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Uilleann last won the day on January 7 2019

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  1. Still around - just quiet. Life's curve balls keep coming. Love the progress thus far of course!
  2. OK, that looks spectacular!
  3. Wow. It's been more than a year since I checked in last. Sadly, I'm still waiting for life's dust to settle a bit, and then will look into resuming work on the 117. I'm not honestly sure if I'll ever quite get it finished the way I had hoped, but it certainly has been a fun time building it as I went! Thanks for popping in to say hello. Bri~
  4. Have you given thought to (or tried) an actual tea bag? The silken material used by some companies might be just the thing. I've been searching for the exact right micro mesh myself for years, and even at 1/32 everything is too big/coarse/wrong shape etc. I looked at aerospace engineering companies galore, and super highly specialized micro screen manufacturers, even looked into trying to design a screen myself and having it custom etched. Nothing seemed to work out right. The tea bag fabric stuff was actually the closest match I could find. A spray with a nice mist of dark metalizer paint and it certainly looked the part. Getting it to attach in a secure, taught fashion proved...difficult for me anyway however. Just a thought. Brian~
  5. Steve, wow - thanks for the kind words! I'm still kicking around, though the past year has been a bit of a knock down - drag out sort of fight for me. Suffice it to say (without getting into too many boring details) that I'm up, I'm more or less ok, and I have every intention of finishing this kit at my first opportunity. I've found another - far crazier than I - who's done even more impressive work to update and correct the numerous small, but important inaccuracies of the Trumpeter kit. John Wolstenholme has an absolutely stunning WIP going on over at ARC. Absolutely worth a click through and a few minutes to see the art he's created as well. Many of the fixes were almost identical to my own, but many many more were pure genius in how he solved a number of issues. At any rate, thanks again for checking in. I hope to be back in the modeling saddle again sometime this year. Cheers! Brian~
  6. Bri - this has been epic! Can't wait to learn more about the outcome, and of course the whole experience in Phoenix! Cheers - and very best of luck!! Bri (the other)
  7. Bri - this is an epic build by ANY measure! I say leave off the boring bits like the pitot, and you know, other stuff no one pays any attention to....like wheels. You don't even need those in the air anyway. The judges will of course, be obliged to agree, give you the hugest trophy you've ever seen (possibly filled with beer and beautiful women...possibly puppies too). Anyway, the point is - you're SLAYING this thing! Like if He-Man held aloft his magic sword, and pointed it at this kit, it wouldn't look even half this amazing! Thanks for taking us along on your journey! "Other-Bri" (Bri - The Next Generation?) (Bri²?) (Bri-The Reckoning??)
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