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100s of little parts

May 22 at 6:40am100s of little parts and help from beyond

Thank you Mr. Eliot Brown for the generous help in a large packages of Styrene sheets! Things have never been possible ever with nearly all my builds without your help!

So I have been  Cutting! Cutting! Cutting! (where would I be without the constant referrals to the greatest comedy group of them all) small little plastic parts and glueing them on at the point of nauseum.

Seems the guys in the space suits have been busy assembling the second wheel. Making it parallel to the first wheel isn’t as ease as one might think. Between the always warped and not entirely straight PVC, gravity and weight shift and load distribution it has be a virtual nightmare. But somehow through tedious tweaking I have managed within acceptable tolerances. 

If I had to do this again I would have…should have built a metal armature that included a steel hub and spokes. Live and learn. This is just a huge hunk of plastic and at this size forces can be cruel.


3 Responses to “100s of little parts”


  1. May 22, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    This is shaping up to be something wonderful.

    But I’m not sure building models is safer than cutting hair: X-acto, blood, spurt, artery, murder!


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