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Well, part of my recent order from Tower Hobbies came today. Some aftermarket for

A kit I ordered from them. Usually, their shipments come the next day....but not this

Time. The kit is Tamiya's recent Hummel, and it's being sent from their Ontario, California

warehouse..... Not a good omen because we're talking FedEx here! Last time it took 2

weeks. Anyway, the aftermarket came! It's Tamiya's own replacement barrel for their

Hummel, ( bumble bee in German). Their #12688 1/35 Scale German Hummel Metal Gun

Barrel. It looks good, made of aluminum, with rifling it will make building the kit easier.

A download of the instructions for the Kit shows a two-piece plastic barrel and eliminating the task of sanding and filling the two seams will add minutes to my

existence ! 

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22 minutes ago, GusMac said:

WTF? :huh: Looks like plastic but I suppose you also put it in spray cans!

It's handy for cheese sauces.  Melts nice and easy...   and works in sandwiches too.  I haven't had any in over 25 years.

 

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1 hour ago, GazzaS said:

It's handy for cheese sauces.  Melts nice and easy...   and works in sandwiches too.  I haven't had any in over 25 years.

 

When I was working as a stand-up comedian.... I used to put a slice inside of each of

My shoes....... So that when I was onstage,  I'd "feel funny". Oh, but that was

A lifetime ago as they say.

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1 hour ago, GazzaS said:

It's handy for cheese sauces.  Melts nice and easy...   and works in sandwiches too.  I haven't had any in over 25 years.

And I thought you were talking filler or putty, You can't eat that stuff, or am I wrong?

Cheers Rob

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7 minutes ago, DocRob said:

And I thought you were talking filler or putty, You can't eat that stuff, or am I wrong?

Cheers Rob

Filler or putty?.....I've had my share....it ain't bad, but Velveta, haven't eaten it in years! Not

since childhood in fact.

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9 hours ago, belugawhaleman said:

Filler or putty?.....I've had my share....it ain't bad, but Velveta, haven't eaten it in years! Not

since childhood in fact.

Have you ever eaten at a Chilis?

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If you have had their Queso....    then you have had Velveeta.  I worked at a Chilis for a short time after my time in the USMC.

 

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Today my Proxxon mini mill arrived and it is MINI, I dare say it's a cute little thingy. You have only to mount the table with four screws and you are ready to go, if you purchased the milling cutters, which are not included. I did that with the help of a engineers square, because I don't own a dial test indicator.
The first look and feel is promising, the clearance seems ok.
Now I have to wait for my dividing apparatus and my mini vice to arrive and then I will continue with the Duchess of Kingstons masts, which will be milled and turned.

As an immediate action, I cut a 3 cm thick wood panel with 500 x 500 mm size and added some rubber feet and screwed the mill and the woodworking lathe onto it.

Cheers Rob

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19 hours ago, GazzaS said:

It's handy for cheese sauces.  Melts nice and easy...   and works in sandwiches too.  I haven't had any in over 25 years.

 

and that's why you're still alive :) 

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1 hour ago, DocRob said:

Today my Proxxon mini mill arrived and it is MINI, I dare say it's a cute little thingy. You have only to mount the table with four screws and you are ready to go, if you purchased the milling cutters, which are not included. I did that with the help of a engineers square, because I don't own a dial test indicator.
The first look and feel is promising, the clearance seems ok.
Now I have to wait for my dividing apparatus and my mini vice to arrive and then I will continue with the Duchess of Kingstons masts, which will be milled and turned.

As an immediate action, I cut a 3 cm thick wood panel with 500 x 500 mm size and added some rubber feet and screwed the mill and the woodworking lathe onto it.

Cheers Rob

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Cool! I've had a couple of the Chinese mini lathes over the years and I used them

to make parts and fittings for my live steam hobby. My most recent lathe has sat unused

at my mother's house for a few years.... I haven't had a chance to do the work needed

To tune the lathe to get it to work its best. Usually I work on the compound and cross slide to get them working smoothly. Never got the chance to do that. Maybe I'll do that

This week. I'm dying to get back to that kind of work. The last work I did was to make a

replacement chimney for an Empire b 30 steam engine I have. On the Empire

engines, the chimney unscrews to fill the boiler and it also houses the safety valve.

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10 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Have you ever eaten at a Chilis?

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If you have had their Queso....    then you have had Velveeta.  I worked at a Chilis for a short time after my time in the USMC.

 

Yes, as seen on tv.

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19 minutes ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Mark, did yours come with instructions? I didn't get any with my D conversion.

Carl

Recievd them by mail

Iff you whant i can sent them to you

Pm inbound

Mark

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2 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Mark, did yours come with instructions? I didn't get any with my D conversion.

Carl

Hi Carl, I got mine emailed to me by John, so try popping him an email.

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3 hours ago, mark31 said:

Just recievd from the mail woman

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Hi Mark, you'll enjoy those, the E that I did was a pleasure and the resin parts fitted far better than most of the base Mirage III kit!

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