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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, May 18, 2024 3:18 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
Next up is the mentioned test and construction of the led light drivers.

 

That's cool.

 

Yeah... progress. Thanks for chiming in.

PS: Some nasty weather in Texas. I hope you didn't get hit with it.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 17, 2024 7:00 PM

Yeah those LEDs look great Bakster!!! Yes

"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, May 17, 2024 3:33 PM

Bakster
Next up is the mentioned test and construction of the led light drivers.

That's cool.

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, May 16, 2024 9:09 PM

Colored lenses are painted. The strands are not fully seated. I don't want capillary action smearing the base while the paint is wet.

The image does not do it justice. The colors are more vibrant and they pop. I had to underexpose the image so they don't blowout.

I have to say, I am impressed in how painting the showing ends does translate. If I wanted, I could use a plain white led to drive them and I think they would look good. I will test it. Though, I do expect using color matched leds will make the lenses more vibrant and color consistent. It will be interesting to see the outcome.

 

Next up is the mentioned test and construction of the led light drivers.

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 12, 2024 3:32 PM

So much for the bandwidth. This update errored out a few times.

 

So, life and motivation has kept me from the bench for several weeks now and I finnaly pushed through for some progress. I remade the optics I had to scrap before paint. Overall, an easy deal, just time.

From here I will assign colors and paint the ends like I did with the scanner. The kit dash is a far cry from the real Chariot. So... I will improvise to what looks good to me. After that...probably start work making the engines that drive the optics.

Side note: The craziness life can bring melts away when I am at the bench. It's just me and the model, the world and its problems disappear. It's the peace that keeps me coming back to it. Neither here nor there... just pondering it.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 12, 2024 1:30 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
Too funny. An add just came on the TV for the latest Apes movie. It's the franchise that never dies. Will I go see it? Nope.

 

The thing was panned on the Critical Drinker stream as being far too "meh" all over.  Also, a very long watch for not lettle gain.

Very strange to have FSM bandwidth back.

 

Yeah not surprised. The idea for modern day movies: Give them CGI, explosions, killings, and they shall come. Don't worry about the story. 

I miss the old days of a well written movie. There was a time, many years ago now, that I would go to the theater almost every weekend. They  entertained me with well crafted stories. Today, if I go once a year, I consider it a good year. Heck. And video rental, I rarely do that either for the same reason. Very sad. Feeling nostalgic again.

 

Yeah... bandwidth appears to be back. Let's hope it sticks. 

 

 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, May 11, 2024 2:01 PM

Bakster
Too funny. An add just came on the TV for the latest Apes movie. It's the franchise that never dies. Will I go see it? Nope.

The thing was panned on the Critical Drinker stream as being far too "meh" all over.  Also, a very long watch for not lettle gain.

Very strange to have FSM bandwidth back.

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, May 11, 2024 8:36 AM

GAF

"Planet of the Apes" - 1968.

"Cash Grab of the Planet of the Apes" - 2024

Gary

 

  Lol.  For sure. It's the gift that keeps on giving.

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, May 10, 2024 9:39 PM

"Planet of the Apes" - 1968.

"Cash Grab of the Planet of the Apes" - 2024

Gary

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, May 10, 2024 7:22 PM

CapnMac82
You'd have to get into the existing line

Hehe. 

CapnMac82
Oh, this popped up in my YT feed and winds up very topical The fate of the Planet of the Apes Ship prop:

It was very good. Thanks for posting that.

 

I still wish someone would manufacture a commercially avaliable kit of it. 

Too funny. An add just came on the TV for the latest Apes movie. It's the franchise that never dies. Will I go see it? Nope. Wink

 

 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 10:22 PM

Bakster
I won't hold it against you, Capn.

You'd have to get into the existing line Smile

Oh, this popped up in my YT feed and winds up very topical

The fate of the Planet of the Apes Ship prop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ5fB5FdrhM

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, May 6, 2024 10:35 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
. I have not been able to get on a few times the last few days. Today, very slow loading. The beat goes on.

 

Yes, I spoke far too soon, lulled by a couple of days of easy access.  Sigh.

 

I won't hold it against you, Capn. Wink

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, May 6, 2024 10:32 PM

Gamera

 Yeah BTW did I tell you Clapper got a job with tech support for the forum...

 

 

Oh man...that is priceless! I took a screencapture for posterity. Your best gag yet, Gam. Lol.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 6, 2024 10:15 PM

 Yeah BTW did I tell you Clapper got a job with tech support for the forum...

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, May 6, 2024 6:09 PM

Bakster
. I have not been able to get on a few times the last few days. Today, very slow loading. The beat goes on.

Yes, I spoke far too soon, lulled by a couple of days of easy access.  Sigh.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 5, 2024 6:29 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
and this broken website

 

Which ate my pithy comment that the studio prop probably did not have room for the missiles either . . .

It appears to be working in the last few days, but, appearances can decieve-- like that gale Duluth just went through.

 

Unfortunately, the gales continue. I have not been able to get on a few times the last few days. Today, very slow loading. The beat goes on.

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, May 3, 2024 4:49 PM

Bakster
and this broken website

Which ate my pithy comment that the studio prop probably did not have room for the missiles either . . .

It appears to be working in the last few days, but, appearances can decieve-- like that gale Duluth just went through.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, May 2, 2024 6:19 PM

PhoenixG
I've heard that permature shutter trigger is a common malady...

Especially when you get older. Hehe

Stick out tongue

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, May 2, 2024 6:16 PM

Gamera
I often say when I'm fighting my airbrush- um, 'I could have been playing a computer game or watching a movie'.... (sigh)... Am I insane? I guess if I am we all are though... 

Buddy, so true. Sometimes anything seems better.

 

Gamera
Bakster: Knock-out job! That looks friggin' perfect! 

Thanks, Cliff. 

Life issues and this broken website is robbing me of my joy. Losing steam. Maybe, I should have built a steam engine.

Anyhow. Not throwing in the towel, just pacing myself. 

 

 

 

 

Right on, brother.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 8:58 PM

PhoenixG

 

 
Bakster
God help me. What possesses me to do these things. lol.

 

You do these things because they are what we as modelers ostentatiously label as "fun".  lol Big Smile

 

You can say that again... I often say when I'm fighting my airbrush- um, 'I could have been playing a computer game or watching a movie'.... (sigh)... Am I insane? I guess if I am we all are though... 

 

Bakster: Knock-out job! That looks friggin' perfect! 

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

 

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    October 2021
Posted by PhoenixG on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 4:46 PM

Bakster

I expanded the entry and boom, the piece fit. I did not need to do any manipulation of the optics. Quite a nice surprise. 

The scanner is glued in. I used sprue-goo because it is thick. Thus, it allowed me to control where the glue goes. No capillary action to worry about with that stuff.

My finger. Premature camera trigger.

From here I will light-block internals of the scanner, then start remaking the rest of the optics.

 

That's great news!  I had a hiccup with my build.  I forgot to leave space for the hatch arms in the missile bays.  There's not enough room between the missiles and sidewalls for them.  Doh!

Thankfully it should also be an easy fix.

 

I've heard that permature shutter trigger is a common malady... Hmm

On the Bench:

Bandai Starblazers 2202 Garmillas Zoellugut

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 4:43 PM

PhoenixG

 

 
Bakster
God help me. What possesses me to do these things. lol.

 

You do these things because they are what we as modelers ostentatiously label as "fun".  lol Big Smile

 

Lol! A truer statement never made. Yes

  • Member since
    October 2021
Posted by PhoenixG on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 4:36 PM

Bakster
God help me. What possesses me to do these things. lol.

You do these things because they are what we as modelers ostentatiously label as "fun".  lol Big Smile

On the Bench:

Bandai Starblazers 2202 Garmillas Zoellugut

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 8:35 PM

I expanded the entry and boom, the piece fit. I did not need to do any manipulation of the optics. Quite a nice surprise. 

The scanner is glued in. I used sprue-goo because it is thick. Thus, it allowed me to control where the glue goes. No capillary action to worry about with that stuff.

My finger. Premature camera trigger.

From here I will light-block internals of the scanner, then start remaking the rest of the optics.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 3:32 PM

PhoenixG

The scanner is looking like it came right off the set.  You did a amazing job with the look and the lighting of that piece!SmileYes

I'm excited for you and can't wait to see the rest of the pieces installed.

 

Hey thanks, PG. One minuscule step at a time. And I agree. I can't wait to see it installed on its base too. It's going to be a bear because routing the optical strands is another delicate dance, and I hope not to destroy the work already done. The fibers are stiff, and brittle. I need to route them through a small opening, then have them veer off at a right angle. I already know that they are not aligning well. I didn't do a good job preforming them. Actually, maybe I did but where I ultimately positioned the scanner changed from early on. So, I must expand the hole more and probably reshape the strands using heat. God help me. What possesses me to do these things. lol. 

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    October 2021
Posted by PhoenixG on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 2:56 AM

The scanner is looking like it came right off the set.  You did a amazing job with the look and the lighting of that piece!SmileYes

I'm excited for you and can't wait to see the rest of the pieces installed.

On the Bench:

Bandai Starblazers 2202 Garmillas Zoellugut

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, April 15, 2024 10:47 PM

Fibers are secured. I used UV glue to secure them.

Clear paint on the showing side doesn't do half bad. That said, it will be night and day difference when I drive the fibers with colored LEDs. The colors will become much purer, and the lights will pop.

That's that for now.

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, April 15, 2024 10:26 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
What an amazing effect that one would not expect.

 

Old metal collander can replicate the effect (the crisp round holes improve the effect).

Best part is that it "works" for Partial (e.g. Annular) Eclispes (and is safer way to see those, too).

That sanner is looking better and better.  It really has a "60's" feel to it, a blend of musclecar and yet-to-gel steampunk.

 

Didn't think of colander. I bet that would be awesome!

Thanks Capn about the scanner. Fingers crossed nothing bad happens. This is going to be a bear to mount.

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, April 15, 2024 7:03 PM

Bakster
What an amazing effect that one would not expect.

Old metal collander can replicate the effect (the crisp round holes improve the effect).

Best part is that it "works" for Partial (e.g. Annular) Eclispes (and is safer way to see those, too).

That sanner is looking better and better.  It really has a "60's" feel to it, a blend of musclecar and yet-to-gel steampunk.

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, April 14, 2024 1:27 PM

Hey Capn, that is so cool. Glad you were able to experience it. I really love the pinhole effect off the trees too. What an amazing effect that one would not expect. 

Thanks for sharing that.

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