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Kpnuts

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Hi all well move went well new job is going well and I have negotiated a modelling area (well when we don't have guests that is) so gulp I've jumped in to try this scratch build, ive managed to find some profile drawings of the body so I've copied them onto paper and glued it to this ply wood.





I'm hoping to make a former from this as a rough starting point. I'm expecting this to be  a long build, somewhere between 3 and 60 years (but that's just an approximate guess could be much longer [wink]
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Some of us are not young men anymore, mate, I hope it's not the latter figure!
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I'm definitively in on following what your serving up. Sounds like a great beginning. Contour slices onto plywood. Sounds very much like when I built balsa models! This is exciting and inspiring. Good luck holding onto the hobby work area--guest room? Just be a bit more anti-social and you should be OK?
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pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
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Well first lesson learned I tried to made a cylinder head and bought card stock of the correct thickness and cut out 15 cylinder bits and 17 fins then glued them together after which they should have measured 10.25 mm well after gluing 10 of the fins together it measured 13 mm so I thought I will compress them in my vice trouble with that was it compressed the cylinder bits but not the fins and ended up looking like this






Instead of how it should look. I can only assume the extra thickness was due to the glue so I think I will have to experiment with different thicknesses.
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All part of the learning curve!  Next time  will be much better, and you will have learnt something too, so it's all good.
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first failure on the road to success. Inevitable.
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pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
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