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post #51 of 385 (permalink) Old 05-05-17, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Eyes Have it:

Preparing to add the wiring and LEDs some time this weekend so first I needed to know where the eye socket lenses would go and how they would fit. Getting the angles of the base of each lens frame was quite a chore as my sockets aren't 100% mirror images of each other depthwise. Fortunately they are within a quarter of a millimeter the same in socket size about 0.010th of an inch; yeah, I know, I was flabbergasted as well when I actually measured them.

http://i.imgur.com/K6cmbJQ.jpg


Anywho I be gluing on the rivets this evening which should consume a good portion of my relaxation time

http://i.imgur.com/XuegBdj.jpg


Meanwhile here's an image I found that shows the relative sizes of my Warlord to this new construction although I think the white shirted figure at the foot of the Warlord is too small.

http://i.imgur.com/w4oB6XM.jpg

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Subject To Change:

I changed my mind about what to work on last night. I had it in mind to detail the rivets but an idea occurred to me as to how to fasten the visor to the helmet so I went with that.

I used a slip joint slide to fasten the horizontal stabilizer to the vertical stabilizer on my Thunderhawk so I know it will work and as long as it isn't treated too rough.

We see below the result of an hour or so fiddling and waiting for the various glued parts to dry; a slide rail on the helmet and a slot to receive the rail on the visor. The tolerance is snug enough to hold the visor in place but sufficiently loose to allow ease of removal.

http://i.imgur.com/2XqfFTa.jpg


I really should learn to take videos for these demos but slipped half on.

http://i.imgur.com/rZNkq28.jpg


and slid home.

http://i.imgur.com/qfw8zUE.jpg


The beauty of this arrangement is it allows me to complete the visor lighting at a later date after I finish the interior cockpit assembly.

And a few images of the visor in place and at the proper angle now:

http://i.imgur.com/X96YCua.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/4ZwiyCj.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/HgVoY7Y.jpg

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OMG

http://i.imgur.com/891iEx0.jpg


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The Neck Passage:

Before I leave for Las Vegas a little something that came to me this past evening. Since I am making a full cockpit interior I'll need a sufficient mount so why not use the mount to simulate a passage thru the neck.

http://i.imgur.com/ppUlwfK.jpg


And to reinforce the floor and give me something to attach the cockpit why not a few Lightening holes.

http://i.imgur.com/BcRDHrr.jpg


I'll explain how this was done when I

See you all next week; Ciao.
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Thanks for the reply; I am back from a tedious 2600 mile odyssey traveling the breadth of the United States in three days in a 16 foot truck trailering a car which was no picnic. It took me a day to recuperate and a day to unload the truck and a couple of days to get my groove back. Yesterday I began again to make pieces for the interior and I hope to have a post update ready tomorrow. Meanwhile thanks for all the posts and the support. I'll try not to let you all down. Worthy of note; I spent three days in Las Vegas and didn't spend so much as a nickel gambling. Somewhat of a record to my mind but I did see the Arizona Meteor Crater which was a life long ambition.

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I'd love to see that crater with my own eyes! That is some miles you put in there, I can find driving tedious and my country is 100 times smaller than the USA! As to the project, looking really good, im also looking forward to what beverage you'll be having next, Kraken rum has found firm favour with this call sign since you told us of the Kraken Blast

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I'd love to see that crater with my own eyes! That is some miles you put in there, I can find driving tedious and my country is 100 times smaller than the USA! As to the project, looking really good, im also looking forward to what beverage you'll be having next, Kraken rum has found firm favour with this call sign since you told us of the Kraken Blast
A Long Island Ice Tea is my imbibment of choice for the Summer Months

LONG ISLAND ICE TEA

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1.5 cl Tequila
1.5 cl Vodka
1.5 cl White Rum
1.5 cl Triple sec
3.0 cl Gomme syrup
2.5 cl Lemon juice, fresh
1 dash of Cola
Add all ingredients into highball glass filled with ice.
Stir gently. Garnish with lemon spiral. Serve with straw.
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Sounds good, I'll have to give it a go, thanks

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Slowing Down:

Am I slowing down in my dotage?

A week ago I was somewhere in Texas, Windmills to the right of me, windmills to the left of me from horizon to horizon.

The tallest wind turbines in the U.S. have been installed in Texas ó the Vestas V90 turbines are 345 feet high, and are rated at 3 megawatts each. They are part of the 63 megawatt Snyder Wind Project, a wind farm thatís just been installed in western Texas.

Today I finally put the floor in my Emperor Titan head. a weeks worth of work and damned little to actually show

http://i.imgur.com/XQ8Z1Xs.jpg


I vacillated from not enough room to too much room......

http://i.imgur.com/RZR7ltm.jpg


but now that the actual floor is installed it all is coming together correctly

http://i.imgur.com/NdhT0av.jpg


Sorry for what seems redundant images but the previous ones were without the floor and not able to be handled. Now at least they are held together with gum bands and aside from being somewhat askew are just about right for installing the interior furniture.

http://i.imgur.com/Kj1OPHR.jpg


With plenty of room to spare.

Tonight's repast; Martini, Texas Chili and the Doctor Strange BlueRay Video....

Skoal.
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Don't Be So Proud Of This Engineering Marvel You've Created

It pales to insignificance compared to the force.

So it's been quite a while since I posted; I've been really busy with community activism. But I did manage to work a bit on the interior. So the best thing to do is to show how it breaks down......

The Complete er-ah- Head as it is today.

http://i.imgur.com/dqnVeMq.jpg


Slide the visor up to disengage the faceplate.

http://i.imgur.com/9kWLLGr.jpg


The Faceplate engages the neck corridor floor with a tongue in groove joint.

http://i.imgur.com/nds5dpa.jpg


Revealing where the interior cockpit will eventually be assembled.

The Chin fighting platform floor is held in place by a single screw , the only hardware needed so far in this assembly.

http://i.imgur.com/HwqgtR6.jpg


and tongue in groove edges

http://i.imgur.com/ypsAwnu.jpg


To round out the effort the visor slips off to reveal the cockpit interior when the model is completed.

http://i.imgur.com/R7pxo3T.jpg


Long Island Ice Tea Time. Skoal!

BTW I'm open to any questions regarding the construction if the pictures have you puzzled but only on the thread; not a PM please.

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