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crazypoet

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About crazypoet

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  • Birthday 05/12/1962

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    Woodstock, GA, USA
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    Reading, writing, history, occasional artist, sometimes poet, nerd by profession and "one of them creative sorts" by avocation.

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  1. I watched this through each step along the way - adequate. Quite extraordinarily adequate work. this is is a jewel
  2. I'll echo what's already been said - you've captured her beautifully!
  3. Looking at this, the 308bit console seems a bit "soft" - does it look like that to you? I like the idea of raised buttons and switches, but not if they look like melting butter... or is it just the lighting?
  4. The Non-LSM section is open to topics that fall otherwise out of scape. post away!
  5. Welcome to the asylum!
  6. Nothing photo-worthy yet - I've been playing with fit and planning while I wrap up the picket boat. I should have some bits at least taped up by next weekend...
  7. I look forward to each update as you go - this is great work. I second the beer-can request, if only to show that you have the occasional bit of "refreshment" while working this beast!
  8. Reached a milestone today - all the plumbing is done, with engine and boiler finished and installed. I need to do a bit of detail work on the pipes to bring everything together - these parts were done months apart with some different techniques and I need to blend in the differences. i still need to finish making the various tools, rig the gun, mast, flag and stack. I finally received the flag I ordered...only to find I'd specified the wrong [expletive deleted] size... AAAARRRRGHHHH!!!! So... I now have the *proper* size on the way, along with some lovely brass turnbuckles for the stack tie-downs. This adventure in online shopping *did* give me a chance to realize that the toggle-and-loop rigging I had for the flag was a bit out of scale. I'm redoing that - using brass pins rather than 1/32" brass rod for the toggles. Nobody uses 3/4" diameter toggles to hang a flag... don't know what I was thinking!
  9. Are you going to have the suspension fixed, or build it to articulate? watching this build "over your shoulder" is a joy - thank you for sharing all the little steps
  10. Thanks for the info and the comparisons - I should have caught on sooner about the similarities to heavy card and paper. [smacks forehead] That said, the paper kits that I've seen were aimed at kids - until I saw that Model-Kom kit you referenced above! I'm impressed with what can be done with good patterns
  11. Just thought of a question - something that you've obviously mastered, but that I have yet to deal with... That is forming and gluing compound curves from flat/straight plastic strip. I've been utterly spoiled in that department as most of my scratch-building has been in either metal or wood, both of which are simple to bend and hold their shape after the fact. When I've done scratch-building with plastic it's been either straight bits or pieces thin and small enough that I could use CA to hold them. So what is your approach to clamping/fixing fairly thick plastic curves/twists/bends while plastic cement dries?
  12. Love the work! I've also struggled with large-scale rivets. Pinheads, resin decals... I feel your pain! i'm going to look up your source at MasterClub - thank you for the reference!
  13. I'm going to cheat a bit with the beginning of this build - since I have two complete resin cockpits (one from the base kit and one from the conversion) I'm going to use the spare to do an update of my resin painting skills. It's a rare thing to have that kind of opportunity so I'll take full advantage. i've focused so much on the wood and metal side of things for the last while that I need a refresher course! Well, that and I'll be using some paints that I'm not familiar with... so watch over my shoulder as I fumble through and scratch my head in public
  14. This is great work, and an interesting approach - watching with interest!