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About Timmy!

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  • Birthday 10/06/1971

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

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  1. Thanks. It's Gunze Sangyo Mr. Epoxy Pro-H. It has a much finer grain and yes it is much smoother and easier to work than Apoxie Sculpt.
  2. Hey guys I’ve got a side gig going. I’m going to knock out a Tamiya 1/32nd F-4EJ改 KAI. This will be another inflight model. Mounted on a runway base, where I’ll do that cool motion blurred effect. Also I’ll be adding some electronics, lights sound and app controlled over Blue Tooth. Pilots are complete. Oh and by the way this will be a video series. Hope you like what you see! Here’s my vid… The cockpit is next… Thanks for tuning in! Timmy!
  3. Great! hopefully that will turn up some leads.
  4. ‘Allo Bruce! I have a very good friend in Sydney who has a few kits he would like built. A Vampire, a Lysander and one other I believe. The Vampire will require custom markings as it will need to represent a specific airframe. If you have interest, skills and time to build up a few kits, please pm me and I’ll introduce you to the client and you two can make a deal that’s fair dinkum. Cheers, Timmy!
  5. The technical name is a utility light, but also known as a grimes light. Not sure how it works on the Jag but in the planes and helicopters I flew, the light has a dimmer and beam adjustments and you could change color, white to red or white to blue on night vision goggle compatible cockpits. It’s basically a wired flashlight, it pops out holder and the pilot can use it to find stuff or read his kneeboard. Timmy!
  6. Hello all, Got a good bit of the cockpit done. Construction article here… Had a great time working on this. I’ll say this is the first time I’ve added dust and dirt to a model cockpit. Many photos of these jets show a good bit of dust and dirt and nothing ventured nothing gained so I went for it. Photos exaggerate the effect, mostly because with so much black paint lots of contrast is needed to see details.
  7. Thanks! There is quite a bit of work to do on the fdm prints, the resin prints no much to do except remove supports and light surface touch ups.
  8. Thanks for the support guys... Hello Boyos! Quick update I finished up the LRMTS. It’s a short article this time so head on over here for the complete write up. LRMTS Article Of note the clear cover was milled vs. vacuum formed. More soon thanks for stopping by! Cheers, Timmy!
  9. Thanks everyone for checking in and the kind comment are as alway much appreciated. I'll work on that...promise. It’s DONE!! Well the nose gear well at least. It’s been more of the same work I’ve previously posted, just more of it. Getting the last bits of wiring and tubing installed at the halves and front and rear bulkhead came together was a bit of a challenge. The are a few lines that proved impossible to install. But none of the ones I couldn’t get to can be seen easily or at all. In fact there’s a good bit of detail that will be difficult to see wh
  10. Quick update. More tubing and parts added. Getting close to closing up the nose gear and cockpit assembly. Lots of parts needed to be modeled up printed and attached. Plus no small amount of time figuring out where the plumbing goes. I'll do a complete write up of the nose gear well and publish a complete article on my website once the assembly is complete. More soon.... Timmy! More soon.... Timmy!
  11. Time to take a little break from tubing! Here is the Weapon Main Unit, part of the control of the five stores hard points. It' s a good warm up for the cockpit detailing to come. The main box was printed along with a block of switches and knobs. The clear cover was cut from Evergreen clear 0.010" styrene and scored and folded to it final shape. The upper portion masked and sanded to create the frosted border. Fairly simple paint job, black body, aluminum wire connections, switches and cover latches and dark grey wiring boots. After a coat a Future decals were applied and a li
  12. Took some iPhone shots today. The majority of the hydraulic lines are complete for the top of the nose gear well. I’ve added a wire bundle, that several hydraulic tubes will route over, was installed. These tubes required a number of T fittings and check valves to be printed up and pieced together. It’s not an impressive number of tubes installed since my last installment but between fiddly construction and hours of staring at photos to understand where everything connects they consumed that time span. Lastly the torque tube that connects the aft doors to their actuator was installed. Th
  13. Hi guys, I‘ve started with some assembly and initial layers of detail. The following photos are the left side of the nose landing gear well. This detail is primarily the hydraulic tubing, and insulated environmental system tubing. As a proof of concept idea I chose to try to print sections of tubing. The aft most lines are laterally offset and have connectors that needed to be rendered. Doubting my ability to bend and fashion identical parallel line by hand as well as keeping future production in mind a printing attempt was justified. So the tube sections were modeled in CA
  14. The original model was begun on Rhino Mac, and is now being brought in and redesigned in Fusion 360. One of the biggest reasons for the switch was the integrated CAM functionality. Hello again! I’ve been busy printing and prepping parts. The skeleton and first layers of detail are ready for final fitting and assembly. Everything received a coat of black epoxy primer, for two reasons to seal the FDM printed parts and fill machine marks and layer lines on the CNC cut, and resin printed parts. I mixed up some chromate color with Tamiya yellow and green and sprayed a ba
  15. It has to do with swept wing aerodynamics and span wise airflow. Bad things like adverse yaw and pro-verse roll happen. Google swept wing aerodynamics if you want to learn more. In small aircraft straight wing world, a gnarly slip to descend fast or fix that high approach, short of aerobatics...nothing more fun! Timmy!
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