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New Years Eve Build Completed

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  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
New Years Eve Build Completed
Posted by Real G on Monday, January 3, 2022 12:53 PM

A friend has a "tradition" of starting a model on New Year's Eve, so I have also joined in, albeit with less success than he.  I think I only ever finished ONE model within the month, an Academy Stuart.

Our office closes between Christmas and New Year, but no building was done most of the time due to obligations to that ancient Japanese tradition, handed down from generation to generation, of washing the window screens and jalousies.  I wonder how they did it in the Edo Period, with their paper shoji doors... Stick out tongue

So anyway, I started a little paper craft kit from the Miyazaki film "My Neighbor Totoro".

By 10:30 pm, I was getting tired, so here is where I stopped.

I had to stop anyway because I needed spray glue for the flocking on the trees.  I also need to clean up my color pencil work on the little girls and the froggie.

 

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Monday, January 3, 2022 2:43 PM

Real G-that looks like a neat, fun build that would be a refreshing change from the norm-looking forward to seeing pics after you get your spray glue.

Bob

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, January 3, 2022 10:18 PM

Ditto on what Bob said above. That looks very interesting. I know a couple of guys that might like doing one of them, after I do one first.Wink

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

Edit - Just checked out their site. They have some really nice kits that look like a lot of fun tp build.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 8:35 AM

I spent hours in the emergancy room, and first hour of new year, passing kidney stones!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:00 AM

I feel your pain!  I've had 5 stones so far.

TJS

TJS

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:05 AM

rocketman2000

I spent hours in the emergancy room, and first hour of new year, passing kidney stones!

 

Kramer passes a stone

https://youtu.be/Bwfi9rS-jQw

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 12:14 PM

Awww Don, that sucks!  I hope you feel better now.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:14 PM

Sorry to hear that Don! Hope you have a 100% & speedy recovery so you can get back to the workbench.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 11:13 PM

I hope you're better too Don. I have one about once a year or so. Usually they last for a few hours and pass. About a year ago I had one (or several I dunno) for six days. If it happens again I swear I'd just rather someone shoot me...

Real G: That's so cool! I've looked at those paper kits several times on HLJ but never pulled the trigger. 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, January 6, 2022 4:10 PM

Real G that's awsome. Very very cool!!

Sorry to hear that Don. My wife is suffering with gall stones and has been told the gall bladder has to come out.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, January 13, 2022 2:07 PM

The trees got flocked last night:

There's plenty of leftover flocking to patch bald spots.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, January 15, 2022 1:35 PM

And...done!

Now back to the plastic models.  Big Smile

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, January 15, 2022 1:45 PM

My wife and kid had that, no thanks.

For Ne had our annual pizza and then I worked on a model, then watched some T.V. and woke up about 3AM.

Pretty much normal.

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Saturday, January 15, 2022 3:55 PM

Very nice job RG-I'm going to have to explore models like this one-not the norm and it looks like fun.

Bob

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, January 29, 2022 4:45 PM

After presenting the completed Totoro diorama to my sis, she put it in a plastic case she bought from a Daiso store - they are like a dollar store chain in Japan, but now have two stores over here.  The second one opened in the downtown area 2 blocks from my office.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, January 30, 2022 10:44 PM

Oh wow that's cool G! Good to hear your sister was happy with it! 

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

 

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