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  1. Back and forth with priming and sanding to level the surface. Nacelle bottoms and forward top cowls are complete! Shown here with the primary hulls superstructure. Tracy
  2. Nacelles with their first primer coat, and the first round of filler to smooth out any imperfections. Tracy
  3. First round for refining the shape of the Nacelles bows. The Apoxie Sculpt has been sanded to shape. Next, filler will be applied to cover seems and imperfections in the nacelles. Tracy
  4. Extension plug finished, molded and super glued into the nacelle. Same paper template was used to re-shape the leading edge of the Top Bow cowl. Parts glued onto the plates. Paper templates made off the studio model images were made to update the shape of the trailing edge contour of the cowl. Trailing edge thin styrene patterns cemented into place. Now the Apoxie Sculpt was applied into the extension plugs, and sculpted into place to flesh out a rough contour for the corrected shape of the nacelle's bow. Close-up of the bow sections. I'll let the Apoxie Sculpt cure for more than a day. I injected resin into the flimsy vacuum formed upper cowl kit parts to reinforce it for vigorous sanding so they won't cave in from the pressure. The Apoxie will be worked with various sanding techniques to refine the required shape, then a multitude of filling, sanding, and priming sessions will take place to get the nacelles to the desires shape. Tracy
  5. Anybody see a set for the Kennedy yet? Been looking for one. Tracy
  6. Got one in the mail :-) Tracy
  7. The plug to lengthen the nacelles to 22" is made from dense foam. Here, the pattern is drawn in. It was cut out with a band saw, then roughly shaped before filling. Once refined, this plug will be molded, then two copies will be cast - one for each nacelle master. Tracy
  8. Together...
  9. Yikes! they've been sitting uncovered on an open shelf for a few years. Thought I got all the dust off them before taking these news shots. Tracy
  10. Instead of hi jacking your thread any further, I posted a bunch of pics in a new thread. Yes, I did print my own decals. This was done about 5 years ago on an older machine. Its hard drive got fried and I lost all that work. Tracy
  11. Norwegian F-5. Home made decals. Graphics done on Microsolf Picture. Belgian F-16. Daco decals
  12. A few advances towards shaping the neck/dorsal structure, and the Warp Nacelles. Template for the large plates. The smaller spacer template will be made directly from this template by removing 5mm of material from the outer edge. The neck sweeps forward at a 31 deg angle as seen in the drawing at the bottom of the page. The yellow sticky depicts the size of the two torp launcher recesses. The Warp Nacelles need to be lengthened 1.5" to a total length of 22" to match the scale of the primary and secondary hulls, and the bow of the nacelles are terribly inaccurate in shape. Here a template was made directly off a scaled image of the studio model, and a Lunar Models nacelle bottom is placed over it showing the shape issue. Once the length and shape are corrected, a set of templates will be made to determine the shape of the grill plates in the nacelle. Tracy
  13. Nice build! May I? in 1/32 scale? I made the decals myself. Tracy
  14. Awesome! Thanks a bunch! Tracy
  15. Need some guidance on my 1/100 Doyusha Boeing 767 project. I want to convert it from a -200 to a -300. Where (in the fuselage) and how long would the hull extensions be in 1/100 scale? Thanks a bunch... pictures and or drawings if you got them please. Tracy