3.5 hours...You have skills! Well done.
Holler if you want a larger one cut, Oscar. Looks very good, btw!Another new pattern. I will be carving this soon for my wife. I am going to laminate some maple on to walnut and then carve it so the maple is cut away leaving only the pattern.
Only modeled one wing and then mirrored. It was a ton of fun to model but pushing my poor cnc software to the limit. It can only import STL files of about 100 megs. A single wing was 120 megs. It only crashed twice before finally importing correctly as it cried a little.
Got to see Cobras and C130 gunships in action in Nam, would love to see one of these in action, for real, rather than the videos. Wicked cool.Theo, I got to see them flying a ton until they moved to Davis-Monthan AFB. They are pretty awesome aircraft.
Nothing quite like having a Cobra hover over your compound. Then drop about a bushel of empties from about a 2 second burst of fire at a close compound being attacked. At night used to be able to see the Navy compound, across the bay, getting hit, and cones of fire coming down from the gunships. Then when we were at Ahn Khe overnight used to watch the ground firefights along the perimeter - strange, those always seemed to be in the same area every time we were there. Top of the list, watched a fighter look like he dived straight into the ground, then about 20 seconds or so it popped up a mile or so down further, then a huge ball of napalm rose up behind him. Apparently there was a fair sized ravine over there. Fun place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.I don't believe I have ever seen a Cobra in the air. I saw a C130 testing their guns near Hurlburt Field once. That gun really lights up the night sky. Real purdy.
Mary, not good but after 6 years a bit faster now.You are good. It takes me a lot longer to do a model than that.