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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:34 PM UTC
What Russ said!

Now I fancy doing one of these, just to have a go with that etch,


Keep up the great work Michael.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:29 PM UTC
Exquisite work with that brass Michael!

Looks like you'll need to re-enforce the stand to cope with the weight of all that brass!
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 09:09 PM UTC

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Michael,

Amazing work, really glad to see that your putting that Infini Set through its paces. It looks quite extensive.

Can wait to see more

Dave



Thanks Dave. There is plenty more to come.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 11:03 PM UTC
Michael,

Amazing work, really glad to see that your putting that Infini Set through its paces. It looks quite extensive.

Can wait to see more

Dave
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 08:53 PM UTC
Thanks guys.At the moment though it seems never ending

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 11:01 PM UTC

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Great progress Michael,

The etch work is outstanding.

Cheers

Si



Ditto!

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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 08:18 PM UTC
Great progress Michael,

The etch work is outstanding.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 02:48 PM UTC
The top, or the base of the front flight deck, depending on how you look at it, is done.
The main structure

the rear gangways

front walkway linking the two forward gun tubs

front gun tubs


the front side gun tubs


So after a few months procrastinating by burying my self in brass I finally started experimenting with the Tru-color paints. After a few more attempts I finally settled on a mix that would spray which means I got some colour of the hangar deck.

The actual colour, Deck Blue 20B, is darker than photo. Once sprayed, the finish is very good.

Which all means I could start on the Hangar walls. Taking a lead from Si I thought I would have all the hangar doors opened. Merit sought of help in that regard as the make the doors separately, so the outer wall looks the part

but the interior wall has this

but hey, who cares when you have Infini PE. This is all that you use from the first picture of the outside wall

and with the upgrade


It's a long time since I had to glue any styrene together in this kit

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 09:53 PM UTC

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Finished the lower level. The main posts stressed my patience. I hope the top fits on.

cheers
Michael



Fingers crossed it does Michael!
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 06:08 PM UTC
Finished the lower level. The main posts stressed my patience. I hope the top fits on.




cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 06:05 PM UTC

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That's amazing!

If it were me, there would be CA glue or solder everywhere. Extraordinary!



It use to be that way, but I learnt a little goes a long, long way when it comes to CA. I spot both sides of contact with the glue using the tip of an old #11 blade. It usually works

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Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 06:02 PM UTC

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hose reels! Wow!

Looking good Michael!



Minute and fiddly, another Infini piece that if you know where to look you'll see it.

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Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 11:36 PM UTC
That's amazing!

If it were me, there would be CA glue or solder everywhere. Extraordinary!

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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 11:02 PM UTC
hose reels! Wow!

Looking good Michael!
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 06:15 PM UTC
The forward flight deck support is finished with the key supports installed.

No detail too small to be missed for Infini. Small hose reels on the back of the supports.


With that all done now time to turn my attention to the more complex superstructure, the rear flight deck support, which is a two layer affair.
The lower level underside has been started.


This is a form of avoidance i.e. not having to start the painting but the PE is good to do once you get into the rhythm.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 07:38 PM UTC

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Hi Michael

That is first class etch work mate, makes Intrepid look simple.

Cheers

Si



Cheers Si! The Infini set is certainly extensive and the PE is easy to work with but there is still a lot of plastic that I have to get on to once I finish the shiny bit.

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 07:35 PM UTC

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Continuing to excel at the PE origami Michael!

Very nice work indeed and, even if those walkways can't be seen, at least we'll know they're there



Thanks Russ, I used to have a rule for building planes that if you can't see it don't build it With this, I don't know where to stop since I can't test fit it without finishing the hangar deck which requires some paint. Anyway, it's a good challenge

cheers
Michael



Indeed it is Michael

you know I think it will all be worth it as once completed it will be visible (in glimpses) and create a point of interest when viewing her.

In other words: Have at it, Sir!

You're doing a great job!



Thanks Russ
I will have it at though my deck blue arrived yesterday so once this fore deck piece is complete I may get back to painting.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 07:33 PM UTC

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Michael,

Nice work on placing those new beams. I hope you don't have any fit issues when you laid down that flight deck.

Mark



I hope you're right. This is all done trust in Infini though their fit for the island was very good. But till then fingers crossed.

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Michael
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 07:53 AM UTC
Hi Michael

That is first class etch work mate, makes Intrepid look simple.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 09:25 AM UTC

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Continuing to excel at the PE origami Michael!

Very nice work indeed and, even if those walkways can't be seen, at least we'll know they're there



Thanks Russ, I used to have a rule for building planes that if you can't see it don't build it With this, I don't know where to stop since I can't test fit it without finishing the hangar deck which requires some paint. Anyway, it's a good challenge

cheers
Michael



Indeed it is Michael

you know I think it will all be worth it as once completed it will be visible (in glimpses) and create a point of interest when viewing her.

In other words: Have at it, Sir!

You're doing a great job!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 02:13 AM UTC
Michael,

Nice work on placing those new beams. I hope you don't have any fit issues when you laid down that flight deck.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 10:25 PM UTC
More progress. Some tedious work on putting the in the second tier beams, 56 of them, and the base to the main beams. (I need to learn the technical names for these things)

The forward and side gangways(?) and the proof there is some styrene required for this build. Not attached as I think this will be easier to paint in sections.

And where we are now with only the main supports to be built.


Thanks for all your support and comments.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 10:19 PM UTC

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That PE is simply gorgeous! I still can't believe you're contemplating painting it!!



Hi Tim,
That hadn't occurred to me but since I have bought the paint I will try it out. Next time maybe.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 10:17 PM UTC

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Continuing to excel at the PE origami Michael!

Very nice work indeed and, even if those walkways can't be seen, at least we'll know they're there



Thanks Russ, I used to have a rule for building planes that if you can't see it don't build it With this, I don't know where to stop since I can't test fit it without finishing the hangar deck which requires some paint. Anyway, it's a good challenge

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 10:13 PM UTC

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Michael,

eventually I'm joining in, too. I just went thru your build from the very beginning - you are joining an absolutely amazing job! I fully agree with all comments made, this is going to be beautiful. Your etch work is marvelous, and certainly raises my interest in Infiny as an aftermarket seller.

I'm in and following and looking forward to your progress!!

Cheers,
Jan


Hi Jan,
Glad to have you along. After going through a quiet patch I have momentum now. I'll see how long it lasts.

cheers
Michael