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Awesome work, J, I especially like the frameworks; they bring it to life and add a lot of detail. She'll be sweeeeet.

 

Welcome to the best forums around, and thanks for sharing.

 

Jimbo

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To all of you, thank you for your many encouraging comments. You´ve made this newbie feel very welcome.

 

cheers,

 

Jean (as in Jean Valjean, that is, not as in Jean Harlow)

 

P.S. Matt, I´ve never posted anywhere before. I visit the other sites regularly and they often feature first-rate work, but for my modeling tastes, LSP is where the really exciting stuff happens, and it´s nice to be a part of it.

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Correction: Matt, you´re right. I´ve never posted my own stuff anywhere, but I did comment on an ARC submission a few months ago.

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I guess I was being a bit optimistic when I estimated two or three weeks time to complete the rudder pedal assembly, but at last I've more or less got there. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the builder of a life-size Spitfire Flight simulator at www.simhardware.org. The site is a treasure trove of visual information on the Spit cockpit. Before finding it through an LSP posting, I was having trouble figuring out how some components went together, despite consulting several plans. Anyway, here are some photos, starting with a high-tech soldering jig...

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another view.. I'm also indebted to Klaus h for the tip on picking up "sprue-slice" nuts and rivets with a wet toothpick; I use to do it with the tip of a No11 blade and lost 10 for every 1 that I succeeded in putting in place

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and a last one, with tha assembly dry-fitted into the fuselage. I'm taking a week off work and modeling next week to spend quality time with my 17 month-old daughter, after which I think I'll start working on the trim wheels. The elevator one promises to be a real headache. Bye for now

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:D ......................

 

What do I say? I know I am very glad you found LSP Jean. that is some absolutely stunning work. I am deeply impressed and glad to have the opportunity to see it.

 

cheers mate,

 

Jay

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Great stuff mate!

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Please share some of your building techniques with us as well as posting the results, as they certainly look worth learning from.

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Jean, this is amazing! Your build quality is right up on the top shelf. It looks like you are making the rudder pedals and various components from brass? Is there a specific reason for that? It looks suberb, and it's almost a shame to have to paint it! A real work of art mate, keep the pics coming!

 

Cheers,

Ango.

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