7mm On Heather's Workbench - the only one left

Discussion in 'WR Action' started by Heather Kay, 12 April 2016.

  1. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    How about carving or building a balsa wood infill?

    Shape to the slopes of the coal space, paint black and then cover with the black stuff.
     
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  2. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    Good idea, Mr B. I'm having a think around it, while more domestic stuff gets in the way.
     
  3. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Helen,

    perhaps a re-sealable sandwich/freezer bag might be the answer, laid in double thickness, worth a punt. You can always put Best Beloved's sarnies in side it afterwards!:)

    regards

    Mike
     
  4. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    S'funny, because I get called Helen a lot. Not sure quite why, but as I answer to most things it's not a problem! :D

    I had hoped the cling film was thin enough to conform to the shape of the bunker - which it was. I wonder if a thicker material would take the shape properly. I had also entertained aluminium cooking foil, but discounted it as being a bit too likely to puncture. Oh, the irony!

    I am currently having fun cutting and carving bits of balsa to make a basic infill shape, and I think I'll persevere with this approach.
     
  5. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    'pologies, lots on my mind at present, you are lucky that I at least got the first two letters correct!

    I think that one thickness of a larger bag will be fine on account of it just being for larger/heavier contents.

    Are you also carving the balsa wood with a DH98 build in mind soon?

    regards

    Mike
     
  6. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    A bit modern for me, sadly. Not sure when the first flight was, but I think it's outside my interest bubble.

    I've had a play with balsa, but it hasn't been altogether successful. I'm regrouping, and wondering quite why I want the coal load to be removable. There was a good reason, but I can't quite remember what it was.
     
  7. SimonT

    SimonT Western Thunderer

    November 1940 in the hands of Geoffery DeHaviland. Go on!
     
  8. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    Now, now. I've got plenty in my list without adding prototypes and planes under construction but not in service yet!

    If I follow that slippery slope I'll be after HP Halifaxes, Short Stirlings, Avro Manchesters - and I'll have to dig out what the Germans were up to as well.

    No, I'll stick to aircraft actually in service at the time - so I can get a Westland Whirlwind, as 263 Squadron was shaking out the bugs in the type from July 1940.
     
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  9. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Shame, as I have a 1/32nd and a 1/48th gathering dust on the shelf that I would have been willing to donate to the cause. You would not have to worry about the airfield either as the prototype flight took off from a farm field.

    regards

    Mike
     
  10. SimonT

    SimonT Western Thunderer

    Operational November 1941!;)
     
  11. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

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    Modelu has a new printer and is using some new material. It’s grey now, not red. Alan has also performed a tweak on the driver figure. Now he doesn’t bash his napper on the cab roof.

    (The figures are dark grey in the photo because they’ve had a coat of paint as primer. The new material colour is light grey.)

    It’s too hot for paint shop activities on other builds, so I shall paint this pair and work out what I need to say to the shipping company.
     
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  12. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

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    Nearly there. It’s way too hot to concentrate on anything much today.
     
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  13. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    Jonny Wilkinson’s carrying a little extra ballast these days.

    They look spookily real, Heather.

    Jonte
     
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  14. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    They are real. The machine Alan uses to scan you takes your virtual essence and miniaturises it, leaving your full size body an empty husk. :D:p;)
     
  15. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

    Doesn’t sound like new technology to me, Heather. Apparently they’ve been doing the same in Parliament for years.
     
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  16. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

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    Crew's done. Some final odd tools to be painted up, and the shipping Down Under to be organised. I keep putting it off as it’s complicated grown-up stuff my brain refuses to handle at the present.
     
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