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    Post  kpnuts on Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:15 pm

    Hi all I started this kit ages ago but it got shelved (can't remember why) but I had an idea to re motivate me , it's going to become a 60s version of the bat boat, I have the Airfix jet engine which I will be adding, with some lasers and other bits, I guarantee this will be like no corvette you ever saw.
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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:57 am

    Sound intersting. looking forward to it.
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    Post  kpnuts on Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:30 pm

    Hi all well here is a quick mockup of where this is going. The jet engine is very disappointing detail wise I will be adding lots more detail and since this will be sprayed gloss black I will be cutting inspection doors in the outer casing to show the detail I will be adding 

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    Post  kpnuts on Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:46 pm

    Hi all here's the first bit of alterations 

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    Post  bcauchi on Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:13 pm

    Do you have a photo or drawing of how this vessel is going to look?
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    Post  kpnuts on Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:00 pm

    Hi all done a bit more. I have my imagination, gulp.
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    As you can see there's no real detail to the jet engine, I know it's meant to be an educational toys to teach kids how a jet engine works and to be see through but I fail to see how this teaches anything, no injectors no pipe work for fuel just some blades which spin and some lights, I think Airfix missed a trick here. And for very little work on their part.
    I know nothing about jet engines but I know they need injectors to get the fuel where needed and fuel obviously but here is no indication of either here.
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    Post  kpnuts on Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:14 pm

    Hi all some more progress on this.

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    I've concocted a couple of laser cannons for it, I think they look quite convincing, what do you think.

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:57 am

    Guns looking good.
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    Post  kpnuts on Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:20 pm

    Hi all here is tonight's bit
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    I must say I'm quite pleased with my lasers.
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    Post  bcauchi on Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:57 am

    Very cool
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    Post  kpnuts on Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:23 pm

    Hi all here is the next installment

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    I must say I'm enjoying this very much, freedom from anyone saying "that's wrong" is so liberating and I'm loving the fact I can use my imagination to find stuff for making 60s style futuristic stuff ( I thought at the start of this build that the corvette lent itself to that era, modern stuff would be either squarer or more streamlined)
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    Post  kpnuts on Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:09 pm

    Hi all, I've started detailing the jet engine.

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    Post  kpnuts on Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:49 pm

    Hi all, did some more detailing on the jet engine (yes I know all you jet engine enthusiasts out there it looks like no jet engine you ever saw) it's not real and doesn't exist in real life, I love this imaginary stuff, I can do anything.
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    Post  kpnuts on Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:27 pm

    Hi all well I've finished detailing the jet engine, I was going to make an inspection panel in the casing so you could see the detailing but since it is curved in all directions I couldn't work out how to hinge it so you won't actually see any of it but, hey I know it's there.
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    Post  kpnuts on Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:35 pm

    Hi all well thanks to a suggestion I'm going to do lift out panels instead of hinged so here's what I have so far.
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    Post  kpnuts on Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:06 pm

    Hi all here's another update on this beast.

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    Post  kpnuts on Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:34 pm

    Hi all I've had a go at making batman and added a bit of colour to the ship.
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    Post  kpnuts on Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:32 pm

    Hi all can anyone guess what this will be used for (think way out of the box)
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    Post  kpnuts on Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:37 pm

    Hi all here is the next update.
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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:03 am

    Whatever that gizmo is, it looks good so that was what the bulb was for.
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    Post  kpnuts on Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:19 pm

    Hi all here's another update.
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    Post  kpnuts on Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:09 pm

    Hi all another little update, I must say I'm excited to see where this goes, I have so many ideas rolling round in my head.
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    Post  kpnuts on Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:34 pm

    Hi all I just feel like I should apologise to all the people following my other ship builds, I've not forgotten them, I'm just having so much fun with this I can't concentrate on them, is that selfish? Sorry, I will get back to them again,  and to those who don't like what I'm doing to this, I blow raspberrys at you.
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    Post  kpnuts on Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:13 pm

    Hi all another update, won't be many more as on hols on Friday. 

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    Post  kpnuts on Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:36 pm

    Hi all doing some research (I've no idea of the size of these and can't seem to find overall dimensions) I thought these would help in stabilisation either side, would you all agree, 1/72 seahund type xxv11b, I wouldn't be modeling them as submarines more outriggers with maybe some cannons or lasers attached.

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