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Brundledonk

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Good to see you making some more progress on this Wim ! It looking good buddy and that's an outstanding metal finish you have achieved on the torpedo too mate !

In regards to you not making the deadline, don't forget to vote in the relevant section.
At the end of the day we need to know if people need the extra month or not

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This torpedo sure looks like the real thing. Great work mate!
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Thanks Pete!

If I would be able to work on it during the week, I would probably be able to finish in time also, but as it stands it's always weekend work. I knew this beforehand but I did join for the fun of it. I voted yes, but as I said, I will go with the general consensus.

It is not a complicated build in itself as everything fits so well but the painting is a project in itself. It is so detailed that it takes a serious amount of paint planning and I had to do things twice just because I missed something here and there. There is also the rigging that needs to be done, that is easily a day (with some well needed Zen moments [wink] in order not to start throwing things around). Anyway, there will be other GBs.

Regarding the metal finish, it will be covered in black but will be used to make some scraping/worn effects. The same will be done on the fuselage as it is both metal and canvas, I would like to try Laurent's technique (thanks for the brilliant idea Laurent).

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This torpedo sure looks like the real thing. Great work mate!


Thanks!

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Nice job Wim, looking great.
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Thanks a lot Jas!

Wim.

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Nice work Wim, I'd like to see the extra month for you to add all those goodies. Good luck with it. [smile]
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Thanks Simon, much appreciated. It has been a long time since I built something and - to be honest - never with this kind of detail. I found a lot of inspiration here and wanted to try out different things that I thought would be beneficial for the model ... But this also makes me slow as I sometimes do not feel sure enough to apply a certain technique before I had a chance to test it out ... Reading and understanding how a certain thing works is not exactly the same as applying it, isnt it?

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Looking great ! [wink]
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Thanks Laurent, it should look a lot better after I have applied your technique
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Looking really really nice! very neat.
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Cheers Ted. Unfortunately I will not be ready in time. This weekend hardly any time so hardly any progress. On top of that I broke my 0.4 drill bit which is essential for creating the turnbuckles ... But I will not give up. On to the next GB!!
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I'm sorry to hear that Wim. I hope you will finish this build anyhow, looking forward to your final reveal. Right, on to the next GB :-)
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Can you finish if this GB is given extended time? please say yes!
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Can you finish if this GB is given extended time? please say yes!

Yes, I would be able to finish it Ted. A setback was breaking my drill bit and I haven't received a replacement yet. In order to create the turnbuckles one needs to drill out the microtubing, if not it is impossible to "return" the wire back through the turnbuckle. It is possible with a thinner wire (0.04 or 0.05 - I use 0.09 which is about right for 1/48) but that looks totally unrealistic even when painted. Now in total there are around 28 riggings to be attached which means around 24 turnbuckles to make ... that is easily a couple of days since you can't do this in one session without going on a killing spree at the end of the day [rolleyes][tongue]

On the other hand, the model itself is nearly completely painted: wings have been done and are already decaled, fuselage painting has already had its first coat. I still do have a lot of small details that need to be done (both painting and some construction). And some weathering is also needed. If I would need to make an estimation, two to three weekends would still be needed and I would have to put "real life" on hold during those weekends [biggrin]

But, extension or not, I will continue until it's completely finished, it is really a fun (although planning wise a complicated) build. In all honesty, there are not many kits that I would like to build twice but this one, yes I would and probably will. I made a few mistakes and with these in mind, a second build would be a lot better.

Cheers,
Wim.

Edited: spelling ...


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