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  1. Well first lesson learned I tried to made a cylinder head and bought card stock of the correct thickness and cut out 15 cylinder bits and 17 fins then glued them together after which they should have measured 10.25 mm well after gluing 10 of the fins together it measured 13 mm so I thought I will compress them in my vice trouble with that was it compressed the cylinder bits but not the fins and ended up looking like this Instead of how it should look. I can only assume the extra thickness was due to the glue so I think I will have to experiment with different thicknesses.
  2. What an incredible modeller you are.
  3. Hi all well move went well new job is going well and I have negotiated a modelling area (well when we don't have guests that is) so gulp I've jumped in to try this scratch build, ive managed to find some profile drawings of the body so I've copied them onto paper and glued it to this ply wood. I'm hoping to make a former from this as a rough starting point. I'm expecting this to be a long build, somewhere between 3 and 60 years (but that's just an approximate guess could be much longer
  4. Thanks guys all very useful stuff.
  5. Hi all well some of you will know with the move I have a new job and that job is working at a company which restores classic porsches at the moment there are 16 different porches in our workshop worth 27 mill I'm sooo loving the 904 and would love to build one. I've never done a scratch built car ( loads of ships but never a car) I have no idea where to start but the average turn over is 3 months so plenty of time for measurements I still have to get a modelling area but negotiations are going well. Any suggestions where to start with making the body.
  6. Superb work as always mate.
  7. Hi all well due to the move these are the last pics of a scratch built 7'4" model of the new QE2 I fear I will be burning loads more.
  8. Hi all I don't post in this section very often but whilst building the pocher 1/4 Ducati Panigale when it came to the frame I thought "this looks like some exotic spaceship" then I thought (since when a model is built I loose interest very quickly) "when this is done maybe I could build a warship with it" So here we start the journey. After a little dismantling we have the start of the A.S.I. Panigale And maybe even her tender (or perhaps shuttle) I must say I'm looking forward to this.
  9. Kpnuts

    PORSCHE 911 GT1

    That looks the business.
  10. Well it's all done hope it was worth the wait.
  11. Well the truck is nearly done, just a few odds and ends to add and the alien and trucker and his wife to do.
  12. Well I'm definitely not going to be any good at planes (will stick to genres I'm more in tune with) (what I don't understand is why planes are so difficult)give me an engine on a bike or car an I can do a half decent job of it, I've worked with them most of my life so know how they should look(maybe that's why the plane engines looks so bad, never even seen one let alone worked on one.
  13. Some great examples there. Thanks.
  14. Hi all well the station is done(well without putting it on the setting) (the platform can't be done till then ) Made a start on the prairie tank engine
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