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  1. Lee S's Avatar
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    Jul 9, 2017, 10:07 PM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #276

    #2/#4 go on the Harrier part on the underside rear of the cockpit.
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    #3 is used in a couple of places (they are the landing gear from the Airfix He-177). One goes on the right outer engine and other on the main body.
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    Lord Hater said: View Post
    Hey Mike - thanks for the great kit.
    And Jason, thanks for the instructions. There were super helpful.
    I've been able to make a fair deal of progress pouring over the photos in the new Chronicles.
    Heres where I'm at now:
    Attachment 741247
    But there are a few parts I just can't find a place for.
    Attachment 741248Attachment 741249
    I recieved two of #3. So maybe this is a duplicate?
    (let's just refer to the one I didn't number as #4)

    As for the update parts, is this one of them? It
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    Any chance you could post a picture of the update parts? It would save me the anxiety of wondering wether I lost them!

    Thanks!
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    Jul 9, 2017, 11:23 PM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #277

    Thanks, Lee!
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    Jul 10, 2017, 6:58 AM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #278

    Lord Hater said: View Post
    Thanks, Lee!
    I believe #1 goes under the neck but I don't have my reference with me to verify.

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    Jul 10, 2017, 7:13 AM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #279

    kokkari said: View Post
    I believe #1 goes under the neck but I don't have my reference with me to verify.

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    Yep. 1 goes here.

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    Jul 10, 2017, 12:03 PM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #280

    I'd appreciate some more detail on this part and exactly where it goes. I cannot seem to locate it.

    Thanks in advance.
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  6. Choosy moms choose Jif™ RPF Premium Member moffeaton's Avatar
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    Jul 10, 2017, 12:31 PM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #281

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    Jul 10, 2017, 4:48 PM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #282

    Thanks! Now, if I could just find that part!! Lol
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    Jul 11, 2017, 6:04 AM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #283

    Just wondering what the best way to bend the Plastruct tube is?
    I'm assuming that careful heating, over a flame, will eliminate kinks in the bends?
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    Jul 11, 2017, 7:15 AM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #284

    if you order the smaller tube it comes with bendable wire inside the tube!!
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    Jul 11, 2017, 8:16 AM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #285

    propcollector said: View Post
    if you order the smaller tube it comes with bendable wire inside the tube!!
    Yeah, the thinner stuff should bend pretty easily, but some of the larger diameter Plastruct tube that was on the original list (without the wire core), will require some form of heat to bend some of the tighter curves. Would imagine a heat gun or boiling water are probably too heavy duty methods. Can only think of the over flame method.
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    Jul 11, 2017, 9:26 AM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #286

    For the larger tubes I slid a length of the smaller tube inside to keep it from collapsing on itself, then simply bent it by hand. It worked great!
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    Jul 11, 2017, 11:25 AM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #287

    Lord Hater said: View Post
    For the larger tubes I slid a length of the smaller tube inside to keep it from collapsing on itself, then simply bent it by hand. It worked great!
    Great tip, will give that a go. Thanks.
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    Jul 11, 2017, 12:36 PM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #288

    Just to add another method: I used solid styrene rod for most of my piping. I dipped the rod in boiling water to facilitate bends.
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    4 Weeks Ago  Jul 15, 2017, 8:58 AM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #289

    What is in the "update parts kit" and what do we have to do to get it?
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    4 Weeks Ago  Jul 15, 2017, 12:18 PM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #290

    Mike hasn't delivered all the Ys yet. I'm still waiting on mine. I guess it'll be automatic/soon after that.
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    4 Weeks Ago  Jul 15, 2017, 1:51 PM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #291

    Still waiting on mine too. Mike said about a week ago that the last batch was cast, but he still needed the metal frames to be cut
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    4 Weeks Ago  Jul 18, 2017, 7:46 AM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #292

    Yes, all the Y's are cast and I am cutting the armatures. I was off with the kids yesterday and today, will be back at it tomorrow. My wife is on vacation this week so we are doing some family stuff, but I am going to try to ship a Y everyday this week. I think there is only 3 or 4 left to ship so by Monday next week they should be all done. I have not been taking any new orders and likely will not until Sept. for a number of reasons. Heat and humidity make casting something with this many parts miserable.

    The mold for the update parts is done. I am going to replicate that mold 2 or 3 times so I can run off 3 or 4 sets a day starting next week. Again, don't hold off starting your kit if you want to, there is only 2 or 3 parts you need to add and they can wait until the very last minute or even after the model is done. I am throwing in an additional handful of parts that are tiny as just in case parts, meaning just in case you drop it or just in case you did not see it on a sprue tree etc. Because I did this already with some other parts in the original molds, don't be surprised if you wind up with a bunch of extra stuff at the end.

    I know I had mentioned that I was going to run a few Tyderium shuttles starting around now. I may put that off until fall too, the amount of parts is the reason again. I think I will instead be running off a few of the updated Nice-N Cloud Car kits. Those are easier because the parts count is way lower than the other 2 kits. Molds on that are almost done so stay tuned if your interested in one of those.
    thanks
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    4 Weeks Ago  Jul 18, 2017, 8:13 AM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #293

    Thank you Mike...your castings are well worth patiently waiting for!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Aug 1, 2017, 4:59 PM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #294

    For those still waiting for the finished instructions, this will help:

    http://www.roboterkampf.com/roboterk...tions_rev5.pdf

    Parts layout is similar (although not identical), so not all of it is applicable, but it might help you get an overview of what goes where. When you see how detailed these instructions are, you'll know how much work Jason is putting into the Gold Leader version.

    Red Jammer Build Thread:
    https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=130707
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    2 Weeks Ago  Aug 1, 2017, 6:07 PM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #295

    This will help. Especially with Gold Leader extras.. Post #1 is a parts map of sorts specifically for the extras on Gold Leader.

    https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=267250
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    2 Weeks Ago  Aug 1, 2017, 7:08 PM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #296

    Thanks for that Mike. Clarifies a few things.
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 9, 2017, 9:08 AM - Re: Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions) #297

    Received my Y-Wing Mike! Fantastic kit Sir!
    Dave

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