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#21 Ira

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:57 PM

GOT THE NOSE!

 

I cut the top half of the Tomcats Nose off with a razor saw...

 

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I fit the Nose in place and sanded down the area to make the body pieces blend together.

 

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Here is the top view with the Nose in place!

 

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:08 AM

I just watch in amazement! i NEVER know watcher gonna do, thats wat makes it so much fun! You must be a FUN Dad Ira!

 

Thanks George!

 

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:26 AM

Ira, you are king of the kitbashers for sure.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:44 AM

FASTBACK!!!

 

I cut the Trailer from the Cherry Bomb Kit up to make an extension on the Stingrays Roof. The Front/Bottom section will be used on the Roof.

 

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I taped the Trailer Section in place and the Roof and Trailer Section Fit Together Perfectly!  I made a few marks where I can trim the Section down a little...

 

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Here's the mock-up for the Fastback!

 

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:02 PM

Who knew the romulans had actually made something beautiful! Wow that is an awesome concept!



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:42 AM

OK, who let Ira get ahold of a knife, again?!? Ira, you are a genious! I'll be watching this one, closely!

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:30 PM

MAKE IT SMOOTH!!!

 

I used 4 Plastic Strips of to blend the Top Pieces with the body. Zap-A-Gap, Green Label Glue holds the Strips in place.

 

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Here are the Strips in place. I cut away the excess from the rear after the Strips were glued in...

 

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:57 PM

Wow...pretty cool so far, Ira!

 

Thanks Tony!

 

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:29 AM

What i dont understand is how do you get so many awesome builds completed in a year. I cant find time to build a box stock car in the time you build one show stopper.


Keep it up. I enjoy your builds.

 

 

Thanks Gary!

 

I have been building many kinds of models most of my life, so I have had a lot of practice.

Since I have learned how to fix the modeling mistakes I make and make less mistakes, I have been building much faster... B)



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:11 AM

Ira, I have no idea how you come up with these wild builds but I'm sure glad you do !

 

Thanks Ray!

 

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:46 AM

MORE POWER!!!

 

Two Big Jet Engines just aren't enough Power for the Stingray. I'm going to add Two More Engines, Clone Wars - Sublight Style Engines on the ends of the Wings.
 I started with two F-18A Hornet Jet Fighter parts, I think they are Gastanks or Bombs...

 

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I want the New Engines to line up with the body, so I marked a cut line that looked pretty close to what I wanted.

 

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Here is the wing after the cut...

 

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:36 AM

Ira, you are king of the kitbashers for sure.

 

Thanks Ray!

 

Yeah, I Love Kitbashing... B)



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:25 AM

ENGINES IN PLACE...

 

I fit the Engines in place and glued them in.

 

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Then I trimmed off the excess from the mounts.

 

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Here is the Side View...

 

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:21 PM

That's coming along nicely Ira.  The fit of all these parts is pretty close-great vision on this project-even if it's "in the cellar" at the bottom of the page. :blink:   



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 02:24 PM

Who knew the romulans had actually made something beautiful! Wow that is an awesome concept!

 

Thanks Nick!

 

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:58 AM

OK, who let Ira get ahold of a knife, again?!? Ira, you are a genious! I'll be watching this one, closely!

 

Thanks Chris!

 

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:12 AM

MORE FINS!!!

 

The F14 Tomcat Jet Engines are set up to have 2 Tail Fins, I'm going add another! I started by removing the top from one of the  Tomcat Fins. The Fin Tops will be used later...

 

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Then I measured to find the  Center line on the rear and made a Fin Slot with a Cut Off Wheel in a Dremel Tool.

 

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Here is the Center Fin in place, after a little Sanding and Shaping...

 

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:43 PM

Coming along nicely Ira.



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:04 AM

Ira,

 

Another cool project.

 

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:04 AM

SHAVE IT OFF!

 

I used Half-Round Plastic Strip to fill the "Snap-In" Slots.

 

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Then I removed all of the Romulan Markings from the top of the Stingray and applied some Filler/Primer.

 

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Next I drilled a hole in the underside and glued a length of Plastic Tubing in place. This Tubing will make the hole for the Steel Mounting Rod.

 

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