The MotoGP season is rapidly coming to an end and I have been sidetracked this weekend with the qualifying and racing from Sepang. In the early hours, on a wet track, Andrea Dovizioso won the race to keep his slim chances of the World Championship alive into the last round at Valencia in a couple of weeks.
I really should get back to some painting…
This defies all that should be possible on a motorcycle. If this was in a movie, I would say it was very good special effects…
Really enjoyed the new Thor Ragnarok movie. I reckon that since the Guardians Of The Galaxy, Marvel have tried to add a lot more humour to their films. Thor Ragnarok has plenty of jokes with some of the best lines delivered by Jeff Goldblum playing the only character type that Jeff Goldblum can play.
Kate Blanchett plays the villainess brilliantly, who would have thought she could play such an action part with such evil charm.
It also has the most excellent use of a Led Zeppelin song in an action sequence. Twice.
Another success for the Marvel studio.
The top of the engine casings are a bit plain, so some intake turbines seemed to be a good idea.
I removed the center from a display base and backed it with some plasticard. The first attempt was not as good as I had hoped, but the second version had better shaped blades that fitted into a circle quite well.
I just need to make three more.
These are taking shape, it is quite tricky to make a resilient tube, especially when you drill a 9mm hole in it.
It sure is a messy business.
Inside the tube, I wanted to make the supporting rods able to turn 90 degrees, so I have over engineered the inside and made a supporting pivot point.
Unfortunately the outside of the tube got a bit distorted so I will have to camouflage it some more with more plastic detail. Of course I may be the only one who notices.
The last three rocket nozzles for the rear of the transporter have been finished and fixed to the hull. I have added extra plastic in a hope of making it a bit more resilient.
From the rear, all of the engines look pretty good, at least they should when they are all painted.