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About Allan31

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  • Birthday 12/14/1956

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  1. Just a reminder, this is about the only time we can stock up on plastic gold Christmas balls. Available at dollar stores and pretty much everywhere else now, after Christmas, they all vanish until next season. You are best off getting a variety of sizes, never know what application you might need in the coming months. And they really do work... Happy Holidays everyone, be safe and happy modeling.......
  2. The plain wood base needed some attention. This is a method I've used on several other bases, works well and is stupid easy. I sanded the wood to rough it up and apply wall spackle. I plopped on the rocket to get footprints and then added craters using different objects like pens, beads of different sizes and fingers. For the "sand" effect, I stippled the spackle with a stiff brush. The three craters in the front are made by my grand daughters finger. She wanted to help make "Papa's Moon". When dry, I took cans of
  3. I want to do a diorama of the first two astronauts on the moon taking that Iconic photo, Armstrong shooting Aldrin. The Revell kits in 1/10 scale will just be too big at about four feet long. I have the RH150 of Armstrong and need the RH104 of Aldrin. Any thoughts?
  4. Thanks, working on that just now........HUMPH !!!!.......
  5. Sorry folks, Photopheckit strikes again. All my posts have used the "IMG". I can't even delete this post, don't see any "delete post" button...
  6. I built this for an online GB awhile ago, thought you might like... I think this is the coolest looking helicopter out there and I always wanted one in the classic evil Russian garb. Starting with the Airfix kit from the 80's. Looks like aftermarket decals are needed. This was going to be an out-of-box build but the cockpit was a bit sparse to say the least so I scratched up some cockpit. I assembled the rotor on telescoping brass tubes.
  7. OK....... Firstly, I can't thank you all enough for your input, it has chided in well for helping me make a serious decision as to how to proceed. ".... you can use basic trigonometry...." seriously? I'm agreeing that the average truth seems to put Armstrong/Aldrin about 19' apart. Looking at photos, scaling with dividers from known dimensions, we can kinda come to the same conclusions the math did. A specific dimension from pad to pad would be helpful but I can find no drawing with that call out. We can use the 3' dimension called out and use
  8. Um...your math is off. 24 feet apart in this scale would not be 6", it would be about 48" or 4 feet. No place to put it.....
  9. Just found this thread, DH-98 is my favorite a/c, I have 9 built with about a dozen in the stash but mostly 1/72, some others. You obviously have a very deft hand and artistic sensibility, your photos of your model look more realistic than the reference photos you're using. Seat is back, feet up, pop-corn almost done awaiting the spectacular finish that is sure to happen.
  10. Pete, No, the visor is perfect, if you look at the big close-up of the face you can see the four bladed overhead ceiling fan, and in the third from the last, you can see my head as I'm taking the photo. Had I done the photography with a real camera, you could see it better. These were all done with my phone... I'm not sure how you missed this:..... With a couple of coats of Future, the visors sparkle beautifully and hide any scratches......
  11. Thanks all. I hunted up the pod and "dead Poole" to mount on it in the stash, all the same scale.
  12. Thanks. Good catch, missed that...... Thanks, I enjoyed it. Thanks. I think that it IS the first one I built. I remember it floats as an option. Thanks. Because I did the brass tube thing the rotors spun, so I just flicked it with my finger and snapped the pic. After this one, I did the Airfix HIND, also 1/72 scale that I can post if anybody is interested.
  13. Oh thank god, thank you so much. If I was to do an accurate diorama as my-much-better-half has suggested, that would make it about 4 feet long, totally impractical..... Now I can do Armstrong alone taking the picture and leave it at that. Can't thank you enough.....
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