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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 24, 2022 11:31 AM

Looks cool G, please keep us informed. I'm enjoying following this.

Though I keep misreading Pejite as Petite- I keep thinking maybe it's a smaller version of the regular Brig.

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Posted by Real G on Friday, March 25, 2022 12:36 PM

Thanks Gamera!  I kicked off cutting plastic last night:

I think a sheet of 0.020" got into my packet of 0.030".  Tongue Tied  I was wondering why the bottom plate was so easy to form.  Anyway, too late, gonna keep going!  Stick out tongue  I'll just use 0.020" to plate the bottom when it comes to detailing.  I now have to make sure I can cut those "happy" windows with the arched tops in a neat, evenly spaced manner.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, March 25, 2022 8:04 PM

Real G

Thanks Gamera!  I kicked off cutting plastic last night:

I think a sheet of 0.020" got into my packet of 0.030".  Tongue Tied  I was wondering why the bottom plate was so easy to form.  Anyway, too late, gonna keep going!  Stick out tongue  I'll just use 0.020" to plate the bottom when it comes to detailing.  I now have to make sure I can cut those "happy" windows with the arched tops in a neat, evenly spaced manner.

 

awesome, I'm looking forward to seeing this come together!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, March 28, 2022 12:53 PM

Good work, Mongoose!  

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Real G on Monday, March 28, 2022 9:33 PM

I made up a skin template by laying down masking tape over the fuselage, tracing all the bulkheads with a pen, then laying the tape over a sheet of paper and cutting out the image.

My plan is to skin the fuselage with a single piece of sheet plastic to get a nice smooth under surface to apply the exterior plating.

The next task is to decide on the best way to make the wings, which are three times longer than the fuselage!

I'm like a dog watching squirrels, so I have been also working on the Pejite Gunship.  The best plan view I could find was this fuzzy pic that is reminiscent of those old spy photos of Soviet-era aircraft lifted from grainy "cine" films.

But someone from the internet has stepped in and provided me with many screen shots - a big shout out to Dasnewten!

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, March 28, 2022 11:35 PM

Aargh...I meant good job to RealG on my last comment. Surprise

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 12:50 PM

No problemo.

Oh look - SQUIRREL!!!

I made a paper mock-up of the Pejite Gunship in 1/72 to see what the overall look would be like.  It still needs work, but is getting there.  Okay, I need to do my taxes first, then back to the Brig!

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 6:48 PM

Looks cool G! Nice work on both! 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 8:43 PM

Lov'n it all G!

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:44 AM

I sprayed the red on the frog car, frog truck, frog trike, whatever the darn thing is.

Grumble, I masked the thing off like the mummy and STILL I got overspray. How it got under the mask boogles my mind. Well, I'll take a brush and try painting over it on the white top. Guess I was lucky it's only the window supports so I shoudn't be too hard to paint over.

I'll let her dry a week or two and then try to polish the red paint.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, March 31, 2022 4:45 PM

I agree, that fix is too easy gamera, too easy!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, April 1, 2022 8:31 PM

Hey guys check this out...RedSandFrog

i posted up my project on my Scalemates page. More comments than any of my other stuff. Lots of people find the idea exciting!

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 1, 2022 10:13 PM

Lol that's awesome Mongoose! 

And thanks!

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, April 2, 2022 8:51 PM

Coming along well, Gamera!

Mongoose, that's cool! Glad they like the GB concept! Maybe we'll do a round 2 or something. Good work on your project, too! I don't have much hands-on experience making models of bodies of water unless you count puddles...Big Smile Guess I'll get some, though, to make the pond for my current diorama project!

 

My meager progress-- the figures are assembled!

 

 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, April 2, 2022 8:58 PM

And for my admin/roster-editing duties, what is your SR-71 model kit, Mongoose? And what scale is your build set to be, Real G? 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, April 2, 2022 9:28 PM

John,

The Brig is 1/250 scale.  I started planking the hull this morning, but the boys are over and have taken over the build table for now.

Those figures are boss!

Update:  I got the 1-piece skin onto to hull after everyone left.  It looks OK so far.  Pics on Monday.  I think I'll work on the fins next.  OMG scratchbuilding makes so much dust.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, April 2, 2022 11:35 PM

Thanks, RealG! Glad you like 'em!

I'll get that roster updated. :)

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, April 3, 2022 4:44 PM

John 3:16 KJV

And for my admin/roster-editing duties, what is your SR-71 model kit, Mongoose? And what scale is your build set to be, Real G? 

 

Ive got Monogram's 1/72 scale...and although it's irrelevant except maybe to $ value it's the "Call To Glory" version based on some TV show i oddly never watched haha

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, April 4, 2022 12:24 PM

Thanks, Mongoose! I'll get the roster edited. Looks like we've got all our builds figured out!

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Real G on Monday, April 4, 2022 1:43 PM

The Brig's hull is now covered with a 0.030" one-piece wraparound sheet.

I set some tubing into the rear to properly set the angles for the center fin support.  A paper mock-up fin has been slipped in place for a position/proportion check.  It kinda looks like a boxfish, doesn't it?

The plastic fins have been started.  I need to make sawcuts in them to provide a guide to drilling out matching locator holes for the supports.  I'd better break out the fresh sandpaper...

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 11:31 AM

G: Looks good! Very cool!

John: Nice work on the figures!

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:26 PM

Thanks Gamera!  I hope the paint touch up goes well.

I laminated the fins last night.

Now I'm mulling the construction order for plating the hull, because it makes a difference where the seams fall.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 7:40 PM

No idea how to go about it- but looks cool! 

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, April 7, 2022 1:26 PM

So last night I trialed cutting out those house-like windows into the hull plating:

Approach is everything, so I printed a paper pattern with the round portions of the windows marked with a center crosshair.  This made it relatively easy to line up the punch & die by eye to get reasonably consistent openings.  Then it was a matter of carving away the rectangular bottom portions of the windows using a fresh Xacto blade, guided by a lightly scribed lower sill line.

I need to do the other side now as well as the cockpit window band.

OMG, somone on Starship Modeler Farcebook 3-D printed a Pejite Gunship!

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The 3-D model looks closer to what I had originally drawn and attempted to build back in the 1980s, with its swept back inner wings.  My new design will feature stylish forward swept inboard wings!

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Posted by Real G on Friday, April 8, 2022 12:39 PM

All "happy" windows have been cut - whew!  I was worried that they would be a difficult problem, particularly the bridge windows on the narrow plastic strip, but everything worked out.

I plan on dunking the window strip into near boiling water to set the curve, as I don't want any springback problems.

Next up will be plating the hull, including the front and back areas.  This will involve adding the glass to the windows and pre-painting around their openings to ease masking later on.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, April 8, 2022 1:58 PM

Nice! The windows look crisp and they really brought the thing to life Beer

looking forward to seeing more

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by Real G on Friday, April 8, 2022 2:42 PM

Thanks Mongoose!

BTW, some friends asked why the windows are "happy":

It's the shape of the upper arches that made me think of a goofy smiley cartoon face.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, April 10, 2022 2:55 PM

Real G

Thanks Mongoose!

BTW, some friends asked why the windows are "happy":

It's the shape of the upper arches that made me think of a goofy smiley cartoon face.

 

 

 

 

 

 

i wish my brain worked like yours LOL

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, April 10, 2022 3:00 PM

Twas a beautiful day in Cincinnati today, nice enough to pour resin in the sun. Leveled up the outdoor table, laid out some giant skewers to form a boundary, covered it all with plastic and voila!

 

 

Lots of blue as opposed to red. Couldn’t do both without it turning purple, which would be a terrible waste of $50 in resin haha. I’m going to do the roilling wave crests in red and do some airbrushing to get the red on there the way i want it…i hope :-)

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, April 10, 2022 4:31 PM

Looks cool, guys!

Real G, you're modernizing the design--I like it! Good work on all those windows!

Mongoose, that start on the water is looking impressive! 

I've sprayed my little R-35 black for part 1 of the pre shade, but ran out of time to add the light color highlights:

But even if I'm not pulling out the airbrush again quite yet, I can still do some figure work:

...and, as promised...a red shirt.

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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