Have You Built Any Model Kits...

Discussion in 'Community' started by pimentoLoaf, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. wdlove macrumors P6

    wdlove

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    No! The last time was when I was a teenager back in the early 60's. An enjoyable pastime.
     
  2. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    every other week or so, my friend and i work on a 12" inch monterey clipper fishing boat model made primarily from balsa wood and from scratch without plans

    but since 1995, we have also worked on a couple of 24" inch balsa purse seiner boat models from kits but modifying the design a little

    in the late 80s, i built some plastic wwII fighter planes

    and in the 70s i built many plastic model ships (hms king geoge v, uss enterprise, uss missouri, uss arizona, ssn nautilus, uss enterprise nuclear carrier, uss essex, and a few others) and plastic model wwII aircraft (stuka, folke wolf, me-109, zero, mustang, thunderbolt, flying fortress, lightning, and many more)

    i never got into plastic model cars because they were too hard...if i got something slightly wrong on a wwII ship or airplane, almost no one would notice...but get anything wrong on a '65 mustang or 240z car and then everybody and their mother will be able to see your mistake

    i really respect the car modelers who can literally make a plastic car model look like a mini version of the real thing down to the leather seats and the auto glass
     
  3. brap macrumors 68000

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    Sigh. nope.

    All my models and stuff are at my father's house. I'd love to be able to switch off for a while and fix all those little projects I started when I was 13... I have a good few hundred pounds worth of 4mm locos in bits waiting to be airbrushed, detailed, soldered, glued back, filled, repaired.
     
  4. Vader macrumors 65816

    Vader

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    Do legos count?
    Lego Drive
    That was the last thing that I did.
     
  5. pimentoLoaf thread starter macrumors 68000

    pimentoLoaf

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    I was trying to list all the ones I did, and every few days I'd remember something else that got purchased, and either is still boxed or was partially built.

    Found a few tanks and planes unbuilt in a drawer, and staring back at me from a dusty shelf is a painted but not glued Battlestar fighter from the original series -- I dusted it off, washed it, added some details and it now sits drying its glued self off in another room, soon-to-be ready for a bit more paint and...

    Wander to http://www.finescale.com for some nice reviews and forums.
     

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