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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2160 on: November 10, 2018, 03:51:21 am »
It was a cracking do.  Held in the Long Room at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. 
Open bar, a live band, a dance floor and the company of young people.
The musical highlight was, towards the end of the night a rendition of Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again complete with the crowd response (NSFW) bellowed by those of us still moving.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2161 on: November 10, 2018, 04:20:33 am »
Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again complete with the crowd response (NSFW) bellowed by those of us still moving.

Ever a crowd pleaser with those of us of a certain generation but, especially the crowd response, not perhaps the most appropriate song for a wedding, perhaps? :unsure:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2162 on: November 10, 2018, 04:06:26 pm »
You'd think i would get the bloody song title right wouldn't you.
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The song was about losing a friend - as in you're gone, i'm not going to see you around anymore.
That sentiment was appropriate on Friday.

The crowd refrain was apparently a complete surprise to the band.  At the wedding the speed at which impressionable children were hustled away out of earshot was commendable.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2163 on: November 14, 2018, 03:04:43 am »
RDO today so I got lots done.

Mainly on the Cannonball Run Bugatti.
I've got two weeks to finish this.
Here's the body as it is.
Cannonball Bug WIP 14-11-18 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Looks worse than it is.  The rear compartment is going to be covered with a tonneau cover so no more work needed in there.  Just a run of 1mm rod around the top edge as a bead.
Paint on the engine has reacted with something which for once has worked in my favour as it has a nice scale appropriate crackle effect.
I'm still hopeful of finishing on time although it won't be shiny paint - maybe even just a shot coat of primer for the race.

I also started playing with my long abandoned twin Allison engined Dragster project.  I may resurrect it if I can find a body shell to use.
The chassis and drive train are pretty much finished but I used the body shell I was going to use (cut down '51 Chevy) on something else.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2164 on: November 14, 2018, 12:06:01 pm »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2165 on: November 15, 2018, 01:37:31 am »
Due to work rearing it's ugly head I only managed to get 1/2 hour in the shed today.
I scratched up and glued into place a firewall on the Bug.

This as far as I got with the Twin Allison project (or Chefor Willisson as I christened it - Chevy + Ford+ Willys + Allison).
CheforWillisonWIP30-05-12001 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

And this is what I used the body on.
Shadow Boxer 012 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2166 on: November 15, 2018, 03:10:34 am »
There ain't no substitute for cubic inches!  ;D :thumbsup:

That second chassis looks very familiar, is it from Tony Nancy's 22Jr Roadster by any chance?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2167 on: November 15, 2018, 06:42:19 am »
Now I know now't about cars etc, but would the front chassis/suspension of the Chefor Willisson support the weight of those engines ?  :o
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2168 on: November 15, 2018, 07:25:34 am »
It used unobtanium axles and traction rods so it wasn't really a problem.  ;D ;)
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2169 on: November 15, 2018, 10:25:40 am »
^^^^^^ :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2170 on: November 15, 2018, 11:48:50 pm »
Shadow Boxer's Chassis is from the AMT Hippie (sic) Hemi kit.  I think it was originally the TV Tommy Ivo FED (Front Engine Dragster) chassis.  It has a longer wheelbase than the 22 jr dragster.  I want to take some better pics of Shadow Boxer so i'll take one of it with 22jr.

Chefor Willisson's front suspension is missing it's springs.  These would be coil-over-shocks.
You haven't seen the transmission yet.  This consists of both engines driving through an arrangements of gears to a powerglide transmission.

Long work day today (0600 to 1700 with minimal breaks) so next to no modelling although I did manage to attach some moulding around the top edge of the Bug body.
One last 4 hour stint tomorrow morning any my working week is over...


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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2171 on: November 18, 2018, 01:23:22 am »
Ahhhh, Sunday...

...and a nice sunny spring one too.

Surprise delivery of a parcel containing a B-17E.  This time of year the contractors who do the parcels are "persuaded" to add an extra delivery on Sundays.  I don't know if their boss gets any extra money for it but I asked the driver and he told me they get the same amount per parcel (which is how they are paid - worked out per hour it falls well below minimum wage) on a Sunday as on a weekday.

I put some Alclad chrome onto the Bug's wheels, continued PSRing the bodywork and started wiring it's engine.

I finished painting the Mirage pilot.  Just needs a lick of wash and he's done.

Also worked on Drag Taxi and Geebeeski.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2172 on: November 18, 2018, 04:17:55 am »
Surprise delivery of a parcel containing a B-17E.  This time of year the contractors who do the parcels are "persuaded" to add an extra delivery on Sundays.  I don't know if their boss gets any extra money for it but I asked the driver and he told me they get the same amount per parcel (which is how they are paid - worked out per hour it falls well below minimum wage) on a Sunday as on a weekday.

US Post Office has their non-union carriers work the Sunday deliveries...mainly for Amazon deliveries.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2173 on: November 18, 2018, 03:56:43 pm »
I'd rather wait.  These guys work long enough hours already.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2174 on: November 19, 2018, 12:57:10 am »
I'd rather wait.  These guys work long enough hours already.

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