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Old 01-10-2015, 12:50 PM   #61
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I've made the little "table" for the pods and screwed them in place.

Phew, now I've now got something to display at Return To Gauda Prime 3 this Sunday ... which is nice.
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Old 07-10-2015, 10:01 PM   #62
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I've made the little "table" for the pods and screwed them in place.

Phew, now I've now got something to display at Return To Gauda Prime 3 this Sunday ... which is nice.
Next best thing to being there. So...thinking about casting up some more?
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:45 PM   #63
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Next best thing to being there. So...thinking about casting up some more?
Not for myself ...
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:18 PM   #64
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Not for myself ...
Well, you should think about how much you want,... by the way, birdie thinks it is cool as well.
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Old 17-04-2016, 08:05 PM   #65
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It doesn't seem possible that it was just over six months since RTGP3, and I'd taken the mock-up version of the pilot's station to Steventon.

A lot of you have been seeing my updates on Facebook, but I know there are a few of you who rely just on this site, so for their benefit, I've attached lots of photos below. I think most of them are self explanatory. A lot of it was the usual sort of thing I get up to - making fibreglass moulds and taking casts from them - but I learned something new from this, welding! I'd never done it before, so it's been quite an education.

As usual with these things, it got finished just in time! I was up until 11:30PM the night before Cygnus Alpha 2, then I was up again at 5:00AM the next morning, to load the van and drive to the venue, just outside London. What with about a month of very intense work, late nights and early starts before the convention, it's been a pleasure to take things a bit easy this last week, and actually find out what a good night's sleep is like! Still, the effort has been worth it.

The big thrill for me, I got to meet Roger Murray-Leach, the designer of the original Liberator flight deck. What an honour, he liked it.

A big, big "THANK YOU" to the super-talented Jim Costello, who made the instrument panels made for me.

There! It got a good reception AND it didn't fall apart. I was pleased about BOTH!! It's packed away in storage, awaiting its next outing.

I'd better find something else to do now ...
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Were those tubes really pink in the series ? Awesome build by the way Phil that's magnificent mate !
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Old 18-04-2016, 06:52 AM   #67
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Thanks!

The tubes on the pilot's station were pink, the others were green.
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Old 18-04-2016, 05:30 PM   #68
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Great work Exterminator!
You must be running out of B7-related subjects by now
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Old 18-04-2016, 06:42 PM   #69
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Thanks!

No, there's still lots to do ... !!
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Old 18-04-2016, 07:37 PM   #70
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Magnificent job. That is significant, inspiring and fun!
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Old 19-04-2016, 03:32 PM   #71
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Lost for words to describe how amazing that looks! Only wish I had an ounce of your talents.
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Old 23-04-2016, 12:39 AM   #72
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Did you get to ask Roger Murray-Leach much?
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Old 24-04-2016, 08:44 AM   #73
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Thanks, all!

No, I didn't get much chance to talk with Roger, just a few words. I was "chair monitor" that day, assisting folks on and off the chair, also Roger was only there for abut a couple of hours, mostly signing autographs. Even so, I'm happy that we said hello and that he liked it.
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Old 20-05-2016, 02:36 AM   #74
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Hello

Why is there a teleport control mechanism on the flight deck ???
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Old 20-05-2016, 07:16 AM   #75
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The panel used on the teleport console started off as one of the panels on the pilot's "station". My replica is based on the originally seen version in the third episode "Cygnus Alpha", in which this panel is present.

There is quite a number of different panel designs. There was no real continuity, panel positions changed episode to episode.
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