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Choppa Nutta

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awesome progress, liking the unexpected asymmetry pod [smile]

Also very creative use of sprue, always nice to see [wink]
Hydraulics are pretty easy to make and having a few around each of the
thrusters would make them look like thrust vectoring capable [wink]
Which of course they would be right ? [biggrin]
Good excuse for more cabling going from the hydraulics to the control boxes etc. A to B and all that [smile]

Anyhow, looks nothing like a pope mobile... so far [wink] ;D

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Very cool progress Ted. And so quick ;-). Looking good mate!
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Aww i just saw this thread, very interesting. Hope you dont have to much ice and snow down there Ted. My Town is locked down. State of emergency!
Lucky thing i have a model to work on. [smile]

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Hey Guys! thanks for stopping by leaving all the nice comments & suggestions. We had some rain, snow,ice yesterday but only a few roads were blocked. The city and county pre-treated the roads with brine and salt, then used a plow as needed. Geez, we got just a few inches--NOTHING compared to the poor souls in the path of that demon winter storm!

Another good day at UNIT10. I spent almost an hour on cleaning/prepping the pilot figure---he had a load of resin flash, seams, etc. Good thing he is exactly what I need---and he WILL be seated so I had to come up with a cockpit seat--chop chop sand sand on the front bench seat of the Mercury. Will need bracing and then side and bottom Styrene sheet to close it in before I can add some greeblies. Pictures will appear later of course.

Added a few pieces to the rear and side in the form of styrene tubes [love that stuff], part of the Mercury engine firewall [chopped apart] and one of the first "pipes". Also added part of the Corsair F4-U radial engine and some exhaust pipes---not for exhaust specifically--- to the chassis.

The addition to the cockpit opening is a large styrene ring form a sprue, then lots of  sheet styrene shapes cut and glued to add texture all round.  Considering covering the ring with "leather"? The pilot WILL be seated instead of standing and have proper belts. Also going to add some greeblies to his suit. Wow, I had no idea I had so many extra IP's in the spares box but there you go---lots of stuff to work with. Wait till you see the control sticks the pilot will be using---one of them is a MIG landing gear strut! YIPPEE!







DARN, its 1203 here so now I have to write: "Well, that's all for YESTERDAY!"---- too slow, way too slow I am getting [Yoda voice]

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Coming together nice and quickly mate, good to see you getting a bit done every day [smile]
I've got a good feeling you're gonna finish this one in time [wink]

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Coming together nice and quickly mate, good to see you getting a bit done every day [smile]
I've got a good feeling you're gonna finish this one in time [wink]


Thanks Paul! I do have hopes of finally completing a GB since the very first one I was in---SPITFIRE!!

most decisions made on engine design and parts, got lots of conduit to make, Plexiglas rod to configure, base to complete, etc etc...........you KNOW what I mean

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Nice progress! I can't wait to see how your pilot is going to be there.


Thanks Thatmas--the cockpit itself is a large clear plastic cup thing--picture of it in previous post. the seat will mount down in that and the pilots legs [the part he does not have] will go under a IP. The cup cockpit will glue to the inside of the roof of the Mercury headliner.His head will just be above the opening in the Mercury top. Got to add a windscreen too!




JUST the largest cup, not all three. I had originally thought about having the pilot standing and a dome canopy? I am sure I will pop the dome on just for a look see. Depends on how well I do the inside of the cockpit and the Instrument panels.

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Choppa Nutta

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yeah yeah, I know the drill [wink]

Another suggestion I wanna chuck at you is for the plumbing.
I really like this trick I learned off a master, getting electrical wire,
stripping out the wire so you have the rubber tube left and cut small
segments and glue them to the end of the wires to make them look like
grommets or guides, so they attach in a more deliberately looking way etc.

Anyhow at this pace you'll be at the paint bench inside two weeks !!


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Paul--that a great idea! I always wondered how they got that so perfect. I also have that "tube styrene" I can slip over wire in small segments too---options, love them!
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the rubber tubes are flexible and can go round corners giving a more natural flow to the wires etc.
another neat trick I've seen is doing a sharp 90 degree bend half way along a rubber segment with
the wire inside, then attach and it looks like a jack plug style.
There are few other things you can do, glue two tubes together like a T for a mini junction T pipe thingy.
Do a T pipe but trim the arms of the T for another kind of plug, blob of glue on the exposed hole etc.

Anyhow, I shouldn't be given you ideas, you got enough distractions [smile]

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still good ideas to consider as always! thanks!
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This is all looking great Ted! Lover the squares around the roof hatch, very cool idea.
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The cockpit opening looks great, I like those squares very much! Nice additions on other places too.
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Wow Ted you have made some really good progress since I last checked in mate !

The kit bashing is really beginning to come together with what is a first class greeblie pick and your vision is beginning to come to life.

Pilot looks just the ticket and definitley has a look that fits the overall feel of the pod racer.

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Fabian, Thatmas, and Pete--I really appreciate the positive feedback. I feel pretty good about the project. The squares probably represent metal tiles that were welded in place to strengthen the cockpit opening after the Mercury was mostly complete. The pilot had to use what he had in shop--no time to cut a custom ring of metal?

Truth? I cut the hole too big for the styrene ring I really wanted to use. I could have just used a few supports but I got crazy? yep....crazy. styrene and glue does it every time, right? LOL....the fumes. whew!...........cough, sneeze.

OKAY, TODAY @ UNIT10. First of all--NO HEAT.
It was 52 deg [some of you guys would laugh at that temp but its tough for me] I stayed layered up in my winter garb and settled in to see what I could get done before the cold got to me. I made it about 4 hours and then started shivering and had to leave. I still feel like I got some good work done. TOMORROW I've set a goal to get some significant engine work done. Got to move along!





just in front of the windscreen you can see some Mr Surfacer 1000. I taped off a neat area that looked kind of rough after my inept work, applied the Mr Surfacer, waited about 15min and slowly pulled the tape away. It left a really neat, slightly raised area--nice and smooth......YEAH. Gives me some ideas..................









mounted the "tank" in the front end of the chassis and added styrene bits. I also added a "line" from one fan to the other made from piano wire. I drilled holes with my Dremel tool and glued in place with CA glue of course. Man, that piano wire is stiff and hard to cut even with the right tool!







QUESTION: WHY does my POD RACER have the fans underneath [yes, they are theoretically undersized--sorry] and the engine nozzle on the back???--I thought you would never ask!!

TWO REASONS:

1. the Mercury is not ALWAYS a racer. When the pod engines are detached the vehicle can get around on its own! sort of like the land speeder in the 4th Star Wars movie.
2. If the pod engine[s] suffer a catastrophic failure, the pilot can eject the cable and hoses that connect the Mercury and the pod engines, pull back on the stick and get away with the alternate engines--its also the reason he has fins and flaps as well.

Therefore, in the flight diorama, you will notice that the alternate engines are functioning at a low level, ready at a moments notice to go to full throttle as needed.

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