|Steve Jones 12||06/11/2017 20:02:01|
3461 forum posts
John/Richard - All her jewellery chains went some time go. I am now having to buy the stuff. Very inconvenient
Jim - And they keep pinging off all over the place. Slippery little buggers
Si - A good point well made. I will certainly do that from now on. Cheers mate
Fernando - Cheers mate. A few more to go though
I wasnt able to sleep at night knowing that the hulls still needed to be joined together So I have side tracked the detailing for a moment and taken on the heavy burden of putting them together.
Firstly the fenders. Just a quick snip here and there and once squared up they were glued into place with no issues.
The dry fit of the hulls however confirmed my fears of issues around the back and front. Firsty the easy bit - the back end.
All I needed to do here was take off all the rivets and move them up
However the front was not so easy. As I thought, the front strip was too high for the top of the hull to marry up with the front of the lower hull
So I trimmed it down as much as I dared and decided to take everything off and make the parts bigger to cover the gap
Firstly I increased the heght of the central ribs with plasticard
|Steve Jones 12||06/11/2017 20:02:19|
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I also increased the size of the scratched ribs I made and then glued the hulls together and left them to dry
While that was happening I trimmed off the strips in the back end and added some PE Tiger fenders to the base for texture. Most of this area will be covered in stowage anyway
Once everything was dry, I went round and filled al the holes on the underside and sanded clean all the injector marks. All in all it has turned out far better than I expected
I will now go back to sticking on rivets
Thanks for watching
(For discussion purposes only)
|John Race||06/11/2017 21:42:07|
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Oooh Bloody Nora man that is good . Your a dogged modeler I'll give you that Steve.
Didn't Chas and Dave write a song about you ..... Rivet, rivet ,rivet.
Ok I'm leaving the building.
|Peter Day 1||06/11/2017 21:46:28|
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Verging on lunacy! Just incredible detailing Steve.
|Sjors Greut||11/11/2017 15:18:53|
730 forum posts
Amazing detailed work Steve!
|Steve Jones 12||11/11/2017 19:46:38|
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John - Chas and Dave! Now there's is a name from the past. Their songs are as good as your jokes mate
Peter - Totally mad me mate
Sjors - Glad you like it mate
I cant even remember where my model room is as its been soooo long since I last did any modelling. This time of year is always very busy for me personally and work wise. Hopefully I will see my bench again sometime soon. Thanks for all your support
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Agree with Peter. The men in the white coats will be on their way - just as soon as they have dropped off SimonT off in his padded cell
Seriously good stuff
|Richard Foenander||12/11/2017 11:39:56|
3692 forum posts
There's accomodation for two in the padded cell for you and Simon...you crazy riveters
Hope to see this build carry on once you've located your modelling room but work always comes first.
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|Si Benson||14/11/2017 21:23:58|
3657 forum posts
Completely missed the update! This little beauty is progressing nicely
Hope to see another update soon
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