Originally Posted by legoman786
*Legos funny story here*
Lego... your imagination sure is awesome!
Originally Posted by N2Gaming
Howdy Fish & Syr... I'm loving this build.
So I'm a little late to the party as usual but I still get to enjoy it none the less.
Now Sry is up to his Out-Sanding
work as usual
So sub'd for this one.
Oh and before I forget congratulations Fish w/the new baby girl. Does this mean we now get to call you fish and chip's ?
Thanks for subscribing, N2G.
Hahahah.. nice play-on-words there.
Truth be known my thumbs are kinda sore today from all the sanding work that I have done over the past few days. If you look closely you can see the small callous-thingy that has formed:
<---- can you see it? I has a boo-boo.
meh... I've survived worse.
Originally Posted by IEATFISH
Thanks! It's been an adventure for sure. She hits 5 weeks tomorrow.
And I'm glad the hinges showed up. I sure hope they are as nice as I suspected they would be!
They are VERY nice.
They are self-locking which means a clasp or retainer will most likely not be needed.
I'm still not sure if I will need to purchase the wrench-thingy... I am kinda sure that I can torque the retaining ring down by hand and use some (breakaway- lock-tite) to secure the ring.
Originally Posted by kevingreenbmx
ooooooo, that looks very cool, so sub'd.
Thank you, Kevin.
Originally Posted by Killhouse
Whoa, only just turned up to this.
Very nice work as always Syr - I'm going to try your drill-polishing method I think
The drill and the Dremel polishing wheels do a great job so long as the initial sanding is clean.
The initial grit takes the longest, but after that the pace picks up a bit.
Originally Posted by soundx98
Well of course the craftsmanship is freakin' OUTSTANDING!
(as I expected it to me)
But DANG Syr, you got some mad skills with the camera for sure. I'm always impressed with your photography brother.
Good to hear from you again.
Thanks for taking a look and being so kind in your commentary. It is always an honor to hear from you.
Originally Posted by nategr8ns
I must get a polishing setup like that... Do you find any need to flame polish?
I rarely flame polish these days, as I essentially only use cell-cast acrylic and the little flame-torch that I have is really only effective with extruded acrylic.
Such a wee-torch is not really sufficient for the cell-cast, but here is an image of flame-polished extruded acrylic. It works well-enough.
Current Status: Work In Progress
I have done the initial sanding on both outer panels, the internal uprights and one of the drive bay retainers (that piece is particularly time-consuming).
I will do some more work this morning before I hit the open road and brave the oblivious Sunday Drivers (no offense intended... I understand if they wanna drive slowly and take in the beautiful California Coastline).
Yours Truly, Syr.