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M.Brindos

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Lol I don't do much that isn't interesting, do I? Lol

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Don't answer that.
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I cut the IP to the proper shape to fit around the MG receivers and fabricated new rudder pedals.

This is fun! [biggrin]






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Fantastic work, I must try some of this scratch building it really adds to the sparse cockpits of the old tool kits.
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This is looking awesome, i would have saved a small fortune if i had your skills.
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Thank you. It really does add to the vastness of the spaces in these old Monogram kits. Leaves you with a lot of room for imagination and replication. Its a little used skill set these days because of all the AM bits you can buy. But who made those bits in the first place? Someone had to research and build all the pieces and all of those details so that they could be replicated in resin.

Besides not having the money for those bits, I really do enjoy making these little pieces myself. It gives you a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment that supersedes just buying the bits. When I'm done I can proudly say, "I made that". All of it lol.

I'm working on replicating a radio set for the pit in this kit right now. Knobs, dials, and switches. Tiny stuff to work with! And that's just the one side. I still have to replicate the trim wheels and throttle components on the other side.

It's really starting to fill out in that pit. [biggrin]
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This is looking awesome, i would have saved a small fortune if i had your skills.


I do seem to save a small fortune lol. Wait till you see what I've got to show you guys next.

You know you COULD do these things yourself. I started by replicating small things and just kept going with it. I have these skills because I developed them with practice. Lots and lots of practice! lol

We all choose which skills to work on. Its merely a decision.
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Right side pit wall complete.




Canopy crank was separated from the wall and extended out, map case built, and radio with wiring sorted out.

FUN! [biggrin]
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Well im giving some things a wee go as i do some more builds, ive not built any kits mind you but like you said practice.
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That's were you start. Next thing you know you're thinking, "I can make that". Then, "I can make that better".

Then you just find yourself making all sorts of little gadgets for models.

For me, it's a little addictive lol.
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Oops. I've been distracted with the MG receiver ends.




I still haven't started on the left side pit wall lol.

I'm getting tired. [frown]
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what thickness is the styrene you used here ? it looks great
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0.05, 0.5, and 1.5 millimeters. I can build just about anything with those three thicknesses.

That, and stretched sprue of all different sizes.
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Some great work going into that Pit
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Thanks! [smile]
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Decided to make the fuse canopy guide rails and get that started before it gets more difficult to deal with. Plus I might risk harming some of the details I've already spent so much time on.




When I'm done it will be functional like what I did on my Spitfire.
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