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Anyone ever decide to make a totally fictional model?

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:27 AM

ikar01

When I was in Okinawa I did see Godzilla.  He was standing on top of a store front, standing about 20 feet or more tall and holding a winddsurfing board in his hand and wearing a T-shirt of the up comming competitions.  A most impressive sight.  I'll have to try and find the picture.

 

When I was a college kid on Long Island, they had an inflatable King Kong affixed to the Empire State Building in 1983. It wasn't there very long.

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Posted by ikar01 on Friday, March 5, 2021 5:36 PM

When I was in Okinawa I did see Godzilla.  He was standing on top of a store front, standing about 20 feet or more tall and holding a winddsurfing board in his hand and wearing a T-shirt of the up comming competitions.  A most impressive sight.  I'll have to try and find the picture.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, March 5, 2021 12:10 PM

Tojo72

The question in the title of the original post asked if I ever built a totally fictional model.As far as I know all of those are totally fictional.I mean I never saw Godzilla or King Kong,but pretty sure they are fictional 

 

That would basically cover any science fiction kit such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Buck Rogers, Robotech, the fictional stealth fighters of the 80s, Batmobiles, super heroes, Aurora dinosaurs (many of those were rather fictional representations), MPC's Pirates of the Caribbean skeletal pirates, etc.

So much of what we build is fictional.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:49 PM

philo426

Post up some pics!

 

All as a kid back in the 60's, played with them until they were broke

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:32 PM

Rob Gronovius

 

 
Tojo72

Yes, I have made several fictional kits, the Aurora monsters as a kid.

Frankenstein 

Gorilla

The Mummy

The Creature

Wolfman

King Kong

I think I also made The Seaview sub

 

 

 

Each of those kits were based on an actor in a suit, except the Seaview and maybe the original King Kong. It did exist as a studio model and Kong was based on the stop action clay creation.

Even the Gorilla was an actor in a suit. I believe there is a resin upgrade that replaces the gor illa head with the studio actor's head.

So these are models of actual items, some of which are fantasy.

 

The question in the title of the original post asked if I ever built a totally fictional model.As far as I know all of those are totally fictional.I mean I never saw Godzilla or King Kong,but pretty sure they are fictional 

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:22 PM

Confused

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:03 AM

Tojo72

Yes, I have made several fictional kits, the Aurora monsters as a kid.

Frankenstein 

Gorilla

The Mummy

The Creature

Wolfman

King Kong

I think I also made The Seaview sub

 

Each of those kits were based on an actor in a suit, except the Seaview and maybe the original King Kong. It did exist as a studio model and Kong was based on the stop action clay creation.

Even the Gorilla was an actor in a suit. I believe there is a resin upgrade that replaces the gorilla head with the studio actor's head.

So these are models of actual items, some of which are fantasy.

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:17 AM

Post up some pics!

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:01 AM

Yes, I have made several fictional kits, the Aurora monsters as a kid.

Frankenstein 

Gorilla

The Mummy

The Creature

Wolfman

King Kong

I think I also made The Seaview sub

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:00 AM

Thanks!I like the way it came out!

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:56 PM

Way to go cobber, it looks awsome. Well done mate!!

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

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:02 PM

Decided to hang it up ...the exposed timber made it easy to use the fishing tackle hanging harness .   

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, March 1, 2021 7:33 PM

Beaching gear installed.   

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, March 1, 2021 12:03 PM

Well it had a more semi gloss finish as it dried.

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, March 1, 2021 10:57 AM

philo426

Thanks!2 jars of Tamiya X-5 green was barely enough.! 

How did you knock back the gloss finish, philo?

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, March 1, 2021 6:26 AM

Yup!

      Trouble is, I had at that time, More money than sense. Still, the Memories are good, overall. One failed attempt to create sailboats out of Fibreglas. Folks where I lived couldn't figure things out. Made and sold three. They are at last check , still afloat too! Let's see, that makes them almst 48 years old!

 

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, March 1, 2021 1:30 AM

Thanks!I am happy how this is turning out ...didnt even prepare any drawings just went for it!

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:40 PM

This is nice work, Phil.

As I recall, this aircraft was the A.V. E. Rage company's long distance maritime search aircraft prototype. But as it had no capability of floating, became an important behind the lines resupply aircraft for morning beverage of the Arab Troops- the A.V.E.Rage "Joe".

When the Ottoman Army attempted to retake Aqaba on the Red Sea, three 'Joes" were scrambled from Amman with war loads and sent south.

Unfortunately all three had misplaced propellers causing them to diverge from course.

Joe 1 flew south west into Sinai and landed at Folger in Egypt.

Joe 2 flew south east into Saudi Arabia and landed at Sanka.

Joe 3 had all three props put on backwards and flew north and was never seen again.

 

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:06 PM

I used a 0.025 guitar string for the box kite bracing... 

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Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, February 28, 2021 6:45 PM

Tanker-Builder

Dodgy;

    I have had seven over the years. You are soooo Right! ( " A Boat -  A Hole in the water into which you pour all your hard earned Money) "Boater's Dictionary definition"

 

Seven! Wow, you are a glutton for punishment! Have you heard this one TB? B.O.A.T. - Bring On Another Thousand.....

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

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, February 28, 2021 3:27 PM

Started the rigging. Fine fishing line.   

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:29 AM

One of the kits I've been tinkering with is a mishmash of the Dragon MBT70 turret on the hull of an Esci M60A1. The tank never made it past a dozen prototypes due to too many problems with the turret and counter revolving driver's compartment, among other new technology problems.

So I am removing the driver compartment from the turret and keeping it in the same spot as the traditional M60 series tanks.

I plan on calling it an MBT60 along with some other modifications to the turret.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:19 AM

Dodgy;

    I have had seven over the years. You are soooo Right! ( " A Boat -  A Hole in the water into which you pour all your hard earned Money) "Boater's Dictionary definition"

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:30 PM

Isn't that the way?lol!

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Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:12 PM

Hey, I've got one of those!! It's called a wooden boat and everytime I spend money on it, it goes flying out the window!!

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

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:56 PM

Yes like a flying canoe!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:08 AM

I have a question on this.

As I have followed this I have noticed something that Piqued my interest. Is she supposed to be a Sea-Plane? I was wondering because of the Bow shape ( Nose?)

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:00 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:58 AM

Not perfect but not bad I will try to fine tune with touch up.  

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