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Author Topic: Decided to build Invictus 88! < NOW Finished except for Bridle!  (Read 1571 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2013, 03:48 PM »

My Invictus 88s are finished except for the bridles & leach line tensioner. I decided to purchase a new sewing machine before doing any of the sewing on these builds & I'm completely glad I did. This new machine was a joy to use and ran smoothly!

Here's the new builds:







The one with the fluorescent yellow panels is for a buddy of mine.

Here's a few close-up detail shots:

Nose front ...


... and back:






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« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2013, 04:14 PM »

Beautiful kites and work. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2013, 05:01 PM »

Beautiful kites and work. Smiley


Thank you! I appreciate the kind words! The new sewing machine I purchase sure has made a big difference in my enjoyment level. For those that are wondering what I bought.

After doing some internet research on an inexpensive machine, I decided on this one> http://www.walmart.com/ip/Brother-Computerized-Sewing-Machine-CS6000I/4764726

The 'attachable' over-sized sewing table really helped me in keeping my stitch lines straighter. I also like couple other features ...the automatic needle threading & 1-step bobbin replacement with quick-set drop-in bobbin! I considered getting a machine that didn't have a drop-in bottom bobbin but I had a horrible experience using my first sewing machine with one of those with an upper bobbin with a metal bobbin case. Seems after reading a number of customer reviews on sewing machines that I was not alone in finding them difficult to sew with!

Anyway ...By far, Walmart 'online' had the best price on my machine (saving me approx $50 over everywhere else with free shipping)  Although they had an expected 3 day delivery time to my local Walmart for store pick-up, it actually arrived in one day. After being shipped on a Monday, it was there on Tuesday for me to pick up!

Here's a web photo with the attached plastic table:
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« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2013, 05:07 PM »

P.S....if you right-click "Open Image in a New Window" you will be able to view a larger image of the posted photos!  Wink
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