1/144th Prometheus scratch build

The Nylon Gag

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Ello Mate,

The new job is fantastic, only draw back is the traffic getting to work in the mornings, 10 miles further but if i don't leave the house by 5;30am i only just make it by 7am and its only 30 miles. welcome to Miami.

As for the hand, very slow, and i do mean sllllloooooowww. I'm a craftsman of 30 years and to have my main tool ( my right hand ) broken as it is, is unbelievably frustrating. In the new job is not to bad because the wheels are pretty large, if i was still in my old job i wouldn't be able to do it.
My index finger, my thumb and my middle finger are all still 75% numb, i have no grip power what so ever in the hand. I'm still writing with my left hand, cleaning my teeth with my left hand, using the mouse with my left hand, my wife is so sick of me complaining i'm sure, i have to wait for the pain to subside every night before i can sleep, and on and on and on. I'm Not a happy camper right now.

Yes, you can have some cheese with that wine

I've tried i few hours at the bench but the frustration is just devistating and i seem to leave with less accomplished and more frustrated than when i sat down.

I'm trying to be positive but its very very hard. If would of know it was going to be this bad i would not of had the surgery and just suffered the pain, at least i could do something, anything.......

Sorry to be so negative but my wife just doesn't understand like you guys will.

Thanks for your concern, it means a lot

Tony

:'(
 

jake

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Please hang in there Tony! Sooner or later, your capabilities and talent will come back!
 

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Patience is going to be the key with this, Tony.
For me, I was lucky that the hand I mangled in a warehouse was my off-hand. But I definitely see where your frustration comes in.
I can barely do anything with my left hand.

Time will heal it.
You have my thoughts and prayers.
 

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Stay positive my friend, stay positive. I too have a medical condition that slows me down quite a bit. So I do understand a bit.
 

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Hang in there bud... I know what it is like... was outta commission for a year and was so frustrated that I couldn't do anything. I know what you're going thru, but keep up the spirits and know that you'll be back before you know it!
 

The Nylon Gag

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Ello,

Well, what can i say.

Squeezed a few hours in

Had to adapt a few things,

But

I made some progress

Ready, is everyone in, a quick update, approx 10, 1/2 hours work,

Lets go


During my sick time i spent some dough




10" Bench top pillar drill, 18 pcs hole saw set including arbour, 3 piece step drill set from 1/16" to 3/4" in 1/16" steps, including delivery.

Guess, go on guesss.

$93, thats 58 quid, for the lot.


Then i tidied up the cave











Then it was back to the Prometheus

Engines build up.

Cut out all pieces for the bottom nozzel assembly





Had to use sizzors instead of a knife

Did three sets






Top rings






Sides and top rings fitted and trimmed





Three done








Fiddled with this for a night and managed to fit the front wing





Outer nozzel covers







Rough Trimmed







Inners glued and basic shaped






Action shots









Thats about the story so far.

Just wanted to thank all the people who supported me though my wrist malfunction

Your support and kind words ment alot to me.

Thank you friends

Gag

Tony

Toe
 

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Glad to see you back at it a little! Always satisfying to make a little progress after repeated delays.

By the way, your hand looks a LOT better than it did!
 

Quaralane

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Not bad at all, Gag.
You seem to be progressing nicely
 

peza

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Eh up gangster nice to see ya back, ya can't keep a good dog down.
Loving the progress on ya engines...not to mention the front fin on ya land missile! SWEET
TAKE IT SLOW AND STEADY DUDE...
BIG LOVES from the family pez
 

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Awesome to see you back Gag!
And with a double header update Yo!
Cheers Bud
 

LrdSatyr8

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Those action shots are chock full of action bro... Chuck Norris would be proud! Great to have ya back bud!
 

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Very nice.
I hope your recover progresses a long. Awesome too that you got the new job and that it's something you like. Keep lookin' up.
 

The Nylon Gag

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Thank you everyone so much for your comments and for visiting

Still have pain, but, by cricky we are gunna finish this thing with or without pain.

The wrist has its limitations but i am adapting well to my new situation.

But

On ward my friends

PIX

Hope you have all recovered from my action shots.

Filled with bondo......





Three, everything is three at the mo......









Sanded......







Three........main engine bodies





Covered the outsides and sanded all nice like








Started molding the outer rings, inner and outer are the same







Now we're doin eights






Marked






Rough cut






Four, yes four inner walls






Glued inner wall to outer inside ring, i think.....only one this time......to test





Cut bottom bit off





Moved on next to the inner workings of the engine, lights and sum such.....

1,000,000 watt LED spot light, i plan to use a dimmer.....i think.






Cut hole in tube with cap to hold 1,000,000 watt LED bulb





So......



















1 million watts, watch your eyes people







Dry fit in the main engine body














Cut support for outer wall






dry fit.......again








Very rough sketch of detail positions







Dry fit.............again






Hole saw action





Hole by saw




Final Dry fit








Thats the story so far

Definately more to come

Still making it up as i go

Hope you are having as much fun as me

Its good to be back in the groove baby

Gagster

OUT
 

Quaralane

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Excellent stuff here, Gag.
Loving that engine light
 

peza

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Top progress there mym8,them lights look mint!
Lovin the sketching of the next bits to build,I do that!
Keep up the good work and keep ya chin up,pains just fear leavin the body.lol
Cheers peza
 

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