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    the models diorama thread...



    a lot o hard work to make it scale...
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    Man I hope this thread takes off! I love me some model-making! Don't do it anymore, but would love to see what you guys are doing. I used to be obsessed with "weathering" techniques to make stuff look rusty/dirty/oily. Flo-Quill Model RR paint for the win.

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    the models diorama thread...

    I did a ton of model making as a teenager. Mostly Vietnam era military aircraft. At one point I had a full aircraft carrier diorama set up.

    I haven't done anything in twenty years though.
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    here's a few

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    I "made" a few models in my younger, single years but I'm not gonna share any of those pics.

    Cool thread Sprocket!!!

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    I've got a 40" RC Sailboat in the works right now.






    I built models as a kid also. Got into RC boats and planes in my late teens. then fell out of it. Haven't done anything like this for 25 yrs.... might take 25 years to finish this boat
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    I used to build models as a kid but nothing even closely resembling the art of what's been posted.

    Last night on NOVA there was a show called 3D Spies of WWII. UK photo interpreters used aerial stereoscopic photography of German river dams, manufacturing sites and V-1 and V-2 launch sites to plan bombing raids. Part of this process was to use the photos to build accurate scale models of the sites. Pretty fascinating stuff given the technology of the day.

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    very very nice work Chris, lovely stuff, and sweet hull there fishbucket, great thread.
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    Models for me, but not dioramas per se. Although, when I get done building one, I always like to take some good pictures that give it a scale feel. Here are some of my "toys" or models:











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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    I've got a 40" RC Sailboat in the works right now.


    I built models as a kid also. Got into RC boats and planes in my late teens. then fell out of it. Haven't done anything like this for 25 yrs.... might take 25 years to finish this boat
    awesome stuff, model boats is quite fascinating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    very very nice work Chris, lovely stuff, and sweet hull there fishbucket, great thread.
    thanks tones, the model is a working copy of a tucker sno cat.

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    Hey singlesprocket, what chassis is that? I am really liking what you have done so far, and would love to see it running when completed.
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    I'll play




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    Quote Originally Posted by friz View Post
    I'll play



    piper cub? that copter looks pretty hardcore
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    Don't be so sure you can no longer afford the hobby. Quality stuff is now available straight from China. Check out Hobbyking .com. Yes that is a Cub. Looks a little strange because the picture was taken with an ultra wide lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Chachi View Post
    Hey singlesprocket, what chassis is that? I am really liking what you have done so far, and would love to see it running when completed.
    custom steel tube frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by manbat View Post
    A very very long time ago i had a rc piper cub that i built up from a kit and finished it in olive green solarfilm with d day invasion stripes. Wingspan was about six feet...cant afford it now that im a mountain biker
    nice, interesting plane...

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    the alaska versions are awesome with the big tires...

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    got new tires for the mini z buggy. i built a race track in the basement...

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    i built a race track in the basement...
    Pics ..or it didn't happen..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    Pics ..or it didn't happen..
    there yah go...

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    Was out in one of my building today and happened to spot the Luna Rossa team heading to the course.



    Here's a crappy Iphone zoom..



    Here's what it really looks like



    A few minutes later, Oricle passed by.. sorry, no pic.



    Got the hull roughed and close to fair now. a few filler touch-ups, cut in the transom and glue on the bow bumper... then it's ready to epoxy glass.





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    nice caterman sailboat


    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    Was out in one of my building today and happened to spot the Luna Rossa team heading to the course.



    Here's a crappy Iphone zoom..



    Here's what it really looks like



    A few minutes later, Oricle passed by.. sorry, no pic.



    Got the hull roughed and close to fair now. a few filler touch-ups, cut in the transom and glue on the bow bumper... then it's ready to epoxy glass.





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    got the sponge tires mounted with alloy wheel nuts



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    Got a coat of glass and resin on it.

    And popped off the molds.






    Why Yes ! .. that is a Mahogany reverse transom she'll be having.




    Still lots of work to do on it. The Keel and ballast bulb will be next, then the rudder and radio/servos.

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    Any updates? I wanna see that boat finished Fishbucket!!
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    ^ What about you Singlesprocket? Anything new? In the works?
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    Looks like I need to scan in some of my photos of dioramic splendor from my youth in the early 1980s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    Got a coat of glass and resin on it.

    And popped off the molds.






    Why Yes ! .. that is a Mahogany reverse transom she'll be having.




    Still lots of work to do on it. The Keel and ballast bulb will be next, then the rudder and radio/servos.
    The beauty of scale boats is that they are a fraction of the cost of the real thing. Pure awesomeness and your wife won’t leave you when you become an RC scale sailing bum– my uncle had two different wives leave him due to his sailboat bum habit. He’s a rather salty fellow with no future other than riding the seas at the lowest cost possible not in RC scale (managed to buy a salvaged—previously sunken—sailboat for for about $1,000.00 and put every dollar he had in savings into it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    Any updates? I wanna see that boat finished Fishbucket!!
    Ha ! actually, I've working on it pretty good the last 2 evenings.

    Got the fin in shape and glassed. Got the rudder shaped and installed. And have the decking bulkheads/ king plank installed. ( i was about half way in that one pic shown)
    And I just got done shaping the bulb that goes on the bottom of the fin. I'll be making molds of it and then casting it in # 6 lead shot and resin. It will need to be about 4 1/2 lbs.
    Should get that done tomorrow. ( have to remember to take pics.






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    ^ Awesome!!! The detail is amazing!
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    Weird that this thread started, I just bought a Hawkspy LT711 rc helicopter
    today with a built in video camera. Taking it out tomorrow and see how it does.
    Not real expensive but gotta start somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loudviking View Post
    with a built in video camera.
    Very cool !
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    let us know how it works


    Quote Originally Posted by Loudviking View Post
    Weird that this thread started, I just bought a Hawkspy LT711 rc helicopter
    today with a built in video camera. Taking it out tomorrow and see how it does.
    Not real expensive but gotta start somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loudviking View Post
    Weird that this thread started, I just bought a Hawkspy LT711 rc helicopter
    today with a built in video camera. Taking it out tomorrow and see how it does.
    Not real expensive but gotta start somewhere.

    Wow! If you could post some shots and video, that'd be beyond awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    ^ What about you Singlesprocket? Anything new? In the works?
    been very busy building a rock crawler course in the garden.
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    Well, got a little to cocky with the toy today, couldn't wait
    to fly it at the park downtown, just walked out the front door and in my lawn.
    Didn't install SD card as I wanted to learn to fly the damn thing first before worrying
    about video. Went up fantastic, at least 60 feet, then dumbass hit the off button on the
    remote. I don't know how I did it, but she lost all directional control from me.
    Nothing like watching something you just bought come plummeting down from 60
    feet up. Just so you know,they don't land gracefully without power.....
    Ssoooooo, I ordered 4 replacement blades, a linkage knuckle and a tail rotor
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    I couldn't tell you how many Planes I augered in the ground.
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    got some more work done..
    Here's some crappy cell phone pics.

    the king plank and bulkheads in place.



    Mold box and plaster mold of Ballast.





    Mold poured with lead # 6 birdshot and epoxy.



    Working on mast , it's 52 inches long. ( the boat is 40 inches.)



    My work space, when the car is out.



    funky fab up with some mylar to show sail size. The sails will actually be some material like Tyvek.






    I poured the balast lead last light. I hope it worked. didnt have time to see it this morning.
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    Does this count for a diorama?

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    A (paranoid) coworker was out of town and hid the rake to his mini zen garden so no one would F with it... so I F'd with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCtrailMonkey View Post
    Does this count for a diorama?
    Nice !

    someone throw down some rep... I can't at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    Nice !

    someone throw down some rep... I can't at the moment.
    Done. Some serious skills there for sure. The detail, the effort, the imagination. Hard to beat this one.
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    Nice Fishbucket!! It's coming along nicely!!

    OCTrailmonkey - that is most excellent!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OCtrailMonkey View Post
    Does this count for a diorama?

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    A (paranoid) coworker was out of town and hid the rake to his mini zen garden so no one would F with it... so I F'd with it.
    Effin hilarious! I would love to see your coworker's face when he comes back.

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    He already came back and boy was it awkward (as intended). Some people are just too uptight so I had to unravel the guy a bit. He came around and laughed some, until he destroyed my diorama! I came into work the next day with the unicorn on my keyboard, all other works or art were destroyed. The unicorn now sits on top of my monitor facing him... no joke, will send a pic tomorrow. F'ing with uptight people is fun.

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    yup lol very creative...
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    I pulled the lead/epoxy out of the molds... It wasn't THAT easy either. Needed to use more wax, the plaster was not letting go. So I took out a hammer and started chipping away.
    It was going swimmingly ...until...



    I think I got it all together and lined up nicely though.





    Then I heard a SSSccreeeeecHHH...Boom.. HHOOoOOoooooooooooK.




    Both are CRV's and both were gold color... think one of them ran the light. put in perspective, my injury is nothing.... in comparison.
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    Dang, that looks painful! Sailboat looks nice, those cars on the other hand.. Yikes

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    What's left of my zen diorama (top of the monitor).

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