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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 10:14 AM

Gamera

They look perfect from here Bakster!!! Yes

I think dust on the inner surfaces sounds just fine. I wouldn't worry about it too much. 

 

 

Hey thanks, Gam.

Thanks too for your opinion. That is how I will go with it. I will give it a final sealer and call the assembly done.

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 7:50 PM

For what it's worth I paint 'stucco' paint all over the inner wheels and hull bottom of most my tank models and then spray them a muddy/dirty tan/brown. 

 

Though now I'm imaging a very angry Major West forcing Dr. Smith to detail the underside of the Chariot with an old toothbrush as punishment after the doctors latest outrage.... 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 9:05 PM

Gamera

For what it's worth I paint 'stucco' paint all over the inner wheels and hull bottom of most my tank models and then spray them a muddy/dirty tan/brown. 

 

Though now I'm imaging a very angry Major West forcing Dr. Smith to detail the underside of the Chariot with an old toothbrush as punishment after the doctors latest outrage.... 

 

Thanks for the tip. I am gonna stop before I go too far! Lol.

 

That's funny because it's West that is driving like a bat out of hell. Clouds of dust billowing up like the Chariot is on fire!

He's pissed at Smith and in a big hurry. He wants to get back to the Jupiter before he loses it. He's about to wring Smiths delicate neck. 

But he will probably make Smith do as you say, clean it with an old toothbrush. After all, it's Smiths fault for pissing him off. Hehe.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 13, 2024 7:55 PM


On this sad day in American history. 


Before I can close the transmission assembly I must sort out additional wiring. Specifically, the exterior lighting. In order to do that, I had to mount some of the light fixtures. 



Not shown in an image, I epoxied the light engines flat to the pan. I need them flat or they create too much tension within the transmission cover. There is more wiring work to do though before the cover can go on.

Thoughts and prayers to DJT, his family, and to the spectators injured or killed today.

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, July 14, 2024 12:48 PM

Bakster
On this sad day in American history.

A new day has dawned despite the darkness of yesterday.  And, it's Bastille Day, so cast aside your cullottes and shoot off fireworks in rememberance that we in the commonweal are greater than the nuts and the crazies.

Also, stay inside, saw where it was 80°F in Duluth, y'all like to melt in that sort of heat.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, July 14, 2024 9:34 PM

 

"Also, stay inside, saw where it was 80°F in Duluth, y'all like to melt in that sort of heat."

Yeah, decided to work at the bench where it is cool.

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, July 14, 2024 10:13 PM

Speaking of... I worked on this rats nest of wiring near five hours. Some of the time spent fishing wires between the floor and the pan. Impatience caused me to not entirely plan wire routing. I am darn lucky I was able to fish it through after the fact. It wasn't easy though. This stage could have easily killed the project. Mainly, it was wiring that goes to the floodlights at the top of the canopy. They won't be easy to deal with when I get there.

The other issue I had was poor connections. I like magnet wire but you need to remove its varnish well or you can end up wih intermittents, or, no power at all. That issue had me going in circles for a few hours. Best way to remove the varnish is with a lighter. You burn it off. But...it leaves a residue you need to scrape. I usually use a small torch for this and usually I don't have a residue issue. But because the wires were so close to the model, I had to use a lighter. It was pretty darn frustrating. It's a minor miracle I didn't short something out in all this. There'd be no fixing it at this point if I did.

Anyhow, by God's grace, I got it to work.



Now that the rats nest is done, I was able to test-fit the drivetrain cover. It fit very well; no more tension. I will recheck the wiring for good measure, then, epoxy the cover in place. Once I do that, no going back either. So, getting the cover attached is my next immediate goal.

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 15, 2024 8:16 PM

Looks good Bakster. Glad that's out of the way. 

As you say I'm crossing my fingers nothing goes wrong since you can't get the model open again... 

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 9:13 AM

It's been a bit since I've been in here to check on progress but I like what you're doing with this Steve. VERY nice work on all the lighting. This is lookin' shuweet!! Yes

                   

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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 10:04 PM

Gamera

Looks good Bakster. Glad that's out of the way. 

As you say I'm crossing my fingers nothing goes wrong since you can't get the model open again... 

 

Thanks Gam.  Amen about crossing fingers.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 10:05 PM

mustang1989

It's been a bit since I've been in here to check on progress but I like what you're doing with this Steve. VERY nice work on all the lighting. This is lookin' shuweet!! Yes

 

Hey Joe, good to see you around.  Thanks for checking in and your comment!

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