Just a bit of fun - scratching an aircraft

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5 years 5 months ago #1 by turtle65
Hi all,
Having one of those - can't be bothered with details but want to build something - moments.
So this morning I dragged out some MDF and started hacking away.
Probably not an ideal way to build my first aircraft - vac-forming, scribing etc. etc. but then again I've never really been one to make life easy for myself :lol: , and being too cheap to buy an eggplane (but then again anyone can buy and build those - I prefer one off's :whistle: ).
You might be able to name the aircraft once it has some wings and markings :S .





Heaps more filing, sanding, filling and repeat as necessary till it's ready for baking time.
Cheers for looking in on the looney modellers attempts.

"No, I didn't lose my mind. It got scared and ran away"

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Scratch - Steam Car
Scratch - Santa's sleigh
Scratch - EggCopter Ka-26
Scratch - EggPlane !
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5 years 5 months ago #2 by Xtr3meNZer
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Good luck!! Kind of looks like a Harrier :)
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5 years 5 months ago #3 by turtle65
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I suppose I should have mentioned it's a Caricature Style (Seriously Deformed) in case anyone hadn't guessed :side: .
Looks a little different now - altered the canopy area to conform slightly more to the original :huh: .
Haven't done clear styrene vac-forming in yonks so trying to remember the ABC's of it.

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Scratch - Steam Car
Scratch - Santa's sleigh
Scratch - EggCopter Ka-26
Scratch - EggPlane !

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5 years 5 months ago #4 by grover
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I thought that Turtle. Looks really cool B)

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On the Bench - Tamiya 1:48 F-117

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5 years 5 months ago #5 by 1/35th Battalion
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Sqwarky Bird . . . .

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Tamiya 1/24 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI (1993 DTM) - "Built to Race" GB
Revell 1/24 '77 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 - getting the "Mad-Maxed" treatment - moving to the "Diorama" GB

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5 years 5 months ago #6 by F1xena
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Looks a bit like the jets that do the fly-by at the beginning of the Piston Cup races in the Cars movie. They looked a bit Harrier (oops Av-8) -ish.

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5 years 5 months ago #7 by turtle65
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Cheers all,
Had one of those day's :angry: , all chores were done and the day booked for some fun relaxing plastic manipulation.
First task - vac-form this thing. Did one side - all hunky dory, second side - vacuum cleaner decided it no longer wished to work. Not a problem use the house vacuum cleaner, nope won't work different sized nozzle :angry: . Good excuse to go and play on the lathe and make a reducer - first time ever I managed to run a cutter into the chuck = broken tip on boring bar and no spares.
Change of plan - go and mess about with the Steam Car model and fill a couple of minor hiccups using my new Vallejo Putty :) - first squeeze and half the tube shot out the back and onto the floor (carpet) - not very well crimped tubes :pinch: .

Anywho, tomorrow came and with reducer finally made and carpet cleaned I sort of got the other side done. House vacuum cleaner only has half the suction of the (RIP) workshop vacuum so not a brilliant forming. Result = a lot more work to get the sides to line up (most probably have to use flitch plates on the inner surfaces).

So, how was your day :lol: .
Proper progress at the future date :unsure:

"No, I didn't lose my mind. It got scared and ran away"

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Scratch - Steam Car
Scratch - Santa's sleigh
Scratch - EggCopter Ka-26
Scratch - EggPlane !

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5 years 5 months ago #8 by Andrew
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Don't they say it always comes in threes? :lol: :whistle:

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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5 years 5 months ago #9 by Xtr3meNZer
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Well that sounds like you didn't have a very good day! Good luck to the next time you're in your workshop there!!

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5 years 5 months ago #10 by grover
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Yup. Sometimes you just have to put stuff down to a crap day.

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5 years 5 months ago #11 by turtle65
Cheers.
Have calmed down enough to evaluate the misalignment problem.
Conclusion - rebuild the form pattern minus air intakes and vac-form once the new workshop vacuum arrives :) = problems solved.

"No, I didn't lose my mind. It got scared and ran away"

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Scratch - Santa's sleigh
Scratch - EggCopter Ka-26
Scratch - EggPlane !

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5 years 5 months ago #12 by Dangermouse84
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Regardless of your hiccups turtle, that thing is still crazy cool:)

Slow is steady, steady is fast

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4 years 9 months ago #13 by turtle65
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Unfortunately this project has hit the big recycling bin - just wasn't really panning out as I had hoped :( .
Never mind, a good chance to experiment and push the boundaries :) .
Might try again with a subject I'm a little more comfortable with ;) .
Cheers for popping by.

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On the Bench:
Scratch - Steam Car
Scratch - Santa's sleigh
Scratch - EggCopter Ka-26
Scratch - EggPlane !
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4 years 9 months ago #14 by Flying_Kiwi
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sometimes the bin is the right place...for your sanity... i need to confine some of mine to the bin...but i'm so bloody obstinate

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4 years 9 months ago - 4 years 9 months ago #15 by turtle65
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In the words of Edgar Allan Poe

"I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity" :lol:

It's probably easier for me to bin stuff as there has been minimal expenditure - a few $'s of sheet plastic maybe :unsure: .

"No, I didn't lose my mind. It got scared and ran away"

On the Bench:
Scratch - Steam Car
Scratch - Santa's sleigh
Scratch - EggCopter Ka-26
Scratch - EggPlane !
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