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Everything posted by fjaweijfopi4j48

  1. Dear Chris After you have cut and sanded about 300 vacuform kits as practice, you will be most likely ready then to seriously commit to the proper build of your DH89 Aeroclub kit. You have to developed that musculature first, and hone your mind and spirit in the crucible of real modeling, where proper modelers are forged!
  2. Some racers had unequal wing spans to compensate for the torque, hence no rolling, we are talking inches.
  3. Well, not a proper one, but a German contemporary invention, attributed -although most likely apocryphally- to Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein-nürnburger-bratwustle-gerspurten-mitzweimache-luber-hundsfut-gumberaber-shönendanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm, called "Ze port-a-potty"
  4. Not sure if this was mentioned, but in the photo the right wing has a larger span too.
  5. Looking nice! I like the color combination.
  6. Sanding proceeds, with the help of powerful aids, in this case the rotary tool used to remove the bridged plastic from the wingitp: The trailing edges MUST be thinned, gradually and cautiously: The scalloping is restored: In the process of further thinning the T.E. To the left, the backing sheet original thickness: Some of these bits may become useful to substitute or supplement the ones in the kit: After a truly invigorating sanding session, a real modeler should look like this,
  7. He or she who takes upon the noble path of body and character-building modeling, shall know that sanding is considered one of the bravest deeds. There are three known enemies of sanding, as follows: 1) Sanding itself 2) Not sanding enough 3) Sanding too much Sanding, properly performed, will turn those flabby Tamigawa arms into Victorian 10-ton steam presses, when you go to Telford and other modeling shows (possible in 20 years from now given the actual restrictions), your fellow modelers will stand in awe! Parade in admiration! You will no longer be the weaklin
  8. I must confess that I find buying the easiest part of the hobby, being building the most difficult part. The usual steps pertaining to vac building are performed; first using a permanent black marker to delineate the outline of the parts, then scoring them a few times with successive careful passes of a new blade, then gently bending back and forth until the parts pop out of the backing sheet: And here a very rough draft only to show what it's to be done later properly, the addition of a new engine back fairing associated wit
  9. Dear General (is that General as opposite to Particular?): THREE Mach 2 kits? You know we have lost many a good man trying to accomplish even TWO Mach 2 kits. The risk is too high, the odds stacked against you in an almost unbearable way (not sure what bears have to do with it but there you go, you never know). We would hate to lose you, Melchett. I suggest you contact EBay Disposal Command and get rid of those, as discretely as possible, after all we have a name to protect.
  10. Well, I heard Marcellus said long ago that Something Is Rotten in the State of Denmark, but he may have been referring to other matters. I shall ask the Space Rangers to investigate. I don't trust those Vikings. They may be building a Draken ship in disguise for all we know. Next thing they are landing on your stretch of shore and plundering your kit stash. But thanks for the heads up, I shall follow that lead.
  11. The great work continues. The driveshafts were the Achilles' heel of my venerable 2CV 1958. They kept breaking at the universal cardan joints (not sure what the name is in English).
  12. Hear ye, hear ye, modelers! Abandon a life of reprehensible modeling sloth! Regain your uselessly spent energy while tempering mind and body! Why build despicable kits that fit with no effort, debilitating spirit, muscles, brain and will? Why just put measly, perfectly formed parts together, with the only help of glue, avoiding the joys of a good challenge, and remaining deaf to the call of the wild modeling nature? Wake up, BM modelers, to a true modeling life! Do as @general melchett did! he eventually developed such eyelid musculature, that he was able to keep his eyes opened for minut
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