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Old 02-10-2014, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default THUNDERBIRD 3 5 feet 6 inch

Started with build of a thunderbird 3 studioscale off 5 feet tall.
Had to make all the tubes at the wright size because there were no with the good diameter for this scale.Have also made the coolingfins from hdf .
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:38 PM   #2
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Have drilled holes in the coolingfins and attached a stud init what i glued with superglue so i have got a strong connection to the hull and i can remove them easely for painting.
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:49 PM   #3
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will you be producing this as a kit Ben ?
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:57 PM   #4
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I am making this model only once for my self,but when there is someone who wants this model in this size you can contact me.
My intension is to display this model at the andercon next year.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:48 PM   #5
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It has to look like this
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:14 PM   #6
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Very nice, Ben. At that size, that's going to be pretty jaw dropping!
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:01 AM   #7
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Worthy of the late Derek Meddings artistic talents!
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Old 23-10-2014, 07:04 PM   #8
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Default Arms and motors

Did the arms sawed them out off hdf and made a stud in it for a connextion between the motors and the hull, i can screw them on and detach them easely for transport to.
The motors i have made from cirkels of hdf to and need only to glue them togheather and shape them on my lath.
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Old 23-10-2014, 10:00 PM   #9
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I am making this model only once for my self,but when there is someone who wants this model in this size you can contact me.
My intension is to display this model at the andercon next year.
I didn`t know there was an Andercon next year, do you mean the Fanderson convention?
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Old 23-10-2014, 10:56 PM   #10
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That is looking just GREAT Ben !!
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Old 24-10-2014, 03:00 AM   #11
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Did the arms sawed them out off hdf .
Won't that be pretty heavy...or will you hollow them out?
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Old 24-10-2014, 06:26 AM   #12
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I didn`t know there was an Andercon next year, do you mean the Fanderson convention?
there will be an Andercon next year its the 50th anniversary.
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Old 24-10-2014, 08:19 AM   #13
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Default Sturdy and true.....

.....in typical bensmodelworld fashion, it all looks really robust, but the components all appear to be accurately cut and shaped as well. That's a combination which some of us would struggle to attain. I like the method for constructing the engines - lot of sanding to do!

Keep us posted Ben - I love seeing updates on any Thunderbirds project.

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Old 27-10-2014, 09:41 PM   #14
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Default engines and noose

Have done the engines and the noose on my lath and they have now the wright shape.
Have made a smal stud in the part that fits to the lower hull and the engines i can now screw them on and remove them easely to.
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Old 28-10-2014, 11:11 PM   #15
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Default Straightened Up, and Flying Right!

Ben, yet again you leave us at a loss for words! I can just hear those jaws sagging (including mine), every time you put up new pictures!

Given the size of this model, and your expressed interest in future exhibition of it, will your design include provision for taking it apart for easy transport/storage?

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Old 29-10-2014, 08:51 PM   #16
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I have done the holes in the top off the engines and made a connextion to the arms to.I have used electrical pipe for this ,had the wright diameter.
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Old 30-10-2014, 10:26 AM   #17
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Default Thinking big....

Ben, at this rate you'd be as well hollowing out a cabin space and putting a seat in so you can climb inside. This is going to be some ship when she's finished.

Great pictures, great craftsmanship.

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Ben, at this rate you'd be as well hollowing out a cabin space and putting a seat in so you can climb inside. This is going to be some ship when she's finished.

Great pictures, great craftsmanship.

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Was just thinking how great it to be to make this is a Cut-Away model where you could remove parts to see the interior.
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Old 30-10-2014, 04:37 PM   #19
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Was just thinking how great it to be to make this is a Cut-Away model where you could remove parts to see the interior.
That wouldt be a hell of a job to do this and that wouldt be not finished before Andercon next year
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Old 30-10-2014, 06:15 PM   #20
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Fantastic work
we need a picture of you next to it for scale please
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