Archive for October, 2010

30
Oct
10

HE. P. 1080 anyone??

This plane or jet I scratch built almost 11 years ago. At the time the technology wasn’t up to really flying this Luft 46 WW2 bird very well. But with todays electric jet wonders she is finally ready to test fly next week. This was one of the many plans on the boards by the Germans late in the war that never got built. I found this recently in a plastic garbage bag in my garage. Forgot I even had it and believed it lost. She’s a little beat up from being kicked around but it just adds to the realism of that time. To learn more about the Luft 46 visit www.luft46.com

30
Oct
10

Saucer section all glassed up…

A bit more of the boring. However the top, bottom and rim are all glassed. I trimmed the edge of the top. Sanded down all the putty on the bottom and edge. Now to let it sit for a day and get good and hard before I start pointing it up with Evercoat Metal glaze and sanding, and sanding, and sanding.

Tomorrow I’ll be redoing my home theater while this sets up. Should be back to it on Sunday.

Steve

29
Oct
10

Back on the Enterprise

Spent several days building the subs for customers. Then a couple of more getting my shop and garage organized and cleaned up for a large order of Spock ears coming up. As well as making room in the garage to do work on the Enterprise.

Today I was able to finish up the saucer. Added the foam to the voids on the bottom edge and sand them round. A bunch of filler that will later be sanded before I glass the bottom and the rim. But today I also glassed the top of the saucer. Once the whole saucer is glassed I can man handle it and clean up the geometry with a lot of filler and sanding until it’s all smooth and has a thick primer coat. Once that’s done I can scribe details into the hull and move ahead with building the bridge and other parts for the saucer section.

More work on Foo Fighters this weekend. Busy, busy,

Steve

22
Oct
10

This week…

Sorry guys and girls nothing much to share this week. I’ve just been finishing up the two RC Submarine re-fits for customers. A work week. Off to get supplies for the Enterprise. A bit of work on Foo Fighters this weekend. Back to the Enterprise and Foo Fighters next week.

Steve

18
Oct
10

Foo Fighters Update

Got every bit of our new footage cut in on Saturday. The entire film is cut. Next week as time allows I’ll be sweetening the edit. Another couple of weeks and we should have a finished movie. Jeff McCan’s excellent camera work went along to helping this edit go like butter on toast. It just melted together.

Steve

18
Oct
10

Saucer section all sheeted…

So the main shape to the saucer is all done. Except for the gap you see going around the underside rim. This gets filled with a thick white foam and sanded to shape.

Starting tomorrow and through the week I have radio controlled model work to do for two customers. I have a refit on a 7 foot long WW2 British S-Class sub and a small sport sub to refit and re paint. Got to get these done this week before I go back to the Enterprise this coming weekend. Next weekend I’ll be epoxy glassing the saucer with West Systems epoxy and some medium and light weight cloths. Then the real work can begin.

Steve

Outer rim is sheeted.

Underside sheeting and the gap to be filled by thick solid foam and sanded to shape before glassing.

17
Oct
10

More sheeting on the saucer section…

Starting to do the bottom side. Using balsa filler to fill gaps and scratches with. Once sanded smooth the glass will lay down nicely. Here’s some pictures from tonights work. I should have the whole saucer sheeted tomorrow. A good friend of mine will be CNCing the smaller parts for me. Good news it should help speed up things a bit.

Steve




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