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  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 7:42 AM

Oh gee Bakster- I take back my comment, I've seen nothing like what you're going though. As always my prayers to you and the family. If you ever need to vent more just send me a message. I don't think there's much I can do but I'm always willing to lend an ear...  

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

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:38 AM

Thanks Steve, Cliff, and Cap.

One day at a time wins the race. Your prayers are very welcome because we need devine help.

Thanks again.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 9:17 AM

Oh geez, that is an awful lot to deal with, Steve.

So sorry to hear. Thoughts are with you. Vent anytime and don't apologize about it.

In the meantime, the grey 'carpet' added quite a lot.

-Greg

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:40 PM

Thanks, Greg.

I look forward to doing the next step. Painting the rear bulkhead and engine compartment should not take too long. Maybe I can fit that in on Saturday. Just as an FYI. I am holding off with the chamber beds. I will do them last, before buttoning up the ship. Maybe, by then, I will be able to get the other figures, the ones that the provider is not shipping for fear of loss. Covid 19 has apparently really messed up overseas shipping.

Hope springs eternal over a stupid figure! Lol.

 

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, June 20, 2020 5:02 PM

I worked in some time for this today. The rear bulkhead and engine compartment are painted. The demarcation should fall on or forward of the cabin bulkhead. I did not want to test it just yet because the pieces are still freshly painted. I will give it a few days, but I went through great pains to get it right, so, pretty confident it will be A-Ok.

Next up is to work on the decal graphics.

 

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:56 PM

looking pretty sweet steve !!

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:56 PM

steve5

looking pretty sweet steve !!

 

Thanks Steve!

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:16 PM

Time for some fun stuff...

 







 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 22, 2020 11:19 AM

That looks good from here! 

Nice work!!! Yes

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 22, 2020 11:21 AM

Bakster

Time for some fun stuff...

 

 

 



 

 

I hope I don't get yelled at from the mods for this but I saw the other day:

 

'If you don't think one person can change the world try eating an undercooked bat.' 

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

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, June 22, 2020 10:33 PM

Gamera

That looks good from here! 

Nice work!!! Yes

 

Thanks Cliff...

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  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:48 PM

Frodrick,

I just checked in to see how you’re doing on your build. The build looks awesome but I’m so sorry to hear about all the other stuff going on concurrently. Hang in there and know you and your family and friend are in my thoughts and prayers bud.

Igor

       

 

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:04 PM

Hey Igor-- it is nice to hear from you. Thanks about the build! 

Thanks as well for the prayers and thoughts. It is much appreciated.

If you happen to see this reply. Are you working on any builds?  I lost touch with your work once the email debacle started. I am still not getting them, though I think some people are. 

Thanks again for posting.

Your friend, 

Frodrick.

 

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:24 AM

Decal design has begun. I am learning about vector graphics and the odd process to design them. This has been a velocity killer because I have not worked with vector before.

I have done some preliminary printing and the results, at this scale, are what I expected. They are not finely detailed but, they will be better than nothing. It should be good enough considering the limitations of what will be visible, and the small scale involved.

More to come as I progress.

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, June 27, 2020 3:23 PM

Surfing the net I came across a technique that makes sizing your graphics a relatively easy process. As follows:

1. Apply tracing paper against your model and bring out its relief using a pencil.

2. Run that drawing through a scanner, 1:1.

3. Open the scan in your imaging software and then layer your graphic over the scan.

4. Align/scale the graphic how you want it. 

5. Delete the scan layer leaving your graphic for printing.

The image below is the nose of Icarus and where markings need to be applied. 

 

Perhaps this will be usefull to someone.

 

 

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  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:37 PM

THAT is COOL!

        I'm still here "Monitor"ing your progress.

       (Inside joke. I spent the last couple of weeks finding fault with a Monitor.)

  Love what your doing with the Icarus and solving the decal problem.  

So, have you detailed the inside of each sleep chamber or might I suggest nice drapes of scenic scenes of nature to cover each glass panel?   Could be very ape-propriate.

 

    Jim.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 29, 2020 9:06 AM

Oh cool, that's a good idea! 

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

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, June 29, 2020 3:24 PM

Nino
I'm still here "Monitor"ing your progress.

Good to hear. Yes

Nino
(Inside joke. I spent the last couple of weeks finding fault with a Monitor.)

Yeah. Very disappointing what you are finding. I hope my responces are getting through to you. I have not seen replies, not sure. 

Nino
Love what your doing with the Icarus and solving the decal problem.  

Thanks Jim!

Nino
So, have you detailed the inside of each sleep chamber or might I suggest nice drapes of scenic scenes of nature to cover each glass panel?   Could be very ape-propriate.  

Funny. And funny that you mention this. You might recall my trying to source a custom sized figure from over-seas, and that they were on shipping hold. On Saturday, a lightbulb went off in my brain that I should check back with them. So, I sent em an email. A minute later I see an email. I couldn't believe my eyes. At first, I thought no way I am seeing what I am seeing. Usually, it'd be hours for a response because of the time zone difference. I look closer and it says, "I hope you are well and yes, they are shipping again. Now what was it that you needed?"

So-- my plan to work on the decals and stall on the figures seems to have worked. I will work to get em ordered and then keep working on the decals. If I am lucky--the figures will arrive when I am ready to work on them.

That is a cool idea though. If the figure option doesn't work--I'll consider it!

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, June 29, 2020 3:26 PM

Gamera

Oh cool, that's a good idea! 

 

I think so. It works well.

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  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Monday, June 29, 2020 8:21 PM

Bakster

 

 
Nino
I'm still here "Monitor"ing your progress.

 

Good to hear. Yes

           Nino

(Inside joke. I spent the last couple of weeks finding fault with a Monitor.)

 

Yeah. Very disappointing what you are finding. I hope my responces are getting through to you. I have not seen replies, not sure. 

 

I got a larger than usual email on the way.

Sorry to be slow on the response and I might have missed or not gotten some emails. 

 

It's hard to believe how busy I am during a pandemic.

       Jim.

   So, shall we take bets on when this Thread hits 60,000?

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, June 29, 2020 9:48 PM

Nino
I got a larger than usual email on the way.

Got it. I will review tonight. Yes

 

Nino
So, shall we take bets on when this Thread hits 60,000?

Thats a hoot. You know what? A few times recently I was thinking we should take bets on what the tally will be when I finish this thing. My goal was by years end, but family issues has put a major wrench in that. So, I think the end of year goal is optimistic now. It's really tough to say but, no guts, no glory. I will put the number at 72,000 when done. That may be on the high side but it seems like a good guess to me today. 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 8:34 PM

Found this and it seemed germane:

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:38 PM

Say Capn, thanks for posting that. It was interesting. The man breaks down the differences well between the 1968 and 2001 remake. I guess it supports my feelings about the Tim Burton remake. I was extremely disappointed with it. No offense to anyone that liked it.

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:57 AM

Bakster
Funny. And funny that you mention this. You might recall my trying to source a custom sized figure from over-seas, and that they were on shipping hold. On Saturday, a lightbulb went off in my brain that I should check back with them. So, I sent em an email. A minute later I see an email. I couldn't believe my eyes. At first, I thought no way I am seeing what I am seeing. Usually, it'd be hours for a response because of the time zone difference. I look closer and it says, "I hope you are well and yes, they are shipping again. Now what was it that you needed?"

I have been in communication with the creator. Stick out tongue I explained what I am doing, and he seems excited to help.

Up until now I was prepared to use a stock figure that he has, scaled down, and then I modify. On his own he offered to design figures that I need, at the size I need. I am not counting on something exact, but his wheels are spinning with what he can use from stock files. He told me that he had created a series of figures where one depicts  Charlton Heston in the movie, Ben Hur.  He said he will use his head and morph into other stock design elements to make Taylor. He said he might even try to create the mummified Stewart. I am excited to see what he comes up with. Never in a million years did I expect this, and it doesn't appear he will charge me an arm and a leg. Below is the Hes figure he'll graft his head from. He even has a beard. LOL

 

 

 

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  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:28 PM

Oh wow!  Can he make any scale?  Love to put 22 of them into my Roman warship.

I mention this because my wife would go ape over some Charlton Heston figures in my models.

Can we get one to fit in a 1/48 SBD Dive Bomber? 

 

 Nino.  (Thinking outta da box... when I shoulda stayed in one.)

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:10 PM

Nino

Oh wow!  Can he make any scale?  Love to put 22 of them into my Roman warship.

I mention this because my wife would go ape over some Charlton Heston figures in my models.

Can we get one to fit in a 1/48 SBD?

 

 Nino.  (Thinking outta da box... when I shoulda stayed in one.)

 

Hey Buddy--the answer is yes. Below is a link to the set sold on Shapeways. Off their site they may offer it in different scales and what you need. You'd have to do some digging. Or--let me know, and I will PM you the guys email. One thing for sure.... he can resize it to whatever you want and--from what I am finding out--charge a much cheaper price than what Shapeways will charge. And you probably wouldn't have to order the complete set. The man is working with me for 4 figures, and was willing to do 1 even.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/DWNW3MUSP/1-56-galley-rower-drive-set-1?optionId=58888030&li=shops

I don't know your wife, but I like her already. Charlton Heston is my all time favorite actor.

 

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  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:41 PM

CH in what appears to be a SBD.

(Although in the movie they show Heston’s plane changing into a TBF Avenger during takeoff. It changes to a Helldiver when his damaged plane is landing.  And the final Firey crash scene depicts a F9F Panther jet. He sure was adaptable!)

( Compliments of IMDB and Midway movie)

 

He will fly again (and crash again)  in POTA.

 

   Jim.

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:45 PM

Nino

CH in what appears to be a SBD.

(Although in the movie they show Heston’s plane changing into a TBF Avenger during takeoff. It changes to a Helldiver when his damaged plane is landing.  And the final Firey crash scene depicts a F9F Panther jet. He sure was adaptable!)

( Compliments of IMDB and Midway movie)

 

He will fly again (and crash again)  in POTA.

 

   Jim.

 

  LOL.  Do you see why I like em so much! He is Superman! Beer

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  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:50 PM

My family always liked his most famous Non-Movie line that ended with

"... Cold Dead Hands."

 

My favorite CH Movie line,  especially after 58 ATM's bit the dust here in philly, gets us back to POTA...   

“You blew it up! Ah, damn you!..."

     Jim.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:27 PM

Nino
My favorite CH Movie line,  especially after 58 ATM's bit the dust here in philly, gets us back to POTA...    “You blew it up! Ah, damn you!..."

Damn you all to hell! 

That cracks me up. 

Ben Hur, Ten Comandments, and of course, POTA. It is a classic in its own way. I love Agony and the Ecstasy as well. That is another great film he was in.

He was a fantastic actor. It's been said here before. If Heston wasn't in POTA, I don't think the movie would have made it nearly as big as it was. The man gave the movie credibility. Take him out of it, and all you have left is a bunch of monkey makeup. 

All this talk makes me want to watch one of his movies. Maybe it's time to pull out ... POTA! 

Hey, three days off from work. Maybe I will get more work done on the graphics. It is my goal to do so.

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