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@electric indigo More coolness on your workbench!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! May this next year be a brighter one!

Here is something FINALLY completed to help light up the new year (pun TOTALLY intended:lol:). It's not going to win any awards, but will still look cool next to our club Godzilla build display. This is an iron, Victorian style lighthouse. So I got generous with the rust (real rust).

Side notes: Pushing the roof down on the small outside plant building is the main on/off button. The final GIF is hard to see because of frame rate, but pushing the finial on the roof triggers the flashing F-86 machine guns. Thanks for checking in everyone!  - MT

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42 minutes ago, MechTech said:

@electric indigo More coolness on your workbench!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! May this next year be a brighter one!

Here is something FINALLY completed to help light up the new year (pun TOTALLY intended:lol:). It's not going to win any awards, but will still look cool next to our club Godzilla build display. This is an iron, Victorian style lighthouse. So I got generous with the rust (real rust).

Side notes: Pushing the roof down on the small outside plant building is the main on/off button. The final GIF is hard to see because of frame rate, but pushing the finial on the roof triggers the flashing F-86 machine guns. Thanks for checking in everyone!  - MT

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ROFL!!! That is just AWESOME!!!

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Not much to report. I have various builds on the bench. A 1S Gerwalk, f14 tomcat, fighter valk 1A Max, sandrock, and a Legioss fighter.  

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@pengbuzz Thanks Pengbuzz!

@arbit Thanks Arbit. Some of my paint isn't the cleanest, especially the door and F-86. The wash kept washing out of the door instead of sticking in the recesses. I should have sealed it first.

@Gabe Q Thanks Gabe! You are Soooo punny!:lol: Your paint is looking good!

@Thom Thanks Thom! Lighthouse fetish is a funny way of putting it!:lol:

I forgot to say the Testors window maker/glue worked great! It just has to be used in low humidity. - MT

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@Urashiman Nice catch! Is that the 1/48th VF-1S (the box top doesn't say).

This weekend I tackled the task I feared most of all on my ship build, cutting the holes out for the waterjet intakes. Taking a perfectly good boat hull and cutting holes into it is counter-intuitive, but necessary. The waterjets are only sitting in the rails I made for them, they are not sealed and mounted yet. Thank God it's done now! The plastic is fairly thin, but there is a bit of a ramp running into the intakes to help guide the water flow. The trailing edges were smoothed to reduce vortex drag.

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I am completely redoing the flight deck. It is cracking in places on the slide rails because of how thin it is. Also something else I overlooked. When I punched out all those tie-downs into the deck plate, it was the same as flattening dough when making a tortilla. The deck expanded making it bow up and add further stress to the thin plastic rail problem. This time around I'm doing the rails THEN punching the deck and THEN cutting it to fit onto the rails. So this weekend I started new beefier rails which are now drying.

I used Plastruct "C" channel. One side of the channel is too long because of the slope of the hull side, so it had to be trimmed. How do you trim 2 feet of channel and make it look professional? You get jiggy with it! So I modified a jig for cutting square tubing I made and used that to make several passes and cut it (before and after below).

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The photo below shows the side slope of the ship, the "I" beam the rails slide on and an un-trimmed view of the cut "C" channel with a smaller "C" channel glued into it as a rail. All of this is to make a splash-proof seal on the rear of the ship and make it easy to just slide it off. Thanks for checking in! - MT

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Great stuff guys! I've been under the weather with the crud for a few days, (not the Rona) so haven't gotten to much done around here. Today I had to splice 28 guage wire, which I didn't wanna do, but so be it. Got to try out my new $12 deep dark China heat gun though! Works great! I don't do models anymore, apparently just electronics if you didn't know any better looking at my work bench.. LOL 

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5 hours ago, derex3592 said:

Great stuff guys! I've been under the weather with the crud for a few days, (not the Rona) so haven't gotten to much done around here. Today I had to splice 28 guage wire, which I didn't wanna do, but so be it. Got to try out my new $12 deep dark China heat gun though! Works great! I don't do models anymore, apparently just electronics if you didn't know any better looking at my work bench.. LOL 

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Some real nice solder work, derex! Opening your own electronics store? lol

 

UPDATE: nothing to see here. Going to be taking a leave for a bit, as some issues have come up. :( Enjoy the holidays...

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On 1/3/2021 at 9:57 PM, derex3592 said:

I don't do models anymore, apparently just electronics if you didn't know any better looking at my work bench.. LOL 

So has the electronics bug gotcha?  

(But I wouldn't solder on that cutting matt, or solder drops will melt holes in it.)

14 hours ago, Convectuoso said:

Almost there, but I'm hating the included stickers. I just can't understand why the went with those instead of waterslide decals?

Yeah stickers suck! Is that Bandai or Hasegawa? Maybe there are waterslides on Ebay.

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15 hours ago, Convectuoso said:

Almost there, but I'm hating the included stickers. I just can't understand why the went with those instead of waterslide decals?

 

58 minutes ago, arbit said:

Yeah stickers suck! Is that Bandai or Hasegawa? Maybe there are waterslides on Ebay.

Definitely the 1/100 Bandai kit, and yes, the stickers for those little suckers are miserable... but keep in mind, the waterslides Bandai included on their 1/72 VF-25s weren't really any better.

Being entirely honest, I bought a bunch of those 1/100 VF-25 and YF-29 kits (they were about $6 at the time, don't know what they are now), but I have absolutely zero intention of using any of the included stickers for any of them.  Those kits are all going to get alternate paint schemes, either real life squadrons, or possibly customs based on stuff from the Master File. ^_^ 

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@derex3592 Nooo, don't go to the dark side!:lol: Cool work all the same!

@neptunesurvey Thanks! Those look cool with your SSD and help put it in scale.

@Convectuoso That's looking great! I never could understand the stickers thing either except that what they do with Gundam for the amateur builders. They're probably cheaper to produce too :blink: - MT

 

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1 hour ago, Convectuoso said:

I just may try to use a lot of masking tape and just paint the details

That's what I wound up doing for my 1/72 VF-25F, though I did it all by hand because I'm crazy that way. :p   Red paint was a bit of a pain, but the stripes weren't too hard to mask off.

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22 hours ago, Convectuoso said:

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Almost there, but I'm hating the included stickers. I just can't understand why the went with those instead of waterslide decals?

Don't know how good your printer is, but perhaps you can scan some 1/72 scale decals, down-size and print them on clear decal paper?

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19 minutes ago, Thom said:

Don't know how good your printer is, but perhaps you can scan some 1/72 scale decals, down-size and print them on clear decal paper?

Is there a 1/72 version of this kit?

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2 hours ago, Convectuoso said:

Is there a 1/72 version of this kit?

Not of that one, but I think the majority of the YF-29 markings are just stock SMS logos or other generic markings, so you could probably use VF-25 decals.  If given the option, I'd try and grab a set of Hasegawa decals, rather than anything made by Bandai.

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Well...came down with the Rona over New Years Weekend.  Uhhgg.  Nothing bad at all, I've had sinus infections that are waaaay worse, but anywhoo, since I'll be cooling my heels at home for two weeks from work, (thankfully getting paid), I needed a break from the Runabout, so I opened up the 1/350 USS Fort Worth and decided to start in on some assembly.  Now this is my first non sci-fi model in a looong time and my first Trumpeter kit, which I've heard are very good, so far a couple of small complaints, but all in all everything is going fairly well so far. It's not a Bandai model, parts don't lock together, it's all glue and patience here!  This morning I started on some photoetch that is supplied with the kit. Very impressed with the quality of it so far! Here's my first few microscopic parts fitted! 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, derex3592 said:

Well...came down with the Rona over New Years Weekend.  Uhhgg.  Nothing bad at all, I've had sinus infections that are waaaay worse, but anywhoo, since I'll be cooling my heels at home for two weeks from work, (thankfully getting paid), I needed a break from the Runabout, so I opened up the 1/350 USS Fort Worth and decided to start in on some assembly.  Now this is my first non sci-fi model in a looong time and my first Trumpeter kit, which I've heard are very good, so far a couple of small complaints, but all in all everything is going fairly well so far. It's not a Bandai model, parts don't lock together, it's all glue and patience here!  This morning I started on some photoetch that is supplied with the kit. Very impressed with the quality of it so far! Here's my first few microscopic parts fitted! 

 

 

 

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Good start. I'd lean on that railing!

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@derex3592 That sucks about the Rona, but good it's only minor and that you get a paid "vacation." I built the LCS-2 and it just needed soaked joints and when dried, needed a slight sand and no putty. Hopefully yours is the same. The kit looks good! - MT

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