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    Models of: Macross - Aircraft - Armor - Warships and R/C Makes it better!

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  1. MechTech

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Thank you guys! Snow day today! So I got some minor work done aligning the water jets. I'm now cleaning up some arrows for clean shafts to go on the underside. - MT
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    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Man! I get to work on my model and miss some great builds and good ideas! Lots of great stuff guys! And happy belated New Year too! Starting Christmas 2018, I finally started on the scratch built ship model. Months back it started as a card stock cutout after drawing it 2D for design. Everything is low tech for now. The bottom is one piece of styrene that was actually cut and folded (after lengthening it). Then came the ribs. I'm using cleaned up carbon fiber arrow shafts on sale for $4 at the local sporting goods store. They give stiffness and are so light. The ship will be 40 inches long and have three jet drives. The last photo is CFS (Cat For Scale). - MT
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    Max Factory 1/20(!) VF-1S/A Hikaru

    Merry Macross Christmas guys! I was thinking of getting one of these kits, but looks like they are no longer being carried. - MT
  4. MechTech

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Cool Derex and Arbit! Merry Christmas everyone! Hopefully you got some cool models under the tree! - MT
  5. MechTech

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    It looks like the ramp hinges on a couple of tabs on the sides of the exit. Its gotta hinge on something - right!? Cool video. Looking good Electric Indigo! - MT
  6. MechTech

    1/700 Scale 3D Print SDF-1 Bust

    I'm just seeing this now. Welcome to MW and that IS an AWESOME intro! Awesome build and you can have fun getting carried away with all the extras on a build like that! - MT
  7. MechTech

    Lego style Macross arcade cabinet

    That is a cool concept and came out great! Thanks for sharing with us. - MT
  8. MechTech

    Life Size Papercraft Frejya

    She looks great! - MT
  9. MechTech

    Anime style Hasegawa battroid

    I love it! It looks like the replica anime cell on my wall! - MT
  10. MechTech

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Arbit, I would go with a geardrive and just time it if you can keep the voltage relatively constant. A clutch will add some safety to it. - MT
  11. MechTech

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Thrust vectoring joint?
  12. MechTech

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    I was backwards (like lots of things) I kept seeing the Robotech kits in stores and finally bought one. After building two of almost every aircraft kit, a Valkyrie was new and awesome!!! And it transformed, it just didn't sit there on my shelf! One day we didn't have Track so I got home early after school and turned on TV to see the first episode of Robotech. OK, so the series got messed up in the U.S, it was still so COOL! I learned how to program my VCR (remember those) and set it with brand new high quality tapes to record. Wish I still had them just for the commercials! - MT
  13. MechTech

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Thanks Arbit. Sadly, there are no real aircraft carriers like the Prometheus. I researched it. Closest is the old Enterprise for the upper bow portion of the deck and today (that didn't exist then) is the Reagan onward for the bulbous bow. But still SO different than reality. Time to scratch-build some stuff! - MT
  14. MechTech

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    That's looking great Electric Indigo! Looking nice n clean so far Nyankodevice. Thanks Arbit! Here's an idea, it's what I used on the Daedalaus elevator. The motor sits on a swivel and the spring keeps it engaged into the drive gear. If too much power is applied, it just "skips" without grinding down the teeth. Its a type of clutch. The motor drives a gear on a shaft with two other gears. Those gears engage into a rack of gears. The rack faces away from you so you don't see it. No slippage and you can see how small it was (1/200 valks). Hopefully the video works. The camera was overly sensitive to sound, but you get the idea. Also the original video just in case at 19:28. I think You-Tube still has the sound blocked - sorry! I hope that gives you some ideas. - MT Elevator Up.MPG
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    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Lt. Zombie, that's a great change to the engines! Electric Indigo, Thank you! The belt will actually bend into a loop inside the turret. The strip caps can link together so it will be a big loop inside the turret and into the base. - MT