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AJ Savage update

June 15 2012 at 3:03 PM
Andrea Lugli  (Login andrea_l)
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Hello Hyperscalers,

thanks for the support.
Things here seems to be stabilizing. We still shake from time to time, especially a few km northwards, but the seismic swarm looks to have finally entered the dampening phase. Still early, anyway, to re-start those many work activities inside the "red line" because relevant reply quakes (about or over 4.0 magnitude) are possible.

In the meantime, I made some small progress on the AJ. First, some work into the cockpit, almost ready to be closed:
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May be the last chances to look what's inside:
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Then I committed myself to the worrying vacuform canopy. I (breath held) carefully cut it from the sheet with scissors, then refined it on the usual flat sandapaper. A few adjustments and I made a final dry test:
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With a little bit of pressure, it fits nicely - much better, indeed, than many mainstream injection molded kits. This kit has surprises.

A dip in good-old-Future (I still have 1 + 1/2 bottles of the original brand) takes care of some scratches and delivers the usual magic:

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Vèmo sl'è bél ("look how nice it is", for non-emilian speaking people): crystal clear!

Then, today a decision. Something does not yet fully satisfied my mental image of the AJ Savage. It's a large Navy aircraft, one that has spent most of it's service life over the aircraft carriers decks. It should have smelt of hot metal, spilled fuel and salt water. So what creates a more "NAVY" mood than...

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FOLDED WINGS!
It's an already long trip, let's make a few steps further.

Greetings from Modena, Emilia, Italy.
Andrea

 
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