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1:32 Boeing P-8A Poseidon?


Iain

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I'm quite pleased with progress - yes - and a steep learning curve at the beginning - but still pinching myself that I've been able to print this at home @Phartycr0c! :coolio:

 

Made a start on truing up the front/rear wing mating surfaces earlier today - working well - but have ordered some 100 grit wet and dry to help speed up the process a little!

 

It's funny - but years of playing with vac kits has helped with a lot of the techniques I'm using on these printed parts...

 

Iain

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16 hours ago, Elftone said:

So you're now planning an even larger subject as a result?

 

Hiya John, welcome aboard!

 

Nothing planned - yet.

 

And possibly larger? I don't know...

 

The important thing for me is that I now know something like this *can* be done - and that I have the kit to do it.

 

Where that leads? Who knows - but it's all good fun and has opened up a whole vista of new possibilities...  :)

 

Iain

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3 hours ago, Iain said:

 

Hiya John, welcome aboard!

 

Nothing planned - yet.

 

And possibly larger? I don't know...

 

The important thing for me is that I now know something like this *can* be done - and that I have the kit to do it.

 

Where that leads? Who knows - but it's all good fun and has opened up a whole vista of new possibilities...  :)

 

Iain

Hiya!

 

It will be fascinating following this journey - it's certainly inspiration, and I'm looking forward to what you come up with.

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On 3/6/2022 at 7:22 PM, Iain said:

Well, I promised some airframe photos - so some 'quick and dirty' images on my mobile phone.

 

Yup, we appear to have a 1:32 Boeing P-8A Poseidon - or, at least, the start of one!

 

That's a 61cm/24" steel rule next to it - and tiles are 30cm square...

 

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More when there's more - but for now at least, a major milestone arrived at!

 

Blue skies...

 

Iain

Donnerwetter!

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3 hours ago, Elftone said:

Hiya!

 

It will be fascinating following this journey - it's certainly inspiration, and I'm looking forward to what you come up with.

Get involved, but be warned! Most who get engaged at this level go through a period of mixed euphoria and vertigo, when they realise they can now do ANYTHING THEY WANT!!! 

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One of the wing sections (front Port) having it's mating surface with the rear section dressed off a la vacform, using 100 grit wet and dry.

 

When was the last time you saw such a coarse grade of paper used in modelling?  :rolleyes:

 

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Stainless steel rods to help reinforce the wing have arrived.

 

These are 2.5mm diameter x 600mm long - the largest diameter I figured I could get away with near the tip:

 

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If I get time later, I'll cut the rebates in the wing sections to hold these - and may make a start on marking out the 2mm thick styrene 'wing spars'.

 

Iain

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11 minutes ago, Iain said:

When was the last time you saw such a coarse grade of paper used in modelling?  :rolleyes:

 

 


Honestly, I like nothing more than breaking out power tools to get after things. One of my favorite tools is a ******* file. The thing is easily 16” long and can remove material lickety-split. I like to call it the BAF (Big A.. File). I also talk to my builds and warn them to behave, lest I go get it and make them cooperate! That’s just me though :lol:

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On 3/13/2022 at 2:05 AM, Iain said:

Stainless steel rods to help reinforce the wing have arrived.

 

 

These are 2.5mm diameter x 600mm long - the largest diameter I figured I could get away with near the tip:

 

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Nice work, Iain. 
 

Regarding the spars, have you given any thought to using progressively greater diameter rods as you move inboard, but nested, similar in manner to an old school radio aerial? Hope I described that clearly enough. 
 

Greg

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