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  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 5:26 AM

Ok Typhoon is glossed up after decals, lots of decals. Definitely not one of my best but a good 4 footer.  Flat coat and final bits upcoming.

 

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6:54 AM

Bruce, know that feeling with cockpit. You should have no issues with filling that though.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6:58 AM

That doesn't look to bad to me TJ.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:57 PM

Bruce & TJ: Those look good guys!!!

BTW: I am on holiday/vacation and the Wi-Fi is really irregular here. I've been locked out the past couple days. So if I'm offline the next week or so I can't help it. Sorry... Tongue Tied

Hopefully be back to work on the Corsair when I get home.

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

 

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    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, May 10, 2019 6:50 PM

Well I'm calling this done.  On a scale of 1 to 10. I'm giving myself a 6 on this. Its looks ok but not great.

Bish thanks for hosting another great GB. Please use the 2nd pic.  

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 10, 2019 6:57 PM

Looks pretty darn good to me TJ! Nice work!!!

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

 

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Friday, May 10, 2019 7:17 PM

Eurofighter looks alright because RAF roundels always look good. Smile

Sharper photos and some croping of that open space would make for a better  presentation I think ...

 

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, May 10, 2019 8:30 PM
I know I know. But I'm taking photos with a Samsung phone

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 11, 2019 4:10 AM

Looks good to me TJ. Thanks for taking part, will get the front page updated.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:08 PM

Might be just me and the tumbleweeds here now, this one falling back to page nine of threads...

Have got a general photo of the wing struts fleshed out with plastic (last update they were just brass rods).   Also pictured alongside, the start of detailing the resin engine. Decided to rework the center where the pushrods insert as drilling 0.2mm holes would quickly result in a broken drill bit.

Anyhow, here's some progress on the front of the engine, last image shows the front of the engine complete:

Now I get to tackle the back of the engine.  Each cylinder has a pair of piping, so times 14 cylinders, that makes 28 pieces total.  Propeller

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:24 PM

Good to see you still plugging away jack, looking good. Lovely detail on that engine.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:46 PM

Beautiful engine, Jack.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:35 PM

That is incredible looking engine Jack!

 

 

Griffin

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:38 PM

That looks fantastic Jack!!!

 

I was going to get back on the Corsair upon getting back home from holiday but so far it's been so hot I haven't gotten anything done.... Embarrassed

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:43 AM

Amazing work on the engine there Jack. Hard to believe it is in 72nd

 https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4740/39804623811_9d42f5cfc1_m.jpg

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Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:46 PM

Bish, John, Griffen, Cliff, and Lost - thank you for dropping in to check out the engine.  Someone on another forum asked how I made the rocker covers atop the pushrods, so put together a simple diagram:

 

regards,

Jack

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, June 16, 2019 5:15 PM

Engine piping update ...

First steps invloved cleaning up the pairs of holes at the rear of each cylinder.  Hollow aluminum rods of 0.6mm diameter are used for the detailing.  Those areas requiring any bending of pipes were done with lead free wire.

The large collector pipes were made from brass, but really difficult to bend/curve without dimpling - at least that happended on the inner sides so won't be visible.  Little balls of green putty aid the attachment points, giving plenty time for final positioning.

Last detail was adding a couple brass sleeves to accept the exhaust pipes extending along the fuselage sides - a lot of test fitting here...

Above is a test shot to see how well the engine sits with those long fuselage exhausts - it worked out quite satisfactory!

 

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, June 16, 2019 7:19 PM

Nice!  Way above my pay grade.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, June 16, 2019 8:27 PM
Wow is all I can say

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 17, 2019 11:58 AM

Yeah, that looks friggin' AMAZING Jack!!! 

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

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, June 17, 2019 2:21 PM

Ye, what they said. Bloody hell Jack, thats stunning.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, June 17, 2019 7:44 PM

Thanks John, TJ, Cliff, and Bish - yea, it's getting there. 

All the major scratchbuilding is done.  Got the pitot tube made, just have to glue it to the wing strut.  Now just a few little details to finish up. 

I have ordered another PE fret for the stitching because the Eduard set really isn't a good match, also looks a bit oversize. PART, from Poland, looks to be what I need for the Sisken.  They call it Lacing - no wonder I didn't find that first time I was shopping around:

regards,

Jack

 

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 5:49 AM

Bloody Norah Jack! That work is a-mazing! And in 1/72 scale as well - not sure what superlative to use at this point...

Looking forward to seeing the next steps

 https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4740/39804623811_9d42f5cfc1_m.jpg

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:00 AM

Yeah wow, that'd be pretty awesome detail in 1/48th- in 1/72nd it's astounding! 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 6:02 PM

Thank you Lost and Cliff.

Still waiting for the last details to arrive through the post office.  In the meantime, I rebuilt some of the forward landing gear as I thought some things could be better.  I'll touch more on that with pictures when all construction is complete.

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Great Southern Land
Posted by damouav on Saturday, August 24, 2019 4:40 AM

The last update I made mention that "I wont this build completed by the end of the year", I never said which year.... Been crazy with my not so new job, havent had much time at the desk to work on any projects.

So here is my completed P-51D Mustang, 85 Sqn RAAF, Japan 1948.

 

I would like to extend my thanks again to Bish for hosting another fantatic group build,

well done Sir, If I wore a hat I would take it off for you.

 

Great work for the others that I havent had a chance to comment on your builds as of yet.

 

Catch ya soooooooooooooonish

 

 

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, August 24, 2019 5:30 AM
Nice Stang Damian

 

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  • From: Great Southern Land
Posted by damouav on Saturday, August 24, 2019 5:46 AM

Thanks, I'm pleased to have it off my desk.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, August 24, 2019 8:04 AM

Oh wow, beautiful job there! 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:56 AM

damouav, thank you you for sharing your mustang, it turned out a treat! Yes

 

regards,

Jack

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