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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:51 PM

Est.1961

Other than leprechauns there are also Banshees and after looking up Irish cryptids found the PookaGruagach a sort of big foot never new that. There seems to be a lot for a small island you'd have thought I would have bumped into one by now. 

 

Oh heck Ireland has some of the coolest ghost stories. Don't believe in them anymore than I do cryptids but gosh I love a great ghost legend!

The PookaGruagach is a new one to me too, pretty friggin' cool!!!

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

 

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  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:08 PM

Bakster
What rocket is that, and what is the significance of it to you?  

Very true Bakster, but if my wish potency can be measured against lottery wins I'm well safe from cryptids. The rocket is the Mercury-Redstone 3 launching from Cape Canaveral on the 5th of May 1961. I have the kit of a Murcury-Redstone from a while back I'm looking forward to building, part of my nostalgic build list. Also my wife was born in 1969 the year of the moon landing pretty neat connection. I don't know if it's seeing that moment many times over the years, or if I really remember the excitement watching with my parents to the degree I think I do. 

Hi Gamera, mythology plays a big part in Irish culture my wife loves reading the ghost stories which is not a good idea because she does believe them. 

 

 

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:02 PM

Est.1961
The rocket is the Mercury-Redstone 3 launching from Cape Canaveral on the 5th of May 1961. I have the kit of a Murcury-Redstone from a while back I'm looking forward to building, part of my nostalgic build list. Also my wife was born in 1969 the year of the moon landing pretty neat connection. I don't know if it's seeing that moment many times over the years, or if I really remember the excitement watching with my parents to the degree I think I do. 

Ah, very cool. I love that rocket and that time. I built the MR3 last year. The model turned out nice, but I had to do a lot of mods to it. What kit is it that you have?  Mine was the Horizon kit.

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Posted by Est.1961 on Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:15 PM

Bakster
Ah, very cool. I love that rocket and that time. I built the MR3 last year. The model turned out nice, but I had to do a lot of mods to it. What kit is it that you have?  Mine was the Horizon kit.

The same; looking at it again I'm going to have to put it in the top 10 to build next. How is your build getting on? 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:47 PM

Est.1961
I'm going to have to put it in the top 10 to build next.

Well, if you need any reference photos, just go to the Space page here.  A dude got the 1/12(?) scale Mercury capsule, super detailed it, then builts a Redstone to scale for underneath it.

Stands seven foot tall.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:19 PM

Est.1961

 

 
Bakster
Ah, very cool. I love that rocket and that time. I built the MR3 last year. The model turned out nice, but I had to do a lot of mods to it. What kit is it that you have?  Mine was the Horizon kit.

 

The same; looking at it again I'm going to have to put it in the top 10 to build next. How is your build getting on? 

 

I love this rocket and it had been on my wish to build a long time. Unless you will be luckier than me, you might expect a few issues:

1. The tube was wonky and the panel lines poor. I sanded the tube, filled the lines, then rescribe. It was work, but in my case, worth the effort.

2. The capsule did not fit well with the collar it rests in. I had to do some major cutting so that it fit correctly.

3. The escape tower bracing is extremely fragile. It broke for me in two places. I used sprue goo to repair it.

4. The PE is very tough to cut. It's more like spring steel than a soft metal. Be prepared for that. I used a grinder but a good PE snips should work.

Other than that, the rest builds into a fine model.

Here is a little of the wonky I was talking about.

  

Here is the finished product

 

Est.1961
How is your build getting on? 

Yeah I need to get some updates. I plan to prime the interior this weekend. With luck maybe even the color coat. I should have some updates within the next week.

 

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Posted by Est.1961 on Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:28 PM

Thanks for those tips, it makes a fine looking model yours sure makes it worth it. 

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:33 PM

Miss a couple days here and you miss a lot.

Who is the guy in your avitar, Gammy?

I like that Mercury Redstone.

Had to look up 'cryptid'. My vocabulary is now complete.

-Greg

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:40 PM

Greg
Had to look up 'cryptid'. My vocabulary is now complete.

Lol.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:40 PM

Est.1961

Thanks for those tips, it makes a fine looking model yours sure makes it worth it. 

 

You are welcome and thank you both.

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Posted by Est.1961 on Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:46 PM

Thanks Capn, I remember that build a good idea to check back on it when the time comes. 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 22, 2020 8:52 AM

1961: Ohhh, that's cool! Hope you'll post her over on the space forum when you get her done. 

Bakster: That's some nice work on the rocket! I assume that's not the one the captain said was 6ft/2.1m tall though? Stick out tongue

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

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 22, 2020 8:56 AM

Greg

Miss a couple days here and you miss a lot.

Who is the guy in your avitar, Gammy?

I like that Mercury Redstone.

Had to look up 'cryptid'. My vocabulary is now complete.

 

Greg: He's Reggie, from a silly series of horror movies in the '80s and '90s called 'Phantasm'. Probably the only movie hero played by a middle-aged, balding, former ice-cream salesman. 

Not that he resembles me at all... I've never sold ice cream..... *

*All joking aside I'm a bit thinner. But I love the screwball attitude he brings to the part. 

PS: That's weird, did YouTube disable linking?!? In any case you can find it on YouTube under 'Reggie's Phantasm Chainsaw Fight' by PPDouglas. 

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

 

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Posted by Greg on Friday, May 22, 2020 9:21 AM

Gamera
Greg: He's Reggie, from a silly series of horror movies in the '80s and '90s called 'Phantasm'.

I'll be darned. I've been wondering about your Avatar for years, now I know.

I remember hearing of Phantasm. I've never been able to handle horror flicks, which would be why I am familiar with the title but never saw it/them. The flying monkees in Wizard of Oz scared the living daylights out of me as a little kid, I've often wondered if that is why.

The YouTube link worked ok for me. I seem to remember it is a little woBig Smilenky if you are the one who posted it, or something like that.

Anyway, thanks Reggie, er, ..........Cli......... Gamera, whomever you are.

-Greg

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 22, 2020 11:05 AM

Cliff is fine Greg! 

You probably wouldn't like these. I'm okay with scary but guts and gore I don't like. These have blood and guts but it's not too much. 

Funny, I've been thinking about changing my avatar again, I'm getting tired of looking at Reggie. 

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

 

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Posted by Mark Lookabaugh on Friday, May 22, 2020 1:20 PM

How did I not recognize your Phantasm avatar?  Phantasm is one of my favorite cult movies ever!  I have it on DVD and still watch it every so often.

At the time it seemed like in all the horror movies every time the protagonist tried to tell someone about the crazy stuff they'd seen, people would say things like "well you've been under a lot of stress" or "all you need is a good night's sleep" or something.

In phantasm, the kid tells his brother, and he's immediately like "Let me get my shotgun.  We're going to kill that freak".  It was awesome.  :)

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, May 22, 2020 1:52 PM

Gamera
I assume that's not the one the captain said was 6ft/2.1m tall though?

Actually, the build was 7' (2.13m) and not 6' (1.8m)

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/8/t/179186.aspx

 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, May 22, 2020 1:55 PM

Bakster

 Here is the finished product

 

An outstanding build, too.
Take that you space monkeys!

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 22, 2020 2:09 PM

Mark Lookabaugh

How did I not recognize your Phantasm avatar?  Phantasm is one of my favorite cult movies ever!  I have it on DVD and still watch it every so often.

At the time it seemed like in all the horror movies every time the protagonist tried to tell someone about the crazy stuff they'd seen, people would say things like "well you've been under a lot of stress" or "all you need is a good night's sleep" or something.

In phantasm, the kid tells his brother, and he's immediately like "Let me get my shotgun.  We're going to kill that freak".  It was awesome.  :)

 

Lol, heya Mark! 

They're just fun movies. I like that they're not big budget Hollywood films but have a 'let's get some people together and make a movie' vibe to them. 

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

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 22, 2020 2:10 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Gamera
I assume that's not the one the captain said was 6ft/2.1m tall though?

 

Actually, the build was 7' (2.13m) and not 6' (1.8m)

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/8/t/179186.aspx

 

 

Sorry, I was thinking 7ft / 2.13m but wrote down 6ft / 2.1 by mistake. WHOOPS!!! Embarrassed

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

 

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Posted by Mark Lookabaugh on Friday, May 22, 2020 3:52 PM

"I like that they're not big budget Hollywood films but have a 'let's get some people together and make a movie' vibe to them"

Agreed. 

Seems like all major films have the same plot with different CGI tacked on.  Really tired of watching someone hang on over an abyss by their fingertips for some silly reason.

On a related note, I do have respect for the art of CGI, but IMHO it's been so overused lately that it numbs the senses.  I would much rather watch a "2001" than an "Endgame" for that reason.  When a substantial amount of work is required to do the visualization, perhaps it influences the movie maker to use plot rather than visual sugar.

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, May 22, 2020 8:15 PM

CapnMac82
An outstanding build, too. Take that you space monkeys!

Thanks Capn.  But yeah. The build you mentioned was off the scale fantastic. I wonder if he ever finished it.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, May 22, 2020 8:18 PM

Mark Lookabaugh

"I like that they're not big budget Hollywood films but have a 'let's get some people together and make a movie' vibe to them"

Agreed. 

Seems like all major films have the same plot with different CGI tacked on.  Really tired of watching someone hang on over an abyss by their fingertips for some silly reason.

On a related note, I do have respect for the art of CGI, but IMHO it's been so overused lately that it numbs the senses.  I would much rather watch a "2001" than an "Endgame" for that reason.  When a substantial amount of work is required to do the visualization, perhaps it influences the movie maker to use plot rather than visual sugar.

 

I agree 100%. In my opinion CGI has been a blessing and a curse, leaning to mostly curse.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, May 22, 2020 8:24 PM

Here is a small update. 

Tonight I decided to add more bling before I hit it with primer. Primer maybe tomorrow.

THE END

 

 Updated: Another view. As usual off kilter but you get the gist.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 25, 2020 10:21 AM

That looks good to me Bakster! 

I like how she's coming along. 

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

 

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Posted by Greg on Monday, May 25, 2020 3:30 PM

Yes The little plastic comatose people will appreiate the handles when they wake up.

That first pic made me think of a cutaway view of the cabin cruiser I always wanted.

-Greg

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, May 25, 2020 5:30 PM

Greg

Yes The little plastic comatose people will appreiate the handles when they wake up.

That first pic made me think of a cutaway view of the cabin cruiser I always wanted.

 

That is a hoot, Greg. That cracks me up.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, May 25, 2020 5:32 PM

Gamera

That looks good to me Bakster! 

I like how she's coming along. 

 

Thanks, Cliff.  Btw, I painted the interior today. More on all that in the near future.

Thanks again.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:45 PM

Paint is applied. It was a mix of Vallejo Aged White with a few dribbles of tan earth, or some such thing.

I was very concerned about spraying this because of how tight things are. Particularly, the chambers. If you get in too close you mess up the frame with too much paint. That happened with the primer. Fortunately, I could sand it out. But you have to get in tight or you don't get coverage inside of them.

So for the color coat, I switched brushes to my Badger 200 single action. With a fixed paint flow I had much more control. That was a good call because I was able to avoid the issue I had with the primer. The downside is brush issues. I always have spray issues with the 200. You really need to thin the paint thin or dry tip becomes a problem. In the end, it got the job done.

Short term I have a few specks to sand out, touch up, and then probably selectively apply some dulcote to protect the paint. After that, maybe install the glass to the doors.

I kept the pieces on the window sill to speed up drying. 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:27 AM

That looks good to me. Looking forward to seeing the people down in the hypotherma capsules and the details added. 

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

 

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