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The Race Into Space GB, October 2018 - July 2019

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  • Member since
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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 10, 2019 1:45 PM

Gamera

Yeah, it's not too heavy once it's dry. Love Durhams! 

 

Yea! Another Durhams fan...

Yes

 

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, March 10, 2019 3:20 PM

Durhams sounds like interesting stuff!  Wonder how it takes paint?

Not much going on here.  Doing some minor detail work, but nothing worth a picture yet.  I want to touch up the metallic paint on the engine bell so will probably be masking it again.  If I can finish up the nose cone for the Command Module, I'll be ready to seal up the heat shield and then start making decals.  Of course, there's some other minor things I want to do.  Wonder if I can finish her up this month?

Gary

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 10, 2019 8:40 PM

GAF

Durhams sounds like interesting stuff!  Wonder how it takes paint?

The manufacturer says it can be painted, and I just did some test painting as part of working out my desert process. In my opinion, it takes paint really well. The putty pulls the paint into it. I guess, what is your definition of how something takes paint? 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 11, 2019 11:24 AM

Not sure how much of the base you can see but here it's all Durham's Water Putty with a couple layers of mud coloured cheap craft store paint and a slightly darker wash of the same cheap paint. I made ruts for the tracks while the putty was still wet, when they call it 'Rock Hard' they aren't kidding, it dries super hard and won't crack like plaster.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, March 11, 2019 2:15 PM

Hmm What kind of spacecraft is that???

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon Twin Seater
1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 11, 2019 4:41 PM

modelcrazy

Hmm What kind of spacecraft is that???

 

Sorry, the only time I've used Durham's Water Putty for dioramas is armour.

 

If it's an issue I'll delete the photos...

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, March 11, 2019 5:26 PM

Nice job on those, Gam. I like both but I really like the second one.

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Monday, March 11, 2019 10:47 PM

I think Gam has posted a model of the rare "V2 PanzerWagen".  They installed two V2 engines in the back of a King Tiger for speed.  Unfortunately, they tended to be more dangerous to the crew than any allied armor (unless it happened to hit one).  It may have held the land-speed record up until 1945...  Big Smile

All photos are welcome here (unless they're cat videos).  Wink

As for the paint, I was curious if the putty kinda absorbed the paint, or it would lay on the surface.

Gary

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  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 12:13 AM

Giving you jazz bro... messin with cha, you know me by now. It shows a good use for something I hadn't thought of.

Next time though, strap some solid boosters to that thing before posting. Wink

Steve

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:20 AM

Lol, guys!

Using the cheap 99 cent paint I never had much of an issue of it soaking in. It is more think and gooey than standard hobby paint so that might make a difference. I just use 2-3 layers to make sure I get every nook and cranny. And then use a thinned coat of darker craft paint to settle down into the recesses. It helps a lot in something like tank tread and car tire ruts, maybe not as much for a simple flat base.

Then I just paint some white glue like Elmer's over the areas I want grass. Sprinkle on the static grass and turn it upside down to remove the excess. Blow on it a little to make it stand up and remove any more excess.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:54 PM

Wow! I'm learning lots about dioramas! That will come in handy when i'm building a base for my "Lost in Space" robot.

 

I finally have something to report. I've been stuck on what to do with my instrument panel. I'm still not sure if I'll light it, but i resolved to make some major progress on it today.

I started adding detail to the back of the panel.

It's mostly fiber optics  bundled together with some other wires thrown in for some visual difference.

 

 

 

 

I have a bit of room to bring the FO out the back if I want to light it. There are decals for the instrument faces, I'll have to do some tests to see how much light comes through.

 

AS you can see, the back of the panel is very visable.

 

 

Some dry fitting, this will be a huge kit once its done!

 

 

 

I have some time off at the end of this month into next month, hopefully I can make some good progress. 

 

 

 

sig

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:04 PM

That is going to an impressive instrument display.  

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:28 PM

Mach71> Really nice!  Glad someone is making progress!  I just screwed up the paint job on the engine nozzle for the Service Module and am beating my head against the wall for not waiting longer until I was sure it was dry!  Sad

Add to that I have a sinus infection and the left side of my face is swollen, so I'm about ready to call it a day...

Gary

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:09 PM

Well done Mach, it going to be impressive. 

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon Twin Seater
1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

In Que

1/72 Airfix Dakota Mk. IV

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:37 PM

Thanks everyone. there is a lot more wireing that could be done but there is a point of diminishing returns where the work won't really get seen.

Overall I'm very happy with the look.

 

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well Gary.

sig

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:29 PM

Very cool, Mach. 

Yes

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 15, 2019 11:25 AM

Mach71: Oh wow!!!

 

Gary: Ouch, hope you're feeling better soon. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by mach71 on Friday, March 15, 2019 9:42 PM

No progress today on my Mercury, I'm on the road for work.

But I did get to see Apollo 11 today. Sadly it was not IMAX, but still a 

very impressive film. It took me back to 1969 again. 

Anyone else see it yet?

I don't want to post any spoilers. ;-)

sig

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  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, March 16, 2019 12:02 AM

No, I'll wait till I can see it at home. I try to stay away from large confined crowds, especially during flu season. Looks good though.

You can spoil it for me though. Did they land OK? Wink

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon Twin Seater
1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

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1/72 Airfix Dakota Mk. IV

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, March 16, 2019 7:35 AM

Thanks! Sinus is better, but no progress on my side either.  Maybe I can get something done today.

No, I haven't seen "Apollo 11" yet, but hope to next week.  It's not showing anywhere close, so a 1 hour drive is my only recourse.

And don't worry about spoilers!  Did the astronauts make it back okay?  Surprise

Gary 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:57 AM

Gary: Blad to hear you're feeling better.

 

That movie sounds great, probably won't play around here but I'll look around.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Monday, March 18, 2019 9:08 AM

I usually stay far away from theaters also, but I really wanted to see this on the big screen. IMAX would have been even better, but it was not available where I was.

 

One thing that really impressed me about the movie is that it was crafted as a movie and not a documentary. I know that sounds odd, but for me it's an important point.

No interviews were included, no scripting, just actual NASA footage and audio to tell the epic story. The filmmaker cleverly used Walter Cronkite's reporting to fill in the details.

It was so well done that during the launch of the Saturn V I caught myself thinking 

"Boy the special effects are spot on" only to realize this was the real deal! No hollywood magic, just real science.

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GAF
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Posted by GAF on Monday, March 18, 2019 9:32 AM

mach71

It was so well done that during the launch of the Saturn V I caught myself thinking 

"Boy the special effects are spot on" only to realize this was the real deal! No hollywood magic, just real science.

Oh, come on!  Everyone knows it was all faked!  Wink

Gary

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 18, 2019 11:30 AM

GAF

 

 
mach71

It was so well done that during the launch of the Saturn V I caught myself thinking 

"Boy the special effects are spot on" only to realize this was the real deal! No hollywood magic, just real science.

 

 

Oh, come on!  Everyone knows it was all faked!  Wink

Gary

 

It was real!!! Last time I was in IHOP I bumped into Elvis and Satchquatch and they both comfirmed the moon landing was true!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:26 PM

I heard Satchquatch worked on the white team GUIDO desk, so he/she/it should know!

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