Spitfire Mk V Merlin Rolls Royce Engine

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  1. twinslet

    twinslet New Member

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    I have a theory on this, if you cut ordinary paper into a desired shape, apply some glue and the smallest amount of paint; the resulting paper now smells like raw beef steak yet when chewed thoroughly will resort to its original constituents and be spat out immediately...or so says my Labrador!
  2. mldixon

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    Parts Dog

    I assume you are refering to the parts dog. Well they hang around the kitchen when I am cooking and they assume everthing that hits the floor must be food. Ergo when I am making small parts they naturally eat them. They are quick and the parts are small, I have now resorted to keeping them out of the Titan Missle Base. ( Sorry that is what the girlfriend refers to the work area as.)
  3. mldixon

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    New Cockpit 1:16 Scale

    Well I started the new cockpit in 1:16 Scale. I am thinking about leaving this all open kinda like a half model so the details will be visible.
    I'm caught up in cutaways. Sorry!

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  4. Ron Hall

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    Beautiful outstanding detail. You are a master craftsman. Keep up
    this amazing build. Ron
  5. mldixon

    mldixon Member

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    Thanks

    Thanks Ron , Kind words are appreciated.
  6. mldixon

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    Cockpit Assembled

    Here is the sequence for the final assembly.

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  7. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Active Member

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    WOW! looking spectacular :)
  8. mldixon

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    Cutaway Transparent skins

    Well more madness, I decided that all that work would be lost behind skins of aircraft. So I decided to fool around with a transparent skin. I did this in photoshop and printed in reverse and backwards on the Transparency film. The photos are not cystal clear as the camera was having a hard time focusing on the clear film.

    Have not assembled yet just pinned in place, but do not forsee any problems yet. I am sure I will regret saying that. Enjoy the pics.

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  9. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Active Member

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    WOW! Thats cool as heck :) may I ask to see a picture of that appratus you use to hold things in place? I gotta get me one of those....
    Thanks!
    Chris
  10. mldixon

    mldixon Member

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  12. cgutzmer

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    oh - I ilke that micromark one with the adjustable arms :) I had forgotten about that site - they have some tweezers I am gonna pick up too :) thanks and keep those awesome pics rolling!
    Chris
  13. mldixon

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    Just a thought

    Chris
    The other one has a cast iorn base. You can buy three of them for the price of the Micromark and take the arms off the other two and add them all to the one and keep track of lots of things at once. I use this for mocking up fits and to track which part gets glued first etc etc. Also great for holding parts when doing paint work on edges.
    Mike
  14. mldixon

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    Skins attached

    Peter thanks for the kind words. Mike
    Well here are the skins attached, I spray mounted them to the paper side, and super glued them to the frame side. I used a gel formula that gave me an open time of about 20 seconds , that was long enough to align the frames at the front and the back. I let everhthing else just float. Then at the bottom I let the transparency film overlap about 1/4". And at that overlap I applied a small strip of double faced tape. Then I cut through with razor knife to dispose of excess. Not too hard. But loose glue ruins everthing.

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  15. gregh

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    What can one say.... Just AWESOME !!!!! Grandsons will not believe what can be done with "paper".
  16. mldixon

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    Paper

    Yes sir. Paper is an amzing element. I hope the grandsons like it.
  17. cgutzmer

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    May I ask what the EXACT (well as close as you can get) dimensions were for the model? I know its a different scale than 1:33 that I am building but I need to see if I can squeeze it into my mustang :)
    Thanks!
    Chris
  18. mldixon

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    Scale

    Orignal is 1:33 scale I built at 1:12 scale
    In inches that would be 1 inch = 2 3/4 " after conversion
    or 275% enlargment
    What scale are you going to build?
    Easiest thing to do is print firewall of your model where the engine is gonna sit and the adjust the scale of the Melin firewall to fit. Can be done with a scale calculation program like Scale calculator.

    get program here
    http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/calculatorfc_1.htm
  19. cgutzmer

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    building in 1:33 :)
    Thanks man!