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wunwinglow last won the day on August 19 2016

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    Modelmaking, Motorcycling, CAD, Rapid Prototyping, Archery, Military History,

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  1. wunwinglow

    HK B-17...D??? 23/9 the "aisle stand" :)

    Oh, by the way, you can import and scale drawings straight into Rhino, either as a background image, or a free floating planar object which you can then scale, cut up, mirror, orientate in your 3d workspace. I've even brought in perspective images, lined them up at an angle, and 'back-perspectived' them (is that a phrase?) to get some idea of the proportions of things. It isn't perfect, you really need to know the angle of view of the lens to be closer, but for getting things like panel lines and fasteners in a good place, it is very useful, sometimes. Other times, Mk 1 Eyeball is perfectly good at the job! Never knock it.... Tim
  2. wunwinglow

    HK B-17...D??? 23/9 the "aisle stand" :)

    Wooooowww.... Reference material! Mmmmmmmmm, in the words of Homer Simpson!!!
  3. wunwinglow

    Seafire L Mk.2C

    Really impressive, and inspirational bit of work!
  4. wunwinglow

    HK B-17...D??? 23/9 the "aisle stand" :)

    Craig, just a tip for building, try tipping your stl files up at a crazy angle. I have found with the FormLabs, and to be fair all the sla printers I have used in the past, you get surprisingly much better build quality if you avoid placing things vertically and/or flat, or nearly so. Counter-intuitive I know, but try it! Tip that console up so it is literally standing on one corner, so no edges are parallel with the build bed. It works because every layer is then only slightly bigger or smaller than the one underneath, rather than some no different and some drastically different, and the effect is a much more even finish. I avoid having parallel surfaces to the platform like the Plague!!! Crack on though, excellent project!
  5. wunwinglow

    3D printed N1K1-J

    Best way to understand what Rhino does, is download it and give it a try!! https://www.rhino3d.com/download/rhino-for-windows/6/evaluation 90 days full use, then it won't save. There are other CAD programs out ther, so it itsn't the only option, and there are severe differences in how they work (parametric or non-parametric) but with a bit of application and effort, anyone can use them. Go on then, what are you waiting for??!! DOWNLOAD! NOW!!! Tim
  6. wunwinglow

    HK B-17...D??? 23/9 the "aisle stand" :)

    How the heck did I miss this thread????!!! Glad the tweaks worked, Craig! Looking amazing project, I have a bit of back reading to do! TTFN, Tim
  7. wunwinglow

    HK Lancaster.

    70 year old aircraft only get to look like 70 year old aircraft after 70 years,,,,, Tim
  8. wunwinglow

    HpH Wyvern breaks through the clouds...

    Old English saying.... Red sky at night, Tony's kit collection alight....
  9. wunwinglow

    WWI Thornycroft Lighter— Long Term Project.

    Restoring a real Lighter at the FAA Museum at Yeovilton....
  10. wunwinglow


    For etched surface details, spray the back of the etchings while still on their frame with aerosol acrylic gloss lacquer (Halford, here in the UK) let it dry, then after cutting the parts free and positioning them on bare plastic, Tamiya Thin will stick them like the proverbial. Perfect for all the fabric quick release fasteners on my Swordfish!
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    Firefly news?

    Hook up, bombed up and forwards of the bridge, so probably taking off!! But absolutely a beloved image from my childhood!!
  12. 2 Typhoon legs ordered, thanks for pointer! Tim
  13. wunwinglow

    Oh my. Shattered.

    So sorry to hear this news. As a lifelong biker, this hits home, but there is no way I'd give up my riding, it is to big a part of my life!
  14. wunwinglow

    VFS new announcement via HS

    Must be a typo. No-one in their right mind would do a XII..... Real odd ball, in the great scheme of Spitfire things.
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    Aviattic Ansaldo A.1 Finished!

    What you mean is then, you just sanded the sharp corner off ?? Whoops!!! Tim