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Walrus
post Aug 10 2014, 05:37 PM
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This is a topic for model building. Planes, trains, armor, car (more). And I guess gundams+zoids+whatever but that doesn't rhyme with anything.

Post any pictures/logs of stuff you've built or stuff you're building at the moment. Try to keep the same project to one post, unless it's a completely different part of the build(like construction->painting/detailing->displaything).

If stuff actually gets posted I'll shove post links/dates into this post.

ALSO PEOPLE CAN COMMENT EVEN IF THEY DON'T BUILD.


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post Aug 10 2014, 06:07 PM
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Here's my log/progress/thoughts on building Tamiya's T-34/76. Using some Tamiya Extra Thin Cement for gluing and plain sprue/wire cutters, hobby knife, tweezers and sandpaper for removal/preparation.

Sprues and stuff:
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All the bits listed in the instruction booklet seemed legit, so I guess that's good. It also came with a boring decal sheet and some metal rod/screw/nut. And a warning about setting the sprues/yourself on fire.

Lower Hull:
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Completed suspension and whatnot. No idea why the "idler wheels" needed a metal rod held on by a screw, but it's probably something to do with optional RC parts. Maybe. I'm actually not sure how that would even work. All of the wheels are capable of spinning, and held in place by some rubbery knob things instead of being cemented.

Upper Hull and Gun:
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Glued on various detailed bits to the upper hull, and assembled the gun. The gun pieces sort of fit around/through the mantlet, so you can move the barrel vertically a bit(dat Soviet gun depression doe). The venty bits and rear plate didn't really meet the rest of the hull perfectly, but I guess it's not all that important. Also the driver's hatch isn't glued in, and can sort of open and close.

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Glued all the tiny bits to the top of the turret thing. Using the version with the commander's cupola, because it looks cooler. This was 14 pieces(one's hidden underneath for the silly people figures that I'm not using). And yes, some of them are slightly tilted and there's minor excess glue, I'm not a wizard.

LE TONK:
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Everything basically slammed together after I glued the few edges on the actual turret together, so I just took a picture of that. The top said "just insert," so I haven't glued it, but it wouldn't be that difficult if I had to. No idea if I should glue the hulls together, since they kind of snapped/rubberythingsthatheldthewheelson'd together, and seem sturdy enough... The hobby store I ordered paints from got them in already, so I guess I'll go get those and some primer on Wednesday, and start painting it soon. I'll probably spend tomorrow attaching all of the INCREDIBLY FUCKING TINY handrails and whatnot. Oh, and I have to melt the tracks together.


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post Aug 10 2014, 06:46 PM
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OH BOY TIME TO MAKE A POST THAT'S BAD AND TOO BIG

I LIKE ZOIDS I'VE MADE LOTS OF ZOIDS AND DESTROYED 90% OF THEM TOO. I PACKED AWAY SOME INTO BOXES AND DON'T REMEMBER WHAT I'VE DESTROYED AND WHAT I'VE BOXED BUT I DO KNOW WHAT I HAVE NOT DESTROYED AND WHAT IS UNBOXED. RANDOM CRAP FIRST:
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THE LAST ZOIDS MODEL I MADE (I PUT THIS TOGETHER UH, LIKE 8 YEARS AGO OR WHATEVER) WAS KOTOBUKIYA'S BLADE LIGER. Some pictures will actually be posted in this spoiler, but they're small and that's why. JUST WARNING YOU.
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I lied I was too lazy to take pictures of the other things that I can. Maybe next time. All that's waiting for you is tiny planes and bugs, a cardboard car (or two?), and a Death Stinger and Stealth Viper.

ZOIDS DEATH STINGER AND STEALTH VIPER
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OKAY HERE WE GO WITH LESSER-KNOWN STUFF GUYS. FIRST, SOME CRAPPY $2 CARDBOARD CAR SNAP-TOGETHER MODEL I KEEP FINDING AT EVERY CUB/CASHWISE IN MINNESOTA AM I BANNED FROM THIS TOPIC NOW
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And then recently I've been getting into these models called Metal Earth, from some Fascinations company. They don't need glue, but they don't really snap together either. Most things are held in place by twisted or folded metal tabs. I only found out you were supposed to twist some of the tabs like, after I made all of these. You're also supposed to use a pliers, but I never did. This means I used shenanigans to put together all of these poorly, and that it hurt my fingers a lot and ruined my thumbnails (which I used to fold tabs down, not paying much attention to the fact that my nails are just as fragile as my skin/blood vessels/joints/whatever). AND YOU'LL SEE, THEY STILL LOOK AWESOME FOR LITTLE $10 THINGS THAT CAME FROM A SINGLE SMALL SHEET OF METAL NO MATTER HOW CRAPPY YOU ARE
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THAT IS ALL UNTIL I MAKE SOMETHING NEW, WHICH SHOULD HAVE MORE IN-PROGRESS TYPE PICTURES AND BLAGGING SINCE I LIKE THOSE THINGS.

But one day... I will buy the appropriate glue and I will build the Yamato. Stepping very outside my comfort zone after being traumatized by some stealth bomber model kit I tried when I was like 8. This is a good topic. This could be a healing topic.


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post Aug 31 2014, 08:46 AM
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THIS POST IS FOR ANOTHER ZOID. KOTOBUKIYA'S HIGH END MASTER MODEL THINGSSSS VERSION OF LIGER ZERO SCHNEIDER JAGER. They spelled it that way, not me. It just makes me want to mispronounce it though. TOOLS USED: That scissors that I nearly sliced my finger off with while absentmidedly drying it off after cleaning it. It deserves to be dulled by plastic.

Anyway, this is mostly just pictures with ramblings from notes and things I remember from building it. I don't know what else to do. I also counted pieces because I couldn't understand how things like making all the armor pieces for a single leg was taking me 40 minutes. Seriously, this whole thing took me the majority of two days, and I really felt like I pushed myself hard to finish on that second day. AND YES I DID HAVE TO SIT DOWN AND DEAL WITH IT LIKE THAT I CAN'T JUST DO SOMETHING ELSE WHEN THERE'S A THING IN THE MIDDLE OF DOING

UNBOXING
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THE HEAD
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TORSO AND LEGSTIME
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TAIL AND ZOID CORE STUFF
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FINISHING UP LIGER ZERO.
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My mother told me that the Liger Zero looked like a skeleton and that I needed to hurry and put his armor together.
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post Dec 30 2014, 01:03 AM
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Now it is time forrr Kotobukiya's highendmastermodeldeblargalarg Genosaurer, Raven version. Because yo, I enjoy having more red and absolutely no random light purple. Plus, it came with a little Shadow figurine and even though I already have one (one that actually has wings, too) I think this is a very good thing.

Unlucky me, three whole pieces were already fully detached from their spruuuuuues when I was cutting open the billions of plastic bags they come in. :( Sniff. Also one of these other pieces was kept in at eight different parts. That seems unnecessary and it is a thing to complain about them being too careful after complaining about things coming out prematurely. Yeah. I actually built this thing like months ago and didn't write good notes so my commentary could

THE HEAD.
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NECK AND BODY THINGS
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TAIL
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THE FABULOUS CANNONS ON ITS BACK.
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THE ARMS AND THE LEGS.
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FINISH THEM
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post Aug 19 2016, 11:58 AM
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I'm the only one who posts here so even though I'm not here to post what I'm supposed to be posting (I'm sorry Asaph, I never did figure out what alternate dimension that eyedecal disappeared into and I haven't whipped up a replacement yet) I'm clearly America's next, and eternal, top model.

And now I present to you, DRAKEN DRAKEN (Macross Delta's idea of it, anyway) DRAKEN DRAKEN DRAKEN I PAID FOR THIS THING MYSELF WITH SWAGBUCKS HAS SCIENCE GONE TOO FAR
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post Oct 1 2016, 06:06 PM
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More things because why not.

The Draken I posted earlier was from the MechaCollection Macros Delta line. But before that I got Hayate's Siegfried for the same price, with the same source of money (so much swag). MECHACOLLE MACROSS DELTA SIEGFRIEDS FOLLOW:
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I also finally took pictures of the Kapool Asaph bought for me, though I still didn't try to do any detailing/aging and I still haven't done anything about the eye sticker that disappeared off the face of the earth after I dropped it by accident... So here are those pictures:
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post Dec 25 2017, 01:07 AM
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HRESVELGR ATER HAMBURGER HELPER:

Going to try to finish it sometime before classes start up next month. OR MAYBE I'LL JUST STOP TRYING THIS SCHOOL THING

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