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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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    Re: the models diorama thread...

    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

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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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    Re: the models diorama thread...

    This unused spare engine is all thats left of my old piper cub. Forgot all about it till I read this thread and then had a look in the cupboard under the stairs


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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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