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#41 Posted : 13 February 2017 05:45:32

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Looking good !
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#42 Posted : 15 February 2017 19:09:42

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Thanks BigGrin

Stage 11 - I don't think we'll ever stop building these front brake units.

We receive the exact same parts as in the previous stage, but for the other side and build up the right front upright as we did the left. No pictures, you've all seen this.

Afterwards we begin fixing air guides...



...and fins...



... to both uprights



I also baked a moroccan style bread while building this stage. It was pretty tasty.

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#43 Posted : 15 February 2017 19:25:07

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Nice update, love the bread, it looks delicious!LOL BigGrin
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#44 Posted : 15 February 2017 20:08:58

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He builds model, he bakes.Is there no end to this mans talent?
Laugh Laugh Laugh


PS havent seen any lasers yet Flapper
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#45 Posted : 15 February 2017 21:04:45

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#46 Posted : 15 February 2017 21:25:08

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I havent seen any INSTALLED lasers yetFlapper Flapper

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#47 Posted : 15 February 2017 22:29:22

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darbyvet wrote:
I havent seen any INSTALLED lasers yetFlapper Flapper

Carl



That's just because they need some color still.

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#48 Posted : 16 February 2017 01:41:25

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Thats better!!!

LOL LOL LOL


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#49 Posted : 16 February 2017 09:34:25

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You don't have time for bread Laugh

Nice work on the build Cool
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#50 Posted : 16 February 2017 14:51:19

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This is coming along nicely Cool good job.

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#51 Posted : 16 February 2017 15:59:30

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Cool Looking fantastic. look forward to the next updateCool Ian.
Current builds.Hachettes build the bismark,HMS Victory, HMS Hood.
Finished Builds Corel HMS Victory cross section.
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#52 Posted : 19 February 2017 14:47:39

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Thanks guys. Appreciate it.

Stage 12: Are we still building front brakes? We totally are.



We receive the brake discs. All four of them actually. These look really nice. Quite heavy too, because they are actually metal. Very well done.



We first superglue the brake hubs to the discs...



... then stick the assembly on the axles on the front uprights and add the diffusers left over from stages 10 and 11.

A short sweet and easy stage. Next time we get things rolling.
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#53 Posted : 22 February 2017 19:02:41

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Stage 13 - Building the brake.... oh wait no, Fitting the front wheels and tyres

So something different this time, alrighty.



We receive four halves of spacers to be mounted on the front wheels. Now I don't know if it was storage or transport, but one of these sets developed a rather different curvature than the other over time. Didn't influence the build too much though.



We seperate each set of halves from each other.



The superglue them to the wheels by letting the glue run through a hole and a groove underneath the spacers. The little "arms" on top ensure that the spacers sit correctly.



Here you see a bit of super glue escaping due to the curvature of this set being not quite perfect. Isn't visible in the end result though, so that's good.



Last, the arms are cut off the spacers and the tyres slipped onto the wheels, which is remarkably easy. Then we do exactly the same for the other tyre and wheel.

Next time, we build more Vodafone advertisements.
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Nice update BigGrin

Al
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#55 Posted : 26 February 2017 20:14:39

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I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date!

...said the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. Should have gotten a better car or at least some spoilers maybe.

So we're going to build some.

Stage 14 - Assembling the rear wing



We receive the upper and lower rear wing, the middle stay and the camera. The camera goes into storage.



As usual we begin by very very carefully removing the red paint from all contact points. Not easy this one, because the area is tiny.



Then all three parts are glued together, set in place with some masking tape and left for a day to bond.



And that's it for this stage. Next time we upgrade a rabbit.

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Nice update, cant wait to see a rabbit with an aero pack!LOL BigGrin
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#57 Posted : 26 February 2017 21:38:46

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This is bringing back memories of my own build, looking good Cool

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#58 Posted : 01 March 2017 17:25:55

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Turns out rabbits are incompatible with ABS glue, back to the drawing board.

Stage 15 - Assembling the rear wing base.



We receive the rear wing base itself, two stays and two fins.



We begin scraping off colour at the contact points again. Need to be extra careful in the area where the fins are going to be placed (on the right of the photo).



Similarly the black paint on the fins and stays is removed where necessary.



Then it's just the simple matter of glueing all the parts in place and we're done again. While the glue was drying I put the rear wing assembly on top of the stays to ensure they are positioned correctly.
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#59 Posted : 01 March 2017 17:34:16

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I too loved this kit.
It's great to see another one coming together.

If, later on you have problems with fitting the upper bodywork, there are several fixes and solutions in other builds including mine.
It isn't any big deal - just a little heads-up.

Roy.
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#60 Posted : 01 March 2017 17:39:22

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roymattblack wrote:
I too loved this kit.
It's great to see another one coming together.

If, later on you have problems with fitting the upper bodywork, there are several fixes and solutions in other builds including mine.
It isn't any big deal - just a little heads-up.

Roy.


Good to know, Roy, I'll keep it in mind. So far I've gotta say things fit extraordinarily well.
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