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  1. I can pretty much just echo what MoFo said and maybe add one small point. You didn't say your budget so in general Mofo is right about just getting resin for model builders. BUT if cost isn't as big a deal I'd suggest MAYBE getting both an FDM and a resin. I say maybe because it totally depends on what you want to model and do with them. For me personally, I will use some FDM prints for items that surface finish isn't as important as strength, like inner supports, larger flat structure areas that can be easily sanded or parts that are going to be under some sort of covering. Case in point, I p
  2. ohhhh nice! That's a really beautifully unique car. In the raw plastic color scheme I could see that being a Batmobile! Keep up the great work and keep us updated. Bill
  3. "But hindsight is 20/20" And sometimes hindsight is SO good it sees things that never actually happened.
  4. I LOVE where this is heading. Such a unique and cool subject. I'm surprised I've never seen anybody try to tackle a bobsled. they are really cool vehicles! Thanks for sharing. Bill
  5. Yeah, I hear ya. I apologize to ALL you shuttle guys, I've not only dropped the ball on providing some more good shuttle parts, I think I forgot where the stadium is located to even find the ball again. 🙂 I hope to get back there......one day. I had (and still have good intentions of getting back to shuttles and triyng to come up with some more products for it. The payload bay is something I've always wanted to tackle and just never seem to get the time to really work it out correctly. That and the cost of maintaining the software program I'm used to using is hard to meet sometimes. The
  6. I'm not 100% sure, maybe 85%, but I don't think Liquitex has the same holding power that Gator Glue does and is a little more "rubbery" once dried. As for Gorilla glue, I know there are several formulas and types of it out there but I know all of the white glues I've used from them do yellow quite a bit. Might be ok for something being painted but I don't think I'd use it to attach clear parts. At least not the formulations I've found. Just my opinion. IMHO Gator glue is the winner all around for gluing where CA may not be a good option and much better than any white glue I've tried. Liquitex
  7. Added the red paint fender markers and got some decals down.
  8. Took me a bit to catch what you were saying. Oh well, old eyes and spell check will get cha every time. Ok, no flowers, only pedals. 😁
  9. Here is a close up of the alternator I drew up and printed. Its not really seen very well once in the car but I think it adds a little interest to the peering eye.
  10. Haven't posted a build in a while, life and all. I'm sure you all understand. Here is one I'm working on currently. The Trumpeter 1/12 GT40 MKII and I'm doing it up in the Ken Miles Le Mans livery (yeah yeah, I watched the movie and it suckered me in. )🙂 It's a pretty good kit, maybe not as detailed as the new Meng offering but at less than half the cost I think it's good bones to add detail to. So far the parts I've needed to add were the starter motor, the distributer, spark plugs and wiring, replace the really crude alternator and dress up the horrible kit belt arrangement. I al
  11. wait, you mean they aren't doctors?! 🤣
  12. Wow!, what are the odds that not 1 but 2 Doctors that have posted here, worked as a waiter and attended medical school later in life. Amazing! 🤣 It's almost as if there are devious fake people out there in the world that posts on-line in order to fish for information and/or scam people. But that can't be.
  13. ummm.. well, nevermind....I'll just say very nice parts. Very well done. What program are you using to model them? Look forward to seeing more of your work. Bill
  14. I tend to agree with this assessment for most cases. I will say however that since a lot of the LM, especially the descent stage, is covered in foil and are rather large parts at 1/32 scale, I think printing a good many of these parts on a FDM is not a horrible way to go. I printed some of Vincent's 1/48 scale files when he offered them and most everything except for the main "face" front of the ascent stage and all of the detail parts print out well enough to be used for covering. I've been meaning to get back to actually assembling the kit, but I HIGHLY recommend getting his files. First rat
  15. geeesh, some things NEVER change here. So much tolerance, it's awesome.
  16. I'm liking it so far. Granted it takes a different approach but so far the story is being told pretty well. and like Kurt says, it's great that it's getting out to a new generation. I hope they get more in to the technical as well eventually but we'll see. Bill
  17. You possibly could "rank" manufacturers as far as consistent quality vs not as many good kits as other makers. BUT that's not going to really help you make a choice for buying a good model. It would only be useful if you're interested in simply knowing who makes more consistent quality kits. But like many are saying, each kit is it's own thing. Some are good, some are great, and some just suck regardless of who made it. Also, I know it's not the genre's you're looking for but Bandai is pretty darn consistently good at making great kits.
  18. https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2020/08/photos-aftermath-hurricane-laura/615781/
  19. You actually believe there is a moon? 😆 Seriously, I think anything you do should be fine. I don't think enough people would be concerned if you took artistic license and put them however you like. but I do admire the search for accuracy. Good luck! Bill
  20. I haven't seen a lot about this on the news or anything lately but please keep Southwest Louisiana, and especially Lake Charles in your prayers. And if you feel moved to donate to any charities that are helping the area please do so. They are hurting really bad now after being hit with an incredibly destructive hurricane, Laura. Where I live in SE Texas we were extremely fortunate and it didn't do as much damage, just struggling with some power issues and some houses did receive bad damage. But Lake Charles looks like a war zone and it is likely a long road to recovery. It hurts to see the tow
  21. Awesome job. Your paint finish is superb. Just the right sheen. This is another one of those kits I've been waiting for for a long time. I wish they'd done an interior but I do understand the issue of trying to build accurate to a TV set vs a model that doesn't jive together. I've fortunately seen the restored Galileo at Houston Space Center a few times and I'll have to dig around but should have a lot of great pics of it for reference. May just have to be one of my next builds.
  22. it's always been my intention to create parts for that kit as well, I just have to find the time and resources to be able to sit down and do it. I know that's a crappy answer and doesn't help you out at all. But I have to be honest and say I don't know WHEN it will get done, only that I do want to get it done. I have a Tamiya shuttle kit as well that I would love to create a stack for. I think that might could produce the best shuttle stack kit. Sorry I couldn't just say "yes!" Bill
  23. Hi Dave, welcome to the forums. I currently am in the process of trying to move and haven't updated my Solidworks home license so I don't have access to this file at the moment. Hopefully once everything gets settled I can get back in to the swing of it. The area you're asking bout is also the area I'm struggling to find any good pics or drawings of. And also it being a very dark object, it's hard to make out much detail in the pics I do find. BTW, I appreciate the .pdf link, that will help when I get to the feed structure etc... Sorry I couldn't be more help at this ti
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