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Offline Rick Lowe

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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! New Year Same Old Me
« Reply #1305 on: January 20, 2021, 04:13:05 pm »
Interesting, is that an RN aggressor?

Glad to hear you're looking after yourself, I should motivate myself to follow your example.

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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! New Year Same Old Me
« Reply #1306 on: January 20, 2021, 06:59:11 pm »
Yes it is. With a radar nose. Built it way back around 2004. I just grabbed a file that looked easy to manipulate lol.
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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! New Year Same Old Me
« Reply #1307 on: January 20, 2021, 07:26:38 pm »
That's a cool marking idea if I ever do the Hawk 200 conversion I have half-planned.
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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! New Year Same Old Me
« Reply #1308 on: January 20, 2021, 07:32:53 pm »
Cool. They are such lovely little machines, with so much potential !
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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! New Year Same Old Me
« Reply #1309 on: January 21, 2021, 07:42:43 am »
Nice one! And now I know why Molson stocks are about to be taken off the TSE.  ;D
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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! New Year Same Old Me
« Reply #1310 on: January 21, 2021, 07:45:07 am »
Very impressive  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #1311 on: March 02, 2021, 05:09:09 am »
I was sat here, working on my Twin 105, which is, and is going to be, alot of work. But hey, I enjoy this, right ? In between awaiting glue to set, I decided to pick away at other half starts and hangar queens. I dug out 4 Dragon Models 144th scale kits that were all half started, 2 F/A-18G and 2 Tornado GRs. The 2 Hornets were going to be RCAF Germany machines, from Baden. One in the traditional RAF camo, and one in ADV gray. Bombed up accordingly. The Tornados were both going in their natural habitat, both toting a pair of Storm Shadow, one with two under belly, the other with with two under wing. As I sat there, fiddling with undercarriage bits on these fiddly little things, I made the command decision......

With about three pages of half built and forgotten projects, I looked at them and wondered what I was planning on doing with them ? I had certainly lost interest, and realize that I'll never finish all of my stash before the cart passes the horse, so I scrapped them ! I broke off all the cool stuff ( missiles and tanks ) and the rest went into the bin. Melancholy for sure. But it's done, and the 105 is progressing.

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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! New Year Same Old Me
« Reply #1312 on: March 02, 2021, 05:20:48 am »
Drastic decision Capt, but it's better then working at a kit just because it's there. You need to have a "feel" for the build(s) you are currently working on, at least I do anyways.
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« Reply #1313 on: March 02, 2021, 05:26:01 am »
Yes for sure Chris !
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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! New Year Same Old Me
« Reply #1314 on: March 02, 2021, 06:14:10 am »
I know why I just work on a single project/build at a time...  :angel:

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« Reply #1315 on: March 02, 2021, 07:56:18 am »
That's a great plan. I hope to get there one day !
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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Building again ! New Year Same Old Me
« Reply #1316 on: March 02, 2021, 03:21:11 pm »
Peace of mind is worth the price of admission. Now you'll never have those things nagging at the back of your mind and casting shadows across other projects. "Oh man, here I am working on this new thing but what about the old thing on the shelf?" Sometimes that sort of thinking causes the motivation to take a hit so I get it...     I know I've a time or two decided to get some bench time in only to cancel it because I convinced myself I needed to work on an old stalled build but seeing as there was no motivation at the time, the whole session was scrapped. Self sabotage of a sort. Bypassing all that turmoil is good for the soul.  :mellow:   I say that as I continue to squeeze the blood out of an over two year old stone that has turned into a Plasti-Queen Taskmaster of the more heinous variety.  :rolleyes:   (Looking at you, Saudi 737!!!!!!) 
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« Reply #1317 on: March 03, 2021, 12:30:24 pm »
Moving right along. Mostly mucking about and flying by the seat of my pants, as there was no real plan other than build it, but we're getting there ! Going to be lots of filler and lots of fun lol. What would be the best hardware store type putty to use ?

I have been cutting up a 48th scale F-14 to fill in the top, some nice details on it to help me along the way.

 4F10CBA2-C65B-4BB5-90F1-AA4D0E0FE8E4 by Todd Pomerleau, on Flickr
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Re: The Captain's Cabin- Twin F-105
« Reply #1318 on: March 03, 2021, 05:49:34 pm »
Cap'n, I use something from the Selleys range - Knead It - and I'm pretty sure it's fairly universal*. It comes in the one stick you simply cut a section off from and knead together.
As it's made for industrial use, it sets pretty quickly; about 5-10 mins to being able to rough-carve it to shape and rock (and I do mean 'rock') hard in 30 mins or so.
Wetting fingers and tools can help for initial application/shaping.

Files and sands nicely, but will clog the files and paper quickly. Holds basic detail well but can crumble if too thin.

I usually brush on a coat of clear floor polish to get rid of any tendency to porousness, but that's up to you.

*Actually, my Goggle-fu failed me and I can't find out whether it's available in your neck o'the woods, but something similar ought to be.

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« Reply #1319 on: July 02, 2021, 09:13:49 pm »
Crazy how time flies. Buddy I work with had a heart attack ( Kurly, he used to visit here 20 years ago ! ) so I've been doing double duty plus since then. Most off time spent drinking or sleeping lol. Relaxing tonite with a few tins and started thinking of projects I have. Korean war extension idea with a flying boat supply route into the mountains.

Second pic is the wee Wasps. 1/600 scale from Shapeways. Some have aux. tanks ! Great little replicas. I need to source out PE rotors tho.

093EA756-7730-4EBA-91A1-AEEF0A8D84E8 by Todd Pomerleau, on Flickr
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