Stingray

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Gixergs, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. smyfe

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    Come on Pete, get the camera outannounce1sign1
  2. Gixergs

    Gixergs Well-Known Member

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    Looking good Mick very nice build one of the many on my list. I think the astounding Sir Pilsworth models are bringing back the memories more than I am but still its nice to get to ramble from time to time:mrgreen:
    Yeah wheres the pictures Pete?:twisted:
  3. peter taft

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    Tut tut no go burning fingers again my friend :cry: Your model is coming along really nice Mick, sharp and clean... love those wheels and tracks {which sag properly :thumb:} some seem to make them look tight when indeed they are not. Phils ramblings are what keeps me going too Mick :mrgreen:
    Right as for the PICTURES announce1 I'm doing them..i'm doing themwall1 i'll have some WIP here later tonight :mrgreen: HONEST !
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    Oh meant to say sorry about the hand Mick:violin1: hope its not to sore now. I get the odd thumbs up...somewhere...brain in neutral moments myself the upside down Terror Fish being just one examplehamr
  5. smyfe

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    The paw is a bit tender, 28 years of doing the same job and never done anything that daft before:p, I guess i'm getting to that age:cry:.
    I had to cheat a little on the tracks as i couldn't get them to sit right when doubled over, so i just printed them out and did a print of the inside colour on the back of the page. Got the little pieces around the cockpit to do next, but will have to wait for the blister on my forefinger to heal a little.
  6. peter taft

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    Ok here's some PICTURES !

    Yo there guys. I cut off the glue tabs and put card strips on the back of all parts to make butt joints ! this makes the skin smooth, but caused problems with the size of the parts to be glued :curse: to overcome this; all the formers had to be reduced in size by one card thickness alround so that the ends of each part would meet. I made large square cutouts for the missile tubes to go in easier because they were attached to the hull parts first.... what an headache hamr So without delay i will upload the pictures in 4 weeks time :p

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  7. peter taft

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    Good idea with the tracks Mick and they look the business {the sag is just right} Keep that blister well away from your paper models cos if it bursts you will really CURSE - i'm a poet and didn't know it :mrgreen: nice job :thumb:
  8. Gixergs

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    Looking real nice Pete:thumb:, I really must get back to mine. Having crashed and burned with all my clever ideas I shall content myself with a more straight forward build.I intend to butt join the skins as well but I'm hoping to put the tabs on the side of the formers to save resizing them/Fingers crossed it might actually work this time:mrgreen:
  9. bf109

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    looks great peter :thumb:
  10. smyfe

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    Pete, she's looking mighty fine, another one of Sir Gary's masterpieces in the hands of a master builder:thumb::thumb:
  11. peter taft

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    I'd go with your plan there matey :thumb: because taking a tiny amount off all the formers took what felt like a life time {very tedious} :v8: Although you say she looks o.k, i am still not convinced that i have done the best i can and a nagging inside my head says RE-START hamr I hope you manage to do a little bit to yours my friend.
  12. peter taft

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    Thanks Mick, but i'm having second thoughts telling me to start again :cry: I just can't convince myself that i'm happy with it. Hows your blister ? i hope you can get some more of your build done soon because that's a nice one your making my mate :thumb:
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    Like I said in a previous post,we trying to build our childhood vision of her the the jaded eyes of adults.:killer: It's a great build Pete really it is.:thumb:
  14. peter taft

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    Thanks BF.... but i'm still not convinced that i've done my best yet wall1
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    even when your not satisfied with the result at the end and think you can do better , at the time of the build your where doing your best in getting it into shape sign1sign1
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    And the next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    any takers :p
    just need to finish the textures

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    Land of the Giants Spindrift?
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    Seaview finished!
    Cloudbase on the go!
    S.I.G.

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  19. smyfe

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    WOW !!!I am beginning to wonder if Sir Pilsworth really exsistssign1, it seems we are talking to a super computer with bionic eyes:thumb:.But seriously, Gary your models are making a lot of people very happy. Thank you once again, you never cease to amaze:thumb:
    best wishes
    Mick
  20. peter taft

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    I very big 2nd that Mick, and i thought the plane i built to go with the Tirpitz was tiny :eek: Gary certainly goes for it ! a true perfectionist :thumb:

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