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Old 13-08-2015, 07:04 PM   #81
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Ok, I may have said this before - but who remembers the Swap Shop appearance of the model with Matt?
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Old 13-08-2015, 08:11 PM   #82
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Yes I do
I remember Noel Edmonds looking at the London and saying "oh is that chicken wire...

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Old 14-08-2015, 12:53 PM   #83
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[quote=Boldman;397358]See post 67 above to see what Matt Irvine has today - I've seen it several times at Smallspace and it is a complete model, although badly burned and knocked about.

Not surprised seeing how many times it's been dis-assembled and reassembled.
The Comet kit is based on this miniature.
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Old 17-09-2015, 05:51 AM   #84
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Did anyone else see this on 'Four Rooms' on More4 last night? Mr Tarrant was looking for 30k. The best offer from the dealers was 7.5k. The show should be on channel 4 player if anyone wants to see it.
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Old 17-09-2015, 11:23 AM   #85
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Sounds like the dealers might have actually known what they were doing!!
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Old 19-09-2015, 07:57 AM   #86
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/t...e-classic.html

Apparently sold back in June. Could be one of several times its sold on ebay only magically to re-appear but on the face of it its off the market ! I'm currently working on a much more modest resin Masterpiece models version. Must admit I started with not much hope of it holding together (the resin pods are so weighty) but a lot of hollowing out and some steel pins reinforcing it have given me a bit more optimism. Anyone had any experience of this model or tips they can share ?
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Old 19-09-2015, 08:30 PM   #87
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Nah, thats most likely a journalist making assumptions when the listing ended - we all know how competent modern journalists are....
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Old 20-09-2015, 09:01 AM   #88
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Caught up with the programme Model looks impressive nice detailing but notice there was no mention of providence - don't think I would have went to 7.5K without it - I've got the Titan find kit think I will stick with that!!
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Old 20-09-2015, 06:17 PM   #89
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Apparently sold back in June. Could be one of several times its sold on ebay only magically to re-appear but on the face of it its off the market ! I'm currently working on a much more modest resin Masterpiece models version. Must admit I started with not much hope of it holding together (the resin pods are so weighty) but a lot of hollowing out and some steel pins reinforcing it have given me a bit more optimism. Anyone had any experience of this model or tips they can share ?
Yes: do not use pins as the engines will still sag with time!
I have built 4 of these kits to date and have found that the best way is too run think piano wire from the fuslage to the engine (2 of usually does the trick) and then build new mounts from plasticard (using the resin ones as guides) around the piano wire braces.
This sounds like a lot of work, but will pay dividends in the end - trust me.
Oh I also filled the mounts - once in place- with Devcon 2 ton epoxy, but this is probably overkill.
Touch wood not one has come back for repair, except for 1 that did a nosedive off the display cabinet, but the engines stayed in place, only the details needed to be repaired.
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Old 20-09-2015, 07:02 PM   #90
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Thanks, I've already crashed and burned on the steel pins, were fine when I connected the arms to the pods (engines) but on the main body wouldn't align. I think I might try your piano wire or I might try remaking the arms from metal. Its a tough build because of the weight but I'll persevere
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Old 21-09-2015, 06:54 AM   #91
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Thanks, I've already crashed and burned on the steel pins, were fine when I connected the arms to the pods (engines) but on the main body wouldn't align. I think I might try your piano wire or I might try remaking the arms from metal. Its a tough build because of the weight but I'll persevere
The Piano wires will have enough stability as long as you fill the plastic with epoxy - although on the last one I built I didn't bother as 30thou plasticard and 2 through thick pieces of piano wire seem to do the trick.
I did however make sure that the engines and fuselage had a 15mm deep retaining hole in each end.
I vowed next time I built a Liberator I would build it from Scratch - far less hassle than the Master/TF kit!
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Old 25-06-2016, 01:26 PM   #92
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Is this the same thing back again?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Screen-used-...0AAOSwnNBXWv3k
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Old 25-06-2016, 02:37 PM   #93
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Yep sure is
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Old 04-07-2016, 05:05 PM   #94
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Did it sell ?
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Old 07-07-2016, 05:28 PM   #95
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Zero bids.
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Old 07-07-2016, 05:42 PM   #96
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What a surprise!
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