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    Dr Tetrode's Valkyrie build.

    Handover ceremony, Sudsy, it is yours to paint or give as you please! Let me see a picture of the future owner, when you pass it on. Scott ;-)
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    Dr Tetrode's Valkyrie build.

    I had a little fun assembling these. FINAL builders photos. I had fun building this, now to find the game shop owner of the nearby shop and gift him with a model! (I have no place safe to store this.) Happy cutting and folding and gluing and ........ Scott ;-)
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    ARMORMAN's WARHAMMER 40K Models Thread

    Candy, candy, give me candy! Thank you! Will try to get these sorted out. Will take some time. Scott ;-)
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    Dr Tetrode's Valkyrie build.

    It has been a journey! 11 months! I have had fun, and learned a LOT of new stuff. Not sure what is next, something small I think. This seems to be an older version of the file, so things were not easy to see. I have a newer version, so may try that. How is the documentation level? Too...
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    Dr Tetrode's Valkyrie build.

    Finished! Glued on the side modules and here she is!
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    Dr Tetrode's Valkyrie build.

    Learning how to roll a tube. Tried a piece of wire, found it too big. Use a machine needle, and that worked. Wetting paper, helps too. Holy Bolter construction.
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    Dr Tetrode's Valkyrie build.

    Engines glued on. Warning, do not attempt to glue sub-assemblies together, when they should line up, while under the lingering influence of anesthesia! I missed getting the engines the same distance in the front, and did not notice until the glue had really dried. ;-( Test fitting...
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    Dr Tetrode's Valkyrie build.

    Tail assembly: Made an angle tool, out of a business card (blue) and cut the corners to match the angles off of the plans. I became the human clamp and glued each piece and held until dry enough.
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    Dr Tetrode's Valkyrie build.

    Begin the assembly of the tail. Found an issue with the width of the tail booms, too wide for the tail elevator. Hmmm.... Pad the sides with 2 layers of card stock on each, by cutting a little strip and gluing and trimming that. Now glue the elevatere in between the booms...
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    Dr Tetrode's Valkyrie build.

    Wing assembly. Added more thickness to the brackets that seem to hold the wing on, wanted more gluing surface, when I assemble to fuselage. OK, now balance, I forgot that Sudsy said to put weight in the nose when I assembled the cockpit. Center of gravity is behind where the landing...
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    Abrams inspired 40K MBT (Patoroch)

    Thank you for quick reply. Hmmm... 80# + 100# cover stock. I'll have to look, local. Type III shrinks? Hmmm. been using Type II titebond and have not noticed that. OK thanks for the heads up on shrinking. Scott ;-)
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    Abrams inspired 40K MBT (Patoroch)

    Awesome use of 3d printer, doing those treads. Hmmm..... I wonder what I could do with the Silohette Cameo. Oh, oh, another project! A couple of questions, what weight of card stock are you using to laminate with? It looks thicker than mine. Or are you laminating 3 layers? Another...
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    Dr Tetrode's Valkyrie build.

    Some more sub-assemblies for the wings. Hard points being assembled. I discovered that if I scored and then used a plastic card, I could 'break' the folds very well. Still having fun, hope you are too! Scott ;-)
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    Dr Tetrode's Valkyrie build.

    I discovered, by using a protractor, that the angle on the wings is simply 45 degrees. I used the squares on the cutting mat to make sure that when I glued both of the outer wing pieces together that it was at a 45 degree angle, corner to corner on the cutting mat squares. Gluing 2 layers...
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    INTRODUCTION POST

    Andy, Welcome, this is the place to have fun! I have been working on a Valkyrie for about a year now, off and on, and I find it fun and relaxing. My build is here: https://www.zealot.com/threads/dr-tetrodes-valkyrie-build.180705/ Enjoy, and let me know what you think. Check out Armorman's...