my CD collection. Cheers, Martin
  10. Well, it's that or daytime TV and since they took Father Brown off at 2pm I have an hour to fill at least!<G> Cheers, Martin
  11. Marus, thank YOU for your interest. Cheers, Martin
  12. GuildAero

    1/32nd scale Dh89 master

    I am currently trying to get interest in the masters from a couple of guys who showed an interest a few years back. People ask me why I'm bothering. Hey, I want my three kits that are part of the price of making the master! And I think it deserves to be available. Cheers, Martin
  13. Hi all, for the motorcycle fans out there with, OK, deepish pockets, there's a kit of the Vincent Black Shadow in 1/6th scale going to production as we speak. The master has been delivered to various casters, moulders, etc. and the first mould's worth of parts delivered to me. It falls to me, once the parts are all done to make up the model and do the instructions. Nobody else would know what all the bits are and where to put them, especially the dummy nuts and bolts that hold it all together! The final kit will come with a custom made display case and a Tamiya chain kit, which fits the sprockets in the kit. Richard, the man behind doing it, has opened a Facebook page just for the model and is currently putting up photos and updates. You don't need to "do" FB to see this:- www.facebook.com/groups/260314371337243/ Cheers, Martin
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    1/32nd scale Dh89 master

    I have heard from Hubert about the DH89a and it is not good news. His and his wife's health are such that he has no time for modelmaking of any sort, even hobby. I have had interest from a couple of people in buying the master. Now that was a while back and their own circumstances may have changed, but I am now approaching them about that. I will make any relevant announcements if and when anything positive happens. I understand Hubert no longer posts on here, so it will be I who posts about this topic when there's anything to say. Cheers, Martin
  15. GuildAero

    1/32nd scale Dh89 master

    Alas, cosmosman, no. Hubert has had the model now for years and always has a reason for not doing it. To some extent, poor health has not helped, but he keeps showing other work he has done on the forums, so it's not easy to see why he hasn't progressed the DH 89. All I've heard from him is that he has dropped and broken the fuselage, something I can repair for him, but the offer has gone without response. I am now more than a little worried that the model will never see production. I am not a patient man anyway, but now I have frankly given up hope for it. I know at least 2 people who would buy the master from him, but, like some other of my old customers they won't sell, even though they won't produce. Let's hope Hubert can come back with an assurance, with photographic proof, that he is producing the kit, but don't hold your breath. I think it likelier that one of the other resin mobs will beat him to it.
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