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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #90 on: September 24, 2019, 03:35:47 am »
Back onto this build. I hope to have it finished in time for the SA Scale Model Expo. :thumbsup:

Working on the outer wing elements of the wing-fold system. :o
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #91 on: September 24, 2019, 06:37:28 am »
Glad to see you back at this  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #92 on: September 24, 2019, 10:28:59 am »
Thanks, Chris! :thumbsup:

Already finished the outer wing-fold framework. :o
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #93 on: September 25, 2019, 03:44:55 am »
For the back-seater's .50-cal, should I go with the lots-of-little-circles perforated cooling shroud or the fewer-slots-along-the-barrel perforated cooling shroud? :unsure:
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #94 on: September 25, 2019, 04:03:08 am »
I've always preferred the look of the circles.

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #95 on: September 25, 2019, 05:27:59 am »
Yeah, I'll probably go that way (although I prefer the look of the long-slot version) because all of the photo's I can find show that version. However, I found it interesting that the US Army manual on aerial fixed-mount & flexible-mount .50 cal's shows the long-slot version in its (photographic) illustrations. I'm guessing a standardisation on the circle-hole version some time in late-'42/early-'43.
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #96 on: September 25, 2019, 12:25:09 pm »
From what I have seen the round air cooling holes were more common.
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #97 on: September 26, 2019, 02:21:09 am »
Long holes would allow greater air flow.
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #98 on: September 26, 2019, 03:48:17 am »
But would cost more to make I expect.
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #99 on: September 26, 2019, 03:58:32 am »
Maybe not.  The holes would prolly be punched out from flat sheet which would then be rolled into a tube and welded.

If only there was someone who used to work in the steel industry we could ask... :o
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #100 on: September 26, 2019, 06:06:02 am »
Maybe not.  The holes would prolly be punched out from flat sheet which would then be rolled into a tube and welded.

If only there was someone who used to work in the steel industry we could ask... :o

That's steel fabrication though, not the actual production of the steel  :angel:

But yes that's the way I would assume they would be made, they don't need to take any stresses and strains, just help diffuse the heat.
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #101 on: September 28, 2019, 02:05:51 am »
Wing fold as is (I noticed a few things that need fixing when taking these photos);

Port side:


Starboard side:


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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #102 on: September 28, 2019, 02:10:09 am »
Holey Moley, that's AMAZING!  ;D

Even if it is 1/48 the detail level is exceptional.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #103 on: September 28, 2019, 02:16:08 am »
Yeah, not quite sykotik level but good enough for this (relatively) old f@rt. ;)
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #104 on: September 28, 2019, 02:21:51 am »
That's fantastic sir  :bow:
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