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Hi Joe, how goes it with the 7s and 14s? Some finicky detail just for you John.

 

The digression on other areas proved to be a good idea. Prior to this I had zero ideas for the NGB door uplocks. Upon returning to this task an idea finally formulated in the brain, with the usual sawdust fallout. Requiring (lucky)13 bits finally got something looking like the uplocks.

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Once I uncross my eyes, onto something a little more relaxing, like finishing the NGB. Hey my favourite, more conduit.

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7 hours ago, John Wolstenholme said:

Hi Joe, how goes it with the 7s and 14s? Some finicky detail just for you John.

 

The digression on other areas proved to be a good idea. Prior to this I had zero ideas for the NGB door uplocks. Upon returning to this task an idea finally formulaed in the brain, with the usual sawdust fallout. Requiring (lucky)13 bits finally got something looking like the uplocks.

 

 

Once I uncross my eyes, onto something a little more relaxing, like finishing the NGB. Hey my favourite, more conduit.

 

Jeeeesss, you're insane. Incredible work. This build is something else entirely.

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On ‎9‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 4:50 AM, Mstor said:

 

Jeeeesss, you're insane.

 

Hi Mstor. I’m fortunate to be in a secure unit where there is a great deal of latitude. :whistle:

 

A trial fit of the NG bay with the lower fuz shows an area for improvement. Whilst the thickness is disguised lengthwise by the bay sides, the front and rear ends highlight it. Whilst scale thickness is impossible, it looks much better with some careful work and a lip for the door to close on.

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2 hours ago, John Wolstenholme said:

Hi Mstor. I’m fortunate to be in a secure unit where there is a great deal of latitude. :whistle:

 

Priceless :thatfunny:

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5 hours ago, John Wolstenholme said:

A trial fit of the NG bay with the lower fuz shows an area for improvement. Whilst the thickness is disguised lengthwise by the bay sides, the front and rear ends highlight it. Whilst scale thickness is impossible, it looks much better with some careful work and a lip for the door to close on.

 

 

Very nice and often overlooked attention to detail John.

 

I saw an absolutely beautiful Century-series fighter model recently which looked absolutely exquisite. Until a rear view showed the beautifully detailed jet nozzle set into what looked like something with the barrel thickness of a 20 inch howitzer, when it would have looked so much better with a sheet-metal thickness outer shroud.

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On ‎9‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 10:39 PM, chek said:

I saw an absolutely beautiful Century-series fighter model recently which looked absolutely exquisite. Until a rear view ………..

 

It's strange someone would spend the time to achieve a great looking model, but overlook such detail.

 

A dry run with the completed (for painting that is) NGB etc. and it all fits, just.

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John,

  Just beyond words. Simply detailing at a consistent level of a true Alien 🖖

Joel

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15 hours ago, Joel_W said:

level of a true Alien 🖖

 

Hey Joel, as has been said the truth is out there.

 

Every cloud has a silver lining with less MGB ’detail’ to remove, but followed by rain being x2.

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Don’t want to think how long I spent on this, but at least they are now ‘split’ for detailing and the lower fuselage thickness reduced a la NGB. More opportunity for a mishap with longer lengths to be thinned.

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Little info available on MGBs, so some creative thinking will be required. Could close the main doors, but prefer them open.

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John,  it surprises me how well things turn out sometimes.

 

The plastic MGLs offering is poorly designed with a potential weakness at the oleo for a heavy model. Whilst the cast metal leg is substantial, it is more difficult to work with/detail than plastic. Therefore, I decided to combine the two.

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Following major plastic surgery, with the anaesthetic for myself, the gear leg/wheel now fits completely within the bay. Proof of concept, now to apply to t’other side.

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Started work to modify the MGLs to look as if they could rotate, rather than just plugged in. 

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Thanks Steve, hope you are making progress with the ‘weathering’.

 

With both MG bays up to the same stage, longer struts were next due to the increased depth of the bays.

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‘Hoops’ now removed from the gear legs, which is a job in itself.

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Looking at the main and leg doors, there are some things to be addressed. The Eduard PE for the main doors looks correct as opposed to the prototype/early (?) oval shaped wheel recess. Therefore just a case of matching the doors to the PE! Still some work to be done.

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The hinges for the leg doors are wrong, they are straight and not attached to the faceted part of the doors.

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Keep pluggin' away John, she's looking good so far.

 

Steve

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