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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, October 18, 2019 2:11 PM

Gamera

You know Bakster instead of the Icarus you could have bought this vintage flocked King Kong bubble bath dispenser... 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163907115384?ul_noapp=true

 

Man! What was I thinking? That vintage flocked King Kong bubble bath dispenser absolutely rules!!! Bow Down

I hope you didn't already buy it because I'm gonna. Then I can resell it to Timmy. Wink

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, October 18, 2019 2:22 PM

PS: Don't tell him my plan. I want this to be a complete surprise. 

Lastly--I may actually have an update this weekend. If the King Kong bubble bath dispenser doesn't knock him out of his shoes, seeing an Icarus update ought to. 

Yes

 

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, October 18, 2019 3:26 PM

Bakster
I hope you didn't already buy it because I'm gonna. Then I can resell it to Timmy.    Add

HEY !!! ...... wait a minute ,,  ..... bubble bath you say ??? Hmmmmm.....

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, October 18, 2019 3:45 PM

Bakster
Lastly--I may actually have an update this weekend. If the King Kong bubble bath dispenser doesn't knock him out of his shoes, seeing an Icarus update ought to. 

 

 

Patiently, he waited ..... never blinking .....never eating ....... for fear of missing the best thread ever !!!!

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, October 18, 2019 4:05 PM

don't you just love loyalty , brings a tear to your eye .Boo Hoo

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, October 18, 2019 4:13 PM

steve5

don't you just love loyalty , brings a tear to your eye .Boo Hoo

 

You guys make me laugh and that is a good thing!

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, October 18, 2019 4:15 PM

littletimmy

 

 
 

 

 

Patiently, he waited ..... never blinking .....never eating ....... for fear of missing the best thread ever !!!!

 

Laughing.  I see you are still looking at my Seaview Comics Thread. I don't blame you--it's a masterpiece if I say so myself. Joking of course.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, October 19, 2019 4:29 PM

And here we go, Icarus is reborn.

When I had mentioned the possibility of scratch building the model, the work of it got me searching again. In doing that I found something that should work, a 3D printed Icarus. The size of this is much smaller than what I had, but I prefer it. This is much closer to the scale I'd want for a water dio. Now, with the Icarus scaled back, I can go ahead and scale up the diorama some.

As of now I do not intend to make an interior, or at least, not to the degree I hoped to do with the other kit. 

About this model:

It is 1/96 scale measuring in at 135mm. As stated, this is 3D printed, so that said, it is not without its problems. The entire model has a very course texture resulting from the printing process. This is something I'll have to deal with. I don't care for the large seam at the nose cone, so that will need to be filled in. Lastly, adding window glass will fun, and I'll probably have to print my own decals by scaling down the ones that came with the Monsters and Motion kit. Printing my own decals will be a new experience for me, and I am sure it will have its own unique challenges.

This may not be the perfect answer to what I wanted, but it sure beats building one from scratch. Hopefully, I can navigate through the challenges and get this done. 

PS: If anyone has input on getting the hull glass smooth, I am all ears. I started sanding and I am able to knock down a lot of the coarsness, but, it's still somewhat pitted. I don't know how far I can go with sanding a 3D printed piece. Does the pitting go all the way through? Will I need to coat the model with something? These are my immediate concerns.  

Thanks for stopping in.

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:10 PM

Bakster
PS: If anyone has input on getting the hull glass smooth, I am all ears. I started sanding and I am able to knock down a lot of the coarsness, but, it's still somewhat pitted. I don't know how far I can go with sanding a 3D printed piece. Does the pitting go all the way through? Will I need to coat the model with something? These are my immediate concerns.

Did some YouTube searches and the process seems to be sanding, then filler.  In my case, I will sand only enough to remove the high-spots and then filler for the pitting. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pnqntteQx80

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, October 20, 2019 10:33 AM

Well, I am learning a lot about 3d printing. It seems to be a common theme that prints need some serious cleanup work after. It’s neat technology, but it has a way to go, IMO. I am not complaining, this print gives me all that I need for a cool build.

From what I have gathered people sand their prints and then use bondo, wood filler, spackle, or epoxy to smooth the piece out. After weighing all the options, I will try Smooth-On XTC-3D Print Coating epoxy. This seems like the fastest way to get what I want. It’s sandable, and it should make quick work of filling in any remaining imperfections. The downside is, I consider it expensive, and I will need to be careful in how much I apply, there is a risk of losing too much detail. 

While I wait for the epoxy, there is more work to be done on the shell.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ChkHuFU90WE

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, October 20, 2019 1:23 PM

steve5
don't you just love loyalty , brings a tear to your eye .

I really need to get a life,.... don't I .......

OR: Is is that I'm just "easily amused ......

( LOOK !!!!    Oooooooo , shiny .... )

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, October 20, 2019 1:25 PM

Bakster
I see you are still looking at my Seaview Comics Thread.

I wrapped it in Mylar........ it's still in "Mint Condition" !

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, October 20, 2019 1:33 PM

Bakster
Will I need to coat the model with something? These are my immediate concerns. 

I know you already came up with a fix, but I think Mr. Surfacer has been used by a lot of people on here. and it seem's to work.

I have never tryed it, so I dont have any Idea if it's what you need.

If it was me, I would sand the living "heck" out of it , then hit it with a Black primer. That should show you if you got all the high spot's.

 

 

If Little Timmy's "idea's" turn out to be  "crap" ....... do we get to EXPERIMENT on him ???

 

You could ............ but, we can't seem to get him out of the cage !!!

( apperently, he "Like's" it in there .....)

 

 

That's just wierd .............

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, October 20, 2019 5:03 PM

littletimmy

 

 
Bakster
I see you are still looking at my Seaview Comics Thread.

 

I wrapped it in Mylar........ it's still in "Mint Condition" !

 

Indeed! A true collector. 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, October 20, 2019 5:05 PM

littletimmy
I really need to get a life,.... don't I .......

That makes two of us.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, October 20, 2019 5:07 PM

littletimmy
I know you already came up with a fix, but I think Mr. Surfacer has been used by a lot of people on here. and it seem's to work. I have never tryed it, so I dont have any Idea if it's what you need. If it was me, I would sand the living "heck" out of it , then hit it with a Black primer. That should show you if you got all the high spot's.

I’d be afraid to sand this that deep, might be left with a stub. 

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  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Monday, October 21, 2019 1:39 PM

Bakster

 

You guys make me laugh and that is a good thing!

 

    A little Ape in all of us..." a good thing..."

   Nino

 

 

( Courtesy of tenor.com)

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, October 21, 2019 7:41 PM

Ha, good one Nino! Yes

My motto is, go Ape, or go home. 

 

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, October 21, 2019 10:54 PM

As I wait for supplies, I'm taking a break. I checked in with Zaius and Cornelius, wow, they are quite the Monkeys.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:12 PM

Doctor Zaius: 'YOU CAN'T HEAR MY LECTURE IF YOU KEEP REVVING THE MOTORCYCLE!!!'

Cornelius: 'THAT'S THE IDEA...'

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

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, October 24, 2019 5:16 PM

Gamera
Doctor Zaius: 'YOU CAN'T HEAR MY LECTURE IF YOU KEEP REVVING THE MOTORCYCLE!!!' Cornelius: 'THAT'S THE IDEA...'

Lol... 

Or maybe it's time to send this guy, Kung Fu Ape. It'll be the last time Zaius drones on.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, October 24, 2019 5:24 PM

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, October 24, 2019 5:25 PM

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:17 PM

Bakster

 

I always hated it when Godzilla wanted to play patty-cake. He played too rough!!! Black Eye

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

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:41 PM

Gamera
I always hated it when Godzilla wanted to play patty-cake. He played too rough!!!

Indeed! You know... in this case, it might not be his fault. He has nerve damage in his leg that causes him to involuntarily flinch. The poor beast.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:50 PM

Bakster

 

Bravo, good show!

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, October 25, 2019 8:28 AM

Looks like emails are stopped up again and no Timmy in sight to help.  I guess I'll have to step into that role....

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, October 25, 2019 8:30 AM

Jolly good show, hear hear.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 25, 2019 11:12 AM

Bakster: I'd buy you and Timmy matching Halloween costumes if I only had the dough. Though I'm afraid if you wore that you'd only get bananas for trick or treat... 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1976-Ben-Cooper-King-Kong-Vintage-Halloween-Costume-De-Laurentiis/323957430860?hash=item4b6d5e1a4c:g:mf4AAOSwl6RdsPdb

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 25, 2019 11:18 AM

On a more serious note I'm not sure what else you can do with a 3D printed parts other than putting and sanding the heck out of it. 

I had some figures run off the local library's 3D printer and they were really rough. 

I had to break this extra material away to get to the figure: 

If you expand the photo you can see how rough it is. And this is after sanding and filed the krap outta it. Good luck with the Icarus!!! 

  

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

 

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