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Old 01-03-2016, 07:21 PM   #141
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That hole is just a hole as far as I can tell, the green ring came in courtesy of MSPaint.

As for can of worms, I just narrowly avoided a trip past the killing floor into the really really foul areas of the slaughterhouse to look at a printer.
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:25 PM   #142
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That hole is just a hole as far as I can tell, the green ring came in courtesy of MSPaint.

As for can of worms, I just narrowly avoided a trip past the killing floor into the really really foul areas of the slaughterhouse to look at a printer.
HAHAHA...!! I've been looking all over and there don't seem to be any "good" shots of where and how many actual "lights" there are on the Eagle. Can you shed some "light"(pun intended), on this matter...?

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Old 01-03-2016, 10:18 PM   #143
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That green ring is courtesy of MSPaint on the computer, its nice & I wish I could do something like that (Missed my earlier post - Thought it got lost in the interwebs).

Anyway more shots of the Command module & its docking arrangement.
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:31 PM   #144
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That green ring is courtesy of MSPaint on the computer, its nice & I wish I could do something like that.

Anyway more shots of the Command module & its docking arrangement.
Well, never say never mate...! I'm workin on some ideas to replicate that look as I said earlier. If your kit is built so you can open it up later, you could retro my plan into your Eagle...he said with a confused half smile...

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Old 03-03-2016, 06:07 PM   #145
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So last night I assembled the remainder of the spine & glued most of the cross-pieces in place & sprayed it in white primer.

Once that was dry I popped out the cross-pieces I didn't glue into place & using a piece of sprue used heat shrink tubing to shrink it approximately to size & then slide from that on to the appropriate pieces.

This was a dummy run, the pieces are cut down roughly (best sizing & colour scheme to be decided) & they have not been shrunk fully in place until painting is complete & only then will they be glued in place.

Rather than use the method described in the instructions I dabbed each locating pin in a drop of glue & then slotted into place.

Please excuse the CM paneling (in a semigloss white) its not complete & if I don't like it, the other side is pristine (Hedging my bets or what).
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:48 PM   #146
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So last night I assembled the remainder of the spine & glued most of the cross-pieces in place & sprayed it in white primer.

Once that was dry I popped out the cross-pieces I didn't glue into place & using a piece of sprue used heat shrink tubing to shrink it approximately to size & then slide from that on to the appropriate pieces.

This was a dummy run, the pieces are cut down roughly (best sizing & colour scheme to be decided) & they have not been shrunk fully in place until painting is complete & only then will they be glued in place.

Rather than use the method described in the instructions I dabbed each locating pin in a drop of glue & then slotted into place.






Please excuse the CM paneling (in a semigloss white) its not complete & if I don't like it, the other side is pristine (Hedging my bets or what).
Hey Ferrain, if those cross brace pces are straight, I was thinking of putting them in my Emco(mini lathe) on real slow, and using a nice flat paint brush to put the coloured rings on...!? Or should there be some scale "thickness" to these colored rings, hence the use of heat shrink...?

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Old 03-03-2016, 08:17 PM   #147
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I'm using heat shrink as a tidier way of adding "detail", to the spine (I'm not cutting out & slipping in via the gap).

I might yet cut each band individually so they lay flat to each other, rather than the smallest center band is riding over the top of the longer.

They might even be seen as "cushioned" clamping\anchorage points for the overhead carriage system, with the bands of as a colour code for weight loading\pod types.
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Old 04-03-2016, 03:29 AM   #148
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Tonight I trimmed a couple of pieces together & applied heat on the cross-piece (went a little soft) & then went back to doing it on the sprue (slightly oversized).

The results look much better.
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Old 04-03-2016, 03:38 AM   #149
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Tonight I trimmed a couple of pieces together & applied heat on the cross-piece (went a little soft) & then went back to doing it on the sprue (slightly oversized).

The results look much better.
Looks good...! Yer literally playin with fire there mate...heat shrinking plastic can be hazardous to your health..er..kit...!!!

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Old 04-03-2016, 03:43 AM   #150
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I'd hoped with brief bursts as the SMD heatgun on my solder station (set to minimum) started up to avoid the sag alas not but it was recoverable.
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:00 AM   #151
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You are a very brave man doing what you are doing! I simply masked the bands and painted them on - much simpler IMO
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:42 PM   #152
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I'd been practising on the sprue first - Oh well I'll just form them on that first as before.
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:47 PM   #153
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I bought the final piece of tubing (In the third model shop in Calgary in two weekends) for the metal upgrades to the oleo's.

The 5/32" brass tubing is slightly smaller than the original inner piece (not a issue) & for the tube for the oleo itself & smaller brass tube for the pad are oversized.

Unless I missed something (Highly likely) it seems that the dims Klee gave were of the internal diameter & the outside dimensions as the last two (exposed) original plastic sections fit nicely snugly into the internal dimensions of the replacement metal.

I'm going to have to do another round robin of the model shops next weekend (unless I get lucky in Lethbridge on Monday). This time I will be taking the original plastic part(s) with me.
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My progress was interrupted but now I am closing on finishing this, here are my latest updates:







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Old 11-09-2017, 06:29 AM   #155
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I even did a video on how I did the weathering:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uOjUZ2Fm6o
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Old 17-09-2017, 04:03 PM   #156
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Very nice work.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 20-09-2017, 10:22 PM   #157
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Wow indeed, very nice!
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