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Scratch Vacform 1/72nd Fe-2b Some Booms Mk. I

February 5 2012 at 9:25 PM

Dan Smith  (Login NinetyThirdLiberator)
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I got some test booms started. They are made of stretched sprue this time just to see how they look. As I've started rigging them, they do get stronger, though keeping them straight and square isn't easy.

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You can see them just mock placed on the wings/nacelle/stab and they certainly make it look more like a Fee. I'll see how far this takes me and might switch to brass and solder depending on how these turn out.

Kind of cool, though!

Cheers and thanks for looking.

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(Login AdrianMF)
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This is looking good

February 5 2012, 9:42 PM 

I've been following your build with interest and I've really liked it. You nailed the roundels - they look really good!

I would hazard, however, that I don't think stretched sprue will be strong enough, but YMMV. I guess you will just have to be careful when zooming it around your modelling room...


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Dan Smith
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You are right...

February 6 2012, 7:43 AM 

...I fear! I will play with brass next. Although, if I really did just play with it in my room, there wouldn't be any stress!!

Thanks for looking. I can't wait to see how difficult it is to solder tiny bits of brass...


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(Login Kevin60)
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It'll look great!

February 5 2012, 11:00 PM 

Dan, once again you've shown your skill.
Enjoy the weather this week and keep
up the great work.

Kevin in Brown's Point, Washington

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Dan Smith
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Hi Kevin

February 6 2012, 7:44 AM 

It sure was nice around here, wasn't it? I wish I was off today as well.

I think the booms at least are starting to take shape...I do think brass is in my future.

Thanks for looking.

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Claus Dam
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Booms sure turned out nice

February 6 2012, 3:46 AM 

but I wouldn't trust them in the long run. I would go for brass and stability.

Looks more and more like a Fe now! Have you considered the next vac project? Vickers 161 COW gun fighter? happy.gif

CD [linked image]

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Dan Smith
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February 6 2012, 7:46 AM 

Hi Claus,

You guys are all correct. It looks ok as a mock up, but I think it will at least sag in a while and it is terribly delicate even with the rigging especially at the wing joints.

Brass will be an adventure! Wish me luck and thanks for looking.

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William De Coster
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Totally cool !!!

February 6 2012, 2:07 PM 

It looks great - I'm happy to see the aircraft taking a bigger shape now, because that is really a special shape

It must 've already been quite a job to make all the stretched sprue - keeping the same thickness on all the parts, but I think it can act as a nice template for the brass - you are not only pushing bounderies here, but exceeding them : brass & solder are completely unknown to me - and so far I don't have a desire to start with it - buy hey, surprise me happy.gif

Great work Dan !

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Stuart Milliken
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Wow, Dan, you go from strength to strength in your builds!

February 6 2012, 3:26 PM 

The front half of this thing is already worthy of being called a whole model and then some! I am in awe!

I'm following the boom work with great interest--if you decide to go with brass, please give details on the soldering.


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Joe Youngerman
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Looks excellent!

February 7 2012, 5:17 PM 

All that rigging and strut work would scare the hell out of me!!


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Ted Preston
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Boom de booms!

February 8 2012, 12:05 PM 

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