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Old 01-01-2015, 10:38 PM   #1
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Default Walk-Ways

So Walk-Ways (The boxy bits)

I have started to cut the pieces I need to make them.
No more MDF (three cheers; if you have been following my other builds, I have had issues with MDF), now using styrene and have got hold of some good cutters for the job.
I found standard cutters overheated the material and formed chewing gum like mess around the cutter; I have bought some single flute down cut slot drills - these are great, nice clean cutting.

I am layering two pieces of 2mm styrene and to make up the box and considering making a lip edge so the front and rear sections slot together - just wondering if 2mm will be good on its own - I thinks so, and think 4mm thick layered is OTT.

Something to note - I will put the rectangular connection on the CM, the cut out in the front box will stay and the CM will slide in to place and in to the box. You know I like to be different!

Question - Cyano or Plumbers Solvent? The best thing about MDF, easy to bond.
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Old 02-01-2015, 11:30 AM   #2
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Default Walk on by.....

....this all looks fantastic. I love the way you've created the lips for the box halves to fit into each other. Don't know which glue's better and, to be honest, I don't know if it would matter overly - this particular Eagle's going to be so well constructed that she's never going to fall apart! Lovely work as ever Julian - plenty for us to envy!!

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Old 02-01-2015, 07:18 PM   #3
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Working with Styrene beats MDF....fact! But Patrick, the photos do flatter my work (Thx anyway).

Bonded with Cyano, happy with that. The good quality Gorilla cyano was a pain; too slow, and the cheap pound land stuff a bit quick but feels super strong / aggressive.

Haven't fitted the lip as yet (or the door to P.Pod). Will fit kit parts and see how it goes, some of them overlap the join - has anyone ever made or was the original with a staggered split line to suit the line of kit parts?
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Old 02-01-2015, 07:20 PM   #4
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The parts were a bit too flexible in just the 2mm, at 4mm with overlapping corners make a nice solid build.
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:10 PM   #5
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Ah....
Glued the ends on the wrong way round!!
Thought I was starting with front box, and setting out kit parts.

Will fill in the square hole (link to CM) and use as rear box.

Well spotted to those that did....can someone tell me next time?!

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Old 04-01-2015, 03:30 PM   #6
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Today...

Have remade the parts I have stuck incorrectly - quicker than rectification! Can work on these later in the week and in the house / warm.

I was given / traded kit parts for this part of the model; seemed rude to not tool them.

I have a small vacuum chamber (quicker de-gassing) and so have squeezed parts on to a 150mm dia base / wall to make an open top tool 20mm thick.

The photos show just the first tool, hollow parts have a hole through the base - so trapped air doesn't blow parts up (have seen this in industry - not so exciting just a pain). The silicone is a clear RTV, degassed before and after pouring.

Have chucked a few other kit parts on the base just to fill the spaces.

Have brought the tool back inside to cure in the warm, otherwise it would cure eventually if at all. this should be over night / 24hrs.

Used a sealed MDF as a base, hoping to salvage the parts by de-laminating the MDF.

I will let you know how the casting goes - some fine detailed parts, but if a problem will get some slow resin and degas in same way.

Two more tools to go!

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Old 14-01-2015, 11:53 PM   #7
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Re cut the parts after I glued the first incorrectly!
Made the mod to include a lip. Nice fit with no rubbing or lead angle, better job.
Will start putting kit pieces on tomorrow.
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.....you must be delighted with your progress Julian. I love seeing pictures of really top-notch components - it must be rewarding to turn these pieces over in your hands, and see the results of your labours. This will be some Eagle when she's finished.

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Yes pleased with these so far, thanks Patrick.
Just need to keep plugging away and hope it gets finished!
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:35 PM   #10
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Default Back on the scene like a....

....well I haven't been around for a while.

Still committed; had some fun today, kit bashing, resin casting and glue bit together.
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My second attempt of weathering - still not sure about it. Better than my last go.

I think; I will scribe panel lines on the roof and maybe should have used a lighter colour to wash (I read about it on the internet - have seen others use charcoal powder).

This is a steep learning curve for me; I have never painted a model before with any kind of attempt at realism. You can tell! From a distance it looks ok.

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Old 06-09-2016, 02:30 AM   #12
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It looks good to me. Weathering can be tricky. it depends what you are trying to portray, whether trying to replicate the look of the studio model or actually thinking about how a workhorse on the moon would actually look if it were real. Check out YouTube. There are several videos on all kinds of weathering.

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