1/18 Lippish P.13a Final Expansion **New Pictures**

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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a New Update with Pictures!

Post by 1958Zelda » Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:18 pm

Great to see your progress

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Re: 1/18 P.1Lippish3a New Update with Pictures!

Post by normandy » Tue May 24, 2016 4:08 pm

Jon, any updates on the Lippisch?

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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a New Update with Pictures!

Post by Jnewboy » Wed May 25, 2016 11:33 am

Hey Guys, no pictures yet but Im working the resin casting over that was made of the hydrospan. Once it is perfect I will make my final cast and then make the kits and full builds.

I am still taking orders for anyone who wants one. :wink:

PS.. I have the Ta-152 conversion kit and the Rufe conversion kit in the water 8)

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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a New Update with Pictures!

Post by normandy » Wed May 25, 2016 5:08 pm

Sounds great Jon, I'm not in a hurry........just wondering.
That will give me time to get my Luft ground crew ready. :wink:

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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a New Update with Pictures!

Post by teebird » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:17 am

Can we get a sitrep on the Liipisch? How goes the "grow operation"?

Some progress pics would be great:))

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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a New Update with Pictures!

Post by abbadur » Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:02 am

Hi,
are you still accept an order for the 1/18 P13a:
$200 for a kit (Plane, Dolly, Pilot, Decals)
and are you willing to send it to Germany?
Please let me know. Are there some photos of the content
of your kit to be find in net?
Thanks and regards
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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a New Update with Pictures!

Post by Crazy Kraut » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:47 am

Hey Jon,
some news on the Lippisch?
Wir haben gehurt, gekämpft und gesoffen, des Führers Mühlen verbraucht, sind auf dem Zahnfleisch gekrochen, doch haben wir uns teuer verkauft.
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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a New Update with Pictures!

Post by Crazy Kraut » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:48 am

Hey Alfons (abbadur),
read your PM´s.
I´m a collector from Germany too and would like to get in contact with you.
Thanks
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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a New Update with Pictures!

Post by Jnewboy » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:05 pm

It has been a very challenging year for me in almost every since of the word. Those of you who are waiting for the Lippish make no mistake it will be done but my real world job has taken every moment away from me. It will not be like this forever though, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Don’t think that I am like Jack who disappeared in the night with many peoples money. Those of you who have been patient will be getting a free Rufe Kit along with your Lippish. The Lippish is in the tank but getting to it is the issue. Hope you all have a great new year! Wish me luck!

I want this more than you know, it’s ironic that I worked on ways of making 1/18 aircraft that were not made for so long but now that the process and ability is there I have no time for it…

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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a New Update with Pictures!

Post by normandy » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:41 am

Thanks for the update Jon. Life has a way of interfering with the hobby and
You are nothing like jack. You've been a plus to 1:18 with your videos and your
how to builds! I know in time we'll have a Lippish P.13a, Happy New Year.

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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a New Update

Post by Jnewboy » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:49 pm

This is back being all my baby. Those of you who have been patient will get a free gift for waiting so long!

Normandy - One full Kit - Paid in Full
Crazy Kraut - One full kit - Paid in Full
Tee Bird - Two Full builds - Paid in Full

Am I missing anyone?

I expect to be shipping these by Halloween.

This project has cost me upwards of $5000 and so many hours I will never get back it makes me sick. I have however learned how to make this stuff work. I feel like Thomas Edison only there is no millions of dollars as a payout. I have been called a thief, a fraud and threatened with a lawsuit. I am however persevering and am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. The Lippish will be done soon and will be a very cool addition to the 1/18 world. Following it will be many others.

New Pictures coming next week! 8)

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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a New Update

Post by pvanroy » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:17 am

I also pre-ordered a Lippisch kit (21 January 2016) - but I suppose you probably thought of that already, I've replied to the e-mail you sent. I'm really looking forward to this kit, and am sorry to hear about your troubles. Also, looking forward very much to other projects!

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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a New Update

Post by Jnewboy » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:09 pm

Ok here are some new pics,

This will help you understand how I got it to work.

First make a mold of the parts, all one sided in 1/48. Then build a wall of Lego around your mold and higher than it. Then pour in the Hydrospan. The result is a sheet of parts with a thick layer of Hydrospan base holding it all together. Expand that and repeat it until Its big enough.

The Lippish body is in its final stage now, lets look at what I have been doing:

ImageP1060324 by jon newsom, on Flickr

Dollys kits done!

The cockpit and pilot have been cast as well as the top so all we are waiting for is the bottom!

The Bottom is in its final stage,
1/48 model next to mold of 1/48 body (La-5 Cowling and other parts were also cast on the same sheet to not waste space/time/money) Next to fully expanded product ready for molding and final stage.

ImageP1060330 by jon newsom, on Flickr

ImageP1060328 by jon newsom, on Flickr

ImageP1060329 by jon newsom, on Flickr

ImageP1060327 by jon newsom, on Flickr

When ready the final expansion will be cast and a resin prototype will be created. Then I will shave down the inside alittle on both haves to save on resin/weight I will do the final cast and send out the kits. 8)

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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a New Update with Pictures

Post by flyboy_fx » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:09 pm

Quite an interesting method. Does the hydrospan expand with precision? As in, can you get repeatable results scaling up to 1/18? Or is there variation in batches?
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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a New Update with Pictures

Post by Jnewboy » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:46 am

flyboy_fx wrote:Quite an interesting method. Does the hydrospan expand with precision? As in, can you get repeatable results scaling up to 1/18? Or is there variation in batches?
Yes the stuff is very uniform and every batch has the same potential (original size x 1.6) or 60% increase. The variable is time, because some parts due to their thickness take more time than others that are thinner you must be very patient and it can take a month to see a part come to size.

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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a New Update with Pictures

Post by pvanroy » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:20 pm

Looks promising! Looking forward to the kit!

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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a New Update with Pictures

Post by Jnewboy » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:04 pm

I am on track for the Halloween delivery date. Today I poured the top haves. Please PM me with your order you have placed and what you have paid and your full name /delivery address. PayPal records only go back one year apearently so I am in the dark.

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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a Need order info for shipping!

Post by normandy » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:59 pm

PM sent Jon. This is going to be one sweet kit, thanks for all your hard work on the Lippisch project!

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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a Need order info for shipping!

Post by pvanroy » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:03 am

PM sent. Thanks!

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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a Need order info for shipping!

Post by Jnewboy » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:14 pm

Expansion is done!!!

Today I have cast the top and bottom!!

This week I will pour the resin prototype and begin the finishing process on it in order to make the final masters.

Then the kits will go out around Halloween!!

Thanks for all of your support and patience!!

Image20171007_104159 by jon newsom, on Flickr

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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a Final Expansion Complete!!

Post by Crazy Kraut » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:55 pm

8) 8) Looking good 8) 8)
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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a Final Expansion Complete!!

Post by normandy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:40 am

I sure does look good! I've got a ground crew painted and ready.


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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a Final Expansion Complete!!

Post by supersonicfifi » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:41 am

incredible

so COOL !

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1/18 mirage 2000 & RAFALE should i say more ?

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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a Final Expansion Complete!!

Post by Jnewboy » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:57 pm

$180 of silicon just to make the prototype mold but it is done and cast.

Image2017-10-15_12-05-18 by jon newsom, on Flickr


Now I must do allot of build up, sanding, wet sanding and retracing of panel lines until they are hollow, perfectly smooth and line up together just right. Then I will make the final cast. I may have to pause and do a fund raiser by selling off some of my personal collection to raise funds for the final molds and all the resin I will need.

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Re: 1/18 Lippish P.13a Final Expansion Update

Post by Jnewboy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:55 am

I primed the top but that is as far as I got before I got the flu :?

I got a minute today to put it with the top on the dolly and stage some ground crew to give you all a sence of size and scale.

This will be a very cool model when done!! 8) 8)

More importantly Hydrospan works! :D :D 8) So the best is yet to come! :P

Image2017-10-22_10-35-58 by jon newsom, on Flickr

Image2017-10-22_10-35-21 by jon newsom, on Flickr

Image2017-10-22_10-34-08 by jon newsom, on Flickr

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