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Link Posted: 9/15/2023 11:37:30 AM EST
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Link Posted: 9/20/2023 9:58:38 PM EST
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Trying to figure out an exhaust leak on one of my 1/5th scale buggies.
Link Posted: 9/21/2023 12:16:18 AM EST
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I just finished wiring this new box up. Standards are pretty much non-existent here. The box was an absolute rats nest before I did this. 10 internets if you can figure out how the electrical system works here. And if you can spot the most egregious potential problems.

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Link Posted: 9/21/2023 8:34:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Rigian:
I just finished wiring this new box up. Standards are pretty much non-existent here. The box was an absolute rats nest before I did this. 10 internets if you can figure out how the electrical system works here. And if you can spot the most egregious potential problems.

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Making bombs on your bench?  

Biggest problem I see (and I have no idea what the hell I'm looking at) is wires poking through nasty punched jagged holes with sharp edges.  Even the bottom holes don’t have some sort of grommet.
Link Posted: 9/21/2023 9:12:11 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ScottsGT:


Making bombs on your bench?  

Biggest problem I see (and I have no idea what the hell I'm looking at) is wires poking through nasty punched jagged holes with sharp edges.  Even the bottom holes don’t have some sort of grommet.
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Originally Posted By ScottsGT:
Originally Posted By Rigian:
I just finished wiring this new box up. Standards are pretty much non-existent here. The box was an absolute rats nest before I did this. 10 internets if you can figure out how the electrical system works here. And if you can spot the most egregious potential problems.

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Making bombs on your bench?  

Biggest problem I see (and I have no idea what the hell I'm looking at) is wires poking through nasty punched jagged holes with sharp edges.  Even the bottom holes don’t have some sort of grommet.

Bingo!!

But they don't really use grommets here for stuff like that. The cable has a built in grommet. It's called shielding.

(It makes me crazy too but . . . What are you going to do?)

Eta: oh and this is an exterior box. There shouldn't be cables coming through the top at all.
Link Posted: 9/21/2023 11:27:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Keith1980:

Waiting on some M1.6x18 screws so I can mount the video transmitter. Also waiting on my 3D printer to finish up the antenna mounts. Once I have everything 100% laid out, I'll start soldering everything else up. For now I just soldered in a 50v 1000uf cap.
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Sick, I've been FPV flying for almost 5 months now.  Totally hooked. Nailed my first mattyflip in a bando two days ago.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0But_NrduM
Link Posted: 9/21/2023 3:12:01 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/21/2023 7:18:21 PM EST
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Not a fan of the Kiss and Fettec Alpha firmware. No matter what it just doesn’t fly as crisp as Betaflight. So I ordered a BF controller and I’ll just re-pin the connector to run with the existing Fettec ESC.
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I have one fettec KISS quad I got used and I agree that it is not as good as betaflight.  Will be sticking with BF in the future.
Good luck building, and enjoy the flying!
Link Posted: 9/21/2023 7:59:26 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/21/2023 8:54:00 PM EST
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I can't find a bando for the life of me around here.
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Combo of google and google earth and I've nailed a few good abandoned places around here.  Hitting one in Jersey soon just to go night vision exploring, no fpv.
Link Posted: 9/24/2023 8:27:17 AM EST
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Just wrapped this one up yesterday

Link Posted: 9/24/2023 8:58:29 AM EST
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I had to do some repairs to one of my Studio Scale x-wing last night. Red 3 had a cannon come loose.


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It’s back on its wall mount now.

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Link Posted: 9/28/2023 3:56:31 PM EST
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Leak fix is good to go. This thing is loud.

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Link Posted: 9/28/2023 5:02:38 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/28/2023 7:47:48 PM EST
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Next build

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Link Posted: 9/28/2023 9:52:48 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/29/2023 10:01:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Keith1980:


Keep us posted on how you like the build. Was tossing the idea of getting one since I've been a fan since the RC10 days. Our weekly drag spot got broken up by the mall cops so it isn't what it used to be but the group may have found a new spot. Haven't been to the LHS lately to shoot the shit so I dunno.
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Wow seriously? That's lame as hell bro. Yeah it's tough to find a legit spot for NPRC. Yeah I'm curious to see how it compares running a bullet type chassis. Here's my regular DR10, I have it for sale right now.

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Link Posted: 10/3/2023 9:13:27 AM EST
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Just finished the main build. Waiting on electrics


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Oxy 4 is getting refurbished

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Link Posted: 10/7/2023 6:55:08 PM EST
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Fixing the front bumper
Link Posted: 10/8/2023 2:49:52 PM EST
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Finally putting together the Revell 1:32 Fw190 kit I bought 20-years-ago when I was last into scale models as a teen. This is the old Revell kit; not the new, and presumably vastly improved kit, as this one had quite a few fitment issues and lacks detail. Experimenting with some preshading techniques and jumped ahead on painting in some areas.

It's going to be in late-war RLM 81, 82, "84", and 76.
Link Posted: 10/8/2023 6:38:23 PM EST
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Just got a 1/32 F-35A underway.

Link Posted: 10/15/2023 4:17:43 PM EST
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Sprayed most of the finish on the old 190 this weekend. First time spraying a multi-color/camo finish in 20-years. I think my rustiness shows, unfortunately. Vallejo Air RLM 81 & 82 seem a bit light to me. As others have already stated here, getting them to spray smoothly was also a chore. Particularly the 82. A lot more work than the Tamiya colors I used on my recent AFVs.
Link Posted: 10/22/2023 6:08:37 PM EST
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Reshot and made some progress on the 190 again this weekend. Actually used masking (Silly) putty and got better results. Imagine that. I'm still not completely satisfied with the brightness of Vallejo's RLM 81 and 82, but oh well. I'll try another brand for the late-war Bf 109G-10 I have in the queue.
Link Posted: 11/8/2023 8:19:24 PM EST
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Slow methodical work

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Link Posted: 11/22/2023 9:03:41 AM EST
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3/4 Studio Scale Tie Fighter. Still on the fence about lighting the cockpit.

My SS X-wings are lit, but I never turn them on, so not sure I’m gonna bother with lighting the Tie.

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Link Posted: 11/22/2023 1:39:12 PM EST
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Small update to the Tie Fighter.
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Link Posted: 11/22/2023 4:08:41 PM EST
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This makes me laugh. I decided to start disassembling an expensive brass engine to fix a couple parts that were not soldered well when it came from the factory back around 1980. The previous owner had not even so much as un-taped and unwrapped it from the factory seals.

I did get it all repaired and re-assembled.



this is not my photo, but here it is re-assembled




Link Posted: 11/22/2023 6:28:08 PM EST
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Aside from a few decals and a satin clear coat, I’m calling the Tie complete.

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Link Posted: 11/22/2023 9:23:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jkirkon:
Aside from a few decals and a satin clear coat, I’m calling the Tie complete.

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That's badass bro.
Link Posted: 11/27/2023 9:50:03 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ScottsGT:
Just got a 1/32 F-35A underway.

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That looks fun, I am learning I like larger scale models better.

I have 1/72 F-35 A and B models going, the B is ready for decals and A is still being painted.

What I enjoy the most about the F-35 is since I spent years working on them I don't have to look at a color chart, I know what everything is supposed to look like...
Link Posted: 11/27/2023 10:03:15 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
This makes me laugh. I decided to start disassembling an expensive brass engine to fix a couple parts that were not soldered well when it came from the factory back around 1980. The previous owner had not even so much as un-taped and unwrapped it from the factory seals.

I did get it all repaired and re-assembled.

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this is not my photo, but here it is re-assembled
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Nice! Those brass locomotives are fun to work on.  I have several that I need to paint and convert to DCC.
Link Posted: 12/30/2023 5:14:21 AM EST
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Still plugging away at the 109 posted back on page one. I really need to get this one off the bench.

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Link Posted: 1/2/2024 11:39:51 AM EST
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Any of you modelers do commission work?

https://www.titanmodelkits.com/store/p1/1:48_B-2A_Spirit.html

I'd like to find a die-cast 1:48 scale complete model for the B2 Spirit but, everything I find is 1:200.

A 1:48 will be big, approximately 43" across but, that is what I want for a spot in my office.
Link Posted: 1/2/2024 4:34:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Loonytik:
Any of you modelers do commission work?

https://www.titanmodelkits.com/store/p1/1:48_B-2A_Spirit.html

I'd like to find a die-cast 1:48 scale complete model for the B2 Spirit but, everything I find is 1:200.

A 1:48 will be big, approximately 43" across but, that is what I want for a spot in my office.
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Price wise, you’d be better of trying to convince someone to build the Italeri 1/72 kit instead. Vacuformed models are a special type of hell. I’ve been building damn near 30 years and won’t touch em.

Good luck! There are plenty of people out there who do commission builds. I’ve done some, but for me it takes the fun out of the hobby and the builder isn’t truly compensated for their time.
Link Posted: 1/3/2024 2:14:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Colt_sporter:


Price wise, you’d be better of trying to convince someone to build the Italeri 1/72 kit instead. Vacuformed models are a special type of hell. I’ve been building damn near 30 years and won’t touch em.

Good luck! There are plenty of people out there who do commission builds. I’ve done some, but for me it takes the fun out of the hobby and the builder isn’t truly compensated for their time.
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1:48 or BUST!

I don't like the 1:72 models of any aircraft. Just too small for my taste. I wish someone would just make a die-cast. It would be expensive I'm sure.
Link Posted: 1/3/2024 2:37:38 PM EST
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About 30 board feet of cherry for a bathroom vanity I’m building.
Link Posted: 1/3/2024 5:25:25 PM EST
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My latest ambition is a 1/32 Blue Angels Phantom.  This was right after spraying. Had some die-back on the gloss. Having to reshoot a wing tomorrow.  I’m decanting paint from a spray can and airbrushing it.



Once I master the decanted Tamiya TS-15 to airbrush, I have a 1/32 Hornet to build as a BA as well.
Link Posted: 1/3/2024 7:13:13 PM EST
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90mm F-22 and twin 80mm A-10 and Skyraider with 3D printed payload including a toilet bomb
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All are on my YT channel  Tenn Riverluver
Link Posted: 1/4/2024 1:37:07 AM EST
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Man those are badass. Do you plane guys run gyros or flight controllers or anything ?
Link Posted: 1/4/2024 10:22:12 PM EST
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I bought a small wood CNC machine and I'm trying out some simple stuff first.

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Link Posted: 1/5/2024 7:37:49 AM EST
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Man those are badass. Do you plane guys run gyros or flight controllers or anything ?
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Man those are badass. Do you plane guys run gyros or flight controllers or anything ?


I do not, one of my Eflite UMX planes has it, I turn it off generally, although it does make the bird more pleasant in wind. Some of the guys will throw some shade at someone flying with a gyro, but I really don't care and if it makes flying less scary and more fun for someone, why not do it? I want people to enjoy flying.

It also opens up some designs, especially scale jets which had rough flying characteristics 1:1 and are absolutely rotten as models.

If I am not mistaken, most contest rules prohibit aids like gyros. I fly mostly sailplanes, if you need a gyro/fc for one of those either you need to ballast it down because of the wind or it was built or designed wrong. Sailplanes are very stable and every one I have from 0.25m to 2m is very easy to fly.
Link Posted: 1/6/2024 4:36:22 PM EST
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Pulled this out and finished it today. I started this 7 years ago. It’s been through 5 moves. Including to Alaska.

With this timeframe the 4 model kits I have in the garage should last me my lifetime lol.

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Link Posted: 1/19/2024 4:14:37 AM EST
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Finished up a couple projects that had been on my bench entirely too long.Attachment Attached File
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Link Posted: 1/19/2024 5:43:00 PM EST
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Link Posted: 1/21/2024 5:27:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jkirkon:
Aside from a few decals and a satin clear coat, I’m calling the Tie complete.

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Very nice.  Manufacturer?

I'm thinking about building some SW models and sell them.

I saw what people are willing to pay for big models of mediocre quality - I can build them way better.

Link Posted: 1/21/2024 6:58:18 PM EST
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Not in these no.
Link Posted: 1/21/2024 7:06:39 PM EST
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Thinking about printing out a couple of Starships for the grandsons.Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 1/28/2024 12:55:19 AM EST
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I wasn’t a big fan of the next gen T-70 X wing but I liked how they used Ralph Mcquarrie’s concept art to come up with the new version.  I like the fuselage but not the staggered wings.  So I am modding a Revell snap tite kit the way I think it should look with some more of Ralph’s influence.

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Link Posted: 1/30/2024 12:26:29 PM EST
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OK, that's pretty nice.

I'm working on the Tamiya 1/35 ETO 'E8. Bought the Eduard photoetch set for it and am doing surgery to add them. Trying out new techniques
on cast surfaces I learned from Night Shift on YouTube. Stippled the nose, came out beautifully, much to my surprise. Got a set of US tools from
Formations waiting to be installed. I've started last year on small super detailing like adding chains and small fittings that crank realism up to 11.
This kit will go on the shelf for now while I wait on some much better Tiger Models drive and co-driver hatches that feature raised periscopes.
Link Posted: 2/2/2024 1:37:19 PM EST
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Stripped out the front ring and pinion...oops
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