• Re: Plastic Models

    From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Gryphon on Sat Sep 18 09:49:00 2021
    Re: Re: Plastic Models
    By: Gryphon to thumper on Sun Nov 23 2014 11:05 am

    On 11/23/14, thumper said the following...


    Ah yes, I love plastic models. I made so many of them that I even had a little carousel holder for testor's paint bottles and a whole slew of model-making paraphenalia. I had liquid cement, files, sand paper, decal release, xacto knives of all kindes, cutter mat, and an airbrush with compressor. My favorites were the 1/48 scale WWII aircraft. Then I moved o to all the model dinosaurs, where each came with a realistic base, and all the different dinosaur bases could interlink to make one big diorama. I built a huge model of the USS Constitution, with full sail rigging. I built the Visible 8-cylindar engine with flashing rice-lights as the spark plugs. And lets not forget the ever present USS Enterprise, klingon battle cruiser, the space station and the Galileo shuttlecraft.

    Then I got in to making my own models from parts from many different kits. took the engines from the enterprise and glued them on to a ford mustang, added loads of body putty to make my own space ship model.

    Then I went to college.

    I used to make airplane models. A few years back I found some kits in
    storage I had from the early 1990's and finally finished a 1:48 scale B-17D.
    I painted it with rattle can Rustoleum (easier than setting up the airbrush fo r complete coverage, and cut out the bomb bay doors to put in a CR2023
    battery cell hooked to bright red LED's in the cockpit, radio room, and waist gunner's sections to simulate night lighting. When the lights are out, it's cool to see the barely lit red glow from the windows. I had to spray the interior with primer in order to block the light from shining through the
    body pieces. I picked up an acrylics set to do the details, but I have a
    long way to go before doing any high detail or weathering.

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to MOONDOG on Mon Sep 20 22:48:00 2021
    MOONDOG wrote to GRYPHON <=-

    Ah yes, I love plastic models. I made so many of them that I even had a little carousel holder for testor's paint bottles and a whole slew of model-making paraphenalia. I had liquid cement, files, sand paper, decal release, xacto knives of all kindes, cutter mat, and an airbrush with compressor.

    Yep! Sounds similar to my old setup!

    Then I got in to making my own models from parts from many different kits. took the engines from the enterprise and glued them on to a ford mustang, added loads of body putty to make my own space ship model.

    Ah - kitbashing. :-)

    I used to make airplane models. A few years back I found some kits in storage I had from the early 1990's and finally finished a 1:48 scale B-17D. I painted it with rattle can Rustoleum (easier than setting up
    the airbrush fo r complete coverage, and cut out the bomb bay doors to
    put in a CR2023 battery cell hooked to bright red LED's in the cockpit, radio room, and waist gunner's sections to simulate night lighting.
    When the lights are out, it's cool to see the barely lit red glow from
    the windows. I had to spray the interior with primer in order to block the light from shining through the body pieces. I picked up an
    acrylics set to do the details, but I have a long way to go before
    doing any high detail or weathering.

    Now that sounds very very cool!!!



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