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Build Thread, Page :  <<   2   3   4   5   6  [ 7 ]  8   9   10   11   12   >>  (339 posts, 20 posts per page, 17 pages in total) [ < Prev ] [ Next > ]
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3816122 Mar 17 09:18
Yes smooth but still needs work. Must spackle some flaws, sand quickly and seal. Then cover the wood with poly-span as a faux cloth cover.
rayl, Comment for image # 3816122 Mar 17 08:13
Smooooth!
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3816121 Mar 17 19:06
LWM, as you see it, without the engine, it is 36 inches in length. 1/7 scale. 48 inch wingspan. More wood than a small lumber yard?
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3816121 Mar 17 19:01
John - that Baboon fuse looks pretty long ... How long is it and what is the wingspan?
John M Oshust, Image # 3816221 Mar 17 18:07

Fitting the empennage so it slides into and aligns itself in the dorsal fuselage.
John M Oshust, Image # 3816121 Mar 17 18:05

Sanded and sealed the sheeted parts of the fuselage.
John M Oshust, Image # 3813519 Mar 17 10:54

One section to go and this task will be concluded!
John M Oshust, Image # 3813419 Mar 17 10:52

Gumby sweeps away some sawdust. The dorsal fuselage is completely sheeted. Not one of my favorite activities but a necessary task!
John M Oshust, Image # 3811316 Mar 17 15:26

Great progress today. No cut fingers, the sheeting cooperated. The Baboon starts to take form.
John M Oshust, Image # 3811216 Mar 17 15:24

Soon the engine will have a display stand!
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3811015 Mar 17 09:22
LWMan. The 1/2 liter, 500ml variety.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3811014 Mar 17 20:35
John I hope those were not one gallon plastic bottles of drinking water that Gumby had to drink ... cool magazines.
John M Oshust, Image # 3811014 Mar 17 14:47

Magazines are easier to fabricate thru repetition. Fortunately I hope to be making Vickers guns in the future so this was time well spent.
John M Oshust, Image # 3810914 Mar 17 14:46

Gumby fills the magazine racks.
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3810013 Mar 17 16:32
Skye, I have made a few magazines from wood discs. This was easier and produced a better product. I was fortunate that the bottle caps were the scale to match the future Baboon's Vickers.
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3809713 Mar 17 13:40
Also meant to say thanks for the insight on the operation of the Lewis gun. I knew from the design, it wouldn't work with an interrupter mechanism, but didn't know about the gravity-feed system. I can see now, how and why they were prone to jamming. That must have been very frustrating and frightening at the same time.
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3809713 Mar 17 13:36
Very nicely done. That's a great idea how you fabricated the cartridge..... er, magazine..... rack.
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3810013 Mar 17 13:34
Using bottle caps was a smart idea. Very nicely done. I did mine the hard way and fabricated the Lewis cartridge from scratch.
John M Oshust, Image # 3810012 Mar 17 14:51

Two magazines down, five to go! Unfortunately the magazines evolve from water bottle caps not Guinness sad😭
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3809811 Mar 17 21:21
I was the benefactor of a serendipitous epiphany this morning when I realized that water bottle caps could be converted into Lewis gun cartridge magazines. I must make five more for the magazine racks!
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