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P.E. Drum Set
Posted by DRUMS01 on Sunday, July 19, 2020 6:34 PM

I always see those little P.E. models in a 3x5 envelope and think, I wonder what they are like(?). They have these kits of nearly every subject you can imagine (military, space, aircraft, naval, construction, buildings, etc.). My wife, Becky, saw me looking at them and a week later she gave me an all P.E. drum kit. When you get a model gift from your wife you have to build it.

I took it out of the cardboard wrapper and found two P.E. frets of approximately 65 pieces. All of the material is white metal. The connections to the P.E. fret are sometimes thick and difficult to remove without damaging the part (even with cutters). The kit instructions tell you that no glue is needed, everything is a tab and slot assembly. After the tab is inserted you either fold or twist it, depending on the assembly and visibility. Not liking how the tabs were working, I decided to glue them as well. 

All of the pictures you see of these completed are finished in thier natural metal. I chose to do something a little different and painted the drum shells Tamiya clear red/amber; and clear yellow for the cymbals. The drums heaads are painted Vallejo flat white.

Sorry there is no build thread for this one, here is the finished kit which measures around 2.5 inches wide and 1.75 inches deep:

Completed kit.....

While challenging (hard to turn round and bend tabs securely), it is not very realistic. It's a fun weekend project to take your mind off off another build.

Thanks for looking.....

Ben 

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - WIP

- 1/24 Lola T89 - DONE

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

 

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, July 19, 2020 6:38 PM

That's pretty  cool.  What scale would you say it is?  I was just looking at some printed fender guitars the other day. 

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, July 20, 2020 12:09 AM

Best guess would be 1/20 to 1/24....

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - WIP

- 1/24 Lola T89 - DONE

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

 

 

 

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, July 20, 2020 6:12 AM

That is delightful!

And the color you added really 'brings it to life.' Very nicely done. YesBeer

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, July 20, 2020 9:56 AM

Aha! MetalEarth.(Fascinations.)

 These are addicting though. I already have all of the first year's releases. I have to argue with myself that I don't need more. Good practice for learning how to fold and roll P.E.Though!! Oh, and that said,Nice job. They look so much better painted!

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, July 20, 2020 12:49 PM

Front of that bass needs a decal reading "The Bongos" Smile

Almost surprised they did not include foot pedals (like you needed more bending and fussing Smile)

You going to whittle out a set of 5As?

Probably out to have the bass player's amp and the mixing board jammed in on one side, too Smile

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, July 20, 2020 4:47 PM

Agreed... the high-hat only has the top cymbal and no foot pad. Likewise, you mentioned it is missing a base drum pedal too. I think I could file down some toothpicks or plastic rod for some sticks,.....wait!,... didn't I say this was for a quick ice breaker between models? 

And then there's this guitair thing. Next I would have to add drum mikes and a monitor (old school). How about an auxiliary percission tree? 

Anyhew... glad you all enjoyed it.

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - WIP

- 1/24 Lola T89 - DONE

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

 

 

 

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, July 20, 2020 5:12 PM

DRUMS01
it is not very realistic.

Maybe, but it sure looks neat in the pics.

I like it, and think you did a good job with it too.

-Greg

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, July 20, 2020 5:47 PM

Check out https://jkcaps.com/

Makes all kinds of cool car accessories, but also does guitars, drums, amps and monitors/speakers

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:12 PM

keavdog
Makes all kinds of cool car accessories, but also does guitars, drums, amps and monitors/speakers

Enabler! Big Smile

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, July 24, 2020 10:28 AM

Hey CapnMac!

       The bad part of this? They came out with a Thirty Buck set that's a TANKER and Offshore Platform. Gotta have it. BUT, Where the heck am I going to put it? And they have some Locomotive kits as well as a steam Engine, for that fellow that was looking. Lot'sa ways ta git yer munny, rite?

 The other thing is this.I am waiting for them to come out with a good Acoustic Classical Guitar and Case. I don't play Electric. The Drums, well I can play the Kettles and the Marching Snare. I am waiting for the Classical Baby Grand. LEGO now has one that you can play! It's only $ 349.95 !

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, July 27, 2020 11:07 AM

Man Ben, you did a fantastic job on that!  I gotta get one of those kits and try to make a minature of my kit.  Maybe use some PE gas pedals for the ones missing on the high hat and base.  Some new heads made from clear acrylic to simulate my Evans hydraulics would be a cool effect as well.   Yet who am I kidding, I haven't taken the time to re-skin and do maintanence on my full scale drumset.

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Posted by wpwar11 on Monday, July 27, 2020 5:54 PM

Great job.  If I tried that kit the finished model would look like Keith Moon just finished a concert with it.

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Posted by GlennH on Friday, July 31, 2020 8:57 AM
I envy. I picked up the dragonfly because it looked like one of the easier ones and it's been sitting for months with the head only partially built.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:34 PM

Thank you everyone for your kind words. I would like to say it was an enjoyable build, but the thickness of the metal and the rather large tab and slot assemble method make it a challenge to come out resembling what it is suppose to be. Its also nice to see so many muscians that are also modelers.

I started playing drums around 8 years old (mid-late 60's). Played in all years of school from 5th to 12th. Started playing out professionally at 14 and taught percussion at a music store from 16 to 18. My time in the millitary pulled me away from music some, but I still found time to play while in garrison. In 1982 I was stationed in West Germany and played in a GI band called "Neptune". We played in a Battle of the Band contest during an Octoberfest celebration in Darmstadt which we won. The reward was an offer to go on a USO tour through Europe. Unfortunately, my Commander would not release me from my regular duties. After the military I played in three bands over 20+ years.

I retired from performing when my youngest son was diagnosed with severe birth defects. As he grew I remember many happy times sitting him on my lap, putting a stick in his hand while I helped him play to some top 40 rock, pop, country, R&B, and soul. My son also took music during school starting in 5th grade. I retired before his senior year which allowed me to go to band camp with him. That year we got to march with the band both at parades and on the football field. I built a custom mount for his wheelchair, mounted his base or tenor drum, and pushed him during the field drill at halftime shows while assisting him in playing the music too. 

Building this little drum set reminded me of some of the good times mentioned here. Thanks again for the comments.  

Ben, a.k.a. "DRUMS01

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - WIP

- 1/24 Lola T89 - DONE

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

 

 

 

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    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, August 1, 2020 2:03 PM

I think it’s incredibly cool you and your son share a love of drums.  Most of the the rock bands I listen to have legendary drummers.  Led zep, The Who, and Rush.  I was crushed early this year when my hero, Neil Peart, passed away.

Cheers

Paul

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:33 PM

Hey Paul, I was sad to see Neil pass on as well.

He was a misucal genius and his talent will leave an unfillable void. 

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - WIP

- 1/24 Lola T89 - DONE

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

 

 

 

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