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  1. Have you checked the freezer yet? Just sayin'....😁
  2. Personally I'd never connected it mentally to the company RealSpace but I could see the point of someone being a little confused until they looked at the entries. I don't recall very many actual RealSpace (the company) builds here much lately. Also, other than the sponsoring manufacturer's individual threads, I don't think there's ever been an area on ARC dedicated to one company. But like I said, can't fault you for asking the question and pointing it out.
  3. Dude, this is looking so good! I think a lot of this parts are perfect for 3D printing, Can't wait to see how they come out! Your attention to details is awesome and 3d modeling skills are coming along great. I would offer one suggestion as far as Solidworks. You'd mentioned that you're not doing this as an assembly but rather a single part and that's slowing down your process times. I assume you're doing this because you want to model each part accurately in relation to its surrounding mating parts, which in this case is totally the way to go. BUT you can actually accomplish this
  4. What amazes me is on the rare occasion you find it, it will be somewhere that seems like all laws of physics were broken for it to be where you found it. Round/spherical things NEVER roll away like you'd think. They end up .2 mm away from where it fell and you still didn't see it. And flat sheet objects will "roll" 50 feet into the back hallway behind the stack of picture frames that's been leaning on the wall for 10 years. And ceramic kitchen tile still falls under the same species of the carpet monster.
  5. Hope this isn't hijacking the thread too much but it reminded me of a question I've asked a few times and haven't been able to find anything. I've been interested in doing an F-4EJ that I saw photos of long ago (89-early 90's Koko Fan book) that was a 302 Sq plane with their colorful bird tail and it had 2 wide blue bands around the waist area of the fuse, right before and after that red exhaust warning stripe. The only pic I can find of a plane with similar blue band is on this site https://nara.getarchive.net/media/a-japanese-air-self-defense-force-jasdf-304th-tactical-fighter-squadron-304th
  6. Yes it's possible. I haven't personally tried this but all the people I've talked to that have say it's a very intensive process to get good results. I think the base model that you're starting with from the "scans" are pretty open and have to have a lot of surface stitching to make the print well. Or at least that's what I've heard. I do want to try it though sometime.
  7. Good deal. Would love to see some pics of a build or something of it.
  8. I like it! I think it's a great concept and executed well. I do however have a hard time believing he caught that many, Stormtroopers are notorious for not being able to track people or droids. Great job! Bill
  9. Very nice! I only see the first image but it's incredible. How was this printed? Resin printer? Keep up the awesome work! Bill
  10. You can see it well at about the 1:34 mark in this video.
  11. Thanks, it's right at 6" diameter. This is the small device that you see Luke learning the ways of the force and light saber practice aboard the Falcon. It floats around and shoots low powered laser blast that you have to block. It's referenced again in the newer episodes, I believe first in the Force Awakens when Finn finds it sitting on the game board and there are other versions shown throughout the series. Here is a mostly completed pic of it. There are 2 more of the chrome rims I have to file down to fit in the holes but otherwise completed.
  12. Dude! so excited to see this thing finished. BEAUTIFUL work as always Pete. A master class in scratch-building and finish. I would love to see this thing in person and just soak up all the details. Amazing. Bill
  13. Wow, this is going to be a great build! you're already off to a great start. Can't wait to see more. And welcome to the forums! I agree with Pete, this is one of the best real space forums around.
  14. Thought this was an appropriate project to pull out today on Star Wars day. I 3D printed and assembled this Jedi training remote a little while back and noticed one of the sphere halves had a small layer separation. I didn't think much of it since it was so small and just filled it in with putty and moved on. Well over time that little crack opened more and became pretty obvious so this past weekend I went about fixing it. Stripped the parts around the crack off and filled it with superglue inside and out. Re-sanded it and painted. I just have to put the 18 wheeler rims back in and she's back
  15. Please understand I am honestly curious about this. In the cases of other coronavirus strands, was there as much of a desire to perform antibody tests on asymptomatic people? In other words, is it possible that there were more people with some of the previous strands, and they simply were never factored in because the death rate and or spread rate didn't appear as high? I'm just trying to understand all the data available if there is to be a comparison.
  16. WOW! super job on that. Incredible scratch building! Would love to see a build thread on that thing.
  17. Oh man! I just watched that even without sound on and it got me pumped. Looking forward to it. It would be a pretty cool build to do one of those hornets with all the cameras mounted in the back seat. hmmm.....
  18. WOW! These things look great. Very curious to see your review. Maybe it's been mentioned but I'm curious the application method. I wonder if it's still water slide? I would assume so. Very cool technology.
  19. +1000! Get's me so much more since my father passed away. Great song. Ray Charles singing Georgia. (heck Ray Charles singing period) and duh! of course singing "America"! THAT is chill worthy singing And one that only local people would understand. The college from the town I grew up in, McNeese State University marching band plays (or at least used to) "You'll Never Walk Alone" at the end of every football game. Back in the mid to late 80's they had a monster brass section that could blow your socks off. The slow subtle build of that song up into the end where the trum
  20. 😁 You sir have a great evening as well. Thanks for not changing anything. I guess you cant please everyone. But rest assured there was nothing veiled about it. Take it or leave it, it is a sincere apology.
  21. Hey guys. Just wanted to make a small public apology here. I've gotten a little caught up in the heat of the times and probably came on a bit harsh against some comments here. And while some of the attitudes and comments of the "other side" (whatever the heck that means) does baffle or disappoint me , I should stop and realize that there is a fear going around. A VERY justifiable fear for one's safety and life and that of their loved ones. I totally understand that, and I should show more respect and understanding of that fear because yes, I do share that fear as well. And for you guys on the
  22. Actually the "optics" on this are VERY dependent on attitude of the viewer. There are those that will say how horrible an idea it is because it's A. military (not gonna change their minds about anything military, it's all bad) B. It may be wasteful because they are truly worried about the economy (at least a valid concern that's discussion worthy) C. Something being done under the current set of leaders (NEVER going to change their minds no matter what it is) And then there are those that will support it because A. Military (they support many things because of that) B. Pride (they
  23. Is X-22 a true acrylic? I'm not super familiar with Tamiya paint line but it seems their acrylics are different in that they aren't truly water based like Vallejo paints. I would definitely test first like you said. this is coming out Sooooo good I hope you get the paint issues solved. Keep it up. Bill
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