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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, December 4, 2020 9:34 PM

Build Status:

Wiring is installed into the stand, the groove they sit in filled and smoothed over.

LEDs are wired but not permanently installed in the model.

Next: 

Probably the blackening process that Bob mentioned. With luck, I will close up the model within the next few days.

Btw: I received the decals that I ordered for Icarus. The printing is much better than what my personal printer was able to do. The real test will be how they hold up during install. "Proof is in the pudding."  Yes Greg, pudding. Stick out tongue

 

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, December 4, 2020 9:12 PM

Luvspinball

 

 
Bakster

I suppose I will work on soldering the LEDs next and then route  wires through the stand. Soon after that I can close the airframe.

 

 

 

If you are putting LEDs inside the fuselage, be sure to paint the inside of the fuselage either silver or black.  Otherwise you might get light bleeding through the plastic throughout the ship (lesson learned the hard way years ago).

Bob

 

Thanks for the tip, Bob.

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    March 2018
  • From: Chicago suburbs
Posted by Luvspinball on Friday, December 4, 2020 10:39 AM

Bakster

I suppose I will work on soldering the LEDs next and then route  wires through the stand. Soon after that I can close the airframe.

 

If you are putting LEDs inside the fuselage, be sure to paint the inside of the fuselage either silver or black.  Otherwise you might get light bleeding through the plastic throughout the ship (lesson learned the hard way years ago).

Bob

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

Current builds:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution with extensive scratch building

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:07 PM

I am not sure I'd have the space under the stand. It is very limited. It'd take a lot of creative fitting and for sure I'd have to change how I power it.  Still tossing the idea around, but probably not gonna go there.

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:30 AM

One of the guys in our club is always whipping up cool stuff like that. 

Don't look at me, I have no idea how he does it. 

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

 

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:12 AM

CapnMac82
Now imagine being able to play the Johnny QUest theme song, or the engine sound, at the push of a button.

I like that idea too. Yes

-Greg

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:51 AM

Now how cool is that! 

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:21 AM

CapnMac82
Now imagine being able to play the Johnny QUest theme song, or the engine sound, at the push of a button.

I like that idea, A LOT! Not sure I am up to the task on this build, but I'll chew on this a bit. This would be a really cool thing to do.

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:07 AM

Greg
Oh wow, the spider-monster thingie, and the invisible blob......two classics for sure.

Lol. Well said. 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:03 PM

Bakster
I suppose I will work on soldering the LEDs next and then route wires through the stand. Soon after that I can close the airframe.

I can't find it now, but there's  YT vid out there by a dude who installs a bunch of electronics in SF kits.

One of the cool things I learned from those vids is that you can use USB sockets for power and skip batteries entire (as long as 5VDC is good).  The other thing is that the Model railroad DCC market has offered up a much of cool things like programmable sound cards and micro-sized speaker units.  Oh, and USB remotes, or WiFi to phone apps.

Now imagine being able to play the Johnny QUest theme song, or the engine sound, at the push of a button.

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:27 PM

That's a relief. There are some very simple and typical forum features went missing that would be a big help finding threads around here.

Oh wow, the spider-monster thingie, and the invisible blob......two classics for sure.

-Greg

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:36 PM

Greg

I thought I commented on this. Please tell me there is another thread about Jonny's Dad's ride.

 

You crack me up, Greg. It was mentioned in my, "What was I thinking" thread in the FSM ready room.

Dr Quest appreciates your Dragonfly enthusiasm. Jonny, HadjI, and Race say hello as well. Even Bandit barks hello.

The cartoon ruined me for all others. The Flintstones paled in comparison. Lol.



Speaking of the cockpit, Gam....

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:34 PM

I thought I commented on this. Please tell me there is another thread about Jonny's Dad's ride.

-Greg

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:30 AM

She's coming along well, best of luck! 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, November 30, 2020 9:48 PM

I may as well share the Dragonfly build until I flip back to the Icarus. Afterall--Nino likes it when I make a mess of things. Right? Nino? 

There were two large locators that would either be in the way of the LED assemblies or block the lights path. You can see an example of them with the one remaining in the image below. I started the night by cutting them out. Thank goodness for Dremel type cutters and grinders. It makes quick work.

Next, I fabricated the LED holders. I cut them out of Evergreen styrene.

The engine LED will be a flickering tealight sort, yellow. The forward LED will output continuous, probably a white. I will mount an on/off pushbutton in the supplied base.

 

I suppose I will work on soldering the LEDs next and then route  wires through the stand. Soon after that I can close the airframe.

 

End of update

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, November 30, 2020 3:37 PM

Tanker-Builder

Yeah Bakster: It kinda does don't it? Could be a very light Bronze - Burnt Aluminum finish. I really am not sure. They didn't show it enough in the film.

 

And to compound the problem, different shots of it look different all together. Like the image below. They scorched the heck out of it, to the point you barely see metal. Maybe its just the angle but props can change from scene to scene just for effect. I suppose consistency is asking too much. Smile

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, November 30, 2020 3:28 PM

Tanker-Builder

I understand your switch. I went to paper because the Resin and Plastic Bamboo Bomber is fighting me.

 

Yeah it happens that way sometimes. On some days it's like fighting the devil himself! I'll go back to building it for sure, but the change is very refreshing.

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, November 30, 2020 3:24 PM

Gamera

Oh cool! Hope you're not scratchbuilding an interior for her too Bakster!!! Stick out tongue

 

 


Lol.  H*** no! 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, November 30, 2020 1:15 PM

I understand your switch. I went to paper because the Resin and Plastic Bamboo Bomber is fighting me.

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, November 30, 2020 1:12 PM

Yeah Bakster: It kinda does don't it? Could be a very light Bronze - Burnt Aluminum finish. I really am not sure. They didn't show it enough in the film.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 30, 2020 11:37 AM

Oh cool! Hope you're not scratchbuilding an interior for her too Bakster!!! Stick out tongue

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, November 29, 2020 7:48 PM

Still no decals but I received a tracker. The decals should arrive by Tuesday. 

In the meantime--I needed a project to work on over this holiday weekend. I started building the Jonny Quest Dragonfly Model Kit. It's a simple build, or it should be.

The kit has various sink marks and one is located on a wing, and it is huge. Typical. Once again, I am wasting time fixing things that I shouldn't have to fix. Just a pet peeve of mine, excuse the rant. As well-- some of the other components need shaping for a proper profile. The canopy assembly for one, along with the engine intake. The 1 big positive is that the fuselage fits together nicely. With some careful gluing--I ought to be able to minimize gaps in the join that runs along the airframe. Ooze out some melted plastic followed by a sanding and the thing should be mostly good to go.

Of course... I can't keep things simple. I plan to light the model. The interior and engine exhaust will be lighted. I will run wiring through the stand. I have already created a notch along its spine. Once done-- I'll close that gap with CA followed by a clean up. I notched out the windows as well. That was a process that I will not explain here. Needless to say--there are openings for light.

There are a few other customs done but not anything worth mentioning. 

I am moving this model to top priority because I want it finished before Christmas. I hope to gift it to my brother who is a big fan of this jet. I think he'll be not only surprised, but pleased with it. And what the heck. The Icarus fought me, made me wait, now Icarus can wait for me. I will show that Icarus who is boss. Stick out tongue

That is the plan unless the winds of December change my direction.

Btw. I am enjoying this build a bunch. It is simple and it brings out the kid in me.

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, November 29, 2020 6:55 PM

Say Capn-- thanks for the link. I didn't watch it yet but I surely will!  I will let you know when I do.

Don't get me started about the Coen Bros films. I love em.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:54 AM

It is good to hear from you again Timmy!!! 

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

 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:31 PM

Bakster
I don't think I have seen, The Quiet Earth. It sounds interesting.

You'll want about 90 minutes, and to run this full screen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fra8_lukQJ0

I was bored one night and walked to the local cinema, which had taken to running repertoire/art house films (my town had gone from 7 screens to over 19 in only about a year).  Wolked in cold--no press, no info, no idea.  Couple of years' later went to the same joint, and equally 'cold' to see Raising Arizona.  (Nothing much like going "full immersion" into a Coen Bros film Smile)

 

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:51 PM

Good to hear from you Tim and thanks for the input.

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, November 23, 2020 8:59 PM

I apologize for being absent for soooooo long.

Your on the home stretch ,... "go team" !

As for the paint on the nose, if it was a gold color, it would have been crispifyed upon re-entry...( think exhaust pipes on your average motorcycle.)

The gold would easily turn to multiple colors from the heat. I have seen exhaust pipes with an actual rainbow on them! 

Go with silver, then a transparent purple, followed by a wash of black....

( test on something you DONT like first, .... I may have read the wrong scrool...)

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage"

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, November 23, 2020 8:39 PM

Greg

 

 
Bakster
The.... "PROOF," will be in the pudding.

 

Pudding? We're having pudding?

 

Oh YES, my friend. We are having ....

 

Don't forget, we are heading towards Christmas.

Beware of Scrooge:

“If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.”

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, November 23, 2020 6:15 PM

Bakster
The.... "PROOF," will be in the pudding.

Pudding? We're having pudding?

-Greg

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