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SA-23E Mitchell-Hyundyne Starfury

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Ooh Vaughn,

 

A SPECTACULAR project to follow.. Great start ...

 

I will relish this build.. Liking it already..

 

Way to go.. :bow:

 

KUDOS.... :yahoo:

 

As always, glad to please and entertain !! :)

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Cool. B5 is the best when it comes to SciFi series, very closely followed by the new BSG. I keep looking for the box set along with the movies but without luck.

 

Certainly cutting edge in many ways at the time and still one of the best long run stories ever put on screen.

 

Cheers

 

Vaughn

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Onward with the saga of the Starfury build...I totally understand why this ship is not kitted..it is a nightmare of angles and subtle curves. The top wing was my next focus. Being that I had only the three views to go by I took the shape of the top outer wing panel then drew it out using the front view as a guide to get the full span shape as the dihedral is sharp and if you use only the top view your wing will end up short by about 1/4 inch..(ask me how I know :doh: )... Front and middle spars glued on...

 

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The trailing edge of the wing droops down behind the main spar from flat at the outer tip to a droop of 5 mm at the root. It has not been added at this point.

 

A center section was cut out and spars added from sheet...

 

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The top outer skin was added and a guide made from scrap to help get the proper dihedral. Small sub spars were added to give strength and support the skin.

 

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Everything framed up and jigged.... it looks good....

 

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Vaughn,

I think your modeling mind can cope with any glitches and problems and by looking

 

At the last post the wings and spars look impressive in MY eyes.COOL!

 

Very Neat work if I may say so.

 

:thumbsup:

 

Edit: further update of your work is EXEMPLARY.

Vaughn have you built many kits with such little or photos as this work is quite EXCELLENT.

 

:clap2:

Edited by MARU5137

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The top center skin was cut out and the depressions added. The raised section was made and I drilled holes in the skin of the center section to aid in gluing the raised section..in effect, 'spot riveting/ gluing' the two large parts together rather than just edge gluing.

 

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Test fitting however showed a big problem....why the gap ?.... :BANGHEAD2:

 

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Well...after beating my head against the model bench for a bit, I went back, studied the plans and pictures...and realized the front of the wing center section droops..by 5 mm !....and to allow this the wing has to be raised the same 5 mm... So, cut the center section across, glue and support, then add a cradle on the bottom of the wing.

 

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Test fitting showed that it looked right and measured up correctly....

 

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This of course meant that my carefully made top skin had to be cut too...nothing like cutting up parts you spent hours making..

 

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But glued in place it looks right, measures up right so it's worth it...

 

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Thats it for this time..stay tuned...it gets sillier !

 

Cheers

 

Vaughn

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Vaughn,

I think your modeling mind can cope with any glitches and problems and by looking

 

At the last post the wings and spars look impressive in MY eyes.COOL!

 

Very Neat work if I may say so.

 

:thumbsup:

 

Edit: further update of your work is EXEMPLARY.

Vaughn have yiu built many kits with such little or photos as this work is quite EXCEKKENT.

 

:clap2:

 

Mind ?....what mind ?!!! :huh:

 

I appreciate the comments !!

 

Cheers

 

Vaughn

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This is already turning out to be another one of your special builds Vaughn. Loving it.

 

Kev

  Glad you are enjoying, Kev !

 

Next up was to start filling in the leading edges... A lot of careful cut/ fit/ sanding..

 

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With that on the go I needed to work on some bigger parts so started framing up the aft side of the wing.

 

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As I said, the trailing edge droops..here you can see the top edge of the center section diving below the trailing edge of the outer wing panel...

 

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The parts for the trailing edge extentions were made...

 

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And carefully faired in...

 

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And being that I hope to light the ship, wires were run through the wing to the center section...stripped phone cable wire is great for this task and cheap. You can see the crease and droop pf the trailing edge in this shot.

 

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Thats it for this time.

 

Cheers

 

Vaughn

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