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Fourth Annual Berny Memorial Group Build

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  • Member since
    June 2009
Posted by jimbot58 on Sunday, February 14, 2016 11:58 PM

Hello, (If anybody is out there...)

A few photos of the Chinook before I button the two halves of the fuselage together:

Left rear:

The cabin window is too thick and I could have thinned it to fit flush, but not much of it can be seen once it's closed up.

Right side:

That drooping ceiling panel gets cemented in place once closed up. Should have added some flash here....

Forward cabin:

That door is an Eduard PE part. (actually 5 parts glued together with the window) I couldn't find any good reference photos of how this is to go. Eduard shows this position with the curved (outside) up. I have to assume that the door must roll up into the cabin? Hinged? Who knows? It's there now. Looking in from the outside looks like this:

Most of the photos I have seen in operation show the upper door open and the lower half closed.

Credit to the OP on that photo, I use it here for reference only. Also of note is the open area above the ramp. Kit provides a part that covers that but I don't see it used much. I will probably leave it off.

Now I have to ask if what the status of the group build is. It's supposed to end this month, and I don't know if there will be another. I can't modify or edit my signature anyway and have not had an answer from the owners of the forum. It's stuck in "Third Annual" and the Fourth is nearly over.

Jim

*******

On my workbench now:

"Third Annual Berny Memorial Build"

1/72nd scale Academy F-8E Crusader and A-10 "Warthog"


  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, February 15, 2016 7:42 AM

Hey Jim the Chinook looks good. 

I have no idea what's going on either, haven't seen hide nor hair of Ken in months. I hope he's ok, I don't remember him saying anything about getting bored of the forum or otherwise leaving. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    June 2009
Posted by jimbot58 on Saturday, February 20, 2016 1:34 PM

Gamera

Hey Jim the Chinook looks good. 

I have no idea what's going on either, haven't seen hide nor hair of Ken in months. I hope he's ok, I don't remember him saying anything about getting bored of the forum or otherwise leaving. 

 

I'm not sure where to take it either. I like the idea of participating in a non-specific group build instead of being locked into a particular aircraft or catagory build. I thought about maybe starting some sort of anything goes build, but I'm not that dedicated to maintain and lead one.

I do wish to announce my latest aquisition. Did I need another kit? No. Did I want this one? YES!

I can add it to Meng's F-102 I got a while back.

The Dart looks like a really cool kit kit with options for early or late cockpits and canopies, and some options on the landing gear, there again early or later versions.

The 106 comes with a small set of P.E. parts, and for the instrument panel, it uses decals with this to go over it: (2 cockpit options)

There was a Eduard cockpit set for the Dagger already, which I have, and I can only assume that they will follow with a set for the Dart.

In the mean time, I'm still torturing the Chinook and getting those seams to match just the way I want. I think seams in flat areas are harder because it has to be alligned just perfect to avoid a "step" between one side and the other.

The one towards the front is not actually open as it appears. I couldn't get the 2 sides to pull together, so gap filling CA to the rescue!

Jim

*******

On my workbench now:

"Third Annual Berny Memorial Build"

1/72nd scale Academy F-8E Crusader and A-10 "Warthog"


  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 21, 2016 8:00 AM

Lol, not sure you need an excuse to add another beautiful F-102/106 to the stash. And I know what you mean about the Chinook, sometimes it seems like you can't have enough clamps...

I'm already running one GB and really don't feel like trying to do another, even one as open as this one... Confused 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    June 2009
Posted by jimbot58 on Friday, January 27, 2017 2:24 AM

Seems there are still only tumbleweeds and drifting dust here....

*******

On my workbench now:

"Third Annual Berny Memorial Build"

1/72nd scale Academy F-8E Crusader and A-10 "Warthog"


  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 27, 2017 7:45 AM

Yeah, I think the 'In The Buff' B-52 build is still going on but otherwise haven't seen much of anyone from this build in forever. Sad

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    June 2003
  • From: Rowland Heights, California
Posted by Duke Maddog on Friday, January 27, 2017 8:01 AM

My apologies gentlemen. I just found the model I started for this among all the other stuff in my Hobby Room. I hope to get re-started in this again.

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Lafayette, Indiana
Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Friday, January 27, 2017 8:25 AM

(Cough, cough!)

The dust is pretty thick here!  Big Smile  

How is everyone?

Ken

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 27, 2017 11:09 AM

Gee, I've seen you around the rest of the forum Duke but wow Ken, haven't seen you in forever! Same ol' same here, hope you're doing okay. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    June 2003
  • From: Rowland Heights, California
Posted by Duke Maddog on Sunday, January 29, 2017 10:36 AM

Thanks Gamera. Yeah, I pop in now and then. Right now I have to go find the Braille Scale 2017 Group Build to start too.

 

Stay tuned; I hope to have more done on this soon.

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