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LegendaryPinkOx
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Dec 16, 2009, 05:47 PM
 
Back in the day of middle school and early high school, my Dad really got me into model building. I usually built world war II airplanes, and somewhere in my parent's basement, in a box, there are a bunch of them crunched up in jagged pieces of painted plastic.

Anyway, I've recently been addicted to Sid Meir's Pirates and have now become fascinated with the idea of building a scale wooden ship model. Its been about a decade since I've last touched a kit, and I don't even think I have the time right now, but some of these things are downright cool!

HMS Victory:


USS Constitution:


Have any of you gotten into the hobby at one point, or might consider picking it up again? What kind of models did y'all build?


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Dec 16, 2009, 07:08 PM
 
Yeah, I used to be into it. I built mostly military jets. My dad brother and I also built an intricate HO scale model railroad kit.

My dad was also into it and still has all of his models from when he was a kid. His are all race cars from the 50s and 60s. Sadly I don't think anything I made survived.

EDIT...

Here you go, this pic is totally 80's awesome. I'm on the left...

( Last edited by ort888; Dec 16, 2009 at 07:23 PM. )

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Dec 16, 2009, 09:44 PM
 
I am into scale Remote Controlled [RC] modeling. My latest is a 1/14th scale semi-truck.
     
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Dec 17, 2009, 05:58 AM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
I am into scale Remote Controlled [RC] modeling. My latest is a 1/14th scale semi-truck.
Nitro or electric R/C?

I was about to plunge back into my RC modeling days. Thought I could get my 10 year old kyosho truck up and running again but it seems like technology has left us to bite the dust. Might buy a new HPI at some point. These things have become fast!
     
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Dec 17, 2009, 07:27 AM
 
Originally Posted by Macfreak7 View Post
Nitro or electric R/C?

I was about to plunge back into my RC modeling days. Thought I could get my 10 year old kyosho truck up and running again but it seems like technology has left us to bite the dust. Might buy a new HPI at some point. These things have become fast!
Electric. Do a search on youtube for "Tamiya Knight Hauler" and you might find the video.
     
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Dec 17, 2009, 07:59 AM
 
Tons and tons and tons. Mostly Tamiya.

That stopped when I graduated high school and moved away from japan.

Never got into wood or metal. Alien substances, those. They won't glue properly, they don't take to paint, and worst of all, you can't just melt your own if the kit is missing a detail.
     
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Dec 17, 2009, 09:51 AM
 
This guys modeling skills don't suck either.

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Mar 4, 2010, 10:34 PM
 
A Tamiya 1/24th '66 VW 1300 Beetle I finished a couple hours ago:

     
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Mar 6, 2010, 10:29 AM
 
^^ that camera effect is so deceiving sometimes, that thing is what, 6" long?

It looks like a micro-machine with that limited of field depth.
     
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Mar 6, 2010, 01:48 PM
 
Just got back into it after 20 years, and this is the result:



It's a 1/35 Italeri "Commando Car" with no aftermarket upgrades. Currently working on a Dragon Models Hetzer and several other tanks.
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Mar 6, 2010, 02:40 PM
 
Here's the 1:1 scale model I'm working on right now.



     
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Mar 6, 2010, 04:25 PM
 
Wow that looks awesome, what kind of superglue do u use
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Mar 6, 2010, 04:41 PM
 
This kind.

     
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Mar 6, 2010, 06:37 PM
 
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Great paint.
     
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Mar 7, 2010, 10:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by d4nth3m4n View Post
^^ that camera effect is so deceiving sometimes, that thing is what, 6" long?

It looks like a micro-machine with that limited of field depth.
This picture should give you a better perspective.



Originally Posted by RAILhead View Post
Just got back into it after 20 years, and this is the result:



It's a 1/35 Italeri "Commando Car" with no aftermarket upgrades. Currently working on a Dragon Models Hetzer and several other tanks.
I'd like to get into military stuff, but I am pretty ignorant about all of it. I guess I should just hop on amazon, pick something and build it. Probably a Jeep-type vehicle.
     
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Mar 8, 2010, 01:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
This picture should give you a better perspective.

He won't find any droids in the engine compartment - too cramped.
     
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Mar 16, 2010, 04:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by RAILhead View Post
Just got back into it after 20 years, and this is the result:



It's a 1/35 Italeri "Commando Car" with no aftermarket upgrades. Currently working on a Dragon Models Hetzer and several other tanks.
I bit the bullet and found a Tamiya Jeep I liked. This was built over a few days.

This is the Tamiy Jeep Willys MB 1/4-ton 4x4 Truck 1/35th scale model kit. I still need to apply the decals and finish up the driver figure that is included.





Gallery here: Tamiy Jeep Willys MB 1/4-ton 4x4 Truck 1/35th scale
     
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Mar 16, 2010, 04:15 PM
 
My model is coming along nicely as well.

     
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Mar 16, 2010, 05:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
My model is coming along nicely as well.
Will it have simulated lights and sounds?
     
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Mar 16, 2010, 05:32 PM
 
And smells.
     
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Mar 16, 2010, 06:20 PM
 
Are you going to paint a little guy to ride it?
     
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Mar 18, 2010, 08:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by Sealobo View Post
holy wow.
     
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Mar 19, 2010, 12:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
holy wow.
80 pages of build log were just as WOW!
     
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Mar 19, 2010, 12:48 AM
 
Damn! That is impressive!
     
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Mar 19, 2010, 04:44 AM
 
The next logical step would be to arm it.

And a on-board HD camera so that the controller can see from the cockpit in real-time.

That thing goes at about 200mph... i wonder how many seconds would it take to fly out of its RC radius...
     
   
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