steam60 zero build

The Japanese WW2 fighter. This kit is virtually all metal and available from DeAgostini at http://www.model-space.com

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Postby steam60 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:51 pm

Well guys have got the bits and had a look through what you get,some nice tools inc drill,drill bits,tweezers,screwdriver,grease,etc,have downloaded instructions and printed them out and am looking at them very carefully! parts look very good quality and this could be fun though swmbo has not seen them yet so has no idea of the size :lol: will make a start when grandchildren go back next week and will be looking out for airbrush etc found the supplier of lifecolor aotake paints in the uk,but any help on spraying equipment etc would be good to have to have,ps did not cost a lot to print the instructions out as I have a Kodak machine and the replacement inks are about £11.00 for the complete set.
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Re: steam60 zero build

Postby chill » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:01 pm

OOoo nice..... :clap:
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Re: steam60 zero build

Postby Mark » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:08 pm

I'm jealous ! Very jealous :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: steam60 zero build

Postby steam60 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:51 pm

This took a lot of crawling and a weeks trip to centre parcs for the grandchildren, :lol: hopefully there are guys out there who can help with tips on airbrushing etc
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Re: steam60 zero build

Postby kwakermad » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:07 pm

I know what you mean about not telling the wife the size it will be, mine is moaning enough about the size of the McLaren. :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: steam60 zero build

Postby Mark » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:30 pm

Lucky you didn't build the Lanc or Victory :laughing-rolling:
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Re: steam60 zero build

Postby steam60 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:30 am

I did start the lanc but gave it up due to bad supplies from newsagent so sold the bits on ebay,I think i might have the victory some where around the house :lol: Ps This is my 400th post do i get a prize :violin:
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Postby Mark » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:56 am

Have a K for your 400th post. Only another 10,000,000 to catch up with Paul :laughing-rolling:
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Postby steam60 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:32 am

Just curious how big a sever do you have and do you have fibre optic ,we do and we get around 45mb which is very fast
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Re: steam60 zero build

Postby steam60 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:20 pm

Well as its raining again so decided to start on the zero,doing what others have done and started on the wing.cutting out the bits as i need them and find I have to drill lots of 0.7mm holes!plus 1mm ones as well ,done that using my archimedian drill as did not get on with the drill supplied.THEN to the very trying bit of screwing the bits together ,my word they are VERY tiny screws but did not loose any .I stuck bits of masking tape on the wing ribs to stop them falling out when you turn the spar upside down :angry-banghead: I have also put a drop of gell cyano on the ends of the screws to act like a form of locktite so they do not work loose over time.Hint to fellow forum members ,get the wife a hobby!!!,our local sainsbury super store were selling off Singer sewing machines for 60% off and as my wife is now retired we bought one as she has often said about making curtains and quilts etc. domestic bliss here I'm model making on the table and she is busy in the same room on a sewing table swearing at the machine ,she will get the hang of it soon..More tomorrow
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Re: steam60 zero build

Postby Mark » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:38 pm

Make sure she's had plenty of practice before you ask here to make a set of sails :laughing-rolling:
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Postby casper » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:05 pm

get the wife a hobby!!!
what a great idea....but my wife said she has one...me and the kids :lol:
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Re: steam60 zero build

Postby steam60 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:59 pm

My first go at the tubing not to bad,But found out that one measurement by deag was wrong instead of 12mm it should be 16mm this is on the u section channelling,still only caused slight naughty word,carrying on with more ribs also looking at the engine parts as well and sent for a couple of lifecolour paints ,hopefully more tomorrow
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Re: steam60 zero build

Postby steam60 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:44 pm

Having a free minute carried on with the zero and pack number 4 is on its way,added a few more ribs to the wing including the rest of the struts I had not done before,very fragile still as none of the wing is glued yet,sprayed the engine cylinders and the white metal castings the having worked out in which order they go (the castings) cos the emailed instructions are good but a bit unsharp when you look at fine detail ,fitted engine together and put it away in plastic bubble wrap to save it from damage etc,think the body of the plane must be made of quite a strong section (anybody know) as the weight of the engine so far is 180 grms,more later.
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Re: steam60 zero build

Postby Julian » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:32 pm

I'm not jealous.................................MUCH :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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Re: steam60 zero build

Postby steam60 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:43 pm

Fixed the last ribs I have to the wing,been drilling the rocker boxes with 0.7mm drill and 1.0 mm drill found it easier to drill the 0.7mm holes with castings still together ,easier to hold,more engine tomorrow all sprayed up and ready for fitting though i have to enlarge the emailed instructions up quite a bit as the old eyes are getting a bit weak, :lol:
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Re: steam60 zero build

Postby steam60 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:27 pm

finished drilling all the spark plug holes and cut the con rods BUT I have only 14 rocker boxes and 14 plugs so will have to wait a month for the next pack to arrive hoping they will be in it any ideas anybody,i am now at full stop! back to Victory
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Re: steam60 zero build

Postby DJG Downunder » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:29 am

Hello Steam60, congrats on your build, you've overtaken me already.
Pack 5 contains 3 rocker boxes, which should put a smile on your face, also you get another 14 spark plugs, an engine mounting ring, the electrode tube, and the firewall component plates
You also get 2 wing spars, the inboard lower wing frame and the first few ribs for the starboard wing. (More evil tiny screws :D ).
I forgot to mention you get the port folding wingtip structure.... be careful how you bend rib No 4, I bent it the wrong way, so it will now be fitted to other wing-tip.

I've been waiting nearly 2 months for Pack 6, which contains the cockpit side frames and some fuselage formers. I just got confirmation that it was shipped today, so looking forward for the parcel-man's visit.
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Re: steam60 zero build

Postby steam60 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:25 pm

The only thing that is making me go boss eyed is where xactaully do the push rods go and also do the rockers fit in to the slots on the side of the head castings,the emailed instructions are a bit on the naff side when viewed at about 150% size i think I know where but any info would be welcome regards ps drilled all 1mm holes for the spark plugs great fun!!!!
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Re: steam60 zero build

Postby Julian » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:54 pm

:angry-tappingfoot: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ....NOT JEALOUS.........ok, just a little
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