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    Post  bcauchi on Fri May 02, 2014 2:42 pm

    Thanks Ray, i must admit it is looking good and there is more detail to go. Still have more supports and plumbing to put in.
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    Post  skyhigh on Fri May 02, 2014 7:24 pm

    Outstanding .........detail......... cheers 
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    Post  bcauchi on Sun May 04, 2014 8:54 pm

    Here is this weekend's work. Thank god for the rain. i am nearly done with the skid assembly but the most difficult part is yet to come, the plumbing. what took long mostly is to understand what there was and how it worked. you cannot replicate anything you cannot understand. I hate just copying pictures without knowing what i am copying and what every bit of equipment does. Now there are lots o pipes left to go in. Then it is done and i can work on the tail section or the engine. Still a gun bay left to detail. It was difficult to organize how to make this area and still be able to fit the skid itself so half the assembly is still unfixed to the plane. that will allow for painting and also the installation of the skid assembly.

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Mon May 05, 2014 5:27 am

    Wow Beautiful! Such detail!
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    Post  bcauchi on Mon May 05, 2014 7:38 am

    Thanks Noel, that is one hell of a lot of scratchbuilding.
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    Post  RayCaruana on Mon May 05, 2014 8:24 am

    Wow as usual Brian. Food for any modeller's eyes  cheers 
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    Post  bcauchi on Sun May 11, 2014 8:26 pm

    This weekend's work. one of the sides is now ready, relatively easy with just a hydraulic line and a connecting rod for the rudder control.

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    Most of the plumbing put in the other side. The front end of the pipes is organized but the rear still requires work for the different pipes to be terminated accordingly. Nearly done!

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    Post  in nannu pec on Mon May 12, 2014 3:54 pm

    Insaneingly awesome...absolutely stunning !!!!!  affraid  affraid  affraid  affraid  affraid  affraid  affraid 
    imma kemm int bravu !!!!
    prosit Brian you have really outdone yourself this time !!!
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    Post  bcauchi on Mon May 12, 2014 5:11 pm

    Thanks Lou imma lanqas nibda hdejn li taghmel int. Dan kollox kbir u relattivament easy. Int taghmel l-istess f'livell mikroskopiku.
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    Post  Noel Petroni on Mon May 12, 2014 7:37 pm

    Tal genn, Brian!! Veru bicca xghol tal genn!

    Neat construction and exceptional scratch building!
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    Post  Ray on Mon May 12, 2014 9:18 pm

    Any superlatives are futile  cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers 
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    Post  bcauchi on Tue May 13, 2014 7:12 am

    Thanks guys i am going flat out on this one there is so much more detail to go in. Time is pressing!!
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    Post  Aldo on Tue May 13, 2014 11:14 am

    Incredible work Bri! It looks more detailed than the real thing!!! Hats off to you my friend - you are definitely one of the best.
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    Post  bcauchi on Tue May 13, 2014 1:25 pm

    Thanks Aldo, detailing is like a virus to me and i just can't get rid of it. Takes time but i love the end result.
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    Post  skyhigh on Tue May 13, 2014 5:14 pm

    As always ..incredible detail.......... cheers 
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    Post  Aldo on Wed May 14, 2014 8:00 am

    bcauchi wrote:Thanks Aldo, detailing is like a virus to me and i just can't get rid of it.  Takes time but i love the end result.

    If your virus is contagious, can you please rub a little of it on me. I love the end result too!!!
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    Post  bcauchi on Wed May 14, 2014 8:05 am

    We spoke many times about this Aldo. It is nice to detail a model but that comes at the expense of time. My models take ages to be completed and seeing the large amount of models in your stash you would love to build, i don;t think you would go for it. I have very few models compared to you and i don;t think i will even live long enough to finish those. Also, it all depends on your ability to keep working in this way. My eyesight is becoming an issue and pretty soon it will just be out of the box builds.
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    Post  Aldo on Wed May 14, 2014 8:24 am

    I know Brian! I'm there already. That's why I gave up the commercial part of my work. My attention deficit has increased and I can only concentrate on the same model for a limited period of time before I need to move on to something else plus the eyesight deterioration will soon become exponential. My scale does not allow for that much detail anyway but I am cutting down to make up for time and the size of the stash. As long as I enjoy the end result, I will continue to do it. When this stops, I will dump everything.

    But I can't see this happening for many years!

    In the meantime, please continue to produce the masterpieces which have become synonymous with you.
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    Post  bcauchi on Sun May 18, 2014 7:46 pm

    Here's this week's work. Completed the underside with all the skid area detail. Here goes. The first two pics show the various fuel dump pipes. Made from an assortment of materials. The largest are plastic, the next in size are brass and the smaller ones are hypodermic needles.

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    The next two pics show the towing point at the nose of the plane.

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    The rest of the pics show work being done on the gun bay.

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun May 18, 2014 9:40 pm

    Illallu Brian! You are not leaving anything out!!

    What beautiful added detail! Tal genn!
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    Post  skyhigh on Sun May 18, 2014 10:40 pm

    out of this world................ affraid 
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    Post  bcauchi on Mon May 19, 2014 8:34 am

    Thanks guys but most of this work is for nothing and has to be redone. There are a number of huge mistakes because i did not understand the photos i was seeing. Most of the gunbay will have to be taken apart and redetailed. But thanks for looking and your comments.

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    Post  in nannu pec on Mon May 19, 2014 8:48 am

    awesome...simply awesome  affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid  speechless !!!
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    Post  Guest on Mon May 19, 2014 6:46 pm

    Excellent work Brian, even if you have to dismantle it!
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    Post  bcauchi on Tue May 20, 2014 4:48 pm

    Except for the time factor it is no problem, it will be much better the second time. Have dismantled everything and restarted. Can't have something which isn't right now can we!!??

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