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#21 HemiBeers

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 07:06 PM

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View PostThe Analog Grownup, on 02 January 2016 - 02:53 PM, said:

I love building scale models. Haven't done it in years because honestly I feel a little stupid doing it. I'm too worried that people will think I'm weird, and as I'm reading this I realize how stupid it sounds!

I shouldn't worry. Nerding is the new black.

Embrace your weirdness.  "Weird" people are really just interesting people, so please just be yourself :D
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Posted 03 January 2016 - 07:20 PM

View Postx1yyz, on 03 January 2016 - 11:54 AM, said:

View PostThe Analog Grownup, on 02 January 2016 - 02:53 PM, said:

I love building scale models. Haven't done it in years because honestly I feel a little stupid doing it. I'm too worried that people will think I'm weird, and as I'm reading this I realize how stupid it sounds!

I shouldn't worry. Nerding is the new black.

Embrace your weirdness.  "Weird" people are really just interesting people, so please just be yourself :D
Agree.
I never liked building models but I always liked looking at them. Cars, ships, buildings, etc. All that care and precision needed is respectable.

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 07:48 PM

View Post2112FirstStreet, on 03 January 2016 - 07:06 PM, said:

View Postx1yyz, on 03 January 2016 - 11:54 AM, said:

View PostThe Analog Grownup, on 02 January 2016 - 02:53 PM, said:

I love building scale models. Haven't done it in years because honestly I feel a little stupid doing it. I'm too worried that people will think I'm weird, and as I'm reading this I realize how stupid it sounds!

I shouldn't worry. Nerding is the new black.

Embrace your weirdness.  "Weird" people are really just interesting people, so please just be yourself :D
You're on TRF and you're worried about being too nerdy?!?!

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Kinda like being a porn actress and worried about people seeing you naked...what's the world coming to?

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 04:20 PM

Love the workshop. A person has to have 'their' space.

Inspired by your passion and crackin' photos, I went looking for some models at the weekend. Found them, but they aren't so cheap and then there is the paint. The other factor preventing purchase was all the kids - not buying models, just shite with their Christmas money.

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 01:30 PM

View Postx1yyz, on 03 January 2016 - 11:54 AM, said:

View PostThe Analog Grownup, on 02 January 2016 - 02:53 PM, said:

I love building scale models. Haven't done it in years because honestly I feel a little stupid doing it. I'm too worried that people will think I'm weird, and as I'm reading this I realize how stupid it sounds!

I shouldn't worry. Nerding is the new black.

Embrace your weirdness.  "Weird" people are really just interesting people, so please just be yourself :D
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Posted 16 January 2016 - 09:34 PM

Nice Work! Always been a favorite hobby of mine. I still have a few from my youth. I used to light them up. Lots of spaceships and Aircraft. I went digital in 2000 though. Built from scratch. :)
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Posted 17 January 2016 - 06:36 PM

The Dark Green ZERO model is an A6M5 a,  not an M6M5 a!

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 12:18 PM

HURRAH!!!! (one of my Paternal grandpa's favorite excalmations!)  I'M GETTING THE 1/32 SCALE MODEL of the A-10 A WARTHOG by TRUMPETER! The single seat version, and next month I'm getting the two detail sets (both interior and exterior, of photo etched parts) for DOING IT UP GRANDLY!!!  I'm also setting up my Spray paint booth to properly paint the thing!!! YAHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:08 PM

WOW!
Bought it yesterday, received it TODAY!!!  The box is HUGE!  23 1/2in. x 17 3/4in. x 4 1/2 deep!  This is going to be a HUGE MODEL...already comes with white metal landing gear (for sturdiness) ultra thin and well printed Decals,, some parts are clear for having a See-through type thing, but I'm doing the painting, and will create open hatches if I have to.  Wow....biggest model I've ever attempted to build, for SURE!  Here, if you want to see it, is an 'In Box'  review of this model, and what was included by the buyer to complete it.  The model doesn't get built in this video, just an inspection of the parts, instructions, etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk7JM2jbkdI

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:14 PM

View Postcustom55, on 07 January 2016 - 01:30 PM, said:

View Postx1yyz, on 03 January 2016 - 11:54 AM, said:

View PostThe Analog Grownup, on 02 January 2016 - 02:53 PM, said:

I love building scale models. Haven't done it in years because honestly I feel a little stupid doing it. I'm too worried that people will think I'm weird, and as I'm reading this I realize how stupid it sounds!

I shouldn't worry. Nerding is the new black.

Embrace your weirdness.  "Weird" people are really just interesting people, so please just be yourself :D
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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:42 AM

Here It is:

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Posted Image Some of the detail that went into the molding of this model...I've got a line on the 'photo-etched' package mentioned in that YouTube video I posted, so there is a GIANT amount of stuff to be accomplished here...this will take a few months!!!  I promise pix of the build...

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 11:28 AM

View Postfritz44, on 06 January 2016 - 04:20 PM, said:

Love the workshop. A person has to have 'their' space.

Inspired by your passion and crackin' photos, I went looking for some models at the weekend. Found them, but they aren't so cheap and then there is the paint. The other factor preventing purchase was all the kids - not buying models, just shite with their Christmas money.

You're not kidding, are you!  This model I just bought was list priced at $149.00 U.S.  Since I am a REGULAR customer of Rider's Hobby since they still had their Ann Arbor Store, now located in Grand Rapids and Flint, Michigan, Gave me an EXCELLENT price on this, shop around, and you may find a deal or two on what you want.  I went around to YouTube, and there are a BUNCH of kit reviews you can watch, and actual builds people do so you can see the techniques they use.  TOO COOL!  Rider's ships around the world, and has a LOT of U of Mich. alumni that still remember the excellence of their store there, http://www.riders.com/
They have an excellent staff, and each know their specific area almost TOO well, if that's possible!  The model, guy, 'Q' is his moniker (way cool!) is up on all things model related in the Military section, paints, photo etch, resin and metal detailing, etc.  They are my go-to place. they know me by name now....lol!  I've learned that sometimes you have to go to the 'Horses mouth' so to speak.  I had to go to the actual Eduards store, online, (they're in The Czech Republic) to find the detail package that I'm going to use with the Trumpeter A-10 model.  The model already came with metal pieces, such as the pitot tube and Landing gear [for sturdiness] so that was taken care of.

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 02:30 PM

Wot, no Tanks ?!?

Great thread ORF, Nerds of the model world unite !

made endless kits when I was younger - Airfix 'planes ( still remember the incredible 1:24 Stuka), Warships, but most of all WWII German armour. Had an itch I couldn't scratch a couple of years ago and bought Tamiya's awesome 1:25 Tiger I

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Spent a good few happy hours building it, much to complete bewilderment of Mrs M
Never got round to finishing the paint properly so will wait for the next itch & buy an airbrush :D

Check out Tony Greenland's models to see how far you can take a 'hobby'
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 12:06 PM

I have 3 Tanks I started back in the '80s, all by Tamiya, The Panzerkampfwagen IV, Sturmpanzerwagen IV Brumbar and the Flakpanzerwagen IV,  All are 'in progress' models still, and I took a class on detailing models with the Panzerkampfwagen IV, and learned how to make hinges for all the hatches and accsess doors, scratch build the engines, etc. and SOME DAY....lol As you can see, though, 1/32 Aircraft has become an obsession, and Odd aircraft in particular, I have a 1/48 scale model of perhaps the most a-typical aircraft design of the entire 2nd World War,  The Blohm and Voss BV-141 seen here:
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Which was the plane in competition of the FW-189 (which appeared on the Led Zeppelin III cover)

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I also build Custom cars, Trucks, Classic Movie Monster, and Space Craft..(star trek only so far). But I'm really into detailing everything I build nowadays....

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 05:35 PM

I remember I used to be really into this when I was quite little. Nothing as awesome as what you've done only cheap little Airfix kits. I've probably lost them all now but I remember I had a Mesershmitt  plane and three or four tanks and I think I've still got all the paint somewhere.  You're models are great though :) must take Lots of time

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 02:58 PM

These models are really cool!

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 12:01 PM

Thanks, Folks!  I've really only scratched the surface of detailing models, but it IS a fun way to 'wile away the hours'....probably the wrong use of that word, 'wile' [trickery, guile] but anyway, I just replaced my work mat, because I placed something HOT on it one time, and it warped.  Now FLAT again!
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Posted 22 February 2016 - 01:45 PM

Now for my newest Model....Diecast, that is....It's the Aston Martin DB 5 I bought last week.  Now, you'll notice it isn't Silver.  It's kinda Aluminum Blue.  That was close enough for me. about $100 less close enough!

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The Same type of car JB has kept forever....$100 more for actual silver paint?  Not for THIS dude!

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 02:53 PM

This is a really cool thread. Like a lot of "kids" in the 70's and 80's, I was obsessed with models for several years. I had a couple of high water marks for completion, including a Tamiya German Tiger Tank that I actually made a small landscape for, a covered bed pickup truck with a speed boat on a trailer, and a yellow Z28 Camaro.

13 years ago, I tried getting back into model building with a Cobra Mustang. I was working on it one night during a hurricane, and it was so relaxing, and so much fun.

But these days, my hobby passion lies with guitars, amps, and effects. But I still really appreciate a well done model, and get the twinge to try it all again.

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 03:58 PM

I was also into this. I liked building tall ships. Rigging and all.





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