AAV Drop Ship

yuumi2891103

Sr Member
Well, I'm back to work.

I've just started to fix the design of the canopy.

Making a rough shape of it with a form plastic and started to shape a wooden plug for vacuum forming.

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The sound of well sharpened plane and knife always makes me forgot everything.
While I'm doing it, I don't even need any music.

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Then I wrapped it over and drew several idea of canopy frames.
And I picked one.

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I will be ready to vacu forming in a few days.

And I've tried the test build of canopy frame.
Since I am going to make this canopy able to flip open, this frame will be the key.

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So far, this is it.

A month ago, I rang up a gardener to trim those trees in our yard.
Today, they came and started to work on it.
A father and his son. The son is the one I taught English for more than 20 years ago.
So, he still can't speak English. Anyway, I've just picked up a few twigs they cut out and try to make a flower arrangement.

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It's awf...... ahh, awesome as for my first try!
My sister-expert of Japanese flower arrangement 'Ike-bana'- would laugh up if she saw mine. Definitely.
Someday I will beat her!


Thanks for looking,

katsu
 

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SmilingOtter

Master Member
Don't let anybody make fun of your arrangement - I think it looks fine. Especially since it was made from clippings that were going to be discarded.

And as nice as the cockpit is, what really impresses me is that every one you do is different - the H&K fighter, the Planet Explorer, each cockpit is unique. My designs would be a lot lazier... :D
 

yuumi2891103

Sr Member
Thank you very much, Tom-san and Analyzer-san.

It's too hot here. Mercury column rises sky rocket. 98 deg.F and a humidity you can see wave in the room. How could I curse those rainy days.
Before I vacu form the canopy, I should clean up the shack and salvage the smaller vacu form table.
Maybe tomorrow or...

katsu
 

yuumi2891103

Sr Member
I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to the victims and bereaved families of this terrible shooting event. Just a few weeks ago, there was a similar massacre case in Japan by the terrible arson. for a person who has lost their reason due to hatred, there may not be any effective counter measure. 'Hate's goin' round breaking many hearts'

Preparation for the Vacuform would take a little time because I have to make a frame for the acrylic plate for heating up in a oven which I lost it a while ago. The last time I did vacuform was almost 10 years ago. I hope I can make it good.

OK, here are some pics of the latest progress.
The wings and fuselage has been apart again. Just like I did on a previous build, I test fit all those assembly with a hot glue. So that I can apart it anytime and give it any additional build or modification in need. That's a little tip for making a original design model. Hot glue could be stripped off easy with a few drips of paint thinner.

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Then I started to build the backside of the belly.

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I will add some detailing parts on it.

There are 2 holes in each three bulkheads if you can see.
That's the holes for drive shaft of the restraint claw for a cargo vehicle.

Thank you for looking.

Katsu
 

Jedi Dade

Sr Member
wow - somehow I missed this for a LONG time... I have to say that this is one of the most impressive builds I've seen! Keep it up!

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yuumi2891103

Sr Member
You really should consider doing a book, or instructional videos.
Thank you, Tom-san.
I'm embarrassing but my wife and daughters are recommending me to put some videos on a YouTube. It may be interesting challenge for me. But I doubt that I can be a famous YouTuber they want me to. ...But if I get a 100,000 followers.... maybe, maybe I can buy a 3D printer!!!
Fantastic!
Thank you, Analyzer-san!

This build is just a work of art. Love it! :)
Thank you always, Stevie-san!

めっちゃ凄いですよね!千葉市に住んでいるの?いつか行ってみたい!
ありがとう、タラリスさん
あなたの日本語がどんどんクールになってきますね。
日本に来たら千葉に遊びに来てくださいね。なかなか面白いところですよ!
Thank you, Tararis-san
Your Japanese is getting cooler.
Please come to Chiba when you come to Japan. It's a very interesting place!
Katsu

wow - somehow I missed this for a LONG time... I have to say that this is one of the most impressive builds I've seen! Keep it up!

Jedi Dade
Thank you very much for stopping by and your kind comment, Jedi Dade-san.

Continuing to build a cargo holding belly.

I am trying to add some struts for the wall.
Using a 0.5 mm sheet aluminum.

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Cut it up and bend.

I used a 5 mm width 7mm depth groove I engraved before.

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Put the piece on the center of the groove.

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And hammering in with a 4 mm thick plate.

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And put them on a both side wall with a super glue.

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This part will be done in a few more days and I paint it up.

Thanks for looking!

Katsu
 

Talaris

New Member
yuumi2891103 実は来月ロンドンからたつの市え引っ越しする。多分12月には東京え行く、スターウォーズの行事が有るから。
 

yuumi2891103

Sr Member
yuumi2891103 実は来月ロンドンからたつの市え引っ越しする。多分12月には東京え行く、スターウォーズの行事が有るから。
それはいいですね、たつの市はとても美しいところです。きっと気に入りますよ。
お目当てはStar Wars Identity のイベントですか?
私たち家族は12月初めの コミコンに行く予定です。
 
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