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Hobby Friday: Photo gallery of my Ongoing Hughes H-4 Hercules model build
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: August 11, 2017 03:02PM
Part one. Part two to follow. It's been a slog, and it's taken me much longer than it took Hughes to buld the real thing (although most of the time I wasn't actually doing anything to it). It's on the downhill now, which is good because I have a deadline: the 2018 International Plastic Modelers Society National Convention in Phoenix next August.

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This is more or less where it stands as of today:







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Re: Hobby Friday: Photo gallery of my Ongoing Hughes H-4 Hercules model build
Posted by: pdq
Date: August 11, 2017 03:23PM
Spruce it up, will ya?

Edit: Nice work, BTW.



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Re: Hobby Friday: Photo gallery of my Ongoing Hughes H-4 Hercules model build
Posted by: JoeM
Date: August 11, 2017 03:40PM
Really nice!



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Re: Hobby Friday: Photo gallery of my Ongoing Hughes H-4 Hercules model build
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: August 11, 2017 04:19PM
Two thumbs up!

I am a little surprised that more people aren't doing models with 3D printers.

There are a couple of companies that 3D print car frames or parts of frames, I wonder if they have tried experimental ultralight planes yet....



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Re: Hobby Friday: Photo gallery of my Ongoing Hughes H-4 Hercules model build
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: August 11, 2017 04:29PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
Two thumbs up!

I am a little surprised that more people aren't doing models with 3D printers.

There are a couple of companies that 3D print car frames or parts of frames, I wonder if they have tried experimental ultralight planes yet....

They're starting but the technology isn't quite there yet, compared to injection moldng or casting in resin. Part of the problem is the printing material isn't great to work with. Another problem is print lines on the surface of the parts.



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Re: Hobby Friday: Photo gallery of my Ongoing Hughes H-4 Hercules model build
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: August 11, 2017 07:47PM
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Uncle Wig
Another problem is print lines on the surface of the parts.

I think that's the main problem. Print resolution needs to go way up or polishing fluids (acetone or alcohol) need to be made less toxic or both.



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Re: Hobby Friday: Photo gallery of my Ongoing Hughes H-4 Hercules model build
Posted by: Buzz
Date: August 11, 2017 10:03PM
That's one helluva a hangar you live in...
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Re: Hobby Friday: Photo gallery of my Ongoing Hughes H-4 Hercules model build
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 12, 2017 06:14PM
Don't forget the kleenex box slippers, and jars of pee and toenail clippings.
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Re: Hobby Friday: Photo gallery of my Ongoing Hughes H-4 Hercules model build
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: August 12, 2017 07:25PM
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Racer X
Don't forget the kleenex box slippers, and jars of pee and toenail clippings.

I'm way ahead of yah. Remember: I work from home.



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