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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 7:55 PM

PhoenixG

The thing I love about your builds Bakster is the attention to detail and sharing of your successes and challenges.  Regardless of whether I ever approach this level of refinement in a build, theres tons of technques learned for sprucing up what I do.  In the meantime I'll continue cheering from the sidelines.  YesYes

 

Hey Phoenix G. I wish had words for how much that encourages me. Knowing if even only one person gets something out of my journeys, it makes the effort to document all the more worth it.

Thanks for appreciating, for following, and your comment! I very much appreciate it!

More to come! Yes

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 9:19 PM

Yeah, this is so much fun Bakster!!! 

I'd never in a million years thought you would be working on curtains for the LiS Chariot until you started!!! 

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

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 11:34 AM

Gamera

Yeah, this is so much fun Bakster!!! 

I'd never in a million years thought you would be working on curtains for the LiS Chariot until you started!!! 

 

Hey Gam, glad to hear it! 

Just wait for when I make the cigarette lighter and ashtray! Lol. 

Just kidding. Don't hold me to that. Indifferent

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 3, 2023 6:18 PM

And make sure you add a cup holder for Major West! 

He gets even more cranky when he doesn't get his coffee... Devil

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

 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, August 4, 2023 12:13 PM

Gamera
He gets even more cranky when he doesn't get his coffee.

Me too Smile

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 4, 2023 1:56 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Gamera
He gets even more cranky when he doesn't get his coffee.

 

Me too Smile

 

 

Me three. Coffee

 

PS: I hope to get some bench time this weekend. It's time to start making the curtains. 

 

It's curtains for you, Bakster! Curtains I tell you. Zip it!

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, August 5, 2023 12:27 PM

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 5, 2023 1:31 PM

CapnMac82

 

Lol. Good one.

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 5, 2023 2:15 PM

Remember I said I ordered an aluminum version of the foil. I opened the package today and it's to my liking. 

Below is from the 1:1. It has a more flat aluminum look to it.

Below is a comparison of what I was testing with, verses the recent purchase. You will see better images as the post progresses.

The downside to this new foil is that the sticky side is not very tacky. I think with age the glue gets tackier as it is with the foil I used in testing. That foil is several years old.

Anyhow, I had to reinvent the wheel some. My hope on the curved pieces was that I could simply lay one layer of foil to the frame, sticky down, shiny side up. But, the foil was not having it. I could not get it to stick. Along with that, with using one layer, I was getting the dreaded crinkly look to it. I had to scrap that idea. 

Trying this and trying that...I settled on one layer of foil pressed down onto the tracing paper. The paper gives it a sort of form and this helps maintain the smooth surface. The foil is then burnished for better adhesion and I did this on a smooth surface. The foil is so thin that any texture beneath will translate through to the foil. For my purpose, the smoother the better.

As you can see below. I then glued the foil/paper combination using Gators Grip. I must start by gluing one end, let it set, then do the rest of the frame. Gluing to the paper (backside of foil) worked to my advantage because the glue captures better.

The foil/paper is then trimmed. Then, to cover the paper layer, I burnished a single layer of foil. For an added measure... I smeared a thin layer of glue around the frame to help secure all layers together.

Below is how it looks.

In the end, I am satisfied with the look. It is exactly what I was hoping for.

Much more to come as I progress. 

 

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Posted by PhoenixG on Sunday, August 6, 2023 2:31 AM

Bakster
Just wait for when I make the cigarette lighter and ashtray! Lol. Just kidding. Don't hold me to that.

I wouldn't be surprised if you were to try and make a scale cigarette that was lit with a small curl of smoke coming off of it to go with that ash tray and lighter! ;)

On the Bench:

Bandai Starblazers 2202 Garmillas Zoellugut

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, August 6, 2023 9:05 AM

Me as Well:

        This is the Chariot I have been looking for. What scale and what company. Please?

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, August 6, 2023 10:00 AM

PhoenixG

 

 
Bakster
Just wait for when I make the cigarette lighter and ashtray! Lol. Just kidding. Don't hold me to that.

 

I wouldn't be surprised if you were to try and make a scale cigarette that was lit with a small curl of smoke coming off of it to go with that ash tray and lighter! ;)

 

 

Yeah, and light it using fiber optic! Hehe.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, August 6, 2023 10:04 AM

Tanker-Builder

Me as Well:

        This is the Chariot I have been looking for. What scale and what company. Please?

 

 

TB... it is 1/35 made by Doll @ Hobby. See link below for more info.

https://www.dollandhobby.com/new-kit-the-chariot-from-lost-in-space/

 

 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, August 6, 2023 11:29 AM

Bakster
See link below for more info.

That wants a LiS Space Pod, if being a small, finicky thing at 1/35.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, August 6, 2023 1:30 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
See link below for more info.

 

That wants a LiS Space Pod, if being a small, finicky thing at 1/35.

 

I agree and I would buy it if they would.

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, August 7, 2023 11:45 AM

Bakster
I agree and I would buy it if they would.

Probably more than a few of us would.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 7, 2023 8:19 PM

Bakster

 

 
CapnMac82

 

 

 

Lol. Good one.

 

LOL, yeah that's a good one all right! 

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 7, 2023 8:21 PM

That looks pretty darn perfect Bakster! Looking forward to more! 

 

Only LiS model I'd want is I'm told you can buy a Dr. Smith figure to go with the Robot. Good gosh I don't need any more figures but if buy anything LiS those would be the two I'd get... 

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

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, August 10, 2023 11:43 PM

Gamera

Only LiS model I'd want is I'm told you can buy a Dr. Smith figure to go with the Robot.

Gam, this what you are talking about?

 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, August 11, 2023 10:26 AM

Bakster
Gam, this what you are talking about?

That's an interesting kit.  From memory the facial sculpt is a bit soft for the Doctor.  The Robot is a touch simplified (I want to remember that there are some super-detail builds of that out there).

Cool trivial that "The Robot" is a B-9 model.  Make a person wonder if there was, say, an A-7 . . .

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, August 11, 2023 11:46 AM

CapnMac82
Cool trivial that "The Robot" is a B-9 model.  Make a person wonder if there was, say, an A-7 . .

And... that reminds me of a high tech capmpus I was on the design team for. Owner wanted to number the buildings startiing with some arbitrary # like 261.

"Where's 1- 260?" asks the architect.

 

"Oh they don't exist. That's for the investors".

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, August 11, 2023 12:09 PM

Maybe it was B-9 to indicate it was harmless Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 11, 2023 4:14 PM

"Cool trivial that "The Robot" is a B-9 model.  Make a person wonder if there was, say, an A-7 . . ."

Indeed it does!

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 11, 2023 4:17 PM

GMorrison

 

 
CapnMac82
Cool trivial that "The Robot" is a B-9 model.  Make a person wonder if there was, say, an A-7 . .

 

And... that reminds me of a high tech capmpus I was on the design team for. Owner wanted to number the buildings startiing with some arbitrary # like 261.

 

"Where's 1- 260?" asks the architect.

 

"Oh they don't exist. That's for the investors".

 

Bill

 

Chuckle. 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 11, 2023 4:20 PM

keavdog

Maybe it was B-9 to indicate it was harmless Stick out tongue

 

Maybe so. Maybe a user friendly version. All others, "I must vaporize you!"

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 11, 2023 6:24 PM

Oh that's awesome Bakster!!! When my friend mentioned the Dr. Smith figure I assumed he meant a garage kit figure. 

Although I'm not sure I'd trust Smith with a laser gun.... 

 The other big robot model number I remember is Doctor Who's K-9. Guess it's pretty easy to figure where the designation came from there...

 

Looking forward to the next update on the curtains Bakster!!! 

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

 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, August 12, 2023 11:34 AM

GMorrison
wanted to number the buildings

"Why do you number the rooms in 'hundreds'?"

Because they always seem to multiply.

Lobby 100 gets Lobby Closet 101, Lobby Niche 102, and so on.

Sheet numbers are similar.  "Why aren't they in order?"  They are, they just have a hard time staying that way.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, August 28, 2023 12:45 PM

Just a bump to get this back up to the top :-)

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, August 28, 2023 4:18 PM

CapnMac82

Just a bump to get this back up to the top :-)

 

Hey thanks, Capn. 

Lifes challenges put a crimp on this build but I started working on it again just yesterday. Hoping to have an update by the weekend!  

How is the Texas heat treating you? You still in that bubble?

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 10:32 AM

Bakster
How is the Texas heat treating you? You still in that bubble?

Got a break Saturday night with a cold front (which was behind the high poressure ridge that's driving Idalia into Florida's Big Bend--everything is connected) with a short jot of rain.  We are to scare 100 today again,having had under-100 days since Saturday 

Normals would be 94/74, so today's 99/74 will be trying to be closer to 'normal.'

Mind, I've been needing distractions having been rear-ended in a hit-and-run driving home Saturday afternoon.  At least the insurance estimate is less than the value of my ride (I lke my paid-for ride, and hate car shopping).

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