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  2. Building a HAS

    F-4 getting her paint job. Haven’t got enough paint to finisher her off this week, but SEA camo starting
  3. Working Lift Bridge Diorama

    Wow, this is looking very good indeed! Keep up the good work!
  4. Working Lift Bridge Diorama

    Thanks @Jo NZ, @Gorby, @Corsairfoxfouruncle, @S5 modeller, and @stevehnz for your likes. Prepared road base. Installed the necessary span and traffic lights wiring along bridge girders. Assembled road, towers and traffic lights in one go.
  5. Thanks Simon, very good of you to say so
  6. USMC Sniper team, Vietnam 1/35

    Thank you, I'm glad you like it! I made a simple video how I paint the faces here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3ncqtCfkBw&t=1238s Venelin
  7. Last week
  8. Brilliantly written, you’re a good story teller and you’re good at visualising it too
  9. Working Lift Bridge Diorama

    The actual bridge motor is in the middle of the hut (inside). It drives two winch drums located just outside the lateral sides of the hut - in those same size boxes on the opposing balconies. They drive the tower pulley wheels. The cable to these wheels is much lighter because of the counterweights. The cables to both counterweights and span are both thick and there are four in parallel on each side (they bare the weight of both the span and counterweight. _________________________________________________ to continue: I discovered before installing the towers that once they are in, the span cannot be removed for repairs. There won't be enough room to pass above the pulley wheels. So I cut off the lateral bumper rollers (the hidden side) and replaced them with removable ones.
  10. Working Lift Bridge Diorama

    The speed is an illusion. I came late to this wonderful forum and currently in the last half of the project. I am posting images on a daily basis to catch up to where I am at. Hope you do come to Australia, especially at this time of year _ it's warmer.
  11. Dennis, your comments are very much appreciated. If I've inspired you to do something similar, then that is particularly gratifying. I look forward to seeing your project develop.
  12. Building a HAS

    Something of the Wattisham F-4 dump when you break down the phantom for painting. Quick grey primer coat & some light pre-shading. Should have posed her beside the HAS as being striped for parts!
  13. USMC Sniper team, Vietnam 1/35

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!! This is what I can only dream off! Exceptional work!
  14. "Fantasy" Shipwreck.

    Hi John, How are you getting on with the photos? Brian
  15. Working Lift Bridge Diorama

    I might not have been paying enough attention early on, I can see your model will have its winding gear underneath the table as it were but where does the real thing have its winding gear? I'm guessing that with the counterweights, it didn't have to be that massive. The towers & lights are looks a bit smart too. Steve.
  16. Building a HAS

    I never included a close up of the new F-111 doors. I cut them to size and fitted the internal structure, external and internal door release handles and pneumatic struts. You still can’t see much n the close up though - but the filling around the new front section looks at but dodgy! Please remember this s a home made crash mounded canopy, not a made to measure kit or after market one.
  17. Working Lift Bridge Diorama

    I sir am suitably impressed with the skill and speed you are going at with this. Its impressive to say the least. If i ever get a chance to visit Australia, i plan on making a side trip to see this.
  18. Working Lift Bridge Diorama

    Very impressive work on an extremely impressive project. And so good to see such fine soldering!
  19. Working Lift Bridge Diorama

    Thanks Gorby. Created traffic lights with large 5 mm LEDs (easier to see from a behind point of view). They turned out over scale, but I am sure the Ballina Museum can live with it.
  20. Building a HAS

    Always surprised how big the F-4 is compared to the other US big birds Getting towards paint now and need to settle on a paint scheme and base. The decals include these options And then I found this pic to back it up I like the way that the red tail top doesn’t go straight across (as per decal sheet pic) but misses out the top of the rudder. So Lakenheath it is I guess.
  21. Working Lift Bridge Diorama

    Added gangway and painted the towers.
  22. Working Lift Bridge Diorama

    That would be a lark. It's bad enough having a slot boat track. In all honesty, this project is the most complicated thing I have ever done. There seems to be a lot to consider. One has an idea of what to build, but as it unfolds other aspects emerge that cannot be ignored. Each part in itself is a design problem to nut out. Often it cannot be done without considering other parts not yet designed or built. Some nights I cannot sleep. I am still trying to solve design problems. Then I have to get back to the desk, write some notes and sketches until I feel that I have taken a few steps forward. Then I can go back to sleep. Mind you, I often come up with some good solutions that way, but it is a headache at times. I am saying all this because I just had this happen last night.
  23. Working Lift Bridge Diorama

    I'm every impressed with your attention to detail. I'm half expecting you to say that you've designed a working 1/72 slot car track for the road.
  24. That is a project that pays tribute to your father in particular and past servicemen in general, and inspires me to attempt a dio in tribute of lost family members. Truly a great work in all aspects! DennisTheBear
  25. Working Lift Bridge Diorama

    Thanks @clive_t, @Sgt.Squarehead, and @Corsairfoxfourunclefor your likes. The towers are not actually in place in these photographs. They are just positioned to see how it will look, and how close the span bumpers would get to the towers. The towers have to be installed at the same time as the road surface.
  26. "Fantasy" Shipwreck.

    Welcome to Britmodeller and i also look forward to seeing your work.
  27. "Fantasy" Shipwreck.

    Hi John, It's pretty straightforward. There's a useful guide here: I'm looking forward to seeing the photos. And welcome to Britmodeller! It's a very friendly place and I hope you'll enjoy being here. Brian
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