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Destroyed Aircraft
Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:00 PM

Aircraft that got destroyed and repaired.  Don't ever utilize 3m stick ups.  These require a double sided sticky tape.  The idea is interesting, yet in theory...  You can see the results below.  

I'm  very lucky as I have an assistant that asks why, why, and why.  Lol!  His attention span is 3 minutes yet he does retain things in detail.  First off the Millenium Falcon took a big hit.  It caused a domino effect and brought down the Trumpeter 1/32 Harrier and the very expensive ($300.00) Tamiya 1/32 Mosquito.

With that done, I used some basic screws and anchors.

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Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:04 PM

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Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:09 PM

The Harrier and the Mosquito was featured in the digital viewers gallery.

Your friend's Ezra and Toshi.

He also loves fishing.

 

 

Your friend's Ezra and Toshi

 

 

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:39 PM

Cool Tosh ,But I screw cup hooks into the ceiling joists and hang them up with fishing gear.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:43 PM

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:52 PM

Too bad about the crash, Toshi.

But I guess that's how we learn. Real hardware like you're using now seems like the way to go. In the meantime, thanks for the heads up. I won't be using those sticky hangers for anything I don't want to come crashing down sooner or later anymore.

-Greg

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Posted by rangerj on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:15 PM

For the little guy model building is important for things like "following directions", "use of tools", "hand-eye coordination", "history", and working with others (dad). Fishing, well thats just plain fun. 

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:59 PM

Aw man, sorry for your loss Toshi!  Yeah, I never trusted those things.  Like cheap masking tape, it will always let you down.

Your models too.  Sad

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:08 PM

I haven't had any crashes yet, but an upset wife tossing pillows has wreaked some havok a couple of times.

Sorry to hear the falcon took so many with her, but repairs are part of the game. Even that small part helps us learn new tricks to erase the damages.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:18 AM

philo426

Cool Tosh ,But I screw cup hooks into the ceiling joists and hang them up with fishing gear.

 

I see the idea and thank you for showing a photo of you build.  Also thanks for the idea and your read and reply.

Your friend’s, Ezra and Toshi!

 

 

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:26 AM

Greg

Too bad about the crash, Toshi.

But I guess that's how we learn. Real hardware like you're using now seems like the way to go. In the meantime, thanks for the heads up. I won't be using those sticky hangers for anything I don't want to come crashing down sooner or later anymore.

 

Thank you Greg for the read and reply.  Yes, I admit in that real hard ware is definately the way to go.  Not to utilize such sticky double sided tape is the way to go!  Everything can be fixed.  [quote user="Greg"]

Too bad about the crash, Toshi.

But I guess that's how we learn. Real hardware like you're using now seems like the way to go. In the meantime, thanks for the heads up. I won't be using those sticky hangers for anything I don't want to come crashing down sooner or later anymore.

 Your Friends, Ezra and Toshi.

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:40 AM

rangerj

For the little guy model building is important for things like "following directions", "use of tools", "hand-eye coordination", "history", and working with others (dad). Fishing, well thats just plain fun. 

 

Yes building models as such gives him and I great hand and eye coordination.  I got several books on aircraft from my older brother Demetri.  Ezra like all of the books but his favorite book is the B-29 Super Fortress.  He like the pictures and wants to build one.  Lol!

Your friend‘s Ezra and Toshi

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:50 AM

Real G

Aw man, sorry for your loss Toshi!  Yeah, I never trusted those things.  Like cheap masking tape, it will always let you down.

Your models too.  Sad

 

It‘s ok.  We were able to fix the busted air craft.  I felt that this was the way to go with the 3M tape.  From now on I’ll be utilizing screws with anchors.  And, no more 3m  tapes!  Lol

Your friend’s. Ezra and Toshi 

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:03 AM

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Real G

Aw man, sorry for your loss Toshi!  Yeah, I never trusted those things.  Like cheap masking tape, it will always let you down.

Your models too.  

 

 

 

It‘s ok.  We were able to fix the busted air craft.  I felt that this was the way to go with the 3M tape.  From now on I’ll be utilizing screws with anchors.  And, no more 3m  tapes!  Lol

 

Your friend’s. Ezra and Toshi 

 

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:30 AM

M. Brindos

I haven't had any crashes yet, but an upset wife tossing pillows has wreaked some havok a couple of times.

Sorry to hear the falcon took so many with her, but repairs are part of the game. Even that small part helps us learn new tricks to erase the damages.

 

Thats too bad.  I hope that the damages done are fixable.  Yes, Ezra and I did learn some new ideas.  We had to take a fine saw to fix the damages in the Falcon.

Your Friend’s, Ezra and Toshi   

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:52 AM

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:27 AM

Hi Tosh.

     Sorry about the crashes. Some years back I came up with this idea. I have shelves about 24" from the ceiling around the room perimeter. Now I have strips of chain hanging from them At distances set by a strip of Peg Board. ( This way I can adjust spacing.)

      The shelves are 18" deep ( For Ships ) the areas below are for hanging Cars,Yes cars! Wheels to the walls just like the planes. ( These are only O.O.B. units.)The full detail units sit in floor to ceiling stacks stabilized by the clear corner material you get at Home-Depot to protect Drywall Corners in heavy traffic areas.

 I have seen to much of the 3-M magic Strips fall off walls to ever trust that stuff again!

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Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:47 AM

Glad to see you were able to fix the crashed aircraft.  That's a lot of money you have in them and now they are secure.  Love the Ezra pics!  Lucky to have a grandpa like you for sure!

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:34 AM

Oh gosh that blows!!! I know how much work you guys put into them. Glad to hear that you were able to fix them!!! 

I hope Ezra didn't take the wrecks too hard... 

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:12 PM

Hi Tosh,

When I was still living at home, I had to hang all my models to keep them from the cat, but there was a problem, I lived right next to the train tracks, which caused vibration, which over time, caused the screws to come out of the ceiling which crashed airplanes.  I became very good as rebuilding retracts and broken props and wings.

Now I live in the house designed and built by gnomes where the ceilings are too low to hang things, and I have two cats, which is why I buy cheap models and concentrate on the enjoyment of building over displaying, because in my house, a model could have the shelf life of a loaf of bread.  

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