|Andy Smith 1||19/03/2017 12:56:29|
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A`noon fellow Plymouthian!!
Been watching from the cheap seats and enjoying all the info immensely i must say Buddy.
Truly some detailing to be proud of there,well done mate-another beauty on the way methinks,
|Steve Jones 12||19/03/2017 14:15:23|
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Simon - The highest I got was 3x magnification. Would it be worth acquiring a 5x lens? I wear glasses as I cant see far away. I model without them as I am okay with close work.
Scottie - More detailing coming up my friend
Peter - I am amazed you do your figure work without magnification. Have you ever tried any magnification aids?
John - Its been close to being stopped but I am doing small stages. That's why its taking so long
Mr Smith!! - How the devil are you sir? Thanks for the support. Now dive dive dive! You only have two weeks to get that awesome sub of yours finished. Also we need to have a chat about the Plymouth model show at the end of April so we can meet up for a few beers
I have committed the cardinal sin of preparing for the next group build before finishing these builds. So I have only a small update this weekend.
I have started on the tools. The Tamiya kit has no PE and the fixings arnt brilliant on their tools. I am going through each tool and seeing if I can improve them with PE or better moulded tools.
For example the spanner needed its clamps replaced. I compared the PE I was using for the Dragon spanner and used a PE piece from the spares box. I scored bend marks in the same place to create the same looking fixing
Then the Tamiya part had its clamps removed
A couple of wing nuts were added and the piece was put in place. You can also see I replaced the barrel cleaner for a more detailed one from the spares box. As I had no clamps for this in the PE spares it was left as
Only another 43 clamps to go
Thanks for all the support
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|Peter Day 1||19/03/2017 15:47:18|
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Now that is detailing! 45 clamps though - you must be mad Steve.
No, I've never used magnification - the difference in focus between my eyes won't allow it - not even good with binoculars or telescopes.
|John Race||19/03/2017 19:02:37|
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Steve, or should you be renamed PE king, Peter he is mad, mad on getting things right
Looks good my friend, like the barrel cleaner, the end looks the part.
As for magnification, my optovisor is 1.75. I don't need any glasses for close up work with the good eye , and cover the left up when required. I tried one of those glasses on recently and found it just didn't suit. Any way I would have to pay for both sides Now if I could get a monical type with a x 3 lens ....................
|joe strenko||21/03/2017 00:40:39|
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Holy cow the level of detailing that you do just keeps growing and growing,,,, just outstanding!!!!! Perhaps matching a beer or two per each clamp could help keep your sanity... couldn't hurt right?? 🍺🍺
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What superb detailing. Great skill and patience.
I use an Optivisor and like Simon I wear it virtually all the time when modelling. I have a DA-5 which gives 2.5x magnification and also a DA-7 with 2.75x magnification.
Enjoying this - what
|Steve Jones 12||23/03/2017 19:45:28|
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Peter - Yeah - totally mad mate. I think you have to be when we do the strange things that we do
John - I'm glad you are enjoying the detailing. It gets me down at times but you just have to keep Percy Veering
Joe - I'm happy to join you in a couple of wet ones. I can then use it as an excuse for all my botch jobs
Simon - I have ordered the 5x. I will let you know how I get on with it
Jim - I wish I could match the standards of yourself and Mr T. Keep on practising I suppose
Well I have spent the week clamping (No Chinese boy scout jokes please) the Tamiya Ausf D and the lower hull is now complete. There is a lack of detail due to my spares box running rather thin. I have tried to replace the Tamiya items as best I can with improved Dragon parts and PE spares. I replaced the nondescript Tamiya hooks with a couple of scratch ones
I had no spare fire extinguishers so went with the Tamiya. Its a waste of time scratching everything off to put the PE detail on as it always looks a mess.
I discovered the double ended spanner is in fact two spanners on top of each other. There you go - learn something new everyday. I have used the Dragon part on the Tamiya build and I will use the spare box spanners and PE clamps on the Dragon build
I wasnt happy with the "S" hooks so I have put a tool box in its place. Its all very tight so painting will be fun
I have decided to use the spare wheel bracket on the back but not on the Dragon build, Purely to add variety
On the other side I had no spare axe, jack or wheel lever so I just added PE clamps
Next was the antenna which I have decided to be in the down position. There should be a spade under the holder but I am fed up with doing spades so I put the tyre lever there instead with PE clamps. The brackets in front are for spare track links. These have been added to the ever growing pile of accessories that will be painted separately
Where the tyre lever should be I have put a tarp from the spares box
Over the next few days I will tackle the Dragon clamps and tools. This will take a little longer as I can use all the PE clamps in the original kit
Thanks for watching
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