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#31 Jack

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 09:53 AM

:unsure: ...i knew i've seen this beast somewhere, sometime.......... :blink:
Keep it up and going Iain.....good show.

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 03:51 PM

Morning all :unsure:
Lian ? nevermind what I said before about you having storage issues when your 1/32 Super Constellations all done ( snikker ) :blink:

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 06:21 PM

Crumbs!! :ph34r:

See - my project is *much* smaller!! <_<

Do you have a link to a build site for that?

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 06:28 PM

Apologies - a bit slow - but tail feathers now had a lot of work...

Filled with Polyurethane resin...

Cut, sanded, filled, re-shaped...

It's getting there...

Want to get each component spot on, primered and surface scribed/rivetted - before joining it all together and doing the fillets...

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As a quick reminder of the size - Trumpeters P-40 again for comparison!

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Oh - and the build is now in memory of Dave (UMI Resins) RIP - thanks for all the help and inspiration mate!

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 08:02 PM

Wow that's hugh B) B) :huh: can't wait to see this one

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 10:01 AM

Iain,

I do not know if this may be useful for you but I took some details pics (engines and landing gear) of the Breitling Constellation during the Bourget meeting. Let me know if you want them (just send me a mail).

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 03:24 PM

Hi Thierry,

Any pix appreciated - several people have already kindly sent me images - including Bruce Radebough who sence me a CD full of the one just outside his office :rolleyes:

Main area I'm weak on photo's wise is the flap areas - if you have a few shots of that area would be great... :rolleyes:

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 10:58 PM

OK - Cover me - I'm going in (again!) :lol:

Having just spent some time wading through a rather nice 1:48 B-47 build over on ARC, and a post re scratch building one in 1:48 over on Hyperscale I can feel Connies Mojo coming back...

Camera at friends 'till Monday - but I promise to start posting progress again.

Perhaps I might avoid all the gentle ribbing I get every year at Telford! :( :o

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:16 PM

OK - as promised - some updates on LSP B)

Today I have mostly been printing out scans of the Heller Constellation - enlarged by 225% - and stuck together to compare with the kit supplied plans and the parts.

To be honest I *have* been putting this off because I was concerned about what I'd find.

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Kit dyelines and the scans. Good news is that the fuselages match very well. 109G is there to give a sense of size (also 1:32).

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Yup - it's big (kitchen floor safest place to lay everything out).

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Fuselage half laid over the scans - rather good likeness actually!!

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Just some tweaks to the rear shape-wise - and I was already expecting this. Will also cure the somewhat 'blunt' ending to the fuselage in plan as moulded.

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Wings - if you recall I had my doubts as to the span as moulded - and the spacing between cowlings - based upon comparison with the kit drawings. Well, the scans of the Heller kit agree perfectly on how far out the cowl spacing is - but also suggest the outer wing sections are even shorter that first thought.

It's also highlighted the tip tanks being way oversize - out with the razor saw!

Have already got my 'cut and shut' planned - may perform that this evening.

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Tail fins had been modded as per photos and drawings - and they match the scaled up Heller items nicely - bar a few tweaks :)

Right - off to do some more measuring - and some cutting...

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:57 PM

Does one spy a new messybit model in the collection old chap?
Looks nice, not sure if I've seen that one before though.
Oh, and good luck with your odd trimmings here and there! :rolleyes:
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:11 PM

Does one spy a new messybit model in the collection old chap?
Looks nice, not sure if I've seen that one before though.
Oh, and good luck with your odd trimmings here and there! :rolleyes:
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Hiya Roy,

109 you've seen - 21st Century one I had at Telford.

Odd trimmings indeedy! But about time I did something concrete - determined to have something that shows good progress by Telford so I can stop the Mickey taking! ;)

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 08:23 PM

Been carefully marking out positions and sizes of fuselage windows:

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Holes so far drilled out to 7mm and 8mm - the latter will be opened out to 10mm diameter. Have used wood drills as these give precision placement on the plastic and a power driver as this turns at far lower speeds than a drill and prevents heat/plastic melting around each hole.

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The nose gear bay all marked out and exactly 2.25 times larger (linear) compared to the Heller 1:72 kit. Need to pour over photos now before I make the cuts to ensure all is good with regard to juxtapositions of windows/doors etc..

More later in the week...

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 08:52 AM

Hi Iain,

Great to see that you are working on "Connie" again.

Will be following this tread.

Love seeing vac kits being built.

Christian

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:33 PM

Nice to see this back in progress. Looking good.
J

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 02:16 PM

very cool....now someone needs to VAC a 1/32 PBM Mariner for me.
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