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  1. Wombat

    Apollo 11 documentary movie

    I'm hoping it'll get a release down here.. Don't go to the flix too often these days but I'll be going to see this if it does get a release.
  2. Wombat

    1/18 LLRV - WIP

    Seeing all those sub assemblies come together must bring a bit of satisfaction for all the hard work? That does look insanely good from where I'm sitting! That detail is just amazing that you've been able to replicate not to mention the way you are doing it all. Outstanding work!
  3. Wombat

    1/18 LLRV - WIP

    That is some stellar work! Absolutely love how you are going about creating this subject. Scratch building at it's finest!
  4. Wombat

    Bought a Printer!

    Nice work, Bill! What scale are you building this in?
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    1/18 LLRV - WIP

    Outstanding work crackerjazz! I use to follow a persons space related works on another board many years ago that were so much like yours in the way of ability and creating pretty much everything by hand. It really is impressive seeing all the detail you guys are able to do dare I say it, the old fashion way. It's absolutely fantastic to see it being done with such incredible results!
  6. Those round two test are looking very impressive there! The texture looks so much better using the different adhesive. Look forward to how the paint result turns out. Good work!
  7. That should help tone it down and hopefully enough. I know when I painted my 1/72 tank I had no idea on how I was going to get a slight texture back on the tank after sanding all the pre moulded off. Someone suggested to me to heat up my the room I was going to spray in, crank the air pressure right up and spray it from a distance. The paint was almost dry when hitting the tank and gave a real fine texture to it that I was pretty happy with for the size of the ET. You could also give that a try perhaps if the current test doesn't go to plan?
  8. You do come up with some ingenious ideas! Great to see your technique and the results from the trial. Only thing I would question is if perhaps the flour is a little too course for the scale of the subject?
  9. Wombat

    Bought a Printer!

    Started playing around last night with some basic learning tasks and although it's going to take a bit of time to get use to the different commands I do have some of them sort of sussed already. So today I thought I would try and do something for myself with what I have picked up last night. You fellas mentioning it'd be a good thing to understand has been playing on my mind and I think I've just been reluctant to give it a go. I always thought it'd be too hard to learn for myself. So I figured something pretty basic is obviously a good place to start for me just to see how things would go and I must say even though it is early with things, I'm really happy with how things are going so far. I've never done anything like this in a computer before and it actually is very pleasing to see something come together this way. For those that really can do it I already can see how good it must be to do the work in this way. Us that are use to the pencil and pad are a bit behind with things I guess... I couldn't find or perhaps more so, understand the plans properly to get it all perfect but I think it looks the part. I couldn't see the dimensions of the stringers so just went with what I have. It's scaled in 1/72 and I think I made them 3mm wide. It's been fun and am pretty happy with what I have already picked up. Remembering and learning the harder stuff might be a challenge but thus far I'm keen for more. Thanks again for the advice earlier fellas! 👍
  10. Wombat

    Saturn V question and Future Build.

    You're welcome, Pete. I seen the teaser trailer a while back and they played a bit of this new trailer on tv the other morning and I was blown away how good it looked on a bigger screen. Will be catching this on a cinema screen if it gets a release down here!
  11. Wombat

    1/24 GEMINI 9A part 2

    Spectacular is a word that gets used a lot but in this case it couldn't be truer! That piece is so sharp I think I cut me eyes looking at it! Well done on such an amazing looking piece, Pete. To say you did good would be a huge understatement mate!
  12. Wombat

    Saturn V question and Future Build.

    Things have been delayed a bit with this project but it is going to happen at some stage this year. The designer notified me that he now wouldn't be able to start on it until the end of Feb which is not any issue really. After getting an idea on what things will cost to have printed I have decided that I wil learn how to 3d print and try and do it myself. In someways it'll be a bit more rewarding to myself also creating the prints. The problem is at this stage there is no consumer based resin printer with a build volume that could print the part's in 1/72 scale without being broken up but that is all set to change later this year. Also not sure how many have seen this but it gives me tingles watching it.
  13. Wombat

    1/24 GEMINI 9A part 2

    Love the look you have managed to obtain with that foil, really does look the part to me. Nice work mate!
  14. I'd be contacting Estes and explaining what has happened. Tell them that the model is for static display rather than flight. Would hope they would send out a replacement part and if not you have nothing to loose asking. I've had missing kit parts supplied to me by the manufacturer in the past so would guess that damaged items would be the same sort of thing hopefully?
  15. Nice bit of work, I'm terrible when it comes to such fine details myself.