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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Fuji FA-200, 1/20 Nichimo   
    Interesting photo....you may want to check the prop that comes with the kit.  I *think* the kit's prop is a constant speed prop, whereas the one in the photo looks like a fixed pitch.  I'd check my kits, but they're both packed away in a box from my recent move..
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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from Azgaron in P-38J Lightning - Revell 1/32   
    Following this!
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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from TorbenD in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    Bit of a quiet day today, so I started playing with my Inventor software and my new resin 3D printer.  I've had the idea in the back of my mind for a while to add some details to the Lysander, even though I'd originally decided to built it strictly OOB.  Anyhow, looking at photos of the engine bay, the exhaust collector that runs around the front of the engine is very prominent.  I cut the cowling part from the sprue, got out the trusty Verniers, measured it up, then modelled it in Inventor.  Then I modelled a part to fit inside it and pick up the tops of the engine cylinders.  Bearing in mind I'm not sure of the final depth of the thing right now, here's the first test print.  The front of the ring didn't quite print properly - not worried about that right now - but the collector pipes did...
     

     
    And here it is in place..
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from Uncarina in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    Bit of a quiet day today, so I started playing with my Inventor software and my new resin 3D printer.  I've had the idea in the back of my mind for a while to add some details to the Lysander, even though I'd originally decided to built it strictly OOB.  Anyhow, looking at photos of the engine bay, the exhaust collector that runs around the front of the engine is very prominent.  I cut the cowling part from the sprue, got out the trusty Verniers, measured it up, then modelled it in Inventor.  Then I modelled a part to fit inside it and pick up the tops of the engine cylinders.  Bearing in mind I'm not sure of the final depth of the thing right now, here's the first test print.  The front of the ring didn't quite print properly - not worried about that right now - but the collector pipes did...
     

     
    And here it is in place..
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from Anders_Isaksson in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    Bit of a quiet day today, so I started playing with my Inventor software and my new resin 3D printer.  I've had the idea in the back of my mind for a while to add some details to the Lysander, even though I'd originally decided to built it strictly OOB.  Anyhow, looking at photos of the engine bay, the exhaust collector that runs around the front of the engine is very prominent.  I cut the cowling part from the sprue, got out the trusty Verniers, measured it up, then modelled it in Inventor.  Then I modelled a part to fit inside it and pick up the tops of the engine cylinders.  Bearing in mind I'm not sure of the final depth of the thing right now, here's the first test print.  The front of the ring didn't quite print properly - not worried about that right now - but the collector pipes did...
     

     
    And here it is in place..
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from thierry laurent in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    Bit of a quiet day today, so I started playing with my Inventor software and my new resin 3D printer.  I've had the idea in the back of my mind for a while to add some details to the Lysander, even though I'd originally decided to built it strictly OOB.  Anyhow, looking at photos of the engine bay, the exhaust collector that runs around the front of the engine is very prominent.  I cut the cowling part from the sprue, got out the trusty Verniers, measured it up, then modelled it in Inventor.  Then I modelled a part to fit inside it and pick up the tops of the engine cylinders.  Bearing in mind I'm not sure of the final depth of the thing right now, here's the first test print.  The front of the ring didn't quite print properly - not worried about that right now - but the collector pipes did...
     

     
    And here it is in place..
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from Gazzas in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    Bit of a quiet day today, so I started playing with my Inventor software and my new resin 3D printer.  I've had the idea in the back of my mind for a while to add some details to the Lysander, even though I'd originally decided to built it strictly OOB.  Anyhow, looking at photos of the engine bay, the exhaust collector that runs around the front of the engine is very prominent.  I cut the cowling part from the sprue, got out the trusty Verniers, measured it up, then modelled it in Inventor.  Then I modelled a part to fit inside it and pick up the tops of the engine cylinders.  Bearing in mind I'm not sure of the final depth of the thing right now, here's the first test print.  The front of the ring didn't quite print properly - not worried about that right now - but the collector pipes did...
     

     
    And here it is in place..
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from Gazzas in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    So after a fair bit of start/stop, I bit the bullet and weathered the engine.  I have seen photos of the cylinders painted black, and also the cylinders left in a natural finish, but when I first painted mine, the aluminium looked too stark.  I wanted to go for the used look, with a bit of burnt oil residue on the cylinders (I'm assuming that's what the brownish colour is), so I broke out the artist's oils and gave it a crack.  Not too shabby, I reckon, although there's still the back of the engine to do....and it reduces the starkness of the bare aluminium cylinders.
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from Alain Gadbois in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    Bit of a quiet day today, so I started playing with my Inventor software and my new resin 3D printer.  I've had the idea in the back of my mind for a while to add some details to the Lysander, even though I'd originally decided to built it strictly OOB.  Anyhow, looking at photos of the engine bay, the exhaust collector that runs around the front of the engine is very prominent.  I cut the cowling part from the sprue, got out the trusty Verniers, measured it up, then modelled it in Inventor.  Then I modelled a part to fit inside it and pick up the tops of the engine cylinders.  Bearing in mind I'm not sure of the final depth of the thing right now, here's the first test print.  The front of the ring didn't quite print properly - not worried about that right now - but the collector pipes did...
     

     
    And here it is in place..
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from R Palimaka in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    Bit of a quiet day today, so I started playing with my Inventor software and my new resin 3D printer.  I've had the idea in the back of my mind for a while to add some details to the Lysander, even though I'd originally decided to built it strictly OOB.  Anyhow, looking at photos of the engine bay, the exhaust collector that runs around the front of the engine is very prominent.  I cut the cowling part from the sprue, got out the trusty Verniers, measured it up, then modelled it in Inventor.  Then I modelled a part to fit inside it and pick up the tops of the engine cylinders.  Bearing in mind I'm not sure of the final depth of the thing right now, here's the first test print.  The front of the ring didn't quite print properly - not worried about that right now - but the collector pipes did...
     

     
    And here it is in place..
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from Trak-Tor in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    Bit of a quiet day today, so I started playing with my Inventor software and my new resin 3D printer.  I've had the idea in the back of my mind for a while to add some details to the Lysander, even though I'd originally decided to built it strictly OOB.  Anyhow, looking at photos of the engine bay, the exhaust collector that runs around the front of the engine is very prominent.  I cut the cowling part from the sprue, got out the trusty Verniers, measured it up, then modelled it in Inventor.  Then I modelled a part to fit inside it and pick up the tops of the engine cylinders.  Bearing in mind I'm not sure of the final depth of the thing right now, here's the first test print.  The front of the ring didn't quite print properly - not worried about that right now - but the collector pipes did...
     

     
    And here it is in place..
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from TwoHands in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    Bit of a quiet day today, so I started playing with my Inventor software and my new resin 3D printer.  I've had the idea in the back of my mind for a while to add some details to the Lysander, even though I'd originally decided to built it strictly OOB.  Anyhow, looking at photos of the engine bay, the exhaust collector that runs around the front of the engine is very prominent.  I cut the cowling part from the sprue, got out the trusty Verniers, measured it up, then modelled it in Inventor.  Then I modelled a part to fit inside it and pick up the tops of the engine cylinders.  Bearing in mind I'm not sure of the final depth of the thing right now, here's the first test print.  The front of the ring didn't quite print properly - not worried about that right now - but the collector pipes did...
     

     
    And here it is in place..
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from GROWLER 96 in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    Bit of a quiet day today, so I started playing with my Inventor software and my new resin 3D printer.  I've had the idea in the back of my mind for a while to add some details to the Lysander, even though I'd originally decided to built it strictly OOB.  Anyhow, looking at photos of the engine bay, the exhaust collector that runs around the front of the engine is very prominent.  I cut the cowling part from the sprue, got out the trusty Verniers, measured it up, then modelled it in Inventor.  Then I modelled a part to fit inside it and pick up the tops of the engine cylinders.  Bearing in mind I'm not sure of the final depth of the thing right now, here's the first test print.  The front of the ring didn't quite print properly - not worried about that right now - but the collector pipes did...
     

     
    And here it is in place..
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from kkarlsen in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    Bit of a quiet day today, so I started playing with my Inventor software and my new resin 3D printer.  I've had the idea in the back of my mind for a while to add some details to the Lysander, even though I'd originally decided to built it strictly OOB.  Anyhow, looking at photos of the engine bay, the exhaust collector that runs around the front of the engine is very prominent.  I cut the cowling part from the sprue, got out the trusty Verniers, measured it up, then modelled it in Inventor.  Then I modelled a part to fit inside it and pick up the tops of the engine cylinders.  Bearing in mind I'm not sure of the final depth of the thing right now, here's the first test print.  The front of the ring didn't quite print properly - not worried about that right now - but the collector pipes did...
     

     
    And here it is in place..
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from kkarlsen in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    So after a fair bit of start/stop, I bit the bullet and weathered the engine.  I have seen photos of the cylinders painted black, and also the cylinders left in a natural finish, but when I first painted mine, the aluminium looked too stark.  I wanted to go for the used look, with a bit of burnt oil residue on the cylinders (I'm assuming that's what the brownish colour is), so I broke out the artist's oils and gave it a crack.  Not too shabby, I reckon, although there's still the back of the engine to do....and it reduces the starkness of the bare aluminium cylinders.
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    Bit of a quiet day today, so I started playing with my Inventor software and my new resin 3D printer.  I've had the idea in the back of my mind for a while to add some details to the Lysander, even though I'd originally decided to built it strictly OOB.  Anyhow, looking at photos of the engine bay, the exhaust collector that runs around the front of the engine is very prominent.  I cut the cowling part from the sprue, got out the trusty Verniers, measured it up, then modelled it in Inventor.  Then I modelled a part to fit inside it and pick up the tops of the engine cylinders.  Bearing in mind I'm not sure of the final depth of the thing right now, here's the first test print.  The front of the ring didn't quite print properly - not worried about that right now - but the collector pipes did...
     

     
    And here it is in place..
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from Landrotten Highlander in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    Bit of a quiet day today, so I started playing with my Inventor software and my new resin 3D printer.  I've had the idea in the back of my mind for a while to add some details to the Lysander, even though I'd originally decided to built it strictly OOB.  Anyhow, looking at photos of the engine bay, the exhaust collector that runs around the front of the engine is very prominent.  I cut the cowling part from the sprue, got out the trusty Verniers, measured it up, then modelled it in Inventor.  Then I modelled a part to fit inside it and pick up the tops of the engine cylinders.  Bearing in mind I'm not sure of the final depth of the thing right now, here's the first test print.  The front of the ring didn't quite print properly - not worried about that right now - but the collector pipes did...
     

     
    And here it is in place..
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from BiggTim in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    Bit of a quiet day today, so I started playing with my Inventor software and my new resin 3D printer.  I've had the idea in the back of my mind for a while to add some details to the Lysander, even though I'd originally decided to built it strictly OOB.  Anyhow, looking at photos of the engine bay, the exhaust collector that runs around the front of the engine is very prominent.  I cut the cowling part from the sprue, got out the trusty Verniers, measured it up, then modelled it in Inventor.  Then I modelled a part to fit inside it and pick up the tops of the engine cylinders.  Bearing in mind I'm not sure of the final depth of the thing right now, here's the first test print.  The front of the ring didn't quite print properly - not worried about that right now - but the collector pipes did...
     

     
    And here it is in place..
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from Trak-Tor in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    So after a fair bit of start/stop, I bit the bullet and weathered the engine.  I have seen photos of the cylinders painted black, and also the cylinders left in a natural finish, but when I first painted mine, the aluminium looked too stark.  I wanted to go for the used look, with a bit of burnt oil residue on the cylinders (I'm assuming that's what the brownish colour is), so I broke out the artist's oils and gave it a crack.  Not too shabby, I reckon, although there's still the back of the engine to do....and it reduces the starkness of the bare aluminium cylinders.
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from MikeMaben in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    So after a fair bit of start/stop, I bit the bullet and weathered the engine.  I have seen photos of the cylinders painted black, and also the cylinders left in a natural finish, but when I first painted mine, the aluminium looked too stark.  I wanted to go for the used look, with a bit of burnt oil residue on the cylinders (I'm assuming that's what the brownish colour is), so I broke out the artist's oils and gave it a crack.  Not too shabby, I reckon, although there's still the back of the engine to do....and it reduces the starkness of the bare aluminium cylinders.
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    So after a fair bit of start/stop, I bit the bullet and weathered the engine.  I have seen photos of the cylinders painted black, and also the cylinders left in a natural finish, but when I first painted mine, the aluminium looked too stark.  I wanted to go for the used look, with a bit of burnt oil residue on the cylinders (I'm assuming that's what the brownish colour is), so I broke out the artist's oils and gave it a crack.  Not too shabby, I reckon, although there's still the back of the engine to do....and it reduces the starkness of the bare aluminium cylinders.
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from Kagemusha in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    Hi folks!
    After a long hiatus, and a few stalled projects, I'm desperately trying to get my mojo back.  Coupled with moving house, and getting a new job, it hasn't been easy....and it still won't be.  But I'll try.
    I love the Lysander.  I don't know why, I don't even know that much about the aircraft, I just love it.  So what better kit to try?
    This is an original Matchbox example, one of two in my stash.  It will be built strictly OOB, with perhaps some seatbelts added, but that's it.  The other one will be modified into a post-war crop-duster, but that's a whole 'nother story.
    The interesting thing (to me) about this particular kit is the yellow sticker on the boxtop.  As it happens, this one was the district first prize in the Matchbox Model Master competition (not mine - I picked up second place in my district, and was awarded a 1/72 Hawker Hunter and Dornier Skyservant, first prize was the 1/32 Tiger Moth).  If memory serves, the competition was run in the early to mid 80's, way back when I was just starting high school.  Anyhow, a bit of trivia for y'all..
    Being a bit of a lazy sort, I've only taken the one photo.  Nothing started yet - took me most of the afternoon to decide which kit to build!
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from MikeMaben in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    So in between my job and ICUS (In Command Under Supervision) training, and getting into the groove of instrument flying in the real world instead of a training environment (you're visual when you get clear of cloud instead of when the instructor tells you you are.....and at night....lotsa fun!), I've managed to [almost] finish painting the basic colours on the engine.  I firstly painted SMS Black as the base coat, then painted the cylinders in Tamiya Flat Aluminium....almost, but not quite dry-brushing them.  Due to the way the engine is molded, aluminium paint got into lots of places I didn't want it to be, so the next step was removing it from them.  I thought about how best to do it - I could have simply painted black over it, but that would run the risk of the aluminium showing through the black, so instead, I wet a brush with methylated spirits and carefully removed the paint.  There are still a few places I need to go over, but so far, so good..
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from AVbob in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    Hi folks!
    After a long hiatus, and a few stalled projects, I'm desperately trying to get my mojo back.  Coupled with moving house, and getting a new job, it hasn't been easy....and it still won't be.  But I'll try.
    I love the Lysander.  I don't know why, I don't even know that much about the aircraft, I just love it.  So what better kit to try?
    This is an original Matchbox example, one of two in my stash.  It will be built strictly OOB, with perhaps some seatbelts added, but that's it.  The other one will be modified into a post-war crop-duster, but that's a whole 'nother story.
    The interesting thing (to me) about this particular kit is the yellow sticker on the boxtop.  As it happens, this one was the district first prize in the Matchbox Model Master competition (not mine - I picked up second place in my district, and was awarded a 1/72 Hawker Hunter and Dornier Skyservant, first prize was the 1/32 Tiger Moth).  If memory serves, the competition was run in the early to mid 80's, way back when I was just starting high school.  Anyhow, a bit of trivia for y'all..
    Being a bit of a lazy sort, I've only taken the one photo.  Nothing started yet - took me most of the afternoon to decide which kit to build!
     

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    Cap'n Wannabe got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander: Engine weathering starts..   
    So in between my job and ICUS (In Command Under Supervision) training, and getting into the groove of instrument flying in the real world instead of a training environment (you're visual when you get clear of cloud instead of when the instructor tells you you are.....and at night....lotsa fun!), I've managed to [almost] finish painting the basic colours on the engine.  I firstly painted SMS Black as the base coat, then painted the cylinders in Tamiya Flat Aluminium....almost, but not quite dry-brushing them.  Due to the way the engine is molded, aluminium paint got into lots of places I didn't want it to be, so the next step was removing it from them.  I thought about how best to do it - I could have simply painted black over it, but that would run the risk of the aluminium showing through the black, so instead, I wet a brush with methylated spirits and carefully removed the paint.  There are still a few places I need to go over, but so far, so good..
     

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