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  1. arbit

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    A concept I'm working on.
  2. arbit

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Ahhhhh, it's nice to be among my brethren.
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    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Interesting. But I suspect you had Nadia on TV. Correct or no?
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    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Well, I'm not a perfectionist. We can use those scale kits and call it fan fiction! The USS Eisenhower has that angled launch deck which kinda looks like the Prometheus,
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    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Thx Mechtech. Actually I've been reviewing your build for ideas. Your Daedalaus was a major influence in getting me into electronics. (FYI, your entire video is blocked in my country by WMG.) BTW, what would be the closest real world aircraft carrier model kits that could be used as a basis for scratching a Prometheus? Anyone know what the Prometheus deck and bow were based on? So how many Macross fans are there in Denmark? Really enjoying everyone's 1/20 progress around the web.
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    Battle Angel Alita

    She's CG? No no no. I have a sinking feeling about this. Lets hope for the best anyway.
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    Have any of you quit collecting?

    Leave a note, "Dear kids, this stuff is worth a lot of moolah on Ebay. Best wishes, Dad."
  8. arbit

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Well, I've got a fun 1/72 Macross project in mind, if you're up to a team build. I need to raise that platform with about 200g of weight, and raise those blast deflectors. I've got most of the parts ready on my bench. Just slowed down by the steppers research, though I might end up using DC motors instead.
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    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Interesting. Do you know if the non-geared type get damaged if they keep rotating at a hard stop?
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    Max Factory 1/20(!) VF-1S/A Hikaru

    That's some fine "backpack" research there .
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    Bandai Macross VF-1J Maximilian 3 mode model

    I built that same kit back in 1989 or 90. At the time I didn't understand kits, so I was frustrated that it needed painting and I glue parts that I should not have. I hated the thing, especially since I was a "Perfect Transfromation Snob" ahead of my time. This kit and the V1 Yamato 1/60 , pushed me away from Macross collecting for about a decade until the Perfect Transformation V2s came out. But looking back on it now after years of experience, I can say that it is a solid and great classic kit, especially if you love the old school designs. And I can add that in comparison, the modern transformable Bandai 1/72 is not good for anything except scrap parts. Build it, paint it, weather it, enjoy it. And share your progress
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    Do you remember fish & burner - custom project

    Hilarious accessory. I would like it in 1/12 or 1/15.
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    YF-19 Hasegawa Egg anime style

    Hee hee hee! So cute.
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    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    valkyriepm, really nice weathering on that valk. I've been watching TONS of weathering tutorials. Now I need a subject to work with. Lt. Zombie, great scratch work there. I follow Ken Spriggs amazing detailed scratch work step-by-steps. Check it out! Mechtech, your lathe hobby continues to shock and awe me. As for me, I really like making my models move, so I have been studying how to control stepper motors with different Arduino driver boards and CNC conrol boards. I've never used steppers yet in my builds, only servos and DC motors so far. Since I have no programming knowledge, it's always months of study and research till I figure things out and find codes and wiring diagrams that work for me. I'm really excited about micro stepper because they don't need limit switches and are as small as 6mm. But so far I've found that micro steppers have too little torque to be useful in our models, unless I learn how to gear them up or design nearly weightless moving parts with low friction. Big Nema steppers are very powerful, but of course they don't fit in my scale models.