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59 minutes ago, MechTech said:

Hi everyone, I got some more work done over the past couple of weekends. Sorry for photo-bombing you guys with so many photos!

The armored car I'm modifying is based on the French Panhard AML-90 (below). I modernized it a bit. You can see where the over-sized turret comes from.

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Normal people remove screws from their tires and plug the hole. I punched a hole and glued some hanging out! These are what will hold the model to the base. I used silicone RTV to glue them in place.

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Here's the completed tires and base with screw heads underneath.

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I FINALLY got to put a base coat of paint on my model this weekend. Time for A LOT of weathering and detailing.

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Last weekend was spent doing landscaping on the base by adding more sand and more dead plant life. This was BEFORE I drilled the holes for the screws in the base. I also rusted parts from an old artillery carriage frame. I'm thinking of calling this diorama "The Sands of Time" or "Haunt of Jackals", but I'm not sure yet.

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That's it for this time. Thanks for checking in everyone! - MT

 

Great work man!

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Okay, next phase on the F-5B cockpit section finished.

I’ll have to do a lot of sanding now, and then, the good old panel line scribing. YAY!

A bit better lighting today, so the “detail” is showing better.

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On 11/18/2021 at 5:05 PM, Thom said:

Dude, Perfect Plastic Putty!

I squeeze a bit out and apply with a toothpick along the seam or gap, and then wipe with a wet q-tip. Not meant for big gaps obviously, but for wing roots and such it is pretty perfect. And it's water-based, so just add more water to reactivate it.

Thanks @Thom  I'll have to try that out.

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Okay, update on the F5B.

I basically drenched it in Revell putty yesterday and let it dry for ~24 hours.

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and today I started to sand away on this like crazy. Uh!

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So this is where I am at now.

One side almost done, the other still needs so sandpaper love.

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I think I am on a good way here fixing this crappy kit. Lets see how it‘ll turn out.

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35 minutes ago, Urashiman said:

Okay, update on the F5B.

I basically drenched it in Revell putty yesterday and let it dry for ~24 hours.

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and today I started to sand away on this like crazy. Uh!

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So this is where I am at now.

One side almost done, the other still needs so sandpaper love.

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I think I am on a good way here fixing this crappy kit. Lets see how it‘ll turn out.

You're getting a GOOD workout sanding and a good looking fuselage too. -MT

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Well... I guess we're going to start 2022 a little early here-

 

I used High-Density Polystyrene (HDPS) that I culled from an old printer,to make the new wing attachment roots; thwe

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For the main joint, I got a piece of PVC tube and measured and cut it to the length of the entire joint (back interior wall to front interior wall). I then cut it in half and glued each half to a staggered set of wing roots:

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The main pin is a hardwood dowel; this was chosen so that instead of splitting the tube (a real possibility, due to the fact that I had to cut slots in either side to accept the wing roots), it would compress instead:

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Testing of the new pivot in "X" formation:

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Testing of the new piece in both deployed and closed positions (sorry about the washed-out lighting):

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I then cut slots into the rear of the wing roots to properly mount the s-foils; I had to cut a sizeable chunk out of the area where the wing originally mounted and replace it with a better plastic:

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Finally, finished:

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The wings cant inward and downward slightly; that was unavoidable, given the work I had to do. The softness of the plastic determined for me that I had to male a few concessions in order to preserve the structural integrity of the craft as a whole. But, at least it's together now, and I'm sure the filming models weren't 100 percent perfect either!

Now: to get Darth's TIE X1 Advanced, and make a diorama...

Stay tuned.

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3 hours ago, Thom said:

@pengbuzz Nice save at the 2021 Buzzer! Just proves you can't keep a good modeller down!

@Urashiman Looking good! Now I can't wait to see the finish.

 

2 hours ago, MechTech said:

@pengbuzz GREAT save! That was an ingenious fix and creative with the materials too! The force is strong with this one!😁 Now you have a beautiful model for your collection. - MT

Thanks guys; still depressed about not scoring an SDF-1 and the other stuff, but ce la vie I suppose.

(la vie)

*ducks*

Now the next challenge: how to build a Death Star Trench Run diorama that isn't the size of a small room...

 

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 Hi All,

So I made this short build video for my new project, a platform deck add-on for my 1/72 Flight Deck.

It is not a public video, only you guys can see it.

I wanted to ask your opinions before I release it, whether you like this kind of thing, if the quality is good enough, and if I should make more throughout the project.  I'm not really into spending hours editing a professional video, but I can do something like this.

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5 hours ago, pengbuzz said:

Well... I guess we're going to start 2022 a little early here-

 

I used High-Density Polystyrene (HDPS) that I culled from an old printer,to make the new wing attachment roots; thwe

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For the main joint, I got a piece of PVC tube and measured and cut it to the length of the entire joint (back interior wall to front interior wall). I then cut it in half and glued each half to a staggered set of wing roots:

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The main pin is a hardwood dowel; this was chosen so that instead of splitting the tube (a real possibility, due to the fact that I had to cut slots in either side to accept the wing roots), it would compress instead:

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Testing of the new pivot in "X" formation:

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Testing of the new piece in both deployed and closed positions (sorry about the washed-out lighting):

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I then cut slots into the rear of the wing roots to properly mount the s-foils; I had to cut a sizeable chunk out of the area where the wing originally mounted and replace it with a better plastic:

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Finally, finished:

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The wings cant inward and downward slightly; that was unavoidable, given the work I had to do. The softness of the plastic determined for me that I had to male a few concessions in order to preserve the structural integrity of the craft as a whole. But, at least it's together now, and I'm sure the filming models weren't 100 percent perfect either!

Now: to get Darth's TIE X1 Advanced, and make a diorama...

Stay tuned.

NIce!!!!!

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Agree! Great looking console @arbit

6 hours ago, pengbuzz said:

...Now the next challenge: how to build a Death Star Trench Run diorama that isn't the size of a small room...

 

1/144 scale, or is that still too big? Probably save space if you just do the floor and the 'back' wall.

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1 hour ago, MechTech said:

@arbit That's a cool idea! Just keep your work short and to the point. I see some videos and the dudes talk for like 10 minutes before they actually do anything. I look forward to your upcoming build! - MT

Thanks for the advice. So what ratio of my video was useless talking versus informative talking? Don't be shy, I need constructive criticism.

Of course, I will be actually building stuff and showing the project plan, this was just an off the cuff test of lighting, photography and audio.

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I felt, that I needed a break from the F-5B. So I started building something I have on my kit pile for years now.

 

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I got that VF-19A when it released the first time almost two decades ago. I also got the photo etched set from jasmine models, which is so awesome. I really like it.

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Putting my first HOUND together today. This is the first time I have ever built a kit made by WAVE, I must say I am very impressed of how every thing fits together, locks in places, only one little part was a royal pain otherwise a pleasure to build. B))

Painting & Decals to follow plus some pics. 

Fingers crossed a Hiro figure becomes available. 

 

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Most of the assembly is done on my F-4J. It was going to be Showtime 100, but some hiccups in construction made me alter that.  Also got the Finemolds F-4J kit and it has markings for the Freelancers, so I'll be trading those out and saving Showtime 100 for another build. 

As it sits now.

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And since I'm doing this in a GB that I'm going to miss the deadline on, I'm going to shift it to the side and go back to the F-14 GB and get it to the same level of construction before painting both.

Here's the progress so far on the Tomcat.

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Modelling on!

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@arbit The video was good. I would focus on speaking clearly with confidence, be precise / brief to the point, edit footage to keep it brief, and keep a sense of humor. And don't be afraid to be funny - BUT be yourself!;)

@electric indigo That cockpit looks great! You can never have enough Harriers!

@Urashiman Yes, mental health is important!😁 That is a great looking photoetch set!

@505thAirborne What series is that from? I'm not familiar with it?

@Thom Those ejection seat fixes look good! - MT

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1 hour ago, MechTech said:

 

@505thAirborne What series is that from? I'm not familiar with it?

Hi @MechTech those kits are from the 1989 Anime film VENUS WARS, the artwork & animation are really good, I recommend it! 

 

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IT‘S ALIVE!
 

Okay… I think the F-5B is alive and kicking again.

Still need some panel line scribing but, it looks okay now.

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And because working on two kits is not enough, I started kit number three!

Maxs VF-22 from macross 7.

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@Urashiman   A YF-19 is always a good idea. Why build anything other than Macross anyway, right :D

@505thAirborne That bike looks so cool, I'm drooling. Wave does have good quality, I have enjoyed building a couple things by them. I also really like their plastic, it is totally different than other model brands. Kind of hefty.

And @Thom is building a Thomcat, go figure.

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@Thom Getting everything together right for the "D" model seems to be tough for some reason. Even some purpose built "D" model kits.

 

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@505thAirborne Ah yes, "Venus Wars". I loved the organic looking vehicles from that in lineart I saw. I don't remember if I saw the movie or not. That is a COOL looking model kit! It almost looks like it would be a possibility today. - MT

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4 hours ago, Urashiman said:

@MechTech hahahahaha yeah!

@arbit indeed. But this time it is a VF19A.

 

who can guess the white one?

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Looking good.

 

X-29?

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