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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #105 on: February 15, 2018, 03:31:38 am »
Utterly amazing.

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #106 on: February 15, 2018, 04:36:11 pm »
I am lost in admiration - superb in every way! :bow: :thumbsup:

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #107 on: March 04, 2018, 09:33:39 pm »
Can I ask a question please Jalles? How did you do the canopy?

I've been going through the thread, but there's nothing between it being a solid lump of plastic and putty and suddenly having a lovely clear canopy.... :unsure:

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #108 on: March 05, 2018, 09:28:17 am »
Hey Weaver,

So that solid lump of plastic and putty was just the mold or buck for vacu-forming.  Here's a pic of the the vac-formed piece:



It's primed so it looks grey, but that whole piece is actually clear.  The portion that's blue aft of the cockpit is blue painters tape on the underside. There was a small circular depression that I was trying to smooth out and I sanded trough the primer and it was clear again so you could see the painters tape underneath.

Then I just masked off where I wanted the canopy to be, as you can see in the pic above I had that part of the model roughly masked off just so it wouldn't get scratched during the build process.

If that doesn't explain it let me know, I can probably take a few pics of left over pieces to make it more clear.

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #109 on: March 05, 2018, 09:37:09 am »
You moulded the ENTIRE top of the model in clear plastic?  :o

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #110 on: March 05, 2018, 09:42:25 am »
You moulded the ENTIRE top of the model in clear plastic?  :o

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Ha, ha! It was just laziness because I thought it would be more difficult to try to PSR a clear canopy into the flowing lines of the cockpit area.  This way there are no seams to fill for the clear section.

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #111 on: March 05, 2018, 09:49:31 am »
No, it was SKILL!  :thumbsup:
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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #112 on: March 05, 2018, 02:34:47 pm »
Such an obvious and simple way of doing it (like all the best ideas) that it didn't occur to me.
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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #113 on: March 05, 2018, 10:22:31 pm »
Hey Weaver,

So that solid lump of plastic and putty was just the mold or buck for vacu-forming.  Here's a pic of the the vac-formed piece:

It's primed so it looks grey, but that whole piece is actually clear.

Ah, right: I missed  the vac-forming bit. Obvious way to do it with hindsight: same principle as those vehicle or helicopter kits where the whole cab is clear and you paint over the solid bits.

Since you have molds for the whole thing, you might well be able to sell a few copies of the vac forms, hypothetically speaking... ;)

Do you mind if I put some pics up on Twitter (with full credit to you of course?) I talk to a bunch of modellers on there and they'll be highly interested.

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #114 on: March 06, 2018, 03:35:27 am »
Absolutely incredible, well done!  :wub:

Perhaps you could drop the next one into a mould or laser scan it for 3D printing?

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #115 on: March 06, 2018, 08:12:31 am »
HMMMMM...  yeah.... Go into business, bud!!! Get that money!!!   And... I'd buy something.  :mellow:
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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #116 on: March 06, 2018, 09:08:50 am »

Since you have molds for the whole thing, you might well be able to sell a few copies of the vac forms, hypothetically speaking... ;)


Ha, Im not sure if Id want to put anyone through the process of building one of these, at least without signing a waiver that resolves me of responsibility for any adverse impact to their mental health.

That being said, if you (or someone you know) really wants to put themselves through the mental anguish Id be happy to facilitate such misery.  ;)


Do you mind if I put some pics up on Twitter (with full credit to you of course?) I talk to a bunch of modellers on there and they'll be highly interested.


Go right ahead, I think that would be great!  :thumbsup:

Perhaps you could drop the next one into a mould or laser scan it for 3D printing?

You know, my brother-in-law has a 3D printer that I was going to use to make the molds, but alas it wasnt working so I had to make them the old fashion way.  :angry:

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #117 on: March 06, 2018, 02:23:38 pm »
So what is your method of vac forming?  Old mattel toy kit or something more modern? 

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #118 on: March 06, 2018, 07:07:03 pm »
So what is your method of vac forming?  Old mattel toy kit or something more modern? 

It's something I bought through a magazine advertisement pre-internet (or very early internet at least).

Here's a pic:



It's essentially a wooden box with a bunch of holes in it.  You put the plastic sheet in the metal holder with the clips, heat it in the oven and plug your household vacuum in the side.  It's pretty basic but works well.

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #119 on: March 07, 2018, 12:55:03 am »
I do remember seeing adverts for those or something very similar many years ago. I also swear I saw one being demonstrated somewhere once ? Maybe at a Model Engineers Exhibition in London ?
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