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Mike Echo 1

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  1. Personally I would use or mix colours that would suit me. Colour is a hard one to say what is EXACTLY correct. Colour film, colour computer screens, colour ink printing, even colour digital cameras are never exact, let alone our own eyeball. Everybody sees a particular shade of colour slightly different. I would not stress about it. Good enough is good enough.
  2. Yes, you did a great effort, and it paid off. Looking VERY GOOD indeed. Well done.
  3. Found in an old toolbox a front door peephole. Going to use it to reveal something strange about the ADLIB-1. The Lens is fish-eyed and can see a lot at close range. Ideal for enclosed spaces like a model.
  4. Very impressive. You sure are doing a great job of it.
  5. @Jessie_C, that's funny! @warreni, you can always borrow my "ICU Goggles".
  6. I believe that the guns in action got so hot that all the paint pealed off the barrels.
  7. Thank you @Grunhertz, and @Col. for your comments. ______________________ Been busy with other stuff lately. While cleaning the house I came across a pair of polarized sunglasses I found on the beach a long time ago. Decided to use the lenses as part of a large window. A servo motor could be used to rotate the bottom lens up to 90 degrees. The rotating of the lens should not be noticeable to the observer of the model. The window could also be operated automatically, depending on the type of sensor used (light, InfraRed, Ultrasonics, audio). I like the idea of using ultrasonics. It could be used in the opposite way as expected. Such as making the window more transparent as one gets closer to have a look through the window _ as if the ship wants to look back at the observer (curiosity).
  8. Not only does it look sleek, but I never thought a plane could look swish.
  9. Got sick and tired of removing all tools etc just to access the sawdust, shavings, etc for cleaning. When I was in the RAAF, we (Avionics Technicians) had a vacuum inlet on the workbench. A small diameter hose was attached for sucking up small foreign matter. We made our own traps at the inlet. These would stop anything we accidentally sucked up, like a small screw. Today, I made myself such a device. It attached to my vacuum cleaner. Tested it on kitchen breadboard. The bread crumbs are on the bottom of the jar. PS. The smaller suction tube is really for small stuff like dust, and filings. It is especially good for reaching into difficult confined areas. PSS. Can use this to suck up, or grasp something small that has fallen into your model. It it gets sucked into tube, don't worry, it will end up in the trap. PSSS. Best to empty trap regularly. Otherwise you will have a hard time sorting out what you lost in the collected rubbish.
  10. Any more updates to come, Darren? Looking forward to see this build come together.
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