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Timmy!

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    Marine Aircraft 70's and on. !/48th and larger.

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  1. For anyone willing to attempt this type of conversion, I have uploaded some files to Thingiverse. Some of the parts are meant to be printed on resin type printers and others for CNC milling. Part descriptions will indicate what method best suited for production. Enjoy and thanks for watching the project. Timmy! P.S. Plans will be published at a future date. I'll post here when available. Goshawk Parts
  2. You're warm. The ailerons are deflected. Ailerons deflected normally, there is no cross control. Cross control, very bad in swept wing jets, by the way.
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    T-45C Conversion from Revell Kit

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  4. Well kids.... I started all over again... New thread because the old one was just devolving into a endless stream of do overs. THIS THREAD SHALL NOT BE WHAT CAME BEFORE...THIS ONE WILL BE A FINISHED PROTOTYPE MODEL!! So a few months back my good friend Paul Fisher lost his home and wonderful workshop to fire in Paradise, CA. I am so happy he and his family escaped and in that light the mention of what comes next seems so trivial. Paul was in possession of the masters I had completed at the time of the fire so an opportunity to build a better model arose. Considering the magnitude of the work I previously completed, I started thinking about how to speed up the build. As many of you know I have turned to CNC and SLA type 3d printing to augment the hand building of the model. Until recently I had eschewed the use of FDM type printers due to the inaccuracy of the prints, and significant post processing required after printing model parts. Cost also was a factor, nothing was worth the investment versus the risk of poor parts. Enter the Tiertime Cetus MKIII. This little printer was cheap, precise and worth a gamble. The main feature that attracted me to the printer was the linear guide rails and bearing blocks. These almost guarantee accurate movement of the axises of the printer. With a price in the $300 US range it was worth a try. With the printer in hand and after some tweaking with the assembly of the printer I managed to print dimensionally accurate parts. One inch cubes were printed and were measured by digital caliper only a few ten thousands of an inch from true, and square adjacent surfaces measured with a machinist's square. So I ordered up 7,000g of PLA filament and started a-printing. On a similar journey I ordered up an Anycubic Photon MSLA printer, though this journey was much longer because the Photon required much more significant modification to get true parts. Out of the box it made fantastic parts in terms of detail. However, they parts didn't fit with others, they were skewed in the Z or vertical axis. The modification was much too complex to detail in this post, suffice to say the machine was disassembled, parts were machined true, linear rails and bearing blocks added and a new parts were machined to make it all work. Parts that came out of the machine post modification were exceptional! Now that I have three machines working simultaneously part production has definitely accelerated the pace of this build. I have also made some design changes. Outside of getting another chance to improve the model's accuracy, simplifying and streamlining the build has been a chief consideration. So the model will still be "skinned" in aluminum sheet but only where there are removable panels, the remainder of panel detail will be scribed in to a layer of primer paint. PLA is a difficult material to sand and also hygroscopic and needed to be well sealed. I'm using 2 part automotive epoxy paint (paint and hardener) to fill and "glue" the PLA layers together. The result is a surface that is much easier to sand and finish. You can see a few of the PLA parts were the black primer has been applied and finishing has started. Lastly my machining skills have improved to the point where the acrylic parts now have machined in details, rivets and reinforcing layers etc. Here's a shot of the parts so far. These parts represent the main components of the fuselage from the nose to the engine faces. More detailed photos coming as assembly commences. This will be a prototype model, so I will be finishing this one as I go, so you can look forward to finished assemblies going forward. Thanks for checking in! Timmy!
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    T-45C Conversion from Revell Kit

    It’s self adhesive.
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    T-45C Conversion from Revell Kit

    Exactly correct, though the wasn't much preparing of the light material. I cut a rectangular cube glued it in, then sanded the whole wingtip to shape. The light has a larger crossection and the wing tip airfoil so you get the bulged appearance. That bulge was all done with light material and filler, blended to the kit wing. As always thanks so much for following and the kind comments! Timmy!
  7. IT IS DONE!!! I like it, gots some buggers but I learned some new techniques and it’ll look decent on a shelf! Final build article link HERE!… Gave the model a name BTW THE STUDENT’S REVENGE See if you can figure out why…. Thanks for watching, Timmy!
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    T-45C Conversion from Revell Kit

    Last details and stand complete! Last of the details and getting the stand finished up. Full write up found HERE. For your viewing pleasure. Thanks for watching, Timmy!
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    T-45C Conversion from Revell Kit

    Its Oracal vinyl...google search will find many suppliers! Thanks fro the kind comments!! Cheers, Timmy!
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    T-45C Conversion from Revell Kit

    What? Are you sure?? Thanks! Timmy!
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    T-45C Conversion from Revell Kit

    Oh I yeah, I hadn’t noticed the tail....so focused on the version I’m building. I didn’t study the current scheme.
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    T-45C Conversion from Revell Kit

    Jeff, Thanks for posting those! My model is clearly the older, I think original, design. I like the new teeth, not so much the tiger on the spine. I suspect since the original was s copy of the NFL Bengals, a change was mandated. Beautiful photography on your part, you’ve got skills! regards, Timmy!
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    T-45C Conversion from Revell Kit

    Back with some decal work and finishing progress. Article HERE! On to the goodies the photos…. Thanks as always for checking in!
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    T-45C Conversion from Revell Kit

    Cool! I was under the impression the shark mouth changed.... You should post a few shots here so we can compare! Thanks for following! Timmy!
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    T-45C Conversion from Revell Kit

    Lately I had down time at work, sitting as a stand by airline pilot waiting to get a call to go fly, to fill the hours I was fooling around with my 12” iPad Pro, an Apple Pencil and a painting program called Procreate. As usual the complete write up is HERE. I was going for a cell shaded look and not a highly detailed paining. I was fiddling around wth Procreate not trying to create a master piece. Thought the result was worth sharing tho… Bonus video of the time lapse feature in Procreate…
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