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Gorby

Gorby's Leap into the Dark Unknown - Scratch-Building Extravaganza (no refunds) – NOW WITH ADDED SLEEPERSERVICE!

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I'm stunned by the speed and quality once again! I'm feeling quite inadequate now and close to despair. You seem to have omitted the contact details for the Counselling Line.

 

The rear stomper links defied three attempts to make something that looked like the real thing and had enough strength to hold together but I was a brave little soldier and threw it all in a box while I did some Patton STGB work and cleared my mind.

 

I've now cracked it YAY ME!!! :idea:Here is proof

 

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I made new centre links overlength then punched out a hole so the following link was partly enclosed. Offsetting this new hole means one leg is slightly longer so that'll be the outside. Initial trials suggest an acceptable and sturdy result. It was quite fast to make them with my little multi-purpose jig but I'll be leaving the assembly until tomorrow.

 

Now that I know it'll work I can get on with the tuning fork thing that the rear wheel lives in. I wasn't going to mess around with that until I knew I'd beaten the stompers.

 

I'd like to Thank Sushi the Supercat

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she's been next to me all day turning over about every hour, but that's better than the usual walking over the bench, making off with bits, and lying down on top of everything then demonstrating claws and teeth when I try to move her. As I write she hasn't moved and I took that photo about 30 minutes ago. It's a hard life.

 

Nearly forgot, brought a Panzer I turret another 48th model-maker had spare from a resin kit he'd converted. He did warn me it needed work but he was wrong. Less than five minutes after getting it out of the letterbox it was opened, evaluated, put down, cup of coffee started, looked at again with growing disbelief, thrown in the bin. Life is too short. 

 

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@Gorby Nice tanky thing. Well worth all that effort. My Blu tak rejected me, you lucky dog you.

Perhaps they camouflaged it to show that it wasn't a small but very slow asteroid?

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:shocked:

 

What's that cat shaped thing!? It wouldn't be a :cat: by any chance. I don't know, I only handed the thread over yesterday and it's already going to the dogs I mean cats.

 

13 hours ago, SleeperService said:

I'm feeling quite inadequate now and close to despair. You seem to have omitted the contact details for the Counselling Line.

If I can ,do it you definitely can. Nice jig by the way.

 

 

11 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

My Blu tak rejected me, you lucky dog you.

I had to ditch Blue Tak in the end. She was getting too clingy.

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