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Crash&Bern

Alphans
Wowsa, thank you all so much for all the kind words I really am gobsmacked and unusually for me don't really know what to say :oops:

I guess the best I can do is keep the updates coming so here's the latest...

There's now some mesh in the big intake behind the cab courtesy of some photo-etch I had kicking around.
The funny little strips with holes in above the screen have been giving me headaches for weeks (they remind me of brake shoes for anyone old enough to remember cars with drum brakes). Digging through a box of old photo-etch odds and ends I found some 1/35 scale belts and straps and after shaving 0.5mm off either side, they looked perfect to me. I still have to add a small triangular strip between the two rows of holes but ran out of time last night.

Cheers 'til the next one
Bern
 

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Up close and personal....

....again, I have to keep reminding myself how small this fantastic creation actually is. When I cut small bits of styrene it's in the vain hope they come out looking squared-off (that's if they stay on the cutting board in the first place.....else they ping off into the unknown) and neat, but I can only work without my glasses now for close-ups....

You're achieving amazing results, and goodness knows just how great this is going to look when it's painted.

Well done, and kindest regards

Patrick
 

Crash&Bern

Alphans
Lost in the abyss

Thank you kindly Patrick... I too have the same issue with tiny parts pinging off into the abyss, well actually it's my carpet, I think my most miraculous recovery was when I lost a small part for two days and only found it when it fell out of my dog's ear :yes:

So here's the latest, the body exterior is finished... please shout if you see something I've missed, the cab visor and the intake that sits on the front of the cab roof will be separate parts as it'll never release from the mould with them on.

I've started on the interior, there's now a bulkhead and a master for the six consul panels that sit on it. A spares box seat has been modified for the seat master and I've made the first track link... I had a grand plan to make a bunch of these and string them together for a track master but seeing as just one took over an hour to do and is made up of eight pieces I think I'll just mould it and cast a bunch to string together instead ;)

All the best 'till the next time
Bern
 

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Crash&Bern

Alphans
Making Tracks...

Casting up the track links now, I'll need about 30 of them to do the tracks on each side in two pieces and leave a few links spare on each run.

The interior's coming along, I've finished the overhead consuls on the rear bulkhead and started adding some monitor screens, there's also a dashboard and seats now :)
 

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Crash&Bern

Alphans
On the right track...

Well that's enough individual links cast so onto creating a track run for casting. As you can see in the pics to keep everything square I tape a piece of ali angle to a sheet of glass this makes sure the run is straight and then use a steel rule to keep the links at 90 degrees... looks like it worked ok :)
 

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Crash&Bern

Alphans
Rubber dub, dub...

Amazing! Have you thought about carving skydiver from a grain of rice?

That's studio scale isn't it???? :lol:


Once again thanks to all for the kind words and encouragement.

Finally I think we're ready for RTV, I finished off the last little bits at the weekend so let the moulding process begin. 8)
 

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Crash&Bern

Alphans
Wowsa was it really six months ago I last did an update... sorry fellas :(

Well the moulds have been made for a good few months now and here are some pictures of the fourth one out, the first three were all for friends so I've finally done one for myself, I guess I'll get around to building it at some point!
 

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Crash&Bern

Alphans
So in between scribing panel lines on the Interceptor I've made a start on my own Mobile.
Not a great deal's been done so far, just adding the visor, small roof parts and blowing on some primer.

It'd be nice to get one finished off after all this time.
 

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Crash&Bern

Alphans
Thanks Galligraphics, it's nice to be finally getting back on with it.

Not the best pictures in the world as they were taken on my phone in poor light but here's my Paul Foster.

He's a PJ Productions 1/72 transport pilot. Actually he's a Frankenstein's monster of all 3 of the figures that come in the set and the poor bugger's had his legs amputated not to mention the cocktail stick jammed where the sun don't shine :( but he should fit in the cabin nicely and you won't see a great deal of him once he's in there.
 

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Poor Paul...

That has reminded me that I need to try and source a suitable driver figure for my Dinky mobile... Has anyone got any ideas?
 
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