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Kinetic Hawk RAAF, FINISHED!!!!!!!!

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Eric

Looking simply stellar... The Archer Rivets are on must buy and try list, after seeing how realistic they look in your hands.

Keep 'em coming

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I was thinking about the loadout for this model and I really wanted to do one with the CBLS 200 practice bomb dispensers. I am not aware of anyone that makes these particular units, so I conjured one up in google sketch up (a CAD program) and printed it out on my 3D printer. All I need to do is work out which bomblets the RAAF machines carried and I will make those up as well.

 

Here is the Master, I will cast this one up and refine the resin unit and then recast it once I have put some additional detail into it.

 

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I also 3D printed a casting block:

 

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Ready for moulding.

 

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Guest Peterpools

Eric

WOW ... now that's scratch building. Looking real good

Keep 'em coming

:popcorn: :popcorn:

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Here is the BDU-33 that I have just finished, well, this one is the first draft anyway. I have made it in two pieces so that I can cast it and they have been placed together in these shots. I will modify this one slightly as there is still some work to do. (it does look a little `fat' in these pics)


Here is how I did it. A block of evergreen plastic, a dremel and a scalpel...... I drilled some brass rod into the guts of the plastic so that the dremel had something to grip.


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Here it is placed inside the CBLS (this is the first resin copy of my CBLS master) for fit. Looks OK. I will make the mounts soon.


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I managed to get the HUD completed, this is a very trick part of the kit and very fiddly. The kit HUD glass is pretty thick so I sanded it down and then polished each piece to make them nice and clear. after a few attempts to get it right I finally was able to superglue each part into place. I then dipped the entire assembly in future and am very happy how it came out.


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Another part of the kit I wasn't happy with is the two holes either side of the rear fuselage. It is possible to see straight through to the other side. I used a cotton bud stalk to fill in the holes and as they are put in at an angle it is now not posisble to see straight through.


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There is a bit of hardware that should be on the rear fuselage above the horizontal stabilizer, which I knew I wouldn't be able to live with if I didn't add it.


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I couldn't fit my circle template into the space required to scribe one of the inspection panels, so I punched an appropriate sized circle out of some of the photoetch sheet with my Waldron punch and die set.


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Here is the BDU-33 in resin. Fiddly little things but they came out OK. The 2 that I have done so far are my test units to see how they fit in the CBLS pods. I still need to refine them slighty to make them perfect and then I will mould them so that I am able to do many at a time instead of 1.


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I have moulded the bracket mechanism integrally with the Bomblet so that they are easy to cast and there are less parts to worry about.


the fit longitudinally:


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The fit laterally.


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Hi dan.

 

Yes they are one part moulds. I find that one part moulds are easier to use but they don't last as long as they get more if a work out when releasing the part. Glad you are enjoying the thread.

 

Eric

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Guest Peterpools

Eric

Immensely enjoying and learning a host of new techniques all along the way. Fantastic work on the HUD and the rear fuselage details. Simply stellar work. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Keep 'em coming

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