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Old 12-04-2008, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default "Half Door sized "TB2

Following on and not wishing to hijack Slates, or anyone else's thread here's my progress on the "Half Door sized" TB2



Revised

First I refilled the lower hatch and windows, I wasn't happy with.



Underside, sanded and resprayed with filler primer, ready for re-drawing hatch and windows.



Top hatch and main windows all ok, have to be careful not to 'overdo' it. Don't be deceived, the finish is nowhere near perfect yet and these pics don't show the blemishes.



In this one the area along the edge can be seen where I've still got some refineing to do. I'm not sure at this point whether the Engine intakes need work too on their contours.


For more scale, here she is with a 6 pint milk container.

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Old 12-04-2008, 05:33 PM   #2
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Looking good K66 !
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:55 PM   #3
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brilliant, a lot of hours and hard graft gone into that!

looking forward to seeing progress

keep up the excellent work

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Really looking good Its huge.
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Whoa! Very nice so far.
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Old 13-04-2008, 11:16 PM   #6
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Thanks for the comments guys.

Did a little work today,Added p38 to the Port Wing and sanded down again...


Still left with some blemishes and build up that needs sanding down....Again!




Discovered that a 'D' size battery wrapped inP80 grit Sanding paper is just right for the engine intakes (everything on a budget)


Then resprayed with filler primer agin and it doesn't look any different from the last post lol. Must remember to do 'Before,during and after pics'



And finally P38'd the rear engine sections (no pic) to fill some gapping holes ready to sand down.

Here's the link for the pic album http://s233.photobucket.com/albums/e...albumview=grid
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Old 13-04-2008, 11:18 PM   #7
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Really looking good Its huge.

Nose to tail 34.5" Wingspan 26.5"
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Old 14-04-2008, 10:27 AM   #8
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Wow, I can't wait to see how thisn one progresses! It - almost - makes me wish mine was that scale - but then I think about all of that extra sanding I'd have to do!
What's the story behind this model? On some shots it looks almost complete. Did you stop part way through the project then go back and start again because you had noticed innacuracies?
Keep the pics coming!

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Wow, I can't wait to see how thisn one progresses! It - almost - makes me wish mine was that scale - but then I think about all of that extra sanding I'd have to do!
What's the story behind this model? On some shots it looks almost complete. Did you stop part way through the project then go back and start again because you had noticed innacuracies?
Keep the pics coming!

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The Story? well to cut it short; 7 years ago, Met girl, double income, afford grail kits, buy grail kits from Comet, A&B TB1 & 2, Studio Mobile,Studio SkyDiver, ENA Interceptor, started all/finished none,baby born, girl left, single income,sold Mobile,shelved TB1 & 2/SkyDiver/Interceptor,Moved house,moved again, moved Again!! settled, saw thread, thought "get on with it" The End
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The Story? well to cut it short; 7 years ago, Met girl, double income, afford grail kits, buy grail kits from Comet, A&B TB1 & 2, Studio Mobile,Studio SkyDiver, ENA Interceptor, started all/finished none,baby born, girl left, single income,sold Mobile,shelved TB1 & 2/SkyDiver/Interceptor,Moved house,moved again, moved Again!! settled, saw thread, thought "get on with it" The End
Or new beginning ?
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Old 15-04-2008, 01:38 AM   #11
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Massive pic update! for dial up see here http://s233.photobucket.com/albums/e...albumview=grid

This'll keep you going Slate.

The engines had got a little mussed (sorry fuzzy)


So gave em a clean up. Car trim tape from Halfords used for yellow lines


Not sure whether to drill out centre 'baffle', Opinions please.


Here she is with Pod roof in place.(Image won't resize, sorry)


Obtained these perspex blocks courtesy of 'Chanel'


Which make a cool (and from some angles invisible) display base.





Pod Rollers, turned by friend on lathe from an old pool cue.(another won't resize)

And in position.



The position of the landing gear and the shadow of the tail fin give the illusion of being 'Banana'd'


More P38 and sanding/shaping required to get engines right.


Very thin at this point but should be strengthened by the engine bell inserts.



Don't know why but some pics won't resize here.
Hope to have another update Thur.

Mark42, if you're looking in would really appreciate some tips or advice (Thanks in advamce)
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Old 15-04-2008, 08:02 AM   #12
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Massive pic update!

This'll keep you going Slate.

Looking good mate...that is going to be so impressive when complete! Regarding the engine baffles...yes I would drill the central ones out personally. On that scale they beg some more detail even if you just back them with some fine car body repair mesh. The Chanel stands look like they were made for it by the way! Great find!

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Old 15-04-2008, 10:40 AM   #13
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If you want one Slate they're now being produced by the company in this thread.

"Real studio scale kit anybody?

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Hi folks,

I'm a relative newcomer here & this may have come up before but what the hell!

I came across this site recently ... http://www.westway-aircraft-models.com/22.html ... & contacted them. They put me in touch with the model maker - Peter Hutton - who sells the models in kit form or built up.

He's in the process of producing new moulds for the TB2 shown in the link, so I thought I'd post it here to see if there's anybody else who, like me, still yearns for a real studio scale TB2.

So if you still have that stash you saved up for that the other "studio scale prop replica" (I call mine my Ironic Replicas slush fund) maybe we can get together & submit one big order that makes for a good deal for everyone.

If anyone is interested I can post more details of some of his current offerings & prices etc."
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Old 20-04-2008, 11:31 PM   #14
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Update and pics tomorrow,,, er no that's today now,,,,,er Monday
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All looking good, and yes the stands are a brilliant idea. The difference with this illusion of bananas and the IR disaster banana, is that on it its no illusion, with even the engines following the curve. Yours however are going to be nice and straight.

That's a sad story you tell BTW, but as Air Terrainean says... a new beginning. At least you still have most of the grail kits anyway.
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Old 21-04-2008, 11:49 AM   #16
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Thanks for the encouragement guys, more as and when. Just done another massive update to the screen cap catalogue http://s233.photobucket.com/albums/e...albumview=grid

New progress pics tonight (Monday 21 GMT)
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Old 21-04-2008, 08:34 PM   #17
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UPDATE:

Whilst doing the Screen caps I noticed I needed to remove 2-3mm from where the engines meet the fuselage.

razor saw at the ready and...


Bearing in mind once you cut it off, ya can't put it back, 10 anxious minutes later and....



Ta daaa!!!

Mind you, I've got to be very careful as all these corrections are leaving things pretty thin...

I'm not too worried as this will be built up a little more and will be re-inforced by the Abs tube inserted that's attached to the actual engine.

Here's a couple of size comparisons, 1st one's the near accurate IMAI on a scratch built ramp, had this kit nearly 20 years, one of my first ever purchases from Comet. The other is the Comet vac form TB1, no Idea of the scale but she's 9.25 inchs (23.5cm) tip to tail.





Finally,I took the Dremmel to the inside of the intakes to open them up, the Starboard (right) vanes are not unfortunately dead straight so am contemplating dremmeling out completely and scratch build new ones.



For all 24 of todays progress pics go here: http://s233.photobucket.com/albums/e...albumview=grid

More tomorrow, and hopefully a defineing moment for many???????
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Old 21-04-2008, 08:42 PM   #18
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It's coming along really well now. The more you correct the more little oddities you spot I guess. Are you planning on REALLY going for it and making the Pod seperate? I appreactiate this will be a whole lot of extra work but hey...imagine what it will look like stood on it's legs with the Pod door open and a vehicle emerging!

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Old 21-04-2008, 08:55 PM   #19
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That'd be a great big fat NO!!!!, I'm out of my depth doing the bits I'm doing, I'm making it all up as I go, I'm no Mark42 that's for certain.

I have to admit to considering a slightly different approach though and maybe doing an interior (I think the Konami TB4 is not too far out, scale wise) that can be viewed with the pod roof removed,,,,,we'll see


More opinions please, should I drill these out for better detail?


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Old 22-04-2008, 01:03 PM   #20
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Drill them out and add mesh. Take some dutch courage and get brave about the pod, it will make all the difference. Its really looking good
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