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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #60 on: February 18, 2019, 12:50:52 PM »
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With the arrival of my baby boy, my modeling time has been reduced to almost nil. But since this past weekend was my last before returning to work, I decided to get a small project done. So I spent the past 2 days working to split the headlight in my Kato E8A so I could have separate mars light and headlight functions. Bulk of my time was spent splitting the headlight lens but keeping them connected somehow so it could still snap in to the shell and I wouldn't have to glue it in, since I would like to paint/weather the body eventually and didn't want to have to mask tiny things if I could avoid it.


Kinda crude, but I shaved a piece of wood to fit in between the large gap, superglued that in, cut the excess lens plastic to allow the second led to fit and glued a small sheet of black painted plastic to try to prevent light bleed.

Pretty happy with the results so far. Would be nice to dim the lights, but that may be for another time. There is a little bit of light bleed which you may notice, but again that may be for another time hehe.
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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #61 on: February 18, 2019, 12:52:32 PM »
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Great--now I feel the mmr bug worming its way back into me brain  :scared:



Just in time to build a new module and join us in Salt Lake City!!  :D :D


https://i.imgur.com/jGuFoAG.jpg


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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #62 on: February 18, 2019, 12:56:52 PM »
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   For years I've tried different ideas to get a proper tunnel portal with wing walls that was used by the WP without satisfactory success until now. The ones I've made in the past with stryene, I couldn't get a good fit on the wing walls to the portal. They had small gaps where I glued them to the portal and didn't look natural.


This is the portal that is on the Keddie side of the wye leg that goes up onto the high line.











 Here is the portal on the high line side.






 







 Now I have a portal that is close to the prototype.












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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #63 on: February 18, 2019, 01:05:15 PM »
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Just in time to build a new module and join us in Salt Lake City!!  :D :D


And this happens when? :|
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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #64 on: February 18, 2019, 01:10:49 PM »
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And this happens when? :|
July 11-14 2019
My club will have our non freemo layout on display also. I kinda wish we were freemo compatible so we could join the fun.
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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #65 on: February 18, 2019, 01:52:53 PM »
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July 11-14 2019
My club will have our non freemo layout on display also. I kinda wish we were freemo compatible so we could join the fun.

Still plenty of time to build a new module!!  :D :D
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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #66 on: February 18, 2019, 01:58:36 PM »
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Still plenty of time to build a new module!!  :D :D
I would entertain the idea if I wasn't building a house at the same time.
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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #67 on: February 18, 2019, 02:03:12 PM »
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Just in time to build a new module and join us in Salt Lake City!!  :D :D


https://i.imgur.com/jGuFoAG.jpg

Wow.
That's quite a setup!  :o

Salt Lake City, eh?
Never been, though it's "only" a 10 1/2 hour drive.
(And with the passing of the Mean Green POS Machine, my newish Honda Fit Bananamobile could make it!)

And I do have ShooFly (2'x6'/30deg) & two 2' 45's...

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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #68 on: February 18, 2019, 02:26:43 PM »
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If you do...  :D :D :D

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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #69 on: February 18, 2019, 02:36:53 PM »
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I'm finishing up my SD9 modification, detailing passenger cars, and trying out some ALPS decals. 

I seem to have misplaced my cab glass inserts, and the way it's glued up I can't re-use one anyway.   :facepalm: Tips on doing glass without the inserts, that doesn't look like hell? 





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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #70 on: February 18, 2019, 03:25:05 PM »
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If anybody had a drawing of that or knew a source I'd love to get a copy, too. 8)  Anything similar style would be of interest, too. 8)

This PE steeple cab might be close

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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #71 on: February 18, 2019, 04:45:44 PM »
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I seem to have misplaced my cab glass inserts, and the way it's glued up I can't re-use one anyway.   :facepalm: Tips on doing glass without the inserts, that doesn't look like hell? 

Get a couple spares from Atlas or Kato and use some canopy glue.

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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #73 on: February 19, 2019, 01:49:43 AM »
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Re: Weekend Update 2/17/19
« Reply #74 on: February 19, 2019, 05:26:44 AM »
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Nice video .. I hope to see the set up in person some day

The good parts are really good yes; the joints are horrific tho!  :facepalm: