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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.

« Last Edit: November 10, 2018, 03:59:12 pm by zenrat »
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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:
« Last Edit: November 11, 2018, 12:15:23 am by Old Wombat »
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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.
 :banghead:

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: Yesterday at 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.
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 03:10:30 am by zenrat »
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2164 on: Yesterday at 12:06:01 pm »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2165 on: Today at 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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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

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2166 on: Today at 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

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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