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Jim Barry

Scratchbuilt 1/24 Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat

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Thanks, Rick. 

 

So progress on wings continues in the most traditional scratch building method: Wood! I used my little Dremel jig saw which makes quick work and no fuss.  It's all bonded with 5 min epoxy. It's so strong! Note some build up with sheet balsa to get desired form. 

 

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More progress. Both wings on now and added more to the fuselage core including the engine cowling I drafted in 3D. This is a milestone of sorts being the first time I have ever added 3D printed parts to a model. Lots more to go! 

 

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Just for the record, the start of this thread has a comment from me where I hope to be done by Christmas. Well, I missed that mark, but no regrets. I did not factor in the puppy. 

 

 

Check out the cold here today. Very unusual for the coast. That's minus -26 C

 

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Today I worked on the IP. The panel is a 3D print then a layer of clear plastic and then little cut out instruments printed on photopaper from a Google image  search on aircraft instruments. These are not exactly Bearcat instruments in the gauge holes. Keen eyes will note the compass has a jet image in it.  Thought I'd just admit that one before someone calls me out on it!  Maybe guilt will make me change but for now I got to keep moving. There is so much to do! 

 

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Wow Jim!!!  Just discovered this.  I love what you are doing here (one bicyclist to another, BTW).  I really must buy the Fusion 360 package and learn how to use it.  I used to use Catia back in my working days.  3-D printing could solve alot of my scratch building problems, and save some labor.

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