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Happy New Year Binkophiles.

Nik/Richard: On one of your very occasional and much-deserved tea breaks <cough>, could I trouble you to offer a tape measure to the big blue jig? I'm interested in the approximate length, width and height for a small project I have on the go. The white lettering height would also be handy but I can estimate a good enough value if the batteries on the digital calipers are flat.

Many thanks in advance,

Kirk



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Small project... as in SCALE size by any chance?

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Might be...

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You know I have thought about building binky, but I would want it to be accurate and I’m just not skilled enough for that much scratch building. I’ll look forward to this project with interest.

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Not insignificant amongst the problems is the lack of a suitable bodyshell. The Fujimi's glasshouse is not right whereas the Revell and Tamiya are based on Mk 1s.

The BOM boys have set a very high bar and as you say, there's a heck of a lot of scratch building required, so I want to get my eye in with the basic jig (i.e. without rotisserie). I suppose it doesn't have to be spot on in dimensions but reality is generally a good starting point. Along with a Revell kit (tick), Fujimi (tick), Tamiya GT-Four (tick), Tamiya S2000 seats (on the way) and lots of styrene. And some fancy stuff.

Whether or not I ever get to producing something of sufficient quality to share is debatable, but it's going to be good fun trying though.

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You going to post a WIP on somewhere like britmodeller or on here? I’d be very interested in following your progress (see if I can learn a thing or two)

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I too would enjoy following your progress. If you decide to post here.

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Subscribed and waiting for teaser pics!  wink

Don't forget the grinding scarecrow!

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I'll see what I can do chaps (and thanks for the interest). I hadn't planned on the grinding scarecrow - although I did pick up a Tamiya rally mechanics set (which has wheel guns but no grinders) on the basis that the included figures were quite a good representation of Nik in overalls on his knees gripping a tool...

Small steps though. Just want to make the basic jig first to see if I can even still cut straight. So, dimensions anyone? :D


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