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Re: Aircraft of the PDRV - zenrat's flying circus
« Reply #195 on: November 27, 2014, 03:24:29 am »
Correctamundo Kerick.  I cut rebates with the router and sand them back to get all the years of old varnish and filth off.  I then glue and clamp any splits caused when they were pulled up. Then I fill the nail holes with a mix of glue & sawdust but leave all the dings scratches and gouges.  It'd be quicker to use new timber (so far its taken me a week to get 4 boards prepared) but it wouldn't have the character.
I built this vanity from the same stuff.  The finish is oil followed by varnish - it's a system meant for boat decks.
The mirror i'm working on will replace the small one in the picture.


I finished the Buick Skyhawk.  It can be viewed here http://ozautobuilders.forum-motion.com/t8055-1975-buick-skyhawk
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Re: Aircraft of the PDRV - zenrat's flying circus
« Reply #196 on: November 27, 2014, 06:21:36 am »
I do like that Buick!  :thumbsup: :bow:

That uses the same basic body shell as the Chevy Monza, doesn't it? I've always liked that shape and you've done a great job of it.

And TWO blowers on the engine? That should move right on out!!!!  ;D
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Re: Aircraft of the PDRV - zenrat's flying circus
« Reply #197 on: November 28, 2014, 12:51:20 am »
Thanks Kit.
Yes, I think that GM were doing a spot of badge engineering.
Two small blowers.  Not sure if that's better than one big one or just added complexity.  Still, it keeps it all under the bonnet.
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Re: Aircraft of the PDRV - zenrat's flying circus
« Reply #198 on: December 03, 2014, 12:14:05 am »
(Crappy phone) update pics.
Henfield camo.  Nearly ready for decals.  The round green thing was the crows nest.  It's now the flying bridge.


Aforementioned Moskito.  Now renamed the Gully Godwit.  Also nearly ready for decals.


And a rough mock up of a Hind on floats.


I now have a dilemma.  I have two Harpoons in a Hasegawa weapons set.  Should I use them on the Godwit or the Hind?  The Godwit has a 37mm anti aircraft gun in the back for gunship duties and will also have a PAVE pod and a searchlight.  The Hind will have at least 1 (maybe 2 or 3 ) torpedoes and whatever the gun in the nose turret is.
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Re: Aircraft of the PDRV - zenrat's flying circus
« Reply #199 on: December 03, 2014, 02:15:00 am »
Great paint schemes, z-rat! :bow:
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Re: Aircraft of the PDRV - zenrat's flying circus
« Reply #200 on: December 03, 2014, 06:40:15 am »
Great paint schemes, z-rat! :bow:

Second that :thumbsup:

Harpoons on the Hind is my vote.

Agree with both of those
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Re: Aircraft of the PDRV - zenrat's flying circus
« Reply #201 on: December 03, 2014, 10:11:27 am »
(Crappy phone) update pics.




astonishing paintings!

it's really arty


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Re: Aircraft of the PDRV - zenrat's flying circus
« Reply #202 on: December 03, 2014, 03:28:03 pm »
The camo on the Godwit works too.  I glanced at the table it was sitting on with the paint drying and because of the patterns messing with depth perception I had to look twice to realise what I was looking at.
Bizzare!

Harpoons on the Hind it is.  Plus torpedoes.
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Re: Aircraft of the PDRV - zenrat's flying circus
« Reply #203 on: December 17, 2014, 03:59:51 am »
Desert Fulmar is coming along nicely.  The canopy is a real bitch to paint though.

Valom XFV-1 Salmon is being recalcitrant.  The cockpit has a smattering of PE which looks good but then doesn't want to fit between the fuselage halves.  Plus, if you sit a pilot in the seat his head doesn't come above the coaming. 
Rather than lift the seat I cut down the raised cockpit surround (I thought it looked odd anyway).
Fuselage is shimmed with styrene sheet to widen it.

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I really really really want a Wingnut Wings Felixstowe F2a.
Unfortunately at 920mm span it definitely breaks my "will it fit on the shelf" rule.
http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/productdetail?productid=3116&cat=5#

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Re: Aircraft of the PDRV - zenrat's flying circus
« Reply #204 on: December 17, 2014, 07:12:48 am »

Since receiving my subscription issue of AMW today I have a new object of obsession.
I really really really want a Wingnut Wings Felixstowe F2a.
Unfortunately at 920mm span it definitely breaks my "will it fit on the shelf" rule.
http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/productdetail?productid=3116&cat=5#



I know where your coming from and agree with you  :thumbsup: ;D

It amuses me, and says at lot about early 20th century pilots mentality, that the first version with enclosed canopy looks far more modern then the latter one with open canopy. Indeed you could put the early version in a WWII scheme
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Re: Aircraft of the PDRV - zenrat's flying circus
« Reply #205 on: December 17, 2014, 02:03:25 pm »
(Crappy phone) update pics.

And a rough mock up of a Hind on floats.


I now have a dilemma.  I have two Harpoons in a Hasegawa weapons set.  Should I use them on the Godwit or the Hind?  The Godwit has a 37mm anti aircraft gun in the back for gunship duties and will also have a PAVE pod and a searchlight.  The Hind will have at least 1 (maybe 2 or 3 ) torpedoes and whatever the gun in the nose turret is.


Is that Hind on floats or something from Starfleet?
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Re: Aircraft of the PDRV - zenrat's flying circus
« Reply #206 on: December 18, 2014, 01:36:55 am »
I see what you mean.  I've cut the warp nacelles down slightly since the pic.  The plan is to have steps built into the slopes at the back for combat divers to climb up.
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Re: Aircraft of the PDRV - zenrat's flying circus
« Reply #207 on: December 18, 2014, 01:22:47 pm »
I believe the CG of a helicopter is pretty close to the main rotor so I would center the floats there.
Any beaching gear for this project? Lots of cool potential here.
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Re: Aircraft of the PDRV - zenrat's flying circus
« Reply #208 on: December 19, 2014, 01:17:00 am »
No beaching gear for the Hind - it'd just put the floats down on the deck.  They'll have reinforcing strips along the bottom.
Although thinking about it I could build in some wheels...

Anyhoo, some update pics.
The Moskito, sorry Godwit is crawling towards completion.  Here is a very poor phone pic with a cluttered background.

On a related note I drove down to the shops at the beach today and tide, sun and time of day conspired to almost exactly match my camo colours.

Dessert Fulmar is ready for some clear and then decals.

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Re: Aircraft of the PDRV - zenrat's flying circus
« Reply #209 on: January 02, 2015, 10:05:49 pm »
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