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  1. I just left mine white, but I did consider carefully carving out the canopy with a rough pilot and dash inside, taping around the fuselage, then pouring in a tiny bit of epoxy.
  2. Detolf pro-tip: Replace the steel rod ladder racks with threaded rods.
  3. Thanks to @Skull One for these Zentradi ship models. I didn't even know they existed! And I'm new to figure collecting, so this may be common knowledge, but these Popup Parades are really nice for just $40. Especially considering that most figures I want/see are INSANELY expensive. Consequently, I've taken to collecting figures I find for a good price that look cool over ones I'm familiar with. In fact, I actively avoid buying familiar figures because that's a slippery slope that leads to having to buy expensive ones to complete the set. Even so, not a fan of Nekopara, but... I had to have all the cute cat girls. At this price, it's not killing my wallet. I usually avoid my wife's favorite collecting enabler, Hallmark, but the one time I did go in, they had an ornament of my favorite Doctor, Tom Baker.
  4. Thanks @Skull One for all the SDFM enemy ship models! Easy, pleasant transaction with zero issues. 10/10 would recommend.
  5. Pontus

    Macross figures

    I must have that Freyja figure! I couldn't find any preorders, so I'm assuming this is just announced and not yet taking orders?
  6. Thanks to @Xigfrid, I just got the final piece of my plus collection.
  7. What the fokk? That's a mother fokking fokkload of fokking Fokkers!
  8. That looks like a cool figure, what is it?
  9. I think it missed us unfortunately, but it may be a sign of more to come soon.
  10. Wow, you managed to get one of the rare 1:1 scale toys!? Congrats. Mazda makes amazing toys. OOOOH, and a stick shift too! And a hard top. noice. Uh, you might have a leak tho, behind the front wheel? It's probably from the right arm transformation hydraulics.
  11. Nice ride! I just bought an Eddy AVS2 500CFM for my Ford 300/6 build that's going into my '69 van (if my machinist ever actually works on it). It's an excellent quadrajet style carb that comes highly recommended because of it's ease of tuning and annular boosters (sprays fuel better). Don't overlook the ignition too. I had my distributor custom curved to my application and specs and got an MSD box.
  12. Not exactly toys, but I'll have fun building them and organizing displays for my Macross, figures, and Aliens in them. I got 3 detolfs and a cabinet to put them on. Should be over 7' with storage below and no displays sitting unseen on the floor. Gotta get some LED strip lights tho.
  13. I was thinking of using "Plastruct" colored acrylic rods of varying sizes available on Amazon for laser beams. Has anyone else used these? I've seen someone make them out of EL light wire for a BotW display, but it wasn't straight. The rods are solid supposedly, should be better if not glowing. But glowing takes batteries so you never use it anyway.
  14. Rather than post a one off tip that gets lost, I figured I'd start a thread where we can share our scratch built effects that I've seen others do. Please share what you've made here. I just posted this display over on the strike a pose thread, but wanted to detail what I did to make really cool looking con trails. These would work really well for missile effects. I didn't think standard white pipe cleaners from the craft store would come out very well, but then I remembered I already had some ACTUAL pipe cleaners from my pipe smoking days. They are much more woolen and less stark white than craft pipe cleaners. For the fan racer, I wanted to have individual streams for the tiny rockets, so I split the wire ends of 3 of them, straightened them, glued them in as precisely as I could, and painted the ends with a light coat of flat white (again so it wasn't stark white). Here's the brand of pipe cleaners I used. They're cotton not the acrylic used on most craft store pipe cleaners which makes for a more accurate look imho. Oh, and make sure you don't get the bristled kind which have red spikes... unless you're into that, lol.
  15. Fixed, thanks. Shoulda known better than to try to play it fast and dirty by just copying and pasting from Google pics. But it's kinduva pain on a chromebook when you have to download every pic first.
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