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southwestforests

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    Model trains, rockets, planes. Kites.

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  1. Where someone says "Spectacular" while the on the pad photo is being taken, indeed the model is.
  2. Radar room and tripod mast turned out quite nice. Display base looks good too.
  3. That makes a nice pairing. Two small combatants in a Very large ocean.
  4. Something has me wondering what its utility on an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye would be. Wonder what kind of RAM technology there is for propellor blades.
  5. Okay, a bit of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil and some of Microscale's foil adhesive is getting me where I want to go, several shades of shiny.
  6. Perhaps of interest since a lot of the prototypes of the model subjects here are crewed by people who do or have done the Alfa-Bravo-Charlie thing. And a fair number of the model builders have too. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/best-spelling-alphabet
  7. I don't know how close, but do seem to have at least a moderate awareness of the trending vector. And, as it happens, I'm not Canadian but keep getting connected with transplanted Canadians.
  8. Aw man, you are having a blast with this! ๐Ÿ˜ (the actual realities which have inspired what we'll term 'editorial modeling' may be no laughing matter, but the model is a hoot!)
  9. A bit of a tangent here, but I will toss in the comment that the 727 is a handsome little airliner. One of the most attractive in my opinion. Had the opportunity to fly on a couple back in previous century, even got to use the ventral air stairs once.
  10. Suddenly I'm hearing that ominous suspenseful soundtrack music ...
  11. Hey, that inspires an idea, interchangeable Millenium Falcon magnetic mandibles which have different toe-ins. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜
  12. Nice kit idea, but would be better if the Blockade Runner were itself the same 1/350 scale and had a fully detailed bridge interior with posable etched brass figures. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  13. Have for several years (a decade?) had several sets of MPC's 1/200 scale Man in Space rocket set, built 1 each Saturn I and Saturn V, but have only primed them, & it is only the last couple days that I've started 1 each of the other rockets. Could see immediately upon looking through the 1st kit after purchasing it that the Gemini Titan 2's rocket nozzles would require some kind of reinforcing to last beyond being hit by devastating force of a gnat's hiccup. Figured out long ago how to do it, just now got around to doing it. (A delay involving my health as much as anything else, such as Modeler's ADD) That how would be via the drill bits involved in attaching grab irons and handrails to model trains, some sewing pins, and a spot of super glue. So, see the following photos from this evening. Might eventually add some bits of plastic to suggest a bit more of the plumbing on the real thing, but for now, this is done and I am satisfied with it.
  14. Wait! What's this!? What's a Lindberg Moon Ship doing in this thread? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ I'm in the mood to add a bit more to that slowly progressing make-it-up-as-you-go project. Which has been waiting several years for the next step. Had been wanting to add solar panels and finally decided on some of the round ones like early proposals for the Orion capsule. So, got started making those. Also finally glued on the 5 different rocket nozzles for it which had been assembled and put in a plastic bag several years ago. EDIT: Alright! We have solar panels. ๐Ÿ˜Ž And I tried to give them the look of once having been folded up.
  15. i don't know why, yet, but somehow that image brings to mind the comic strip Asterix, maybe via some indirect association of shapes and colors?
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