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Forum: Projects Yesterday, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By jeffyjeep
I've finally been able to paint! The BBIII's...

I've finally been able to paint!

The BBIII's main airframe is coated with (2) coats of apple red. The faux nozzle in metallic silver. The PNC and payload assembly is being repainted because I had...
Forum: FreeForAll 02-21-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By jeffyjeep
They are!—-and I swear by their locally-made...

They are!—-and I swear by their locally-made product personally. The Vixen and I have had Weather Tech liners and license plate frames in/on all of our vehicles ever since they were available. ...
Forum: Projects 02-21-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By jeffyjeep
A scratch-built, RC shuttle stack?! You’re a...

A scratch-built, RC shuttle stack?! You’re a better man than I, Gunga Din.

Beautiful work!
Forum: Projects 02-19-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By jeffyjeep
I'm using ROTW for the reference. Your photo...

I'm using ROTW for the reference. Your photo DOES kinda-sorta make it look like a boattail though. Maybe it's just camera angle.

Yes, I'm doing the red and white Canadian pattern.
Forum: FreeForAll 02-18-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By jeffyjeep
....and Sunbeam.

....and Sunbeam.
Forum: FreeForAll 02-18-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By jeffyjeep
Ah yes! Lucas Electric! The “inventor of...

Ah yes! Lucas Electric! The “inventor of darkness”. In the early 70’s my brother had a Norton with Lucas. IIRC it was positive ground. What a disaster!
Forum: FreeForAll 02-18-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By jeffyjeep
A visit to the Weather Tech factory store.

This a.m. it was too foggy to paint, so I schlepped down to the Weather Tech factory store in Bolingbrook, IL to get some new floor liners for "The Vixen's" Jeep. I wasn't expecting the store to be...
Forum: Projects 02-18-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By jeffyjeep
The 1:13 scale BBIII now has it's engine mount...

The 1:13 scale BBIII now has it's engine mount inserted, it's fins mounted, it's PNC55 and payload tube assembled and a Kevlar tether attached to same, and the fins are treated with (4) coats of...
Forum: Projects 02-17-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By jeffyjeep
I've enlarged and cut out my 1: scale BBIII fin...

I've enlarged and cut out my 1: scale BBIII fin pattern and cut (3) blanks from my finest sheet of 3/32" basswood. I then hand scrape the bevels into the leading edges.

As for the 18MM engine...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 02-13-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,832
Posted By jeffyjeep
Clear paint? Do you buy that at the same place...

Clear paint? Do you buy that at the same place as portable holes? :D
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 02-05-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By jeffyjeep
The parts will mail tomorrow. Pay it forward. :)

The parts will mail tomorrow. Pay it forward. :)
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 02-05-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By jeffyjeep
Post or PM your mailing address to me and I'll...

Post or PM your mailing address to me and I'll mail it to you.
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 02-05-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By jeffyjeep
I have these molded parts left over from my kit,...

I have these molded parts left over from my kit, but it looks like you have them already.
Forum: Projects 02-04-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By jeffyjeep
Build Thread: scratch 1:13 scale Black Brant III

Now that I've finally replicated the faux nozzle I can now scratch build the BB III in BT55 based, c. 1:13 scale.

First, the pick:

(1) BT55 x 12"
(1) BT55 x 6.7"
(both will be joined to create the...
Forum: Projects 02-04-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By jeffyjeep
I knew I could do it!

.......and voila!

It took several tries, but I was finally successful in replicating a 1:13 scale BBIII nozzle.

Using the indicated 55 to 50 pattern from an Estes centering ring and paper adapter...
Forum: Projects 02-03-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By jeffyjeep
"The Vixen" and I thank for the...

"The Vixen" and I thank for the compliments!

Another Shrox designed kit that's in my build pile is the Flis Kits Decim-8.
Forum: Projects 02-03-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By jeffyjeep
Now for the decals/stickers. Since the model is...

Now for the decals/stickers.

Since the model is completely gloss white the decals should be OK. Each decal is actually transparent and isn't white-backed, so if the decals were lain over almost any...
Forum: Projects 02-03-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By jeffyjeep
I'm back from Towaco, NJ now and back to the Sea...

I'm back from Towaco, NJ now and back to the Sea Sting.

Before I left I painted the model with (2) coats of gloss white enamel. It's had many days to dry and the model is completely safe to handle....
Forum: Projects 01-29-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By jeffyjeep
Jeez! Don't you guys know anything?! The cat...

Jeez! Don't you guys know anything?! The cat read "PIKE" on the side and therefore assumes there's a fish inside. :D
Forum: Projects 01-29-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By jeffyjeep
Did you stencil the letters and numbers or are...

Did you stencil the letters and numbers or are they decals? Either way, they look wonderful!
Forum: Projects 01-28-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By jeffyjeep
The Sea Sting has now been shot with gray...

The Sea Sting has now been shot with gray primer--followed by white primer. Now I can see the flaws (and there are many.)

Time for some hooch. Good night.

TBC
Forum: Projects 01-28-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By jeffyjeep
Nice rocket!--and you have a beautiful kitty. ...

Nice rocket!--and you have a beautiful kitty. Maine Coon? Norwegian forest cat?
Forum: Projects 01-28-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By jeffyjeep
The model has now been given (4) sanded coats of...

The model has now been given (4) sanded coats of sanding sealer and then I attached the dowel strake to it's mounting strut. The Sea Sting is finally ready for primer!

TBC
Forum: Kit Collecting 01-28-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 945
Posted By jeffyjeep
I can relate, Steve. The vendors that REALLY...

I can relate, Steve. The vendors that REALLY frost my butt are the ones that take an irreplaceable kit and mail it in an envelope—usually so they can profit on shipping, or just because they’re...
Forum: FreeForAll 01-24-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 675
Posted By jeffyjeep
Aren't those from the 1970's and 80's?

Aren't those from the 1970's and 80's?
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