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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  skyhigh on Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:34 pm

    Min jaf Brian tuza tiben , min dak li jkun hemm mal bambin fil milied . fil qoffa jew bennina, u tiprova tfarku f biccit iz zghir.. scratch

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    Post  bcauchi on Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:20 pm

    Kollox nipprova Marco imma l-problema hi l-iscale. Taf kemm irid ikun zghir biex jigi to scale?! Nipprova xorta ghx hemm bzonn xi ftit, il-magni t-tnejn indaf wisq.

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    Post  iCocker on Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:51 pm

    Isma biex nigbed is-saqaj ghedta ta ghax bqajtniftakara dik ... Nahseb ftit ironfilings jew irbaba tal-white metal bi trapan irqiq jigi to scale imma ...

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    Post  Ray on Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:57 pm

    iCocker wrote:Isma biex nigbed is-saqaj ghedta ta ghax bqajtniftakara dik ... Nahseb ftit ironfilings jew irbaba tal-white metal bi trapan irqiq jigi to scale imma ...

    I concur with Ivan...sublime idea & would be the most realistic IRBUUBA cyclops Idea

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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:55 am

    Il-lejla nippruvaha l-irbuuba. Ghax minghajr irbuuba naqa bla sens!!!

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    Post  Ray on Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:06 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Il-lejla nippruvaha l-irbuuba.  Ghax minghajr irbuuba naqa bla sens!!!

    Ha tippruvuwwa l-irbuuba Twisted Evil

    That is saying it in Zurrieq lingo bounce

    Joking apart, get a piece of white metal (if you don't have, I can furnish you with surplus bases which I'll never use) & drilling that, should do the trick & white metal dust as well Suspect

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    Post  Carius on Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:54 pm

    Amazing details my friend.

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    Post  bcauchi on Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:03 pm

    Thanks Cesar.

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:05 am

    Wow Brian! What a project!

    Now I understand what you were up too!

    Masterpiece, man!

    I don't know if I missed it but I would like to see a bird's eye view photo of the whole dio.

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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:56 pm

    Hey Noel, where the hell have you been. Missed your projects and your posts! I will try to oblige with a shot of the entire thing. But it is not done yet. A few more bits and pieces to add but i hope it will be done by the end of the year. Thanks for your comments.

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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:51 pm

    UPDATE! Here is the paint mixing table and also the paint storage rack. Thinners at the bottom and paint on the upper shelves. The table, tools and vice are the only things which are not scratchbuilt. hope you like it.











    And here are some scenes of the whole project so far. There is not muc left to add now.












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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  Gordon on Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:15 pm

    wooooooooooooooooooooooow welldone

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    Post  Ray on Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:31 pm

    This is rockin and rollin galore cheers

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:10 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Hey Noel, where the hell have you been.  Missed your projects and your posts!  I will try to oblige with a shot of the entire thing. But it is not done yet. A few more bits and pieces to add but i hope it will be done by the end of the year.  Thanks for your comments.

    I'm setting up my work station in another room and hoping to start seriously again!

    Great work and it is incredible the way you paid attention to every little detail. It's a pleasure to watch the pics!

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:26 am

    Thanks a lot everyone for your comments. I hope to soon have it done and get it over to the club once i sort out the problem of fixing everything to the base. Items left for me to do:
    A welding set. What is a workshop without one?
    I have the last figure who is holding a bicycle. he has just come from the store with some part in his hands. I am dying to get to this bicycle. it is a beautiful kit with lots of photoetched fiddly parts.
    A huge dustbin with rubbish in it.

    that is basically what's left for me to do except for some more finishing touches such as a few posters up on the wall and some more dirt and stuff.

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    Post  in nannu pec on Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:41 am

    amazing work Brian...you have a very fine eye for detail habib !!!!PROSIT !!!!
    in nannu Cool

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    Post  Ray on Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:36 am

    bcauchi wrote:Thanks a lot everyone for your comments. I hope to soon have it done and get it over to the club once i sort out the problem of fixing everything to the base.  Items left for me to do:
    A welding set.  What is a workshop without one?
    I have the last figure who is holding a bicycle. he has just come from the store with some part in his hands.  I am dying to get to this bicycle. it is a beautiful kit with lots of photoetched fiddly parts.
    A huge dustbin with rubbish in it.

    that is basically what's left for me to do except for some more finishing touches such as a few posters up on the wall and some more dirt and stuff.  

    Tinsijjex l-IRBUUBA ta bounce

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    Re: Two Me 163 komets

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:39 am

    Sibt kif taghmilha Ray, you are going to like those long strings of coiled metal. Remember them when the tool is correctly sharpened and the feed is just right, the metal being removed does not break up but forms long spirals. I found a way of making those. they are going to look cool all over the place.

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    Post  Ray on Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:51 am

    I never doubted your prowess Brian cheers

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    Post  Wayne on Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:24 pm

    Jaw-droppingly gorgeous dio Brian.

    Can't wait to see it in the flesh.



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    Post  iCocker on Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:39 am

    Worth the lenghty wait for this project ... prosit Brian!

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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:39 am

    Be patient my friends, it will hopefully soon be done then i will get it over to the club. I am working hard to have it finished, it was tiring but lots of fun and very satisfying and a welcome break from detailing planes. tried a bit of everything and tried to learn from everyone. Hope that the finished product will be up to standard!

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    Post  iCocker on Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:42 am

    One curiosity Brian, whay did they mask out the insignia? Was it not the norm they make an overall coat and re-paint them, in AFVs I know they used to have stencils or handpainted but nice to know how they dealt with from the luftwaffe side ...

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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:51 am

    Ivan it is only my assumption but all i know for sure is that Wolfgang Spate was pretty pissed off when they sprayed his plane red because of the extra weight of the paint. in fact he records in his book that he asked his fitter what weight of paint was used to paint it red and when he answered he told him that the extra weight meant a significant addition in the plane's take off run. That was critical so I assumed that they would apply paint at an absolute minimum. I don't have details of how the Luftwaffe painted their aircraft, just a few photos, two during production and two making amendments in the field, minor works. So that is just something i decided. I thought it would be interesting and in line with the facts i have in hand.

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    Post  iCocker on Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:32 am

    Red paint might also had lead in the mix aswell apart probably giving it more then one coat to make a rich red colour... interesting historical notes Brian

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