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On 4/28/2021 at 8:35 PM, DocRob said:

I started a little side project, as a mojo refueler. It's an Eduard 1/48 F6F3 Hellcat almost oob, beside the juicy Brassin engine and some HGW wet transfers.
As always, surgery first, I cut the cowling panels according to the resin substitutes and cleaned all the resin engine parts. For panel cutting, I used my new razor saw and I really don't know, how I could have lived without one. There is nearly no sanding necessary after cutting and the cuts are so precise and fine, I could use the removed parts as a substitute again.

Cheers Rob

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No picture of saw?

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44 minutes ago, GazzaS said:

No picture of saw?

This is the saw, a normal razor saw, made by JLC. The box includes a spacer set for scribing parallel lines with a second blade. This type of saw, is perfect for resin cutting and straight cuts in plastic and will be useful for my future wooden ship projects too. An inexpensive tool, where I can't say today, how I could have lived without.

Boxart JLC Micro Saw Pack JLC 004 JLC Libor Kopeček

I added a small mitre box by the same company for precise profile cutting. 

Boxart XL Square Mitre Box JLC007 JLC Libor Kopeček

Cheers Rob

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Tig welding machine issues resolved .

Cracked pelvis healed nicely.

So I tig welded the oil tank for the chopper. Leak testing proved to be a test , 6 leaks  , 5 from whoever built the tank and one from my work.

Sealed up and ready for final finish:

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lol

When I worked in the custom Harley industry here in B.C. I would have had no trouble designating the tank as crap.

It barely pass' even the lowest standards. Every time I go to leak test it there is a new crack or hole or crackhole. Mostly around the filler neck , which is the worst part, I have actually cut it off as it was not getting better. The bung will be welded to a square patch to go over the cretinous 'welding' f c ing things up.

But it is made and it fits , now , and is completely invisible under the tranny.

With a wrinkle black finish the flaws will be pretty much unseen.

Here is the chopper which is turning out to be a mixed bag of tricks:

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Note that this has never actually been a bike , never inspected , certified or insured , never seen the road. This is a very loosely asembled bunch of parts that was immediatly dis asembled.

lol

 

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11 hours ago, krow113 said:

lol

When I worked in the custom Harley industry here in B.C. I would have had no trouble designating the tank as crap.

It barely pass' even the lowest standards. Every time I go to leak test it there is a new crack or hole or crackhole. Mostly around the filler neck , which is the worst part, I have actually cut it off as it was not getting better. The bung will be welded to a square patch to go over the cretinous 'welding' f c ing things up.

But it is made and it fits , now , and is completely invisible under the tranny.

With a wrinkle black finish the flaws will be pretty much unseen.

Here is the chopper which is turning out to be a mixed bag of tricks:

image.thumb.jpeg.f08c6941d1384c1ed554269b2d19f373.jpeg

Note that this has never actually been a bike , never inspected , certified or insured , never seen the road. This is a very loosely asembled bunch of parts that was immediatly dis asembled.

lol

 

Wow, I'm impressed!!....harv

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12 hours ago, krow113 said:

lol

When I worked in the custom Harley industry here in B.C. I would have had no trouble designating the tank as crap.

It barely pass' even the lowest standards. Every time I go to leak test it there is a new crack or hole or crackhole. Mostly around the filler neck , which is the worst part, I have actually cut it off as it was not getting better. The bung will be welded to a square patch to go over the cretinous 'welding' f c ing things up.

But it is made and it fits , now , and is completely invisible under the tranny.

With a wrinkle black finish the flaws will be pretty much unseen.

Here is the chopper which is turning out to be a mixed bag of tricks:

image.thumb.jpeg.f08c6941d1384c1ed554269b2d19f373.jpeg

Note that this has never actually been a bike , never inspected , certified or insured , never seen the road. This is a very loosely asembled bunch of parts that was immediatly dis asembled.

lol

 

Looks old school cool, man, love the fat rear tire wheel assy......... is this going to be a roadworthy unit? Bet it sounds cool too..

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5 hours ago, Jackster said:

Those instruments are sublime, fantastic work! 

Cheers

Kev

 

4 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Like Kev said, that cockpit looks fantastic. 

Carl

Thanks, guys. Those are kit decals for the IP and radar electronics. A lot of small decals; I was pretty pleased with how they turned out.

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I continued with the 48 scale Hellcat and built up the Brassin engine. It has lots of parts, Resin and fiddly PE. Not all went well, but in the end it will be ok enough. I also started with some painting and PE-ing in the cockpit area. The printed PE does not look to good, but seen through the tiny canopy it will work. I want to emphasize on the paintjob with the Hellcat and not so much on the pit.

Cheers Rob

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On 5/5/2021 at 4:53 AM, DocRob said:

I continued with the 48 scale Hellcat and built up the Brassin engine. It has lots of parts, Resin and fiddly PE. Not all went well, but in the end it will be ok enough. I also started with some painting and PE-ing in the cockpit area. The printed PE does not look to good, but seen through the tiny canopy it will work. I want to emphasize on the paintjob with the Hellcat and not so much on the pit.

Cheers Rob

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Mighty fine work, Rob!  Hope to see more...  soon!

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