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Re: Vacuform Group Build -- Bring it Here --

Postby pbhawkin » Wed Nov 09, 2016 23:16

looking great.
look forward to seeing what you do for the glazing.
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Re: Vacuform Group Build -- Bring it Here --

Postby Wege » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:26

dude.. crazy as this may sound.....

with all of that awesomeness interior... .. go a little bit more crazy and wire up a couple of very pale/dim LEDs and a battery compartment that would just hold some LR44/A76 batteries?
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Re: Vacuform Group Build -- Bring it Here --

Postby Jonathan » Thu Nov 10, 2016 14:05

yeah, you know that's a good idea.
N scale railway modelers light up coach interiors all the time, with ready to run low voltage lighting kits.
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unfortunately it would mean cutting this one back open, Ive just put a dusting of primer on this morning and begun working on the seams.
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But next time I build a passenger airplane, which will be soon enough, I will definately get a lighting kit.
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Re: Vacuform Group Build -- Bring it Here --

Postby erix700 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 0:13

Wege wrote:dude.. crazy as this may sound.....

with all of that awesomeness interior... .. go a little bit more crazy and wire up a couple of very pale/dim LEDs and a battery compartment that would just hold some LR44/A76 batteries?


LEDs inside a model: fine, but I'd prefer to keep the batteries outside of the model, like I did with an LS Jaguar.
You can just see the leads touching the base between the main wheels in this picture (a Jaguar has stabilizer rods running along the main gear legs, so I did not need to hide the leads :D ) :
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A pair of small metal contacts in the base provide the power (once the model is placed exactly over the contacts) for blinking anti-collision lights. I completed the model back in 1984 and the lights still blink after all those years :D

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Re: Vacuform Group Build -- Bring it Here --

Postby Wege » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:52

Nice.
For the craft he has shown here, I would envisage that one of the cowlings (with propeller attached) would come right off, exposing a place to put the one/two/three etc aforementioned A76 batteries.
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Re: Vacuform Group Build -- Bring it Here --

Postby smeg1959 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:26

That Hastings is really looking the goods. Can't wait to see it finished. :D
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Re: Vacuform Group Build -- Bring it Here --

Postby bootneck42 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 17:43

Hey guys,

I've been stuck at a "where does it go" moment for the last couple of weeks with my WM C-23 Sherpa. I seem to have identified where everything goes except the rear fuselage area. I appear to be left with two triangular pieces but these look to be too wide and don't seem to fit. Anyone know where I'm going wrong?

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Re: Vacuform Group Build -- Bring it Here --

Postby Jonathan » Fri Nov 18, 2016 17:47

yes. those are strakes that fit flush with the sides of the fuselage at the rear, and support the horizontal tail plane.
Its not easy to find a picture up the back of a S330, but here you can clearly see where they go
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(google image results for "shorts 330 rear" was less than helpful, but I still looked at all of them :roll: )
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Re: Vacuform Group Build -- Bring it Here --

Postby Jonathan » Fri Nov 18, 2016 18:31

or are you talking about this part?
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As I recall now, there is a width discrepancy of about 1mm between the main fuselage and that part which goes together to form the rear. you will have to saw it in half, narrow it and glue it back together.
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Re: Vacuform Group Build -- Bring it Here --

Postby bootneck42 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 18:35

Hi Jonathan,

yes, those are the parts. I can manage the width issue but it understanding which way round and how they fit that is baffling me. Your photo's of the strakes might have helped though as I thought the rear was smooth. I'm just going to have another fiddle to see if I can get my head around this.

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