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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #930 on: March 23, 2017, 08:10:24 pm »
A bit of judicious googling will reveal all sorts of things were under there.
Some are very surprising.  But i'll leave it up to you (and your imagination) to seek them out should you wish.

Yes. Yes, they are...
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #931 on: March 28, 2017, 04:01:00 am »
Velma was always my favourite.

Disaster struck during the night.
Somehow a spare mitre saw blade managed to fall from a top shelf bouncing off a kit box that was on the coffee table below before landing on the floor.  Problem was that on top of the box was a number of parts painted gloss black which were "gassing out" in order to get a coat of Alcad chrome.
I found everything except one wheel.  I even emptied the boxes of empty plastic containers under the table but there was no sight of it (but on the plus side I found a clamp I thought was gone forever after it pinged off a fuselage narrowly missing my face).
I have a spare (now trimmed and primed) but they are resin big and little mags cast for me from a set of very rare Otaki wheels and are probably almost irreplaceable.  I had four sets but now i'm down to 3/4 of a set).  Maybe I need to learn myself casting?
I have considered scattering bits of TSR2 around hoping to find the wheel when looking for them.
But that almost never works.

Fred

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #932 on: March 28, 2017, 05:58:19 am »

I have considered scattering bits of TSR2 around hoping to find the wheel when looking for them.
But that almost never works.

But it does sometimes. The number of bits I thought were lost for ever that turned up when I dropped something else, weird  :o

Mind you I think my Carpet Monster is keeping pets, saw a few Ladybirds in the model room this morning. Now bear in mind I'm on the middle floor of three where the heck have they been all winter ?
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #933 on: March 28, 2017, 08:59:36 am »

Mind you I think my Carpet Monster is keeping pets, saw a few Ladybirds in the model room this morning. Now bear in mind I'm on the middle floor of three where the heck have they been all winter ?


We've got one that lives in our upstairs hallway window, been there for months now.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #934 on: March 28, 2017, 07:03:34 pm »
Fred, casting is simples - if even I can do it, someone with your skillset should have no problem at all.

I got mine here:

https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/alumilite-mini-casting-kit/21932531

but you've probably got a similar company in OZ.

This kit is about the best bang for buck if you're starting out; the rubber-only and resin-only are probably better price-per-mil, but only if you need the quantities they come in.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #935 on: March 29, 2017, 12:33:52 am »
Thanks Rick.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #936 on: March 29, 2017, 06:40:33 pm »
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #937 on: April 04, 2017, 05:02:42 am »
The Magpie Wyvern crawls to a finish.  I satin cleared him today meaning I can get the legs on him tomorrow (yes, him.  If it was a her it would have a grey back).

In addition to everything else on my plate I have pulled out a couple of cars.  An Itasha Toyota and a Super Stock Mustang.  Both require plain white paint jobs and I am hoping to get a decent coat of paint down before the weather turns.  That way I can build them at my leisure over winter.

I have also started my theme build for the Ballarat NNL in May.  The theme is Hippy Highway.  I'm building a Revell 1/50 Honest John transporter with a suitable twist.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #938 on: April 05, 2017, 03:53:18 am »
Wyvern getting very close...
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #939 on: April 05, 2017, 06:00:09 am »
To what ? ;D

Seriously I'm looking forward to it  :thumbsup:

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #940 on: April 06, 2017, 04:06:18 am »
It was close to being superglued to my fingers today.
UC doors are on, as are the legs and wheels.  It has to have the heftiest tailwheel mechanism on any 1/72 kit i've built.
Canopy framing is painted but will need a second coat.
I was planning on fitting drop tanks but i'm not sure now.
While separating my fingers I was thinking about the next Wyvern.  I like the idea of an RAF interceptor with massive RATO packs and Red Tops.
But before I get to that I will build a RW Trumpeter Sea Fury.

My plan to paint two car bodies before the weather closes in progressed today.  Having prepared them I got on a couple of coats of white enamel thinned with GP thinners and then put them in the dehydrator (more to protect the slow drying, still tacky paint than to speed up curing - especially as I didn't turn it on!).

Armed Scooby Gang is nearly ready to be revealed.  Velma & Daph are completed other than flocking the bases while the other 3 all just need a lick of satin clear and the bases done.
Fred

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #941 on: April 08, 2017, 02:15:21 am »
So, I went to assemble the Wyverns contra-prop today and found 3 parts missing.  Now before the tidy bench gang even think about pulling on their riding boots let me say that I keep parts in their original box stacked on a former Melbourne Catholic University exam room desk (you should see the collection of chewing gum stuck to the underside) and not on the bench.  OK, so the desk is a mess but that's not the point. ;D
I suspect I lost the parts in one of the times I knocked the Wyvern box onto the floor during the year or so it has been under construction.
So, completion has been delayed while I scratched up some replacement parts taking the opportunity to give it a slightly different look.

Fred

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #942 on: April 08, 2017, 10:25:16 am »
So, completion has been delayed while I scratched up some replacement parts taking the opportunity to give it a slightly different look.

So, some good has come of it, then! :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #943 on: April 08, 2017, 01:43:07 pm »

Armed Scooby Gang is nearly ready to be revealed.  Velma & Daph are completed other than flocking the bases while the other 3 all just need a lick of satin clear and the bases done.

How dare you sir!  Creeping up on innocent maidens and forcibly flocking their bases.  If you are not careful, you'll have waves of Joyless Feminist Numptesses  waving their hand-welded free range tofu burgers at you.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #944 on: April 08, 2017, 05:11:34 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D
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