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Re: Dazzle Camo Dropship - Made of junk
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2019, 02:31:05 AM »
Next up I have a brilliant idea inspired by my fondness for the following aircraft and my desire to have some actual armament on this thing.







Funny you should say that - its interesting just how much the Shturmovik (early models) like the Defiant looks without the turret (and some wing guns of course):



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Re: Dazzle Camo Dropship - Made of junk
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2019, 04:53:01 AM »
Turret troubles.

My first though was to take the turret ring and front turret from the Focke and graft that on to the Mosquito fuselage, sadly looking at the curves involved I realised this would be unlikely to look seamless.  This had me stumped for quite a while.


I wanted to cut a circular hole and slot in the turret but i could not think how to make it the right shape. Then I came up with the idea of melting the hole. luckily I had a bit of copper pipe of about the right diameter.


It was working too, until I got impatient and pushed too hard, then this happened.


Oh well, nothing some glue couldn't fix. After much filing  I had a hole that fit the turret pretty well, just one issue, I had the 'glass' of the turret but not the gun etc to go in to it. 


I found a gun that looked about right and what I think is part of the exhaust from my 1/16 RC Tiger 1.


A quick chop and some glue and we have something that will look OK enough.


And here we are.


My only worry is that, now I look at it I want the turret to sit lower, not sure what do you think?

Next up some finishing touches on the underside and then I think I'll need some advice on what to do next.

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Re: Dazzle Camo Dropship - Made of junk
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2019, 08:22:26 AM »
I would go with the lower turret if itís not too hard to get apart. Not a big enough problem to be worth breaking stuff in my opinion. Is there a chance of a thinner gun barrel?
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Re: Dazzle Camo Dropship - Made of junk
« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2019, 06:48:30 PM »
Hack, hack, melt, glue... loving this great efforts so far. ;)

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Re: Dazzle Camo Dropship - Made of junk
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2019, 04:24:43 PM »
To lower the turret, why not using a saw (those tiny little ones used for cutting resin, for example) and remove "a slice" near the bottom, without damaging the fuselage ?

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Re: Dazzle Camo Dropship - Made of junk
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2019, 07:46:21 PM »
Sorry guys, I've lost all mojo for this project, it's progressed little further than is shown here. I do hope to come back to it but nothing is inspiring me.

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Re: Dazzle Camo Dropship - Made of junk
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2019, 10:22:46 PM »
You are not alone, it happens to us all and for some of us it results in many unfinished projects being set aside to gather dust or tossed in the bin.  Sometimes the interest in finishing the project returns after a time.
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Re: Dazzle Camo Dropship - Made of junk
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2019, 10:36:57 AM »
Yep, the mojo shall return! ... Maybe .... One day ... ::)

I have a couple of builds (OK, about 10 of them) that have been sitting mojo-less for, well, I think one's up to about 8 years, now, but it's still there & every once in a while I think about it & have a look, maybe do some little thing, then move on.

I know the will to finish it (all of them) is there, it's just not that strong at the moment. One day! ;)
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Re: Dazzle Camo Dropship - Made of junk
« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2019, 06:38:16 PM »
I know Iíll be here waiting for this mojo to return.

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Re: Dazzle Camo Dropship - Made of junk
« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2019, 07:13:38 PM »
Do not despair, I think every modeler loses there mojo occasionally, I know, I was that man.

Spend a few  nights doing something else  not model related this will give you the itch to get back to the bench.

This is a good concept you have here, I look forward to seeing it finished

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Re: Dazzle Camo Dropship - Made of junk
« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2019, 12:40:08 AM »
OK, a couple of additions:
I thought I'd already posted this, but it looks not. I got the cargo bay roughly on (filler will cover  the gaps).


then I took this, I think it's the engine deck from a Leopard 1, I want it to be a kind of VTOL/hover type thing. still needs a bit of blending in...


Filler to the rescue!


Basic shaping done.


Wheels back on.


Engines back on and a quick wash pf black to tie things together a bit.


Hmmm, looks wonky, but I want to keep the turret height so it could shoot forward.

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Re: Dazzle Camo Dropship - Made of junk
« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2019, 01:04:45 AM »
So, I found some of these in a local park, apparently, people use them to get high on laughing gas but they look like  fuel tanks to me.


Under the wings they go.


Totally industrial piping and not drinking straws.


I kinda want one of these:


but I don't have the parts, so I tried a straw as a cannon, but i'm not feeling it.




I think that my stall is when it feels like there is nothing but sanding, painting and finishing to do, it doesn't grab me, but I do want to see the end of this. hmmm.

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Re: Dazzle Camo Dropship - Made of junk
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2019, 03:10:45 AM »
For the cannon, perhaps a cluster of cut pins to yield the barrels and then some plastic disks at the end with appropriate holes.  Alternatively, you could buy the appropriately sized GAU-8 barrels et al. from Master, but I'm thinking the cluster of pins would suit the spirit of the build better.

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Re: Dazzle Camo Dropship - Made of junk
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2019, 08:34:21 AM »
Good grief, you're packing a lot in there! :icon_surprised:

Jolly good! :smiley:
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