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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, May 13, 2021 5:08 PM

GMorrison
I use black construction paper in my structure models. That stuff is just absolutely opaque

Yeah, that should do it for sure.

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:06 PM

I suppose the lamps were for some sense of ceremony and gravitas. Earlier ones, or biers; had candles. According to the OED. the candles were stuck on spikes that stuck up from the vehicle and resembles a harrow, or farm implement. The word hearse was derived from the french word for harrow- herpex.

One thing that Tanks will be familiar with since he invented the things in the Victorian Age- Street car companies in big cities had Funeral cars, with all of the elegance of a horse drawn hearse.

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 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, May 14, 2021 11:47 AM

Well;

 Of Course " G " ! The idea of the dead sitting on top of the ground are grossly overated. So The Plow, or Harrow idea worked. Bury them, just like we plow the grass and shorn crop over and under for new crops. As far as the Candles they were very hard to keep lit with candles. The little urns were filled with aromatic lamp oil!

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, May 14, 2021 12:58 PM

Tanker-Builder
Bury them, just like we plow the grass and shorn crop over and under for new crops.

Makes me think of the movie, Motel Hell. Alas, farmer Vic buried unsuspecting victims from the neck down, fed them well until harvest, then pulled them out of the ground with tractor and rope. Vic had a thriving sausage business and it was his secret ingredient that made his suasage something special. He gleaned with pride.

Ah, they just don't make movies like that anymore. 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, May 14, 2021 5:55 PM

Mmmmmm... sausage.... now I'm hungry.... or, nauseated.... I'm not sure.

Anyway, there is a package on it's way to you. Mr Haney threw in some extra parts he had.

( BTW: I hate autocorrect, I had to completely change my post because it kept changing the words to nonsence!!)

I will email you a tracking number.

It should arrive by Wednesday. Hope you can find a use for it all.... cause I DON'T want any of it back. ( I have a few hundred of some of those parts.... I will never notice them missing.)

 

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

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, May 14, 2021 9:52 PM

littletimmy
Anyway, there is a package on it's way to you. Mr Haney threw in some extra parts he had.

Hey Tim, I hope you didn't mail it through the General Store. 

I will have Arnold check with Drucker daily. 

Thanks man.

PS. I hear you about the spell check. My phone is the worst.

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:27 AM

Coming along well and glad to see you got over the instruction sheet hurdle with part # 28. Been there and done that many times with my child hood rebuilds. Looks like you've got the top all figured out as well. Those finial bases should work out good and smooth out nicely.

I think it's funny how much we remember after the fact as we're putting these old kits together for a second time. Kind of an, "Oh yeah....I remember this part now." moment. lol 

                   

 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, May 16, 2021 8:00 AM

Hello;

      Oh Yeah! I have been struggling along on a Revell-Hawaiian Pilot freighter. I knew about the horizontal joints in the middle of the deckhouse ports, trying to get them smooth. I forgot about that!

       That's definitely in that category!

  • Member since
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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:02 PM

mustang1989
I think it's funny how much we remember after the fact as we're putting these old kits together for a second time. Kind of an, "Oh yeah....I remember this part now." moment. lol 

Exactly. I had several of them moments when I built the Seaview a few years back.

mustang1989
Those finial bases should work out good and smooth out nicely.

Indeed. One issue I had was in my aggressiveness to cut them thin. I wanted to minimize sanding, and in a few cases, they came out a bit choppy. So--I decided to coat all of them with sprue-goo. The goo filled the gaps around the plugs as well as any depressions I made. This is working well. You can see a couple of them sanded in the image below. I'll just need to apply a thin layer of Tamiya Surface Primer, the thick stuff in the bottle. Then do a final sand, and it should be good to go. 

I can't say enough about sprue-goo. It is a nice tool in my arsonel of fillers. It is great for repairing parts too. It sands and shapes just like the original plastic.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:06 PM

Tanker-Builder
 That's definitely in that category! Add Quote to

Lol..

 

Tanker-Builder
Oh Yeah! I have been struggling along on a Revell-Hawaiian Pilot freighter. I knew about the horizontal joints in the middle of the deckhouse ports, trying to get them smooth. I forgot about that!

I had to Google what kit you are building. That looks like a cool build.  I like it. Is this model for yourself? A client?

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:35 PM

It is always a fun moment when paint goes on well. I used Badger Stynylrez to prime. The more I uses this stuff, the more I love it. I add a little IPA to thin and a drop or two of Flow Improver. It sprays on wet and smooth. It sands well too. The one thing I hate about it is the name. I have to look up the spelling every time.

I don't think it needs sanding, but I might do it just to knock down any grain that I can't see.

I used pinstriping tape followed by VMS liquid mask on the optic nubs. For the engine portals I cut paper inserts to cover the acrylic rods, then liquid mask over them. I don't want anything sticky coming in contact with the acrylic inserts because they look just how I want them, and there no telling what that stuff might do to the clarity. And I used pinstriping tape around the brass sleeves.

Lastly. I decided against a removable roof. The more I thought about, the more I asked myself, why do it? Unless I wanted to super detail the interior, and I don't want to, then what is to look at with a removeable roof. Everything I want seen can be by looking through the large glass panels. Just an FYl on that.

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:52 PM

Bakster
I add a little IPA to thin and a drop or two of Flow Improver.

Hazy IPA, Double IPA ?

I'm a convert to Stynylrez. It seems to dry pretty hard, which lends itself well to sanding.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 16, 2021 3:00 PM

Years and years ago there was a tv cop series, and in one episode they tried to bust an illegal card game run inside an old armored car parked behind a bar.

As soon as the cops showed up, guns popped out of the ports and there was a stand-off.

Eventually someone noticed a power cable running from the truck into the bar, to power the air conditioner in the truck.

It was a hot day...

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 16, 2021 3:05 PM

GMorrison
Hazy IPA, Double IPA ?

Lol. Cheers! Beer

GMorrison
It seems to dry pretty hard, which lends itself well to sanding.

Agreed. 

  • Member since
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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, May 16, 2021 5:07 PM

GMorrison
Hazy IPA, Double IPA ?

Porter or double-porter more to my tastes Smile

I like an ale with a bit of "chew" [:)

Such things 'auger' well Smile

 

Been thinking about the clear bits on this.  Like, maybe they'd be well served with a clear tint, possibly on the inside.  Which got me thinking about a gradient tint.  Which, with the Tamyia clears at least would want letting them dry at an angle to let the pigment settle to the downhill side.

Which could be an intersting effect with some LED sunggled under the roof.

Oh, and since it might be apt, if you can find the LED "Edison" lamps meant for outdoor light strings--those feature a linear LED that can have some very interesting effects, based on what voltage you apply.  The lamps are like $2 each, and the bulb is a clear styrene, so easy enough to get to the inside.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:34 PM

That engine looks cool! I am looking forward to seeing all that lighted up. 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:09 PM

CapnMac82
Such things 'auger' well

In more ways than one. Yes

CapnMac82
Been thinking about the clear bits on this.  Like, maybe they'd be well served with a clear tint, possibly on the inside.  Which got me thinking about a gradient tint.  Which, with the Tamyia clears at least would want letting them dry at an angle to let the pigment settle to the downhill side.

Capn... are you a trained remote viewer? Cuz... you keep hitting on thangs I have planned. Wink

My plan is to install flickering LEDs into the forward lanterns. I had not thought about tinting the glass, though. The LEDs will be yellow. Tinting the glass is something to ponder on. I will also install LEDs in the aft lanterns. The lanterns are not clear but I will fashion red lenses. Also... I plan to light the interior with probably one LED, centrally located. I will see if I can locate the voltage controlled lights you are talking about. I would like to see how they look. Oh... I almost forgot. I plan to light the instrument cluster as well.

For this project I will probably wire the lights through switches so that a person can manipulate what is on and what is off.

Btw. Yesterday, I went to HL in search of ornament tops. No luck, out of season. I was not able find anything else that would remotely help with the stack. Heck with it, I will scratch build them. Probably better off because I can tailor them to the scale I want verses using something I'd have to adapt.

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:12 PM

Gamera

That engine looks cool! I am looking forward to seeing all that lighted up. 

 



Thanks Gam, I think it looks cool too. I can't wait to see it lit up, fully painted, and slightly weathered. Stick out tongue

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:33 PM

It's time for a story.

At about the 3/4 point of the previous Century your correspondent was a resident of the fair country of Denmark, they of conservative social norms and no laws to speak of governing what you might choose to watch on film or live in a theatre. But I digress.

The fine capital city in which said occasional rowdy matriculated had two major breweries; Carlsberg and Tuborg.

Having the costumes on hand to be able to pass as a stupid American tourist, Friday nights generally kicked off with a brewery tour. Whether the several guides recognized us or not, they never let on.

Said tour of course ended in a large beer hall, er, tasting room where the hosts had thoughtfully put out little national flags of the guests.

Those islamic country flags were zeroed in on, where our heroes very thoughtfully traded the soft drinks given them as a share of the whole for the more tasty beverages that the Prophet might frown upon.

SKOL!

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, May 17, 2021 7:41 AM

Hi Bakster!

      No, I have retired from doing Commission work. The ships I do now whatever the material, are for ME! They stared at me from the stash, and started yelling BUILD ME! In my dreams. Soooo ? I have six builds going on simultanously. 

     OH, a note on Sprue Goo! I keep at least eight bottles of it. In the basic colors.That way most times it matches the plastic I am working on. I do put down a layer of Tamiya orange Before I apply it though. This prevents ( Splinter Out) along the edges when sanding the edges. They blend perfectly.

      Every so often Put a drop of glue in there to keep it from getting to thick and make double sure the top is on as tight as you can get it.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 17, 2021 11:29 AM

Bakster

 

 
Tanker-Builder
Bury them, just like we plow the grass and shorn crop over and under for new crops.

 

Makes me think of the movie, Motel Hell. Alas, farmer Vic buried unsuspecting victims from the neck down, fed them well until harvest, then pulled them out of the ground with tractor and rope. Vic had a thriving sausage business and it was his secret ingredient that made his suasage something special. He gleaned with pride.

Ah, they just don't make movies like that anymore. 

 

Oh yeah I forgot- I saw 'Motel Hell' over a decade ago. I think it was on TNT's 100% Weird show. And that it was! I need to try to find it again, loved the film!

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

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, May 17, 2021 12:31 PM

Gamera
. I think it was on TNT's 100% Weird show. And that it was! I need to try to find it again, loved the film!

Yeah it was one of them campy movies. On the surface the storyline is appalling but it's presented in a way that a person has to chuckle. 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, May 17, 2021 12:49 PM

Tanker-Builder
The ships I do now whatever the material, are for ME! They stared at me from the stash, and started yelling BUILD ME! In my dreams. Soooo ? I have six builds going on simultanously. 

Very good TB. When they yell, we must respond .

Tanker-Builder
OH, a note on Sprue Goo! I keep at least eight bottles of it. In the basic colors.

Wow! You are way ahead of me on this. It's a good idea what you are doing because sometimes the color disparity can show through paint. I should do the same. I would just need to get some small jars. Maybe use Tamiya paint jars. What are you using?

Tanker-Builder
I do put down a layer of Tamiya orange Before I apply it though. This prevents ( Splinter Out) along the edges when sanding the edges. They blend perfectly.

That is a good tip. I can't say that I have run into the splintering issue but this is really good to know if I do.

Tanker-Builder
Every so often Put a drop of glue in there to keep it from getting to thick and make double sure the top is on as tight as you can get it.

Yup, I do the same. Usually though, I let it go too long and it's more than a drop that I add. No matter, the stuff reactivates easily. Sprue-goo is a cool tool in my aresenal. I even use it for bonding parts together, no matter if they are dissimilar material. In my opinion it does a better job than the hobby epoxy I have.

 

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, May 17, 2021 12:51 PM

GMorrison

It's time for a story.

At about the 3/4 point of the previous Century your correspondent was a resident of the fair country of Denmark, they of conservative social norms and no laws to speak of governing what you might choose to watch on film or live in a theatre. But I digress.

The fine capital city in which said occasional rowdy matriculated had two major breweries; Carlsberg and Tuborg.

Having the costumes on hand to be able to pass as a stupid American tourist, Friday nights generally kicked off with a brewery tour. Whether the several guides recognized us or not, they never let on.

Said tour of course ended in a large beer hall, er, tasting room where the hosts had thoughtfully put out little national flags of the guests.

Those islamic country flags were zeroed in on, where our heroes very thoughtfully traded the soft drinks given them as a share of the whole for the more tasty beverages that the Prophet might frown upon.

SKOL!

 

Bill

 

Sounds like you had it wired in. Lol.

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 17, 2021 4:34 PM

I watched a weird black comedy the other night. Kinda reminded me a little of 'Motel Hell'. The Korean film 'The Quiet Family' about a family that buy a bed & breakfast and no one comes to stay. Finally a guy shows up and they shower him with attention. In the morning he doesn't answer the door so they use the master key and find him lying in the bed dead. Seems he wanted an out of the way place to commit suicide. 

Not wanting to get a reputation as the suicide inn they bury the body in the woods and cover the whole thing up. As the weeks go on they have to dig up and rebury the body to keep the cops and a local construction crew from coming across it. And then more people start kicking off. Soon they're burying people all over. It's a little morbid but funny as hell. 

It's on Amazon Prime if you have a subscription.  

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

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, May 17, 2021 5:26 PM

Gam, that sounds funny. My friend has Prime, we will watch it by her.

Thanks for mentioning it!

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:35 PM

Bakster
Capn... are you a trained remote viewer?

There's that pernicious allegations bout great minds . . . But, Many are the Ways of the Force. <insert Jedi thing here "You will not remember the Plumbing truck over at Mrs O'Flareaghty's across the street for the last week or two . . .">

Saw some really cool "flickering" LED in a video on a build of a Colonial Viper recently, and this kit has a couple of acres of clear parts.

And it wants a certain Nemo-esque Steampunk.

So, tinting the clear parts was a logical step.

That, or stepping up to the iridescent film that has become popular among Armor modelers for modern optics.  (Some of that is opaque, though; and spendy.)

Yesterday, I went to HL in search of ornament tops. No luck, out of season. I was not able find anything else that would remotely help with the stack.

Ah, well, thre's always on-line:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=diy+christmas+ornaments+glass&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw=diy+christmas+ornaments

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:16 PM

Next time in HL, look at the jewelry finding area.  There are several types of caps that are glued to gemstones to make necklaces and earrings.  

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:30 PM

CapnMac82
Jedi thing here "You will not remember the Plumbing truck over at Mrs O'Flareaghty's across the street for the last week or two

Lol..  I want to say I remember that truck--but--I don't. Dang it.

CapnMac82
And it wants a certain Nemo-esque Steampunk.

Steampunk is darn close to the vision I have for this. Not completely, but very close. I love steampunk. 

CapnMac82
Ah, well, thre's always on-line:

I thought about it but I am somewhat cheap. I like what you found. That is darn near perfect. I'll think about it. If I can pry my wallet open... maybe. Wink Thanks for finding that for me, Capn. Yes

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:36 PM

goldhammer

Next time in HL, look at the jewelry finding area.  There are several types of caps that are glued to gemstones to make necklaces and earrings.  

 

I did look there. I garnered all the odd looks from women. LOL. I even checked the baking section. I went through every isle. So anyway--I might have missed it. My eyes are not what they used to be. Maybe I need to look again. 

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