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Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:13 pm
by baby_astons
ah, so she'll fly soon!!

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:25 pm
by wingnut
It goes to show "patients" really are a virtue ! :clap:

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:16 am
by Mark
After having a while of not being able to do much modelling, including settling into a new flat, new job, a fair bit of travel, etc. and getting hacked off with the lat couple of bits of the engines, I've finally got some progress worth sharing !!

These were the two rings that caused so much frustration. They each sit on the ends of 6 'ribs' and none of them seemed to be in the right position. I managed to choose 2 ribs that were more or less the right distance apart and glued the rings to them. Then the remaining 4 were encouraged into position and glued one by one.

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I finally finished them last night, and now have two engines ready to fit.

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Fitting them isn't likely to be easy. There are no locating parts to tell you how far forward they should go. There are notches in the engine housings that get them in the right axial position, but they are free to slide backwards and forwards.....

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:37 pm
by wingnut
Nice work mark ! so it's onward and upwards :clap:
Mike.

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:21 pm
by Morris
Nothing but respect for P/E work..... :o :o :clap: great stuff...!

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:37 pm
by Mark
Thanks guys. Fitting the engines is proving trying......

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:11 pm
by Mark
Ha ! Victory is mine !!

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Well, a victory of sorts - the kits managed to inflict about 2 months worth of frustration into 2 evenings !! It was a right 'mare trying to get the engines into all 3 location slots and glued ! It kept falling out, the glue wouldn't go off, and parts bent. In the end it was glue it into one slot at a time...

Still, got there in the end :D

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:11 pm
by steve131
Well done :clap:

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:15 pm
by Morris
Great stuff! (I would be in a straight jacket in the corner of a padded room babbling like the joker if I tried to work with that much photoetch......) can't wait to see more...

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:46 pm
by snapdragon
Outstanding Mark. glad I didn't get this one I would be in a padded room by now!

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:37 am
by casper
excellent Mark :clap: :clap: I would have ended up with a mangled mess followed by some choice words :whistle: :)
casp

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:09 am
by number1
Certainly not for the faint hearted! Congrats on getting the engines in :clap: :dance:

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:47 am
by morrigan
That almost calls for a bottle of champers in celebration! Well a large bottle of something at any rate.


Congratulations on winning the Battle of the engines!

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:33 pm
by Mark
Thanks for all the comments folks :D On the home stretch now :D

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:06 pm
by Mark
Done the cockpit canopy now. That was a tricky little b...b....blighter !!

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Just got the port wing to add the wing root to, and the wings to fix to the fuz !!

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Nearly done - and I've got their Hellcat to do as well - You order the popcorn, I'll order the straight jacket !!

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:17 pm
by chill
Great work.

:dance:

Have some prozac and ketamine for your nerves.

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:50 pm
by Morris
Wow! I like the 'big picture' - I just can't see how you do that! :o :o :o

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:01 pm
by Mark
Woo hoo !! Finished !!!!

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I have to say, this was extremely challenging. The engines are particularly difficult !! I lost two pieces to the carpet monster, but that was just a DF loop and antenna on the bottom of the plane. Nobody would ever notice they are missing. I left the guns off as the mouldings were not very good. There is a stand included but I preferred the model standing on its wheels. Oh, and there was one piece left over. It was very small, and absolutely no chance of fitting it now, but it's not noticeable either. I'm pleased with the finished result, but it's not a model for the feint hearted !!

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:14 pm
by wingnut
:clap: :clap: :clap: Nice one Mark It's been an interesting build diary.
Cheers Mike.

Re: Jasmine Horton Ho-229

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:55 pm
by number1
Congratulations on finishing, looks fantastic all that frustration got to be worth a K, at least (I will try not to delete one :o )