Author Topic: Zenrat's Flying Circus  (Read 117184 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 13469
  • Not on the rug, man!
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1770 on: April 22, 2018, 04:08:04 am »
Despite The Mad Woman dropping in again I had a successful day today in that I achieved the one aim I had set for myself.
I cleared the Edsel body.  This is a good thing as I have 4 weeks to complete the build for the Ballarratt NNL on May 20th.
I should make it.
As long as I don't screw up Alcladding the chrome parts.

As a bonus I finished touching in the paint around the "glass" on the Mu-2.  This is now complete apart from some gloss clear touch ups.
I also attached some tail feathers to the Huey Warthog combination.  I am thinking that this needs a pig name and I am calling it Javelina which is another name for the Collared Peccary or Skunk Pig.

 
Fred

Let's make Victoria great again.

Another ill conceived, poorly thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IMELBOUR261

Offline scooter

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 4624
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1771 on: April 22, 2018, 07:43:52 am »
I also attached some tail feathers to the Huey Warthog combination.  I am thinking that this needs a pig name and I am calling it Javelina which is another name for the Collared Peccary or Skunk Pig.

?
The F-106- 26 December 1956 to 8 August 1988
Gone But Not Forgotten

Quote
Oh are you from Wales ?? Do you know a fella named Jonah ?? He used to live in whales for a while.
Groucho Marx

My dA page: Scooternjng

Offline zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 13469
  • Not on the rug, man!
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1772 on: April 23, 2018, 04:01:09 am »
Very good.
I would have drawn the thunder coming from the rear end of the pig...  :wacko:

Having previously made a "wing box" to mount the wings to I began blending this with the body of the Javelina by gluing it to the roof.
It is tempting to just slather the thing with filler but I want to try cutting panels to fill the voids.

I thought I had finished the Mu-2 with a few licks of gloss clear but in cleaning the spare bits out of the box I discovered some aerials, pitots and a long rod/tube thing that goes underneath it which I had forgotten about.  So they can be glued on tomorrow and the given a quick lick of silver enamel.

Obviously, as I thought I had finished the (Hasegawa) Mu-2 I had to start another Hasegawa kit from the Box Art & Font collection.  I chose another Mitsubishi - an A6M3 Zero.  This one is an eighties release of a 1972 mould.  It is oddly constructed with the cockpit being represented by a bathtub type insert into which the pilot fits.  There is no instrument panel or joy stick.  Or any detail at all in there for that matter.
It has two engines and three cowlings on the sprues but only one of them is shown being used in the instructions.  No idea what scheme she will wear but being unsure what colour interiors Japanese aircraft had I painted it with my premixed pot of Soviet Interior Aqua so maybe she'll get red stars.

Main thing today though was preparing all the bits of Edsel that need to be hit with the Alclad Chrome.  These were mostly on the chrome sprue but had to be stripped because of mould separation lines and sprue attachment marks ruined the chrome finish.  Also the usual too thick lacquer under the chrome was softening detail.  And then there is my custom double continental kit mount.
Edsel WIP 23-04-18 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Fred

Let's make Victoria great again.

Another ill conceived, poorly thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IMELBOUR261

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 35235
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1773 on: April 23, 2018, 06:29:36 am »
Mandy Rice-Davies
Born:    Marilyn R Davies, 21 October 1944, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Died:    18 December 2014 (aged 70), London, England
Nationality:    British

Nope, not Kiwi.

And famous for saying 'Well, he would say that, wouldn't he?' during the trial of Christine Keeler way back when.

Thus my comment................  ;)

<pedant mode>

It was actually Stephen Ward who was on trial, not Christine Keeler.

</pedant mode>

I like this quote from her Wiki page: "She once described her life as "one slow descent into respectability""

Ah the osteopath. I'm old enough to remember that trial and to remember sniggering at school. Although we wern't old enough to really know what we were sniggering about, but we knew it was naughty  ;D

Edsel is looking good  :thumbsup: 2 spares though ?
Decals my @r$e!

Offline Rheged

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 3842
  • Growing older is inevitable, growing up isn't!
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1774 on: April 23, 2018, 09:37:44 am »

Edsel is looking good  :thumbsup: 2 spares though ?

It's an Edsel, so you expect your troubles to arrive in multiples!!
"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
It  means that you read  the instruction sheet

Offline zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 13469
  • Not on the rug, man!
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1775 on: April 24, 2018, 03:05:16 am »
It's going to be a taildragger so I thought having a double continental kit hanging out the back would look rather good.  Especially if it is all chromed.

April 24th.  Tomorrow is ANZAC Day but today is Armenian Holocaust Remembrance Day.
On this day in 1915 the Ottoman Government began systematically exterminating 1.5 million Armenians.  An act not well remembered and to this day denied by the government of modern Turkey.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_Genocide

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_Genocide_Remembrance_Day


Fred

Let's make Victoria great again.

Another ill conceived, poorly thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IMELBOUR261

Offline zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 13469
  • Not on the rug, man!
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1776 on: April 25, 2018, 02:23:45 am »
ANZAC Day.  To those who served.  Thank you.

Here is a nice crisply focussed photo of the stuff at the back of my bench with a blurry Javelina in front of it.
Good enough to see the tails feathers and the wing box structure though.
Javelina WIP 25-04-18 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Also today I put a nice shiny coat of black gloss onto all the parts of the Edsel that will be Alcladded.

Most of the time was however spent getting the KV1 very very close to being finished.  It just needs some dirt to be weathered onto it's undercarriage and tracks.
Fred

Let's make Victoria great again.

Another ill conceived, poorly thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IMELBOUR261

Offline TheChronicOne

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 6164
  • -Sprues McDuck-
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1777 on: April 25, 2018, 05:10:40 am »
Diggin on the Edsel. I could see it out on the drag strip.  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
-Sprues McDuck-

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 35235
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1778 on: April 25, 2018, 06:47:09 am »
ANZAC Day.  To those who served.  Thank you.



Yup, lots of official commemorations in London today and at the memorial near Amiens. All on the lunchtime news.
Decals my @r$e!

Offline joncarrfarrelly

  • Bertie Bassett
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 6798
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline Rick Lowe

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 1514
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1780 on: April 27, 2018, 05:26:23 pm »

Oddly, people who make these sort of claims regarding invisible and silent government aircraft seem to go away shortly afterwards.


"Mind the step as you enter the Windowless Black Van, Citizen..."


'Extraordinary Action Group' - I'm going to have to remember that, too. - IF the SeStaPo will let me, of course...

Mitzi the Mitsu looks good, z.

Kit - like a lot of other things here, the Weta looks a bit fearsome but is really quite harmless. :thumbsup:
Apparently it can freeze solid in it's cave overnight, thaw out in the morning and be on it's way - impressive anti-freeze there.  :o

Offline zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 13469
  • Not on the rug, man!
Fred

Let's make Victoria great again.

Another ill conceived, poorly thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IMELBOUR261

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 35235
Decals my @r$e!

Offline zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 13469
  • Not on the rug, man!
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1783 on: April 29, 2018, 05:23:52 am »
Not much in the way of modelling today other than setting up the Airfield and taking pics of the Wyvern.
I did however have an enjoyable day sorting out my shed.
I have a habit of leaving out all the tools I am using on a project until it is finished and so having just completed the restoration of an antique (well the 1990's were 20 years ago) Habitat coffee table it was time to tidy up.
I also took the opportunity to clean my painting table, move part of the timber stash to a new joist hanging rack and label & tidy up all the house paints.  The last being well overdue as I finished renovating the house a couple of months ago.
So, having tidied, swept, made a large number of spiders homeless, thrown out half a dozen almost empty tins of paint (all of them white) and sacrificed a heap of offcuts to the kindling bucket I am ready to start on the next item of furniture - a combined storage unit and display cabinet cum partition on wheels.  I've run out of room around the edges of the shed and if i'm going to have something in the middle of the floor it needs to be mobile to allow for future purchase of another motorcycle or hobby car.
I have made notes but the actual design only exists in my head.  The plan is to build it using as far as possible materials from the timber stash and the "might come in usefull" pile.  I will need to buy some castors though.  Or acquire a pair of matching shopping trolleys...
Fred

Let's make Victoria great again.

Another ill conceived, poorly thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IMELBOUR261

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 35235
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1784 on: April 29, 2018, 05:37:18 am »

I did however have an enjoyable day sorting out my shed.


I would have thought that, that is a far more adventurous activity in Aus then it would be in the U.K. given the nature of the local fauna ?

Although saying that we Londoner's have been warned of a plague of "dodgy" caterpillars  :-X

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43930702
Decals my @r$e!