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Timmy! last won the day on December 5 2018

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  1. Good stuff! Helo’s are great for showing off internal structure! Cheers, Timmy!
  2. Thanks THOR for completing the gouge. The King Air was the only thing I could think off the top of my head. Wiki Page TPE-331
  3. Lovely build you have going there! Love the extra detail too! The engine looks great, Kitty Hawk did a good job capturing the general shape and details of the engine. For what it's worth Kitty Hawk clearly used a museum aircraft as reference. The screen on the intake and oil cooler should not be there. Those screens were added by museum staff to keep rodents and birds out of the engine. I suppose you could use the screen on the oil cooler to simulate the radiator face. Also the OV-10's engines are pretty common turboprop engines, e.g. they are seen on most Beech King Airs. On the OV-10 the engines were mounted upside down to bring the intake above the prop to limit FOD ingestion. No screen necessary. Looking forward to more updates! Cheers, Timmy!
  4. Quick update. More tubing and parts added. Getting close to closing up the nose gear and cockpit assembly. Lots of parts needed to be modeled up printed and attached. Plus no small amount of time figuring out where the plumbing goes. I'll do a complete write up of the nose gear well and publish a complete article on my website once the assembly is complete. More soon.... Timmy! More soon.... Timmy!
  5. I saw some just recently, after I posted that comment. Found them looking at other, scale hardware. From what i could tell even in 1/24th scale they looked way too big. The wire solution I use I’m pretty happy with. Doubly so when you consider all this detail is in the wheel well. Curious to see if you come up with something else. Thanks!
  6. Thanks all Thanks bro! It has been so long since I've built finished parts. CAD and masters have been most of my modeling for quite some time. My finish chops are coming back. That is the correct word Devil Dog. Semper Fi! They were copied from the real thing I'm glad those detail are not lost. I'm doing my best to get the correct wording, legible or not in the finished decal. Cheers, Timmy!
  7. Time to take a little break from tubing! Here is the Weapon Main Unit, part of the control of the five stores hard points. It' s a good warm up for the cockpit detailing to come. The main box was printed along with a block of switches and knobs. The clear cover was cut from Evergreen clear 0.010" styrene and scored and folded to it final shape. The upper portion masked and sanded to create the frosted border. Fairly simple paint job, black body, aluminum wire connections, switches and cover latches and dark grey wiring boots. After a coat a Future decals were applied and a little thinned oil paint was used to pick out details and add some grime. Finally a coat 50/50 flat and gloss lacquer to unify the finish and the cover was attached. Plumbing is about half done so that's next.... More soon and thanks for checking in! Timmy!
  8. Sorry buddy....I hear baseball cards are big!? They are tied with with wire...still can’t find scale zip-ties but there you go. Seriously thanks for kind nod and following along. Timmy!
  9. Took some iPhone shots today. The majority of the hydraulic lines are complete for the top of the nose gear well. I’ve added a wire bundle, that several hydraulic tubes will route over, was installed. These tubes required a number of T fittings and check valves to be printed up and pieced together. It’s not an impressive number of tubes installed since my last installment but between fiddly construction and hours of staring at photos to understand where everything connects they consumed that time span. Lastly the torque tube that connects the aft doors to their actuator was installed. There are some hydraulic tubes that will route over this tube necessitating it’s installment now. On to the photos... More soon.... Thanks for checking in! Timmy!
  10. Glad to hear this....means I’m getting the details feel right. Thanks for checking in. Input from those who worked, flew etc. these jets is very valuable to me! Thanks! Also no 1/23nd molds or kit from me. This one will be strictly 12th scale. Too many projects of my own to finish before my inevitable dirt nap!
  11. Thanks very much Maru, I'm glad you are enjoying the build! Pete always gives me a run for my money! It's on my list of side projects, to provide a little more detail about why I chose the printers I did and how I made them better. Thanks you!!
  12. Thanks fellas! I appreciate the kind words. Old eyes, cheaters came into my life just about a year ago. They work, I miss just being able to see though. You are reading my mind with regards to the little placards. I will be using decals over foil the more conspicuous ones. The ones on the nose gear up lock, and hydraulic tubes are just too small to reasonably print. At a normal viewing distance the markings are convincing. It’s just the macro lens...looks up my skirt! If you look at the big insulated lines, those have line identification decals applied. Cheers, Timmy!
  13. Hi guys, I‘ve started with some assembly and initial layers of detail. The following photos are the left side of the nose landing gear well. This detail is primarily the hydraulic tubing, and insulated environmental system tubing. As a proof of concept idea I chose to try to print sections of tubing. The aft most lines are laterally offset and have connectors that needed to be rendered. Doubting my ability to bend and fashion identical parallel line by hand as well as keeping future production in mind a printing attempt was justified. So the tube sections were modeled in CAD with portions tubing clamps at each end and sent off to my Photon. I did print three copies of each section, as it turned out, all printed successfully but one of the three was perfect. The remainder of the tubing was fashioned from lead wire. Printed fittings and CNC milled tubing clamps were placed on the side wall using a paper template made from a 2d drawing exported from my CAD software. Hours of studying photographs and tracing one line at a time, I managed to get all the pipes in what I think is the right place. That is to say, every tube end landed on a connection point, no loose ends. I know they are not 100% correct but, without a maintenance pub that shows a trace of each line....I’ve achieved a, let’s say, 98% accurate result. Here are a few more printed parts. I finally invested in a proper macro lens with a ring flash. I think the photos are much better...two problems though. 1. You can see every microscopic flaw, even though I build with layers of magnification from my cheaters down to 10x jewelers loop. ....and.... 2. I’m working on my f stops for depth of field. So far my shots are hand held, maybe a little less laziness on my part and I should use a tripod and focus merge multiple shots. Irregardess y’all ort git the gist of my progress. Thanks for checking in! Timmy!
  14. “I wanted to become a better Snoop Dogg, full of water, proteins and stuff to keep me alive . . . lollipops and Big Macs.” Just wasted 20mins looking up Snoop Dogg quotes...you owe 3 fold modeling modeling time IOT provide choice modeling updates! I don’t do this work for just anyone! Timmy!
  15. There is a funny phenomenon, Paul and I have discussed several times, that no matter how accurate a kit is someone will see flaws in the shape. In fact, Paul specifically mentioned to me that sometimes you have to meet expectations of shape, rather than true representation. With that said, David your and Bill's work ended up in my hands. The factory drawings were plotted in CAD at 1:1 scale and using noted dimensions and x, y, and z coordinates the factory drawing were "corrected" to reduce distortion from copying and draftmans' errors. 3D surfaces were constructed from those cross sections and profiles, and then scaled to fit the rear section of the Trumpeter Kit. The 3d model was then CNC cut to provide masters for Paul to do his magic and convert the solid part provided to the kit. Eric, Do not read this as criticism of your build. To the contrary, you are building to suit your vision and the results are very good so far. I'm looking forward to kits completion and see what else you have in store. Cheers, Timmy!
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