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Link Posted: 2/2/2023 4:47:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ScottsGT:



Yep.  Full lighting kit. Damned light kit cost almost as much as the kit.
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I have a 1 and 500 and something scale USS Reliant and Enterprise that I would like to put lights in but the kits were like maybe 30 bucks a piece but the freaking kits are like 80 bucks and that doesn't even have the power source to add the power source now I'm looking at maybe 120 bucks for a kit for each one of them.
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Link Posted: 2/2/2023 7:48:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dog1:



I have a 1 and 500 and something scale USS Reliant and Enterprise that I would like to put lights in but the kits were like maybe 30 bucks a piece but the freaking kits are like 80 bucks and that doesn't even have the power source to add the power source now I'm looking at maybe 120 bucks for a kit for each one of them.
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Yea, I found out the hard way that syfi modeling isn’t cheap.  I bought the big ass 1/350 Enterprise and the refit. Another small fortune to light.
My NX-01 kit, $100+ for lighting.
Bought the B9 Robot from Lost in Space and of course the ultra rare glass globe top and the photoetch for great detail.  So far I’m in over $125 and the damned lighting kit is another $140, but it also talks.  No way you can build this without lights and sound!
Also have the 18” Lost in Space Jupiter 2. Another one with a $100+ lighting price tag.

I need to just stick to airplanes.  Honestly though, my syfi kit collection is maxed out with the exception if they ever produce a large scale model of the Firefly spaceship.  
Link Posted: 2/3/2023 7:27:20 AM EST
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OP, love your figures, they look so real and you can see their character in their faces
Link Posted: 2/3/2023 8:43:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bansil:
OP, love your figures, they look so real and you can see their character in their faces
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Thank you I appreciate that. I have struggled mightily over the years with figures and I guess my perseverance and anger have paid off LOL
Link Posted: 2/3/2023 9:01:29 PM EST
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@Dog1 I love your contributions to the hobby section here. Your builds are awesome.

I’m working on a Guillows balsa P40. I’ve always seen these kits in my local shops for years, and wanted to try one just to break things up.

My plan is to finish it differently than most, which is to not really finish it. I’ve always loved exploded parts diagrams and schematics for mechanical objects.  While I know the P40 internal skeleton as it sits isn’t really representative of the real plane bones in any scale fashion, I like the look. I’m going to hit it with primer grey and attach the nose cone and canopy and call it done.  It will hang from fishing line above my reloading bench.


Link Posted: 2/3/2023 9:16:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By PirateEC:
@Dog1 I love your contributions to the hobby section here. Your builds are awesome.

I’m working on a Guillows balsa P40. I’ve always seen these kits in my local shops for years, and wanted to try one just to break things up.

My plan is to finish it differently than most, which is to not really finish it. I’ve always loved exploded parts diagrams and schematics for mechanical objects.  While I know the P40 internal skeleton as it sits isn’t really representative of the real plane bones in any scale fashion, I like the look. I’m going to hit it with primer grey and attach the nose cone and canopy and call it done.  It will hang from fishing line above my reloading bench.

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Thank you I appreciate it. There are guys here that have skills at are way beyond my capabilities. I just love building models and I love watching other people's work.

I love those balsa wood kits they are so fun to put together. Like you when I used to build them I never put any skin on them. I would just leave them as the frame.
Link Posted: 2/4/2023 11:38:41 AM EST
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That's beautiful!
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Thanks! Picking away at it, hopefully some will get done in a couple weeks when I’m home again from sea.
Link Posted: 2/4/2023 4:31:05 PM EST
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Something different...took a couple of used M26 practice grenades and spruced them up

Link Posted: 2/7/2023 9:03:11 PM EST
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Workin on a M48 Patton from Vietnam

Link Posted: 2/9/2023 11:22:30 AM EST
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Wow, those are awesome!!!

This is my first model since the 70's
I lived in one of these tanks (much bigger IRL) when I was much younger:
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Link Posted: 2/9/2023 11:59:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Mr-L:
Wow, those are awesome!!!

This is my first model since the 70's
I lived in one of these tanks (much bigger IRL) when I was much younger:
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I'm going to work on a Sheridan. It's the new tooling that just came out
Link Posted: 2/9/2023 3:37:22 PM EST
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I'm going to work on a Sheridan. It's the new tooling that just came out
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Be sure to keep us updated
Link Posted: 2/9/2023 4:10:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Mr-L:

Be sure to keep us updated
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Originally Posted By Dog1:



I'm going to work on a Sheridan. It's the new tooling that just came out

Be sure to keep us updated



Will do... I just got the upgrade kit and that they make for this one. It has photo etch grills and a aluminum barrel with nice crisp rifling on the inside
Link Posted: 2/11/2023 5:43:14 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Dog1:

It has photo etch grills and a aluminum barrel with nice crisp rifling on the inside
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That will look nice!
Link Posted: 2/11/2023 9:11:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Mr-L:

That will look nice!
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Originally Posted By Dog1:

It has photo etch grills and a aluminum barrel with nice crisp rifling on the inside

That will look nice!



The version I'm building also has a chain link fence mounted to the front that is used as a standoff protection for the b40 rocket. It's nicely made looks like a piece of chain link fence.

I'll get back to work on it as soon as I finish up my M48. Last night I did a Coke can and a c-rations individual meal packet for my loader sitting on the loader's hatch.

Link Posted: 2/11/2023 5:12:49 PM EST
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@Mr-L







This is that upgrade kit for the Sheridan.
Link Posted: 2/12/2023 5:33:41 AM EST
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Link Posted: 2/12/2023 8:15:10 PM EST
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Very Nice!!!!
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Looking forward to shooting some paint this week...





Link Posted: 2/13/2023 1:36:49 PM EST
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Currently making a form, to make a mold, so I can lay-up a Carbon body for one of my Rc vehicles.

Currently drying some fill primer so I have a good surface for bondo (I find it doesn't spread as nice, directly on the foam board).



To meet thread requirements, here it is on the bench, last night

Link Posted: 2/13/2023 1:49:47 PM EST
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That's pretty cool
Link Posted: 2/21/2023 8:34:40 PM EST
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Link Posted: 2/22/2023 5:26:01 PM EST
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Link Posted: 2/22/2023 10:54:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RABIDFOX50:
Associated RC8T3.2e 1;8 scale electric 4wd radio control truck. Still in the box collecting dust along with Proline racing wheels and tires, Tekin brushless motor/ESC combo and Futaba radio system. Been sitting for almost a year. No time to build let alone get it on a track to run. Also have 50+ Battletech minis to paint, two stripped AR lowers to build and a Polaris side by side engine rebuild in the garage. I wish it was 2025 when I retire.


ETA; That is a beautiful build OP! Can’t wait to see the finished product.
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I finally finished my TA B6.3D....after people were posting completed kits of the TA B6.4 versions and were sharing setup data......

My other uncompleted projects....the yokomo I can't finish because I am waiting on the receiver programer....been on back order for 8 months.  I could mount the tires right but the wheel tape is in the same order so no motivation to mess with it.  The TRX-4 is me debating if I want to run this body (think I will) and how to mount other things.  I also have a few parts on back order but most of this is me not sure what direction I want to go.  Oh and workbench is a total mess....





Link Posted: 2/22/2023 11:09:23 PM EST
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3d printed 4wd buggy..

Link Posted: 2/26/2023 6:14:14 PM EST
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The warmer weather has afforded me the ability to shoot some paint on my two current bench residents.

These are my 3rd and 4th AFV builds (with builds one and two both being Tigers, 15-years-apart). So, I'm still learning.

For my first excursion into US OD green, I went with XF-62 over preshading on the M-18 but tried the faded look on the M-4(80:20 XF-62 to XF-88). I also gave replicating cast texture a try on the M-4. I probably should have knocked it down a bit with some fine-grit.
Link Posted: 2/27/2023 8:05:29 AM EST
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Finally painted




Starting some of the diorama work now.
Link Posted: 2/27/2023 8:20:13 AM EST
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Nice... I can hear the theme song in my head right now
Link Posted: 2/27/2023 11:34:37 AM EST
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I’ve been working on this 1/48th scale F-82 Twin Mustang by Modelsvit.  It’s a low production kit so the fit isn’t as good as Tamiya, but it’s really well detailed and I think is going to make a really nice finished product.  

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Link Posted: 2/28/2023 6:53:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bunn19:
I’ve been working on this 1/48th scale F-82 Twin Mustang by Modelsvit.  It’s a low production kit so the fit isn’t as good as Tamiya, but it’s really well detailed and I think is going to make a really nice finished product.  

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Nice!
Link Posted: 2/28/2023 6:55:15 PM EST
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Just finished with the southeast Asia paint scheme on the Skyraider



Link Posted: 4/19/2023 9:08:53 PM EST
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Just finished putting an HPI/Rovan/King Motor 5b together. Bought a couple basket cases over the years and put one together from the mess over the past few nights.
Link Posted: 4/19/2023 10:13:07 PM EST
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I'm making a 1/87th tree. Not just any tree... A well photographed weeping willow tree from the late 50's.
I have a long, long way to go.  I'm recreating this piece of track as an 8 ft x 30 in diorama/module.










Link Posted: 4/24/2023 10:27:27 PM EST
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Link Posted: 5/13/2023 7:25:00 PM EST
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Still need to get going with the classic enterprise.  But saw this today. They sell in Korea not sure where else.

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Link Posted: 5/13/2023 11:49:46 PM EST
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Hoping to get a good flight with this tomorrow.

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Link Posted: 5/14/2023 11:57:32 AM EST
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Still working on the M4A3 and M18 an hour or two a weekend. I'm actually very satisfied how they're coming along for my 2nd and 3rd ever AFV models. Tried my first attempt at a dot filtering on the M18. I think I'm going to put some weathering/slight wear on its pioneering tools, finish the tracks, and call it good.  
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After last night:
Link Posted: 5/27/2023 1:37:31 PM EST
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Link Posted: 6/6/2023 3:18:21 PM EST
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Did the first few coats of light gull gray over the black base and marble highlighting.  This is my first attempt at this technique.  

Link Posted: 6/19/2023 8:48:12 PM EST
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Link Posted: 6/23/2023 2:05:44 PM EST
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This one is a bit big for the work bench. It’s an E-Flite RC FW-190. I’m in the process of repainting it from its sorta cartoonish factory applied scheme. This is my second of this model. I may have a small obsession with the FW-190. The model flies well and has been discontinued…sadly. Anyway, it’s coming along. So far when I could, I used Tamiya AS line sprays cans and now am working on airbrushing the rest. I still have a ton to do…weathering, etc. I included a photo of the first one I repainted…which is still flying. You see it’s a “pretty” airframe while this one is more my style of late war hodgepodge mess of parts complied to make an airframe.

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Link Posted: 6/26/2023 6:45:20 PM EST
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Link Posted: 7/2/2023 6:08:59 PM EST
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Painted my first body the other day. Looks ok.





Used to look like this...

Link Posted: 7/2/2023 9:20:43 PM EST
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My workbench has been taken over by my n scale trains. My latest acquisition is a Broadway Limited  N&W Y6B 2-8-8-2 and man is it a puller.

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my test rack until I decide on a permanent layout.

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Link Posted: 7/3/2023 5:51:23 PM EST
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Link Posted: 7/7/2023 12:23:39 PM EST
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Technically speaking, on the bench is my broken DBX10 (rear bulkhead) and my wife's 1/12 buggy (front swingarm and drive cup). However, I just did some work for my buddy and he gave me this, for my son.

49" gas Rc boat

Link Posted: 7/7/2023 4:36:41 PM EST
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Link Posted: 7/7/2023 4:58:45 PM EST
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Switching connectors on my bigger electric models to RC PRO PLUS solderless connectors.

Using 7mm for 6 cell 5000 mah and up, 6mm below that.
Link Posted: 7/8/2023 2:41:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Keith1980:Nice! Do you already have an electric chase boat?
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That same buddy has a ~14ft inflatable w/ an outboard. I'll just go out when he does
Link Posted: 7/9/2023 2:00:53 PM EST
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Nearing completion on the old Tamiya M4A3. Probably add a little more stowage and ropes tying it all down. Then a simple cobblestone or brick street base. Haven't decided if I want to try (for the first time) dirt/dust pigments and have this model be a guinea pig. Such is my dilemma with scale models - I never know when I'm done with a model.
Link Posted: 7/9/2023 2:35:40 PM EST
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I'm currently in the process of finding and reclaiming my hobby bench from my 9 year old boy.


I have a few builds that have been in process for a while now; be a miracle if I haven't lost parts.
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