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Post by Hermes Trismegistus » Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:19 pm

Excellent. I'll let you know when it arrives.

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Post by Hermes Trismegistus » Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:19 pm

All these years, and never a double post.
Until now. Damn company MacBook.

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Post by raser13 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:26 pm

Whooo hooo she's on the move again! Progress.
i love it when a plan comes together
http://s1015.photobucket.com/albums/af278/raser13/

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Post by kalhen » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:14 pm

has the model arrived
yet???

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Post by kalhen » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:15 pm

has the model arrived
yet???

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Post by Hermes Trismegistus » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:21 pm

It just arrived this afternoon, and I've been working on it for a couple hours.

Here's what arrived.
The fuselage:
http://imgur.com/iRbfZOc
http://imgur.com/csFaCAj
http://imgur.com/fHXZWNo
http://imgur.com/w0xeT6B
Parts I have plans to use:
http://imgur.com/9SC4ZvS
http://imgur.com/P4j1M3G
Parts I don't plan to use:
http://imgur.com/ioMXOtL
http://imgur.com/0R9QxZb
Work so far:
http://imgur.com/mj3T23A
http://imgur.com/uNasC59

I'm planning to have a set of wings connecting the nacelles to the piece I've added on top of the fuselage, and a wing connecting the nacelles underneath. This should make the rear part bulkier and more balanced with the front part. I'm going to make coamings to enclose the excellent cockpit tub, and I'm considering extending the fuselage sides down so the the underside of the fuselage becomes part of a bomb/cargo bay. I'm replacing the control services on the canards so they can be positioned separately by whoever finishes the model.

The nacelle front and rear pieces are excellent; what were the yellow and blue pieces before they became engines for this thing?

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Post by Hermes Trismegistus » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:52 am

Bit more progress:

http://imgur.com/lbdOtzs
http://imgur.com/QXYZmJy
http://imgur.com/MKfu9bj

So, how much Bondo is safe to inhale?

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Post by Hermes Trismegistus » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:12 pm

Only had an hour to work tonight:

http://imgur.com/rgdTATU
http://imgur.com/bmvWXBP

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Post by kalhen » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:41 am

looking really great.
love what your doing with it.

uuummm.
if the dark grey wings are not used on the model may i get them back???

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Post by Hermes Trismegistus » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:48 pm

I'll be sure to send everything I don't use along with the model when I forward it to the next person. Probably at the end of the project, unused parts can go back to their supplier?

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Post by Hermes Trismegistus » Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:23 am

I think I'm nearly done. I still want to scribe a nose gear door, add something to the rear underside, and maybe close up that fan on the top.
http://imgur.com/IH5CuAJ
http://imgur.com/mhxlOdz
http://imgur.com/A8ETS7W
http://imgur.com/DRcmNBs

I've built access panels with internal bracing for the open engine bay as well.
I done know if I'll install the engine and nacelle caps that are already built or leave that for the next builder. Speaking of which, who wants to be next up?

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Post by Hermes Trismegistus » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:08 am

I was just about to cut a hole for a stand, and then it occurred to me that an open engine cowling sort of implies IT'S ON THE GROUND. But at least it was better than realizing this after the dremel had gone to work.
So, tonight is nose gear and tail skids.
The good news is that, since it is on the ground, the canopy can be posed open to show off the nice interior detail that came with it.
I want to do a few more details and then clean everything up, and then it will be ready to send off in a week or ten days.
So, just let me know where she's going.

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Post by M3 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:05 pm

That would be to me. :wink:

I'll PM you an address.
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Post by Hermes Trismegistus » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:48 pm

Excellent. I should have it cleaned up and ready to ship by the middle or end of next week.

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Post by Hermes Trismegistus » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:43 pm

My work here is done.
I'll ship the package tomorrow and PM you the tracking.
I packed everything in layers of bubble wrap and air packs, so hopefully it will survive the trip.

This is the main assembly:
http://imgur.com/16A60J9
http://imgur.com/iNVCskB
http://imgur.com/e9K6sTb
http://imgur.com/ijIcgFa
http://imgur.com/KIXpkmC
http://imgur.com/RlNIkib
http://imgur.com/SnhgUlF
http://imgur.com/a9SQv8G
http://imgur.com/8akmc5O

It also has front and back engine nacelle caps, exhaust nozzles, nozzle inserts, an engine insert and a frame piece for the open nacelle, three finished access panels, a canopy (that looks like it fits the cockpit opening if it is displayed open but doesn't actually), a canopy hinge assembly, detail pieces and decals for the sensor pod, and all of the unused parts that came with it, as well as a few parts I added to the collection.

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Post by Hermes Trismegistus » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:50 pm

The package is on its may to M3.
I already miss it. But back to work on lighting my NX-01.

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Post by kalhen » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:46 am

What is the status of the model any pics

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Post by Hermes Trismegistus » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:48 am

Are there any updates on our project? How's it going?

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Post by raser13 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:11 pm

Wow i fell off the modeling grid for a few months. My new classic car took all my spare time. But now that winters back so am i! Ni e to see this didn't just die off. Beautiful work Hermes. I think there's more bondo on the model now than my car. LOL

Btw Hermes, you asked what the yellow nacelle and blue end caps originally wer. They were evedently a set of kids binoculars. When i got the ship in the beginning the eye pieces were still on the back. It made it more evident.

So who has her now? M3? And hows she comming? And whens my turn? Lol
i love it when a plan comes together
http://s1015.photobucket.com/albums/af278/raser13/

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Post by Hermes Trismegistus » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:56 pm

Binoculars! I never thought of that. Cool.

I think it is with M3 still.

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Post by Hermes Trismegistus » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:17 am

Is there any word on the progress of our build?

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Post by Hermes Trismegistus » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:49 am

Hello.

Any news on our build?

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Post by raser13 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:20 am

M3 what's up with the model? Or any one that has it or knows? Is it done? Has it gotten lost? Is it just sitting in a box in a dark corner somewhere all alone crying itself to sleep every night? Oops, sorry got a bit over dramstic there. But if it's not getting worked on and Is still able to be found, I'll pay shipping to me. I just want to see this through! I just want to see at least one traveling model make it to wonderfest! And I'd love it to be ours!

So let me know what's up. Thanks
i love it when a plan comes together
http://s1015.photobucket.com/albums/af278/raser13/

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Post by M3 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:59 pm

Well, the short answer is: it's still sitting under the model bench. Life (read: work, personal/family issues, basement floods, etc.) meant that she never got finished, and I never got to Wonderfest this year.

However, I am still planning on getting back to her after my latest personal Scylla and Charybdis finish tossing me around, in a couple of weeks. And I am stll planning on having her ready for Wonderfest 2017, as part of the "Magic 800".

Will post pics soon.

-M@

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Post by raser13 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:43 pm

So M3 any update on this?
i love it when a plan comes together
http://s1015.photobucket.com/albums/af278/raser13/

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Post by raser13 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:51 pm

so M3 hows about it any updates??
i love it when a plan comes together
http://s1015.photobucket.com/albums/af278/raser13/

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Post by raser13 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:07 pm

So M3 how us this going? Did she ever get finished?
i love it when a plan comes together
http://s1015.photobucket.com/albums/af278/raser13/

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