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by Timothy Huff
January 23rd, 2021, 4:51 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster
Replies: 257
Views: 78969

Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

I love the subtle treatment of the rivets to suggest a little "wear and tear". The fuselage in line with the inner engine airscrews was usually a bit more battered than elsewhere from ice being cast off the prop' discs at speed. (Same reason the Wellington has a double-thickness of doped-l...
by Timothy Huff
December 3rd, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster
Replies: 257
Views: 78969

Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

I love the touches such as the de-icing spray masts in front of the cockpit windows. Very nice indeed.
by Timothy Huff
November 27th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Wellington build thread
Replies: 119
Views: 47538

Re: Wellington build thread

Does anyone recognise this model? I'd quite like to contact the builder..

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by Timothy Huff
November 26th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: CAD designer needed please
Replies: 10
Views: 3302

Re: CAD designer needed please

No problem. Any luck sourcing that high res scan?
by Timothy Huff
November 26th, 2020, 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Most typical scales of currently flying LMA Wellingtons
Replies: 9
Views: 3238

Re: Most typical scales of currently flying LMA Wellingtons

Just by way of an FYI, I am actively working to provide a non-functioning* FN5 turret at 1:6.6 scale for the SLEC/Nijhuis Wellington. The 3d printing side is straight-forwards, the cupola is another matter, as it cost over £300 just making the moulds, and the vac-forming in polycarbonate was another...
by Timothy Huff
November 10th, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart
Replies: 303
Views: 84802

Re: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart

Alex, do you know how the "petals" would be set on the real aircraft at slow "taxi" speed? I'm wondering if they needed a particular setting to prevent this steam in the thrust-pipes from occurring on the full-size machine. It's conceivable they need to(work) and be partially clo...
by Timothy Huff
September 7th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Forum / PC support
Topic: Pming - the outbox
Replies: 2
Views: 2541

Re: Pming - the outbox

Many thanks. It was Peter Smedley I was trying to contact...
by Timothy Huff
August 25th, 2020, 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: CAD designer needed please
Replies: 10
Views: 3302

Re: CAD designer needed please

If the CAD is being used to draw components, there's no need to blow up the plans, as they can be imported into the initial CAD drawing at any physical dimension and then the scale set by defining two points a known distance apart. This might be the actual length of the full-size aircraft, and then ...
by Timothy Huff
August 24th, 2020, 9:38 pm
Forum: Forum / PC support
Topic: Pming - the outbox
Replies: 2
Views: 2541

Pming - the outbox

Hi I've written a PM and think it has been "sent" but it's still sitting in the outbox, and I can't see a way to send it. Is it the case that "sent pm's" always sit in the outbox until read by the recipient? Or do I need to do something else to send it and get it to move from the...
by Timothy Huff
June 23rd, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: MIG 15
Replies: 8
Views: 4770

Re: MIG 15

Keith, Apologies for must have seemed a bit of a rude post on my part. I'd noticed the MIG's optically flat front windscreen, and it was this that prompted me to post the question. What I should have said was that "a Mig would be an ideal subject for a cockpit mounted camera" because of th...
by Timothy Huff
June 23rd, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: MIG 15
Replies: 8
Views: 4770

Re: MIG 15

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by Timothy Huff
June 16th, 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: MIG 15
Replies: 8
Views: 4770

Re: MIG 15

Keith, will you mount a camera in the cockpit? If you do, you might want to look at the incredible working collimating gunsights Tim Noack has produced:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJm4ZS ... uMskwZp3Eg

I have his email which I can pm to you if you wanted to look into it.
by Timothy Huff
June 13th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart
Replies: 303
Views: 84802

Re: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart

Ah, but it was an arresting image to conjur! ;)
by Timothy Huff
June 12th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart
Replies: 303
Views: 84802

Re: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart

Alex, How will this be manoeuvred from trailer or vehicle to the water normally? I imagine during testing it'll be a case of all concerned playing "rock-paper-scissors" until one poor sod takes their shoes and socks off to go paddling with the front end! :lol: With the skis, I imagine it's...
by Timothy Huff
June 7th, 2020, 12:07 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Vickers Wellesley 1/5.4th scale
Replies: 6
Views: 4234

Re: Vickers Wellesley 1/5.4th scale

Bumped for an update! I'd love to see how this is progressing!
by Timothy Huff
June 4th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 85
Views: 25187

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

Cheers Alex. Once CV19 has fallen over, I'm in North Oxfordshire, and if ever you're passing I'd be very happy to shew them to you, and such progress on the geodetics as may have been made by then.. Just PM me to arrange. Tim I've really enjoyed watching these come together Timothy, They look awesom...
by Timothy Huff
June 4th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 85
Views: 25187

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

Amazing ! The turrets on my 1/5 Wellington consist of a pair of biros, a cotton reel and a Tesco's cheesecake box. I now feel somewhat inadequate. :-) Please don't be! Committing these to flight will be a thoroughly risky proposition as far as their long-term survival! So there's a great deal of se...
by Timothy Huff
June 3rd, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 85
Views: 25187

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

Well, as of yesterday, you'll be glad (and relieved?) to know that the turrets are complete, and this will be my last post as regards progress on them. I've put together a final film, a mixture of stills and footage from within the turrets (with newly completed cupolas fitted). So now the geodetic s...
by Timothy Huff
June 2nd, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart
Replies: 303
Views: 84802

Re: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart

That's bloody gorgeous, there's no other word for it. I love how clean and considered the whole design is - it shows none of the bodges and work-arounds my stuff tends to accrete!
by Timothy Huff
June 1st, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart
Replies: 303
Views: 84802

Re: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart

I imagine one issue you may have to deal with, is what happens when a control-surface is hit by a lot of spray, or worse, "solid" water at some speed. Is there any protection of the servo's, ie a deliberate "weak-link" in the linkages between servo and control surface that'll wit...

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