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Thanks for the clarification Peter! I know you've done this process a few times on various projects now, but your fillets and compound curve work just blow me away. The Dzus fasteners really set the effect off too.

 

Brilliant stuff.

 

Craig

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thank you chaps - I do really appreciate your kind words :)

 

after a day of looking at the fasteners - I have to accept they are over scale... I could not find a drawing that had the fastener size, just the hole size, but then I saw the hatches below the stabilister have the same size fasteners and I have that drawing, and it has that dimension..

 

basically they should scale to 0.85mm and the smallest puch I have is 1mm, it doesn't sound much, and maybe it's not the diameter that is troubling me so much as the thickness - they look like big bolts and they should be shallow and streamlined..

 

I need to buy a smaller scale punch set, and I need to think about a thinner material to use..

 

they are all coming off...

 

TTFN

Peter

 

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"but then I saw the hatches below the stabilister have the same size fasteners"

 

I was about to tell you about that; staring at (pictures of old) aircraft for years&years, and still making such 'blatant' errors...

 

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they are all coming off...

That's the spirit!

 

:coolio:

 

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Hi Peter

 

Not much point in repeating all the stunning, speachless etc :-)

 

Just want to add that I've made a deal with myself that I will not be discouraged by stunning models on the net, but rather inspired... but this is so good that you really put my resolve to the test :-)

 

A pleasure to follow

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2 hours ago, Thomas Lund said:

Hi Peter

 

Not much point in repeating all the stunning, speachless etc :-)

 

Just want to add that I've made a deal with myself that I will not be discouraged by stunning models on the net, but rather inspired... but this is so good that you really put my resolve to the test :-)

 

A pleasure to follow

 Thanks Thomas :)

 

I am always a little mortified when folks say they are discouraged by what I post - I understand the emotion if you see something you think is better than you could do, but ultimately I think it's like a ladder - i was on a rung somewhere at the bottom when I started, and after lots of trial and error I ascend a step at a time - now maybe somewhere in the upper middle... before you say anything, I too see builds that take my breath away, or make me feel inadequate for a moment, and then I realise that they are actually my inspiration -I wanty to be as good at every discipline as they are...

 

I got one this week - an email from Model Motorcars where I once bought some bits and in it was a link to a guy who built a Lincoln Continental - now I am not a car guy when it comes to models, but when I looked at what he does, and how he does it all in metal, I was staggered - this is a car in 1/25 - smaller scale than my P51, yet what he does I could not do in 1:1 scale..

 

I see this, I wince, and then I get fired up to be like that :)

 

here's the link..

 

WIP783_zpss579q3g8.jpg

 

it leaves me feeling huge surges of inadequacy...

 

Peter

 

 

 

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This makes me speachless. Hard to tell the differece between your model and the real thing.

 

On 5/27/2019 at 11:03 AM, airscale said:

after a day of looking at the fasteners - I have to accept they are over scale... I could not find a drawing that had the fastener size, just the hole size, but then I saw the hatches below the stabilister have the same size fasteners and I have that drawing, and it has that dimension..

 

basically they should scale to 0.85mm and the smallest puch I have is 1mm, it doesn't sound much, and maybe it's not the diameter that is troubling me so much as the thickness - they look like big bolts and they should be shallow and streamlined..

 

I need to buy a smaller scale punch set, and I need to think about a thinner material to use..

 

they are all coming off...

 

 

I'm glad if I manage to scribe an at least halfway straight line on a part. But you are really striving for perfection

Very :goodjob:

 

Cheers

Alex

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On 5/27/2019 at 9:31 AM, airscale said:

 Thanks Thomas :)

 

I am always a little mortified when folks say they are discouraged by what I post - I understand the emotion if you see something you think is better than you could do, but ultimately I think it's like a ladder - i was on a rung somewhere at the bottom when I started, and after lots of trial and error I ascend a step at a time - now maybe somewhere in the upper middle... before you say anything, I too see builds that take my breath away, or make me feel inadequate for a moment, and then I realize that they are actually my inspiration -I want to be as good at every discipline as they are...

 

Peter

 

 

 

 

Peter,

 

While there is always somebody better at every sport or hobby, I place your skill set at the top wrung of the ladder, just below the top part that you're not supposed to step on for fear of falling off.  You might consider slowing down a bit before you fall off! :)

 

Cheers,

Chuck

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On 5/27/2019 at 4:31 PM, airscale said:

 I see this, I wince, and then I get fired up to be like that :)

it leaves me feeling huge surges of inadequacy...

 

 

I felt the same after reading Gerald Wingrove's book The Complete Car Modeller nearly 30 years ago.

 

But then you twig that the builder is not a magician, but a talented modeller with a good understanding of tools and techniques mimicking industry engineering in miniature.

Rather like yourself, Peter.

 

Multiple well deserved kudos notwithstanding. :clap2:

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