Friday, 12 April 2013

Still alive and working hard

So the timetable this week really slid I'm afraid.

Home life, and works crushed my hobby time. Broken water heater (boiler to us in the UK) on Monday meant a scrabble to find alternative heating a boiler repairman and then an electrician on short notice. Followed the next day by a sick toddler being up 24 hrs who managed to do a world world worthy hurl that only just missed an unamused wife. That binned 4days of this week and left me with alot of undone real life work to catch up on.

I did manage to put every spare hour down on painting but I can't show what I'm working on (yet). You'll have to wait a bit for me to paint my 2nd raven to have a looksee.

I also bought some 1mm steel wire for aerial and handrails. Bloody hells bells that stuff is surprisingly tough to cut and bend! I'll have to work out some kind of hammer, vice, heat and jig method to get what I want. At least I know it'll take a knock.

I'll leave you with a piccy of a joint that has a pin. These resin models are heavy and some of the joints are fairly small a bit of twisted wire across the joint really increase the strength and helps pose and support the model during gluing. I drill a hole to same as the wires diameter then ream the hole (stop giggling in the back) to allow some movement for alignment and to let the epoxy glue to get into the hole.

You can go the whole hog and glue the part first (fiddly) and then drill a hole and tap a peace of wire in then fill the hole. Ups the strength even more but I'd rather the model broke at the join vs braking at the next weakest point..

1 comment:

  1. Stellar work! I really hope PGI, IGP, or whoever you need to get permission from green lights this because your work is amazing. I'd love to have some MWO models for my den =). Best of luck and keep up the great work!