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R.F.Bennett

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Re: Halifax MkIII
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2017, 01:37:25 AM »
Your jigs and building aids are also works of art, I would like to see a build and use guide to those, tall order I know, but I believe the way each of us builds the same model through different methods and with our own choice of tooling is the hallmark of true craftsmanship.
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Re: Halifax MkIII
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2017, 06:52:04 PM »
Thanks for the compliment Rae. But the jigs and aids are just functional items - noting special. I try to capture these during the build to spark ideas for others. I'm sure folks have incorporated enhancements to meet their specific requirements.

With respect to the guide which you suggest, I think it's a great idea. I would propose the "Tools" posting section is a great spot to capture - tools, jigs etc. and the "Techniques" posting section  to capture the unique ways for making specific components etc.

Just a couple of thoughts for consideration and discussion.
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Re: Halifax MkIII
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2017, 04:22:44 AM »
How is the Halifax fleet coming along?

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Re: Halifax MkIII
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2017, 05:42:23 AM »
Wow!  I just saw this thread.  Model Maker - I love your precise, detailedl work!  Reminds me that I really need a drill press.

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Re: Halifax MkIII
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2017, 05:59:17 PM »
Halifax is on temporary hold due to some construction in the basement. Hoping to restart in a week or so.

Not sure the Halifax is as detailed as other models on the site. But hopefully it will be a fair representation.

Yes - a drill press is very handy!! I have a couple, but gravitate to the bench top one for most of my work. I was able to pick up a new bench top model very cheap ($70 cdn) from one of the big box stores when it went on sale. But there are lots of used ones listed on kijiji in the same price range.

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Re: Halifax MkIII
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2017, 02:48:41 AM »
Ken, from what I have seen you have great modeling skills. Unlike model contest atmosphere, I build for myself and although I know there are some critical flaws in my work(Liberator Mk V tail plane), I really don't have anyone to please except myself. Keep on posting those progress shots. I look forward to seeing them.

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Re: Halifax MkIII
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2017, 02:21:59 PM »

 Ken,

 I look forward too seeing the brace of Halifax's together

 Cheers

 Gordon

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Re: Halifax MkIII
« Reply #37 on: August 15, 2017, 09:42:48 AM »
Ken are you  taking the summer off ;D? Haven't hear from you in a while.

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Re: Halifax MkIII
« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2017, 10:23:31 PM »
Yes I have had to take some time away from building. Have started back at the three Halifax models, but as the old saying goes, 2 steps forward and one step back. Had a problem with profile  shape of one wing, so had to scrap it and make a new one. In my haste, I was a little heavy with the chisel cuts and paid the price. In addition, had a problem with one of the  templates for the nacelles which resulted in the inboard nacelles not being parallel to the outboard ones, so had to redo the outboard ones. Dare I say, I'm getting better at creating solid nacelles to fit the wing profile!!

However, things seem to be back on track now so I should be posting some progress shots shortly.

-ken

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Re: Halifax MkIII
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2017, 06:44:34 AM »
Any progress?

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Re: Halifax MkIII
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2017, 05:24:48 PM »
Not very much. Nothing worth posting. Once I finish the Christmas gift model(s) I'll switch back to the Halifax models. I also have three P-51's which require painting and have also been on the back burner so I'll run all 6 through the painting process at the same time.

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Re: Halifax MkIII
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2017, 07:19:14 AM »
Thank you for the update.

Lou