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Re: RAAF 1/72 Anigrand C-17A Globemaster III

Postby RayS » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:55 pm

I spent most of the weekend trying to reshape the cargo bay ramp parts, seemed like I was going nowhere with them. I was also trying to figure how I would mount them securely

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Does not seem much has changed with the doors, though I can tell you their shape and size is a lot better now.

I then decided I would sort out a couple of other issues so I could close it up. I will get back to the ramp parts near the end and once the fuselage is together.

Made up the para doors

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And painted and detailed the floor

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Re: RAAF 1/72 Anigrand C-17A Globemaster III

Postby RayS » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:28 pm

So another month on and the C-17 mojo is back.

I preparation for sealing up the fuselage I had to tape the subassemblies together
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And then I had to figure out how much weight I needed to add to avoid and massive tailsitter
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Fun Fact No. 1
The model before nose weight was added weighed approx 1.4kg

Fun Fact No. 2
The amount of nose weight required was approx 285g (not your piddly 5-7g for those wimpy injection moulded kits) 

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Final weigh in
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My cutting mat is A2 size
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And finally, some size comparisons with a couple of in-progress builds

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Re: RAAF 1/72 Anigrand C-17A Globemaster III

Postby qfa_tsv » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:43 am

Good to see that big mother getting together, so much work on the front end it frightens me and not to mention the interior
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Re: RAAF 1/72 Anigrand C-17A Globemaster III

Postby AndrewDoppel » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:48 am

I'm so looking forward to seeing this in real life Ray. Your patience with the corrections is to be admired.
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Re: RAAF 1/72 Anigrand C-17A Globemaster III

Postby RayS » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:41 pm

The fuselage is now together, but before closing up I had to add a screen that goes around the entry door which can be seen on the left up front.

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Turning my attention to seams and filling pin holes, oh what fun.

I am also fixing up the vertical stab. I had previously cut out the rudders so I could pose them slightly offset as they usually are when the jet is parked.

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I didn't get it quite right the first time around, so now I have had to increase the size of the rubber cut out and lengthen the rudder panels.

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The top 2 panels have been reshaped with the addition of some card. I also have to remove some material from the base of the fin as the curve is not quite right. You can just see the marked area at the base of the leading edge.

The area where the two parts of the cabin ceiling came together is a bit of a mess. I will fix it as much I can.

The horizontal stabs are getting some attention as well, I am drooping the elevators like on the real thing again when parked

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Time for more cutting, filling, and sanding.
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Re: RAAF 1/72 Anigrand C-17A Globemaster III

Postby qfa_tsv » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:03 am

Here I was thinking you were getting close, seems not :shock:
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Re: RAAF 1/72 Anigrand C-17A Globemaster III

Postby TiG » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:36 pm

Any progress on this one lately, Ray?
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Re: RAAF 1/72 Anigrand C-17A Globemaster III

Postby RayS » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:32 pm

I did a little more work on the nose the other week but have not done much more. Too many other easier distractions at the moment
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Re: RAAF 1/72 Anigrand C-17A Globemaster III

Postby qfa_tsv » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:02 am

C'mon Ray, we need you to finish this, because the modelling gods demand that it be finished before the kinetic one gets released
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Re: RAAF 1/72 Anigrand C-17A Globemaster III

Postby RayS » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:46 am

Time to spend time on this build again with renewed enthusiasm.

I had issues with the nose and puttied areas cracking so off it came and a new nose fashioned with milliput. the shape still needs refining. I was not happy with the cockpit windscreen pillars so they have come out along with the clear panels and they will be repositioned.

Finally, I got around to replicating the support structure and ribbing in the starboard main gear sponson. This is now getting some reinforcing work to the gear support tabs.
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I also reshaped the sponson front section to make it more true to the prototype
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Manufacture of the ribs that support the gear leg support arms and the white metal gear
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Tail unit components whit flight control surfaces removed, which will be repositioned in power off positions.
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Starboard sponson with new detailing and gear test fit.
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