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Glaze pots . Gas Firing/ Before Firing. Top half shelf.

The above  picture is rutile blue glaze mixture.

Only two pieces were able to fit on this shelf. I had a large piece on the second shelf.

The large plate has descale transfer put on the inside, and clear glaze over the top.

Out Side Has Rutile Blue glaze painted on, with a Alumina Oxide sprayed on the out side.

The smaller plate had stains colours mixed with base glaze and painted in a circle on the plate inside. and Blue glaze on outside.

Trying some thing new.

Alumina is used to increase the viscosity of the glaze and give it stability on the pot ( to stop the glaze from running.) Allows the glaze to have a broader firing range.

I know it stop crackling on pot when this is sprayed over the glaze. Opening the kiln after firing.

The result were not good. Spraying my pottery in this firing with alumina Oxide did not work out.

The white oxide is still on the pots. who knows it could be because the kiln was not hot enought, or to hot. The firing was to 1228, both cone 9 and 10 were down.

I have another go next time, I will water the Alumina Oxide down more.

You learn from your mistakes.

Have a look at the results.

Happy Potting.

Wendy’s Pottery Journey.

Have a great day.

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Toyota Corolla Trophee Andros-2006 1/18 Scale No83501. Alain Prost Collection.

Alain Prost & Toyota Corolla Trophee Andros.

Alain Prost Collection.

Technical Data.

Engine Lexue RX300 3.0 60-degree V6, 350bhp

Tyres Continental AS Racing Contact 2

Chassis Tubular Spaceframe.

Weight 950kg.

Transmission Six-speed Sequential.

Fuel Capacity 25 Litres.

Brakes AP Racing two-piston calipers, front and rear.

Suspension Steel Double wishbones, front and rear:

Steel, machine-welded stub-axles.

Wheelbase 2250mm.

Front Track 1686mm.

Rear Track 1686mm.

Alain Prost Story.

An ardent soccer and motorcycle racing aficionado, Alain Prost first encountered competition on four wheels when he accompanied his brother to a kart track.

Barely 14 at the time, he soon made this bright new world his own. He rapidly forged an enviable reputation through a combination of unquestionable natural flair and a strong interest in the sport’s tecnical side.

After winning the French and European Formula Renault titles (1976-77).he cruised to the European F3 title in 1979 and graduated to F1 the following season, when McLaren swooped tp capture one of the sports most promising young talents.

He competed in his first world championship grand prix at Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1980- and scored a point on his debut.

The legend was gaining momentum.

Prost switched to Renault and become a serious world championship contender, just missing out on the title in 1983.

The following season he rejoined McLaren and again finished as world championship runner-up, only half a point behind team-mate Niki Lauda.

He finially claimed the sports biggest prize in 1985, when he became Frances first Formula One world champion- a success he and McLaren repeated the following season.

Prost developed a reputation for a smooth driving style and relentless attention to detail when it came to chassis set-up qualities that led to him being nicknamed “The Professor”.

He clinched a third world title in 1989, after pipping McLaren team-mate Ayrton Senna, and then signed for Ferrari.

He fought hard, but in vain, for the 1990 world title and then decided to take a year away from the sport at the end of the 1991 campaign.

He made a stellar return in 1993, with Williams-Renault , and swept to a fourth world title.

At the time his 51 grand prix victories made him the most successful driver in F1 history, in terms of race wins.

That was an appropriate moment to bow out and he subsequently turned his attention to putting together his own F1 team, Post Grand Prix, which competed in F1 from 1997 until 2001. He was by no means yet finished as a driver, however, and in 2003 he made his debut in the Trophee Andros ice-racing series at the wheel of a Toyota.

Alain Prost Story.

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Glaze Firing Gas Kiln. Results of Two plates top shelf.

Only two plates on the top shelf.

The results. Plate one..

This plate has coloured descale , with clear glaze painted on over the top.

The firing was two hot the glaze burnt off, on the out side of the plate.

Out side has rutile blue painted on. Colours are nice, some parts are burnt off, or have no melted.

Second plate.

This plate has descale transfer on the inside with clear glaze over the top.

This side was nice colour

This side of the pot was not hot enough to melt the glaze.

On the out side painted on B Blue glaze. One side was great and the other was rough.

Nice colours.

Rutile Blue Glaze Cone 9-10

Potash Feldspar 40.

Silica 30

Whiting 20

Kaolin 10

Red Iron Oxide 5

Rutile

5.

Please Note.

I brush On My Glazers.

Thickness of glaze, 2 coats.

That it for the top shelf, only two pots.

My Result, My Mistakes.

Happy Potting.

Wendy’s Pottery Journey.

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Good and Bad.

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My Gas Kiln. Firing a Gas Kiln Efficiently-What is perfect combustion?

My gas Kiln. Home made Second hand Kiln.

One gas inlet with Chimney.

Firing a Gas Kiln.

Your Glaze Firing -Oxidation/Reduction.

My kiln has 3 shelves.  you can see on the left, there is only one, gas inlet area, at the bottom of the kiln.

Some Kiln shelving has been put on the side, so the gas fire goes up and around.

Turn the gas  burner on to KPA5.

We put the bung in at the front of kiln, when temp reaches 500. (1hour)

Turn up to KPA10. It takes a while for the temp to go to 900. (2 hour +).

Start reduction. Turn up gas to 15kpa, start to close off chimney. ( I have a piece of kiln shelf that can be pushed across), black fire will flow high up chimney, let it settle, So only do a little at a time.

You can not close the chimney completely. You will end up with black pottery if you do.

When you reach your temp we do 1280.put every thing back and turn down to 10KPA and let sit (soak) for two hours before turning off.

Next Day you will be able to open your kiln.

What happens when you open, when  your kiln is to hot.

Is it to hot to open the kiln.

I did not do it, my husband opened it after turning the gas off, he wanted to see inside. All he seen was red hot. Only opened kiln up about 6 inches.  Results were not good the top shelf was pieces of clay every where. All my pottery I had done was broken or had pieces of pottery embedded in them, You could say the pottery had a smashing time.

Do not open your kiln until it cool down.

What is perfect combustion?

Perfect combustion exists when one carbon atom is combined with two atoms of oxygen to form one carbon dioxide molecule, plus heat. But when you are firing a kiln to achieve a certain consistent atmosphere, it becomes a little more complicated.

To achieve complete combustion, the exact proportions of fuel and oxygen are required with nothing remaining. In a gas kiln firing, this is often difficult to attain because of the many variables in fuel and oxygen (which is derived from the air) and the equipment used to mix the two.

The most common fuels used today are natural gas and propane. These are hydrocarbons and when they are properly mixed and ignited, they produce heat, carbon dioxide and water vapor.

Air is a combination of approximately 75% nitrogen and 25% oxygen by weight. Unlike oxygen, the nitrogen does not react (combust) but it still absorbs a portion of the heat and therefore creates a cooler flame.

During the firing of a gas kiln there are a trio of atmospheres that have to be controlled to achieve both a rise in temperature and the desired glaze results. The first, and most important, atmosphere is neutral. It is only in a neutral atmosphere that perfect combustion can be attained. A neutral atmosphere is the most fuel-efficient firing possible.

If the amount of air is increased, or the amount of fuel is decreased, from a neutral firing, the mixture becomes fuel-lean and the flame is shorter and clearer. The gas kiln has now entered an oxidizing atmosphere and the rate of temperature rise will decrease.

If the fuel supply is increased or the air supply is decreased the atmosphere becomes fuel-rich and reduction begins. The flame becomes long and smoky and incomplete combustion occurs. The result is an excess of carbon, which combines with the remaining oxygen and creates carbon monoxide. To convert back to its natural state of carbon dioxide, the carbon takes oxygen from the metal oxides in the glaze, thus altering the finished colour of the glaze. The rate of temperature rise will also diminish under these conditions.

Regardless of the atmosphere necessary for the results you desire for your work, a higher level of efficiency and fuel savings may be attained by firing to a neutral atmosphere whenever possible . With the enormous increases we have seen and will continue to see in fuel costs, it might become highly desirable to buy an oxygen probe and maintain a neutral atmosphere for at least part of your firings.

Oxidation/Reduction- is the result of the colour in your glaze.

Oxidation Atmosphere: A mixture of fuel and air where there is a significant excess of oxygen from the air relative to the fuel; defined (somewhat arbitrarily) as more than 3% excess oxygen.

Neutral Atmosphere: A theoretical mixture of fuel and air where there is a perfect balance between the amount of fuel and the amount of oxygen from air necessary to burn that fuel.

Reduction Atmosphere: A mixture of fuel and air where there is more fuel present than there is oxygen from the air to burn the fuel. For complete combustion to occur in a reducing atmosphere, the fuel must react with all the oxygen from the incoming air and with oxygen from other sources. For a ceramics artist, the important “other” sources of oxygen are oxides of iron and/or copper in the ware being fired, as those oxides are reduced.

When an excess of carbon (fuel) or a shortage of oxygen (air) is introduced, incomplete combustion takes place. Carbon monoxide (as opposed to carbon dioxide) is produced along with heat, though not as much as would be produced during complete combustion. The carbon monoxide then looks for more oxygen, which it takes from oxides in the clay and glaze in the kiln. This is also the reason yellow flames shoot out through spy holes when a kiln is in reduction—the carbon-rich fuel is following the oxygen supply.

Gas Kiln Firing – Defining the Terms

Oxidation Atmosphere: A mixture of fuel and air where there is a significant excess of oxygen from the air relative to the fuel; defined (somewhat arbitrarily) as more than 3% excess oxygen.

Neutral Atmosphere: A theoretical mixture of fuel and air where there is a perfect balance between the amount of fuel and the amount of oxygen from air necessary to burn that fuel.

Reduction Atmosphere: A mixture of fuel and air where there is more fuel present

Firing a gas Kiln.

Cone 10. Glazers.

I glazed all my pots, high firing glazers.

What happens in the kiln is different on each shelf, different at the front, back and middle of each shelf. The temperature is different all over the inside of the kiln.

Firing at high firing gas kiln is a lot of luck. When I get great results from a firing, I end up doing the same glaze in a different part of the kiln.

Using red glazers, at the bottom of the kiln you get red. At the top you get, a beautiful green. That the different between Oxidation and reduction. If only we let the kiln sock longer. We might of got red on top to.

Every firing is different, great fun to open the kiln, and see the results.

Happy potting have a great day.

Wendy’s Pottery Journey.

Wendy

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Products

Products and Brands 

We buy from Australia Wholesalers. They buy from overseas suppliers. Mostly China. Nearly everything you buy now days is made in China.

Different between Products.

Our wholesale buyers, test and play with what they buy. Some people like cheap, others like quality.

What you pay for is what you get.

Yes if you want quality toys be prepared to pay for them. Yes Brand Name Toys.

Lots and Lots Of different brands.

Below you will see different names, for different products. Every product has it own spare parts list.

Plastic Model Kits.

Plastic Model Kit have lots of brands with different scales and models.

Tamiya. Airfix, Zvezda, Dragon, Italeri, Hobby Boss, Trumpeter, Pegasis, AFV Club, Revell, Minecraft, Azur, Academy Roden, Hasegawa

Wooden Model Kits.

Wooden kits are great hobby. Lots of work, to build.

Artesania  Latina,  Ocio Creativo.

RC Cars.

RC Cars, there is so many brands, watch out for copy cats. Before buying ask about back up service. Spare parts for you RC.

HPI Racing, Axial, Phantom, Maverick, Team Associated,  Hobao,  Robitronic, Corally, River Hobby. VRX,  Traxxas, CEN, Colt, Tamiya, Losi, Team Losi, Thunder Tiger. Mugen.

RC Plane Kits.

If you can not fly a RC Plane, ask for a easy to fly plane, mostly park flyer.

You most likely will not be able to teach your self. your local flying club should be able to help you.

Plane brands.

Volantex, Thunder Tiger, Phoenix Models, SMC Models, OMP Models, Seagull Models, FMS Models, Great Plane Models, The World Models, Joysway Hobby, E-Flite, Park Flyer.

More Brands.

Thunder Tiger- Hobao – Hobbywing-FMC- Team Associated- VRX- River HobbyBlack Magic-Kyosho-XTM- Traxxas-FC Power-Hpi-Phanton- Raptor-twister-OS Engines-Colt- LRP-Gen Ace-Virus RC-Gem2+-Reedy-bsd Racing-Novarossi-Tornado RC-Tamiya- Revell-Dragon- Airfix- Italeri- Zvezda-HobbyBoss-Academy-Pegasus-AFV Club-Trumpeter-Otaki-Artesania Latina-OC Cre-Ocio-Creativo.-Fantom Racing- Phoenix Models- Super Tigre- Vorech- Bolly Products-Novatech- Parkzone -Super Flying Models -Top Way-E-Flite-RC Revolution- Ko Propo-Slimline Accessories- Model Engines-Corally Team-Paasche Parts-Q Model Parts-Acme- Robitronic-Team Losi- Nanda Models-Power Racing- Duratrax-Bantam weight-Maverick-Rockets-Games- Diecast-Clementoni-Trains-Lego-Playmobile-Australian Doll-RC Planes-Cat Models-Fhoenix- FMS-Volantex-Wing Models-World Models-OMP RC Planes-Axion RC- GWS Models- EPP Combat Wing-Great Planes-RC Mart International- Seagull Models- SMC Planes- High End Technology RC- %0 ARF-Black Horse-Parkzone-Balsa Wood-Zap Glues, Maccano- Paint Brushes-Tyres- Rims-Pro-Line-SCX Digital and lots more.

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Most Brands, you can order, if in Australia, delivery is around 6-10 Days.

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Spektrum-DX6e -Channel 2.4GHz DSMX-Radio System.

Spektrum-DX6e  Radio Hand Set.

DX6e 6CH System w/ AR610 Receiver

Channel 2.4GHz DSMX-Radio System.

Airplane, Helicopter, Sailplane and Multirotor Programming
The DX6e comes equipped with the programming you need to fly almost anything. And because it’s based on the same Spektrum AirWare software used in most other Spektrum transmitters, you can share model setups with just about any Spektrum user you meet.

250-model memory.

Built-In Telemetry.

Patent-pending gimbal design with spring configuration switch.

Wireless trainer link.

7 airplane wing types and 6 tail types

2 swashplate types

4 sailplane wing types and 3 tail types

Multirotor flight mode setup.

7-point throttle curves for airplanes and helicopters.

7-point pitch and tail curves for helicopters.

Cross-platform model sharing with other Spektrum transmitters.

4 AA batteries included.

EN328 compatible.

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Other models.

DS20

From its premium construction and comfortable ergonomics to its powerful programming features, the DX20 delivers a pro-class flying experience that is second to none. Features include 20 fully-proportional channels, voice alerts, built-in telemetry, a wireless trainer function, four model types and more

DX18 Gen 2

The Spektrum™ DX18 offers the most impressive suite of features ever made available in a handheld transmitter. These include 18 fully-proportional channels, voice alerts, built-in telemetry, a wireless trainer function, three model types and more.

iX12

The Spektrum™ iX12 radio is an intelligent 12-channel transmitter matched with a powerful combination of features and next-level connectivity. Ground breaking yet comfortably familiar, RC pilots of all aircraft types can use the all-new iX12 to out fly everything in its class.

DX8E.

Upgrading to the DX8e gives you more than conceivable in an 8-channel computer radio.  Four model types, 250+-model memory, built-in telemetry and more. It’s the ultimate transmitter for any pilot with a growing aircraft flee.

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Saito- FA-72/72GK-4-Stroke Engine. For RC Aircraft.

Saito 4 Stroke Engine , FA-72/72GK have been designed placing emphasis on the lightweight, high-performance and excellent-durability characteristics.

Ideal for small-to-medium size RC planes.

Saito FA-72/72GK-4-Stroke Engine, are  Manufactured by Saito Seisakusho, Ltd.

Unique Features of the Saito  FA-72/72GK engine.

Cylinder:

Thanks to the monolithic structure of the cylinder head and cylinder with direct hard chrome plated inner surface without using cylinder liner, this engines emphasizes durability while it also offers lightweight and distortion-free structure with improved cooling efficiency.

 

Piston.

High silicon content aluminium is used in the piston construction. It also has a compression ring that increase the engine’s efficiency.

Crankshaft.

Made of solid chrome molybdenum steel, and supported by two ball bearings.

Cam Gear.

Our Front mounted cam gear design results in a compact engine.

Combustion Chamber.

Increased efficiency with improved hemispherical shape.

Carburetor.

High-performance type with slow adjustment equipped with choke valve.

Propeller Nut.

Double nut design to prevent fall-off for safety.

Mounting Dimensions.

The mounting dimensions is the same with those of FA-45/56, ideal for small-to-medium size RC planes.

This is a brand New Engine. Comes with Muffler and tools.

Buy Now.

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See what RC aircraft Engines we can get.  There is a lot on the market.

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Hasegawa-09726-TF-104G/F-104D Starfighter-U.S.A.F.

Plastic Model Kit.

Hasegawa-09726

Hasegawa-09726-TF-104G/F-104D Starfighter-U.S.A.F.

1/48 Scale. USAF.

Lookheed F104 Star Fighter

Role. Interceptor Aircraft.

An interceptor aircraft, or simply interceptor, is a type of fighter aircraft designed specifically to attack enemy aircraft, particularly bombers and reconnaissance aircraft, as they approach. There are two general classes of interceptor: relatively lightweight aircraft built for high performance, and heavier aircraft designed to fly at night or in adverse weather and operate over longer ranges.

Manufacturer Name LookHeed.

The Lockheed Corporation (originally the Loughead Aircraft Manufacturing Company) was an American aerospace company. Lockheed was founded in 1912 and later merged with Martin Marietta to form Lockheed Martin in 1995.

First Flight.

17 th February 1956.

Introduction

20th  February 1958.

Retired.

31st  October 2004 ( Italy)

Primary Users 

United State Air Force.

German Air Force.

Japan Air Self-Defence Force.

Turkish Air Force.

Number Built.

2578.

Cost Each

US$1.42 Million

Learn about the aircraft History.

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Tamiya

Tamiya

Tamiya Headquarter is in Shiznoka. Founded in 1946 by Yoshio Tamiya.

Tamiya has been around for a lot of years. In our shop we have a RC Toyota Bruiser which Tamiya brought out in 1985. They have release it again 2014.

Products — Tamiya has lots of different Products- Plastic Model Kits, Radio Control Model Kits and Cars, Educational Kits, Paints, Glue , Tools and More.

Some of Tamiya New Products.

Visit our store for more Tamiya Products.

Electric R/C Car Series No.653 1/18 R/C King Yellow 6×6 (G6-01 Chassis) Item No: 58653

Electric R/C Car Series No.654 1/10 R/C Lancia 037 Rally (TA02-S) Item No: 58654
1/16 R/C Tank Series No.41 1/16 R/C U.S. Main Battle Tank M1A2 Abrams Full-Option Kit Item No: 56041
1/10 Expert Built Series No.198 Mercedes-Benz G 320 Cabrio (MF-01X) Item No:57898

See More Have a look at Tamiya Online Catalogue.

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Some Tamiya Products – Delivery 6-10 Days.

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