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On 6/7/2020 at 7:05 PM, Gundylunch said:

Shackleton

 

Photo credit to:- Derek Hemingway, from Facebook

That really is a stunning scheme - sadly the wrong version for my model but if I was doing an MR3 I'd have been very tempted.

 

No more progress to report of late - work and life getting in the way unfortunately but what's new...

 

Tom

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On 6/7/2020 at 7:05 PM, Gundylunch said:

Shackleton

 

Photo credit to:- Derek Hemingway, from Facebook

 

21 minutes ago, tomprobert said:

That really is a stunning scheme - sadly the wrong version for my model but if I was doing an MR3 I'd have been very tempted.

 

That's a new and interesting scheme: it looks like inside every Shackleton there was a very smart regional airliner or executive transport struggling to get out.

 

 

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4 hours ago, tomprobert said:

That really is a stunning scheme - sadly the wrong version for my model but if I was doing an MR3 I'd have been very tempted.

 

No more progress to report of late - work and life getting in the way unfortunately but what's new...

 

Tom

You'll just have to do another one!!! :whistle:

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Great work. The model's really coming together and is already pretty impressive.  That RAE Shackleton looks to my eye as if it's in some of the British Civil Aviation Ensign colours, and very smart with it.

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On 6/14/2020 at 12:58 AM, cngaero said:

You'll just have to do another one!!! :whistle:

That's one the of the best jokes I've heard in a long time :)

On 6/14/2020 at 2:23 AM, JosephLalor said:

Great work. The model's really coming together and is already pretty impressive.  That RAE Shackleton looks to my eye as if it's in some of the British Civil Aviation Ensign colours, and very smart with it.

Thank you - and yes I agree the scheme does look along those lines - very smart. I wonder if a decal manufacturer is considering this for the recent 1/72nd Revell MR3...?

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11 hours ago, tomprobert said:

That's one the of the best jokes I've heard in a long time :)

Thank you - and yes I agree the scheme does look along those lines - very smart. I wonder if a decal manufacturer is considering this for the recent 1/72nd Revell MR3...?

They might not need to really. I think I've just assembled everything I need for my 1/72 one from other sheets quite easily. As far as I can see it's all generic roundels and serials apart from the RAE script which I bagged off an Xtradecal Dakota sheet.

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It's been a while since I've done any work on this, but had the wind in my sails the other day so decided to get the engine nacelles finished off. 

 

I made some radiators and oil coolers (got carried away and didn't photograph these) and added these to the interior of each nacelle, before adding the 3D-printed engine fronts. A quick lick of filler to blend it all in and some sanding, and job done. 

 

Apologies for the poor lighting in the pics - these have been taken in the kitchen on my phone and the light was fading fast - it's too cold outside to set up the camera properly (this thing is so big and can't fit anywhere else other than the patio!) and there's snow forecast here tomorrow so I took my chances...

 

50866191003_5e61543f52_z.jpgUntitled by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

50866190648_32d1cc0835_z.jpgUntitled by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

50866190898_f6a755a2be_z.jpgUntitled by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

50867007262_b358778b42_z.jpgUntitled by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

50867007297_2a595e5322_z.jpgUntitled by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

50866191083_515b706435_z.jpgUntitled by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

50866907111_78862a65a2_z.jpgUntitled by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

I'm rapidly approaching the point where I can begin adding the surface details - I've been doing a remedial work on the wings and wing roots (as can be seen by the filler) and these areas, as well as the nacelles, will get a fine wet sanding and then a shot of primer before I can commence on a mammoth scribing session. A few more bits and bobs to attend to first though, but the main construction is more or less done now.

 

All the best,

Tom

 

 

 

 

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Nice to see progress on the Shacklton in the Further Adventures of Vac Building. I know what you mean about trying to photograph out in the cold.. Same here calling fo snow later in the week.

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It's great to see you back on the Shack, Tom! I'm trying to finish up a book on the Shackleton. It will be interesting to see who finishes first!

 

Best Regards,

 

Jason

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3 hours ago, Learstang said:

It's great to see you back on the Shack, Tom! I'm trying to finish up a book on the Shackleton. It will be interesting to see who finishes first!

 

Best Regards,

 

Jason

That, Jason, is a race I am not confident about winning!

 

2 hours ago, Spookytooth said:

Looking good there Tom.

Are they your "Work Aprons" in the background?

 

Simon.

Ha ha! 
 

Those apron (or rather the little person who wears them) are the reason my builds have slowed to a glacial pace!

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The mojo is still alive and well with the Shackleton - this week I've decided to tackle the ailerons. 

 

First of all, the basic shape of the aileron is cut from plastic card, and the main panel lines and trim tabs are marked on the upper and lower surfaces:

 

50887276666_bbf0af3737_z.jpgUntitled by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

With all of the parts ready, the details are then scribed and rivetted:

 

50887387907_95ff44daf8_z.jpgUntitled by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

50887387882_a20ac17341_z.jpgUntitled by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

A strong mounting solution is needed, so the hinge area was lined with Evergreen on the wing itself:

 

50887276671_bdb5e814fc_z.jpgUntitled by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

Lower section attached:

 

50886556453_862c32edf1_z.jpgUntitled by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

Followed by the upper:

 

50886556413_05df518005_z.jpgUntitled by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

A little sanding needed on the trailing edge, but other than that, job's a good'un!

 

All the best, 

Tom

 

 

 

 

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Can't believe how big this is, looks fantastic too.  Great job on the engine fronts and ailerons,  wish my scribing and riveting was as neat.

Great work 

Chris

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Who needs a stash when you have a monster project like this to keep you busy for years? Hats off, sir!

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Jeez, this just keeps getting better and better. It'll be better still when the detail starts going on. Keep up the fantastic work.

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20 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

Can't believe how big this is, looks fantastic too.  Great job on the engine fronts and ailerons,  wish my scribing and riveting was as neat.

Great work 

Chris

It is indeed a big model - which makes the scribing and riveting all the more straightforward!

 

19 hours ago, TonyOD said:

Who needs a stash when you have a monster project like this to keep you busy for years? Hats off, sir!

Ha! This indeed has been a long project (into its fifth year now!) but regular breaks are needed so the stash still comes in very handy! 

 

17 hours ago, mackem01 said:

Jeez, this just keeps getting better and better. It'll be better still when the detail starts going on. Keep up the fantastic work.

Thank you - and the final detailing is not far off now. I need to get the rest of the main construction done such as the flaps and wheel bays, and then I can begin scribing and riveting. I want to keep the handling of the model to the minimum at this point, to avoid damage to what is going to be hours of surface detailing. 
 

10 hours ago, k5054nz said:

I'm not sure if I've said it yet but I'm always excited when you have another post on the Shack, Tom.

That’s good to know - I’ll do my best to keep the updates coming. I just can’t promise they’ll be all that regular as I hop about like a pea on a drum!

 

Tom

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This is a seriously huge build. Thanks for leaving the panties on the drying rack (jokingly). Enjoying the way you are tackling this beast.

 

Colin

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