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  1. #221

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    A Mélange of Ideas

    There are so many different styles of nose cowls for this model most of them wrong but some good points to most as well.

    I am picking and choosing that which takes my fancy from each.

    The image below shows some interesting features and an out right wrong namely the fan too close to the front of the cowl.

    http://i.imgur.com/cbp0I6R.jpg


    What purpose the flaps are on the outer circumference of the cowl is unknown but they are an interesting feature and therefor included.

    http://i.imgur.com/99f2s6f.jpg
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  2. #222

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    The Model I Love to Hate

    It's no secret I am not enamoured with the Thunderhawk but when I see this engine 10 inches /250 MM long I have to admit it's growing on me. The nose cowl is roughed in and mounted and the overall look is pure sex. I can't wait to start detailing these engines...............

    http://i.imgur.com/4s6Rfiu.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/Fv5oQ3T.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/kVTfSCH.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/6ZDBR90.jpg



    I know my model is a bit larger than the FW original but out of curiosity what is the length of the FW wing engine nose and exhaust cowls included?
    Last edited by Blackadder; 07-12-2013 at 04:18 PM.
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  3. #223

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    You are so fast. And it all looks so detailed. Please keep it up.

  4. #224

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    The More I Watch the Avengers the More it Seems Absurd

    Watched 'The Avengers' for the third time last night using it as a backdrop for the tedious snaking of the afterburner piping on the three exhaust cones.

    Honestly I can't see how this movie got the critical acclaim it almost universally received.

    Anyway I am very close to finishing that task; mebbe I'll watch the equally ludicrous Thor tonight and finish it up tonight.

    http://i.imgur.com/dl3flKg.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/kevrXfL.jpg
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  5. #225

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    The More I Watch the Avengers the More it Seems Absurd

    Watched 'The Avengers' for the third time last night using it as a backdrop for the tedious snaking of the afterburner piping on the three exhaust cones.

    Honestly I can't see how this movie got the critical acclaim it almost universally received.

    Anyway I am very close to finishing that task; mebbe I'll watch the equally ludicrous Thor tonight and finish it up tonight.

    http://i.imgur.com/dl3flKg.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/kevrXfL.jpg


    The beauty of watching such a movie in the process of performing mindless endeavours is both tasks being equally boring the two activities cancel each other out and before I knew it was bedtime. HA!
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  6. #226

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    Exhaust Mounted

    Yeah everyone is tired of the same beaten horse but I wanted to see what the engines looked like attached to the fusilage.

    http://i.imgur.com/5cUIYeH.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/STrKyrr.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/brPibM6.jpg


    Not bad for gov'ment work.............
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    very nice indeed
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  8. #228

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    Your work never ceases to amaze! I'm not sure whether a thunderhawk has an engine on the central fuselage however and so it looks to me to be a little misplaced, but if the model does indeed have one mounted there then so be it.

    With regard to the Avengers... I do know what you mean! There are holes in the plot line, certain sequences are purely coincidental however saying that it is still a good film... I think THAT is what makes it great... the fact that despite the issues it stills draws people in and its still has the feel of an EPIC combat time and again...

  9. #229

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    Oh its definitely misplace as the FW design makes a poor allowance for air intake but the T'hawk is a 3 engine vehicle with a centerline thruster.........

    As for the Avengers, not enough Gwyneth Paltow and Nately Portman (only mentioned) and I think Ironman and the Hulk could have handled the threat by themselves. What was with Thor standing in a meadow for hours staring at his hammer? And Banner showing up on a cycle hours later instead of bounding to the LZ in minutes?

    I'm glad netflix aired this stinker before I plunked do hard cash for a DVD.

    The Fearful Symmetry

    I forgot the front view and side view which displays the symmetry of this monster but truth be know regarding length and wingspan this vehicle is about the same size as the smallest passenger jets say a DC9-30 or a three holer B727 100 series.

    http://www.aviastar.org/pictures/usa...nel_dc-9_1.gif

    Even my version which would be designated a "stretch" is no bigger than a B727 200 series.

    http://www.aviationexplorer.com/Vari...atic_Chart.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/Ky07wvp.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/0sEAALF.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/7DDNhZx.jpg
    Last edited by Blackadder; 07-16-2013 at 05:44 AM.
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  10. #230

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    Rivets Gaah!

    Rivets, the bane of scratch building but it has to be done so heres my relatively painless method of applying rivets.

    I chose 0.035 inch/0,88 mm styrene rod for my cowl rivets and securing the rivets with Ambroid PROWELD thin liquid cement.

    All the tools necessary are visible in the image below and I cannot stress too much to use a NEW # 11 blade in your 1/4 inch Xacto handle.

    http://i.imgur.com/JqXhjpj.jpg


    After you have scribed a pencil line on the work Use your chisel blade to cut a supply of rivet disk (usually 10 or 15 pieces)

    Using the tip of the # 11 blade pick up the rivet and while holding the ready rivet take your cement brush and put a dot of cement on the work piece and slightly press the rivet disk to the work holding it in place for a few seconds.

    Continue procedure ad nauseam.

    After the glue is dried use the steel emery board to dress the rivets to the required height.
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