I've actually been working on models...

...for the last two days. Hope it's a trend.
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Rufus
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Do you realy need to post that?
My wife is Jewish, that's enough guilt and angst for anyone.
The closest that I have come of late is opening and fondeling three diecasts and looking in two of the incomplete projects boxes.
Oh, and finding two vehicle kits that were extras (cleaned out some of the garage) that are definite "to-dos". ESCI Dodge WC-51 to convert to a WC-54 ambulance and an Attack Tatra T-57K. Found a web site with a nice set of color photos of the Tatra.
Tom
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Maiesm72
baliff, whack his pee pee!
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e
...yeah. Totally out of character for me...considering that they're 1/72 models...
...but one of them is the Bear J from Trumpeter, so...
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Rufus
that's a big kit. for someone else?
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e
Yeah - for the museum. I'm doing that one and a 1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18F.
They want me to build the Bear gear up - which may actually be harder than it sounds...and the gear are little models in themselves, so it seems a shame to waste them. I took on the project to do an experiment with Testors Metalizer. If it works I'll have a hard time giving the thing up...
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Rufus
won't it be an excuse to build another? and the gear could be a little dio, on a flatbed truck.
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e
That's what I'm thinking...it IS an impressive model. I'm looking at his one as practice.
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Rufus
Hmm, I've actually been spending some time downstairs the last two nights. Who knows, another couple of months and maybe something will result from that.
Bill Banaszak, MFE
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Mad-Modeller
Oh, this is gonna get painfull! I can see doing smaller models in Metalizer but the fragility of that finish and the neccessary handling of the Bear could be problematic. Are you sure you don't want to try Alclad II or SNJ metal? Cheers,
The Keeper (of too much crap!)
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Keeper
park it next to the vette.
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e
Nope. I stumbled across a trick with Metalizer while I was doing some parts for my Hunter. Been dying to try it on a whole aircraft...the big Bear is a nice open mostly smooth canvas that should suit. I have a 1/48 Thunderbolt that I was going to use, but I'll try this first.
...and it's a bit of a bear to build. I've spent the last two days working sub-assemblies on the flying surfaces and outer nacelles. I'm running out of glue! That usually doesn't happen...I'm making some good progress on it, though.
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Rufus
...I should buy a Rolls and use it for a hood ornament...
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Rufus
unless it's at least a silver ghost, the plane would upstage it.
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e
Good thing I'm broke then...
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Rufus
only if they contra rotate, otherwise it's just poseur art.
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e
Make sure the props rotate. That would be cooler than the tuner wheels some kids have. :)
Bill Banaszak, MFE
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Mad-Modeller
Actually, I closed up the outer nacelles yesterday and the propshafts are...er...pretty stiff to say the least...
Also started cleaning up the props...one more bear - 8 props x 4 blades per prop...my needle and flexi-file are getting quite a workout. The flexi-file RULES!
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Rufus
i have got to get me one of these! -will smith
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e
And Rufus opened up and revealed to the world news:8m%Ad.662977$D%.511009@attbi_s51:
Rufus,
NOT to sound dumb, but what's a "flexi-file?" Is it an attachment for a Dremell???
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Digital_Cowboy

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