Are you calling me immature? We are probably all still 11 years old at heart. Admit it, fart jokes are still funny. :lolI wasn't going to say anything but I thought it was funny, too! :lol BTW, I always thought it was cool how Lee found the Lee part. :rolleyes Too immature?
Weld lines, or glue blobs in shadows? It seems to me ILM moded pieces all of the time. Even when there is no need. Look at the claw on the Nebelwerfer part on this same leg. Look at the 38mm Flak guns, all cut up and glued back together with the 88mm Flak part in between. Look at the vents on the rear of the 8rad pod. If you really start to think about it the list can go on for a while. Which leads me to the truck wheel rims, it probably cannot be proven, but it is not too hard to sand that lip down. The ILM model makers were artists in their own way. They didn't always do things the quick, easy way.You're proposed Flak38 part looks close but remember that there are what appears to be weld lines on the opposite end. Also, I'm a firm believer that ILM didn't go out of their way too often to modify small parts like this. But I could be wrong.
QuincyHappy to see others getting their babies going.
LOVE the parts layout pic.
Pardon my memory, but did I help with your vac pulls or did you do those yourself? I feel like I sent you a set, but I didn't do "ears" by themselves.
Sad to hear the head is short...the shaping looks pretty damned good.
Joe, see the thread about the North Texas Prop Party in the main forum. It is in the Fort Worth area at Philip Wise's (aka Rebelscum) work shop. Bring stuff to display and/or just geek out. It would be cool to have another Studio Scaler, there are only a couple of us.
Here is my top plate made out of .08. I am pretty sure I cut the Su-100 grill correctly according to reference and it fits nicely to the Matilda part. Notice that the bottom of the Su-100 part should sit flat on top of the vac'ed formed head, but mine goes below it. I have test fit it onto a flat .1 sheet and it looks right. I am going to try out a .1 plate on my next head. I would love to hear any other opinions on this.