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Has Modeling gotten that Boring?
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:51 AM

Ah So:

        I just clicked a link.Yeah, I know, we all do that. It's just that the subject made me think of how we have progressed over the decades. This is a very interesting model, I would think, But,  personally I would rather have the real thing for sure.

       It's a snack for me. But, I know a lot of college students that lived on the stuff just to get through school. But, c'mon now. A Model of a Cup-A-Noodles? Armaggeden must be getting close.We are selling models of food to the model building community now?

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Posted by MJames70 on Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:05 AM

Be aware that some people may consider your modeling interests boring, as well. If Bandai makes money with this kit, it signals nothing. Except that it actually was a good item to make. For those unaware - https://www.hlj.com/1-1-scale-best-hit-chronicle-cup-noodles-bans60591

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:10 AM

I've been jonesing for a bowl of Spaghettio's for about 10 years, just never admitted it before now.

Your post might just send me over the edge, TB.

Stick out tongue

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:32 PM

I see it as just the opposite.  Some kit makers seek new products that are off the wall, and reap the benefits when they become popular.  Bandai is obviously not afraid to take calculated risks, and the Japanese in general have a penchant for the unusual.

Besides TB, Cup Noodle is a pop icon!  Lots of people outside the modeling community will identify with it.  And that’s just the hook Bandai is counting on.  Plus it is snap fit and pre-colored, so even novices can put it together.

But personally I hate the stuff. Heck, it doesn’t even taste like ramen!  There are WAY better instant noodles to be found in Japan.

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:03 PM

In the UK, this stuff is sold under the name "Pot Noodle".  Here is how to obtain the best flavour and maximum nutritional value from a Pot Noodle - 

1) Put the kettle on

2) Throw the Pot Noodle in the bin

3) Use the hot water to make a cup of tea

Some people maintain that it can be a tasty and nutritious snack, but I think that's only if you eat the plastic pot.  Without the contents.

Give me real food every time.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, September 20, 2020 2:20 PM

Well, you will certainly get your RDA of sodium!

At least the Bandai kit has 0% sodium, and the easy snap fit helps maintain lower blood pressure.

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Posted by fox on Sunday, September 20, 2020 2:39 PM

If you're on a low carb diet, sounds great.

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Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:00 PM

I feed the noodles to our Magpies and chooks, (slang for chickens), and they love it. Mind you, I don't think they have any taste buds!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:24 PM

Dodgy

I feed the noodles to our Magpies and chooks, (slang for chickens), and they love it. Mind you, I don't think they have any taste buds!

 

SHHH!  There might be PETA guys around here!

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:31 PM

As soon as I saw that I ordeded the kit.  Love it.  I got my wife a cup of noodles t-shirt for her birthday.   Right up there with toon tanks and egg planes. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:10 AM

What to us are strange ideas for models have been produced in Japan for decades.  I used to see things like this on the shelves in toy stores whenever I went to grab some models in Okinawa.  I always wondered who would buy a model of a paper bag with legs, arms, and a face.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:12 AM

I like it. No one is going to confuse a P-47 or Camero sitting on the table with the real thing (at least I hope not) but if built well someone might think this were real. A bit of an interesting challenge. 

If anyone wants to enter one of these in Japanese GB X next year I certainly won't complain. 

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:01 PM

ikar01

What to us are strange ideas for models have been produced in Japan for decades.  I used to see things like this on the shelves in toy stores whenever I went to grab some models in Okinawa.  I always wondered who would buy a model of a paper bag with legs, arms, and a face.

Was it a cardboard box?

This is a "Danboard", by Daisuke Nakabayashi I believe, taken at the 2018 IPMS Nationals.

Here are some examples of other off-the-wall stuff from Japan.

DIY fake spaghetti, with a whole store devoted to the stuff:

Folk monsters, bugs, and other things:

Coke machine!

Here is a cute little decal station that a friend gave me.  It works, but is tiny!

Not a kit, but I had to include this:

This was a flyer for a multi-player arcade game in Yokohama.  The tag line reads "More fun than riding a cow!"  Playing the game, the mechs kind of steer-ed (oh a pun) like cows.  In the USA, our advertising approach would look more like the game Hero's Duty from Wreck-It Ralph.  In Japan?  Cow.

That's why I love Japan so much!  Stick out tongue

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Posted by tankboy51 on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:34 PM

Boring.  Many years ago, 17 or so, while I was being the head judge at a Sci-fi convention contest, we had a long discussion on what we do with Lego type space ship models.  Kids liked to build them, no glue, filing seams or painting those.    We decided to let them enter as display only.  That worked, then after a couple of years they became less popular, and they went away.  I'm sure Lego found a home some where else, like Disney World.

 Really, spaghetti jeez.

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Posted by Bobstamp on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:02 PM

i spent two years in Japan In the early to mid 1960s. I was a hospital corpsman at the U.S. Naval hospital at Yokosuka, which had been the primary Japanese naval base during the Second World War. Eating in Japanese restaurants off base on liberty or leave was routine.  Most of the restaurants my friends and I went to displayed, at the entrance, realistic, full scale models of the dishes they served. 

Soon after I arrived, my friend Bob Newcimer and I rented bikes and did a tour of Yokosuka and some of the surrounding communities. Around noon, we stopped for lunch at a small restaurant, but didn't pay atention to its display of model food. Instead, we just pointed to items on the Japanese text only menu, thinking we would immerse ourselves in Japanese culture. I got a delicious bowl of soup made with fish, prawns, and noodles. Bob got a cheeseburger. 

Bob

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:52 PM

tankboy51

Really, spaghetti jeez.

The spaghetti kit is more involved than the Cup Noodle:

It requires artistry and a deft touch to make it look good.  I think regular modelers would find it challenging.  The included paper plate and wooden utensil have to go though.

Regarding the Cup Noodle, I think the point is that it is a fun easy to build novelty item that has a broader appeal than the stuff we normally buy.  I don't think many people would think to enter it into a model contest.  Lego in a model contest?  Wow.  I did see some die cast cars entered once...

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Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:59 PM

tankboy51

Boring.  Many years ago, 17 or so, while I was being the head judge at a Sci-fi convention contest, we had a long discussion on what we do with Lego type space ship models.  Kids liked to build them, no glue, filing seams or painting those.    We decided to let them enter as display only.  That worked, then after a couple of years they became less popular, and they went away.  I'm sure Lego found a home some where else, like Disney World.

 Really, spaghetti jeez.

 

Many years ago as a young teen, I submitted a Baywatch lifeguard truck for my project at the county fair.  Everything but the truck body was painted, because it was molded in a yellow plastic, and I honestly thought was the best tone of yellow anyway to match the show's vehicles.  It was fully decaled and had a gloss coat applied.

The county 4-H model leader pulled me off to the side after judging and advised me that if a model isn't fully painted, it isn't fully completed per the show rules.  I have never repeated that mistake!

I can imagine his reaction to a LEGO kit being submitted!  I still keep in touch, maybe I will ask.

Robert

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Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:06 AM

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:52 AM

I dunno, the spaghetti sounds like it'd be a challenge to paint and get it to look like the real thing. Esp the tomato sauce. It'd be an interesting change of pace from the usual. 

I wonder if I can find a fake plate of kimchi...  

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:26 AM

Gamera,

The spaghetti sauce is some kind of thick gel that you heat up before applying.  The pasta is made of a wax, so you have to put it in hot water to soften them, just like the real thing!

I’m still trying to figure out how to conceal the metal support for the fork.  I also have to go to the thrift store for a proper plate.  I had an idea to buy a faux chrome plated fancy looking plastic fork, if there is such a thing.

It’s a different kind of modeling - no Eduard PE or resin correction sets to help out!  Stick out tongue

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:59 AM

But wait, there's more .  .  .  Brand new, from Eduard; aftermarket 'Oregano Flakes'; can be had in resin or PE!!!  Get them now, along with our new 'Bread Crumbs' and 'Meat Balls' (meat balls available in resin only).

Gee, what will they think of next! 

Resin flies for the rubber dog poop .  .  .?

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:15 PM

HooYah Deep Sea

But wait, there's more .  .  .  Brand new, from Eduard; aftermarket 'Oregano Flakes'; can be had in resin or PE!!!  Get them now, along with our new 'Bread Crumbs' and 'Meat Balls' (meat balls available in resin only).

Gee, what will they think of next! 

Resin flies for the rubber dog poop .  .  .?

Hold on HooYah,

Quinta Studios will be first on the market with their 3-D printed resin oregano flakes and bread crumbs!  Eduard offers them in their LOOK line, but they are just PE brass.  And the oregano flakes are printed in a strange blue-green color.  The Brassin meatballs are okay, but there are alternatives from CMK and Quickboost.  Big Smile

No need for resin flies - Games Workshop has injection molded kits that have them!  But if you must have some in 1:1 size, I recommend making them yourself:

Heh-heh, I confess to finding a dead fly on a windowsill and photographing it with the intention to try just that.  But my cell phone camera isn't up to the job of intense macro shots.  But I DID see that flies are really detailed, complicated critters!

Rubber dog poop - hmmm I have not seen that on the open market in recent years.  But in Japan, there is a manga kid (I think his name is Makoto-Chan) with a poop theme.  Indifferent  Only in Japan.

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Posted by Having-fun on Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:48 PM

Well, it have been said that "God made colors so humans could have choices"

Something to think about.

Joe

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Posted by Phil_H on Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:28 PM

Real G
The spaghetti kit is more involved than the Cup Noodle:

Is this the one?

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:03 PM

Phil_H

 Real G

The spaghetti kit is more involved than the Cup Noodle:

Is this the one?

OMG that's it!!!  Thank you for posting that!  Wow, now I have to make mine.

Off to the thrift store for a plate and cheap fork...

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 25, 2020 11:40 AM

Real G

Gamera,

The spaghetti sauce is some kind of thick gel that you heat up before applying.  The pasta is made of a wax, so you have to put it in hot water to soften them, just like the real thing!

I’m still trying to figure out how to conceal the metal support for the fork.  I also have to go to the thrift store for a proper plate.  I had an idea to buy a faux chrome plated fancy looking plastic fork, if there is such a thing.

It’s a different kind of modeling - no Eduard PE or resin correction sets to help out!  Stick out tongue

 

Hmmmm, wax!?! Now that's interesting! 

Thanks! 

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Posted by ikar01 on Friday, September 25, 2020 2:07 PM

Anyone have a couple models of ants?  They would have to be aboiut 4 inches long or maybe a bit bigger for this project.

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Posted by Real G on Friday, September 25, 2020 3:39 PM

ikar01

Anyone have a couple models of ants?  They would have to be aboiut 4 inches long or maybe a bit bigger for this project.

 

Heller made an ant model about that size, but it’s old, OOP, and not very good looking.  I had one, but dumped it years ago.

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 4:41 PM

Guess what arrived today Stick out tongueGeeked

 

Thanks,

John

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