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i can't click on this thread fast enough when i see you had posted something

those are pretty awesome even just for being shipping containers

 

 

i'm planning on buying a scale model of my jeep [like this one]

i want to put a lift and bigger rims/tires on it. do you know of anywhere online i could buy those accessories?

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If you want to go with 1/18 scale because it looks like the year model of your 1/1 ride then you might want to look into RC (Remote Control) kits, parts and accessories.

This is a whole different department of scale modeling that I'm not familiar with

 

In 1/18 you can buy that die-cast in your example and then get a rock crawler chassis kit and kit mash the body and interior tub over a chassis like this:

 

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http://rctruckstop.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/vaterra-slickrock-chassis-560x432.jpg

 

 

I just looked into the on-line sources that I go to for plastic kits and non of them all selling these.

I was going to suggest the Tamiya Jeep Grand Cherokee over an Aoshima Toyota Hilux chassis and wheels, both are 1/24

 

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http://www.scalemates.com/products/img/8/7/6/128876-10941.jpg

 

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http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BJ6ShKKrL..jpg

 

.. know what I'm saying?

 

There will be some cutting and modification necessary of course.

I just saw both of these kits on evay

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These are die-cast (mostly metal) preassembled scale models of what looks like in the pictures as; aircraft and trucks. The ad describes them as "Vintage Texaco Collectibles", which they are.

 

I've never had interest in this realm unless it was a specific subject that was not produced in plastic. The Marathon Checker Cab in 1/24 scale. There are no plastic model mfg. that produce this as a kit so I had to go die-cast. (Franklin Mint on Evay for about 50 bucks)

 

How vintage and valuable and collectable . . . I don't know. I've never gotten into die-cast. What I do know about these types of hobby items is that if the original box and packaging is intact, then more value.

 

If you intend to check this out then look for numbers on the box and/or certificates inside that denote the series number in the limited production of these collectibles. If these are included with the original box/packaging, then the price is right. If not then haggle the Fck out these items

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you get infinite props for your builds

 

not sure if you had posted/talked about any of them..

but do you mess with any warhammer modeling?

i was thinking about getting into it just for the artistic craft instead of actually playing

some amazing modeling out there with those

 

 

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could not care less for the actual dice-rolling aspect of the game, but have always respected the art for a lot of the warhammer shit.. usually stroll in for a quick minute upon passing the stores & shit once in a while too. the single pieces of the space fuckers or goblins are cool, but the bigger ones like these have always been fascinating

 

used to model random shit here & there as a yout. do lurk here when it gets bumped by either you two

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Fist - Thanks for the Heads Up on the garage sale. I re-read my post and it reads ;like I was being an *sshole. All the info I described is true as I see it

 

MC - I like those too. However, I (and my friends) used to play Dungeons & Dragons many many years ago. I still have all the stuff and would play it again if they all showed up on a beer night

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No worries man, I didn't take it that way. I asked about something I know nothing about and got an honest answer. I didn't end up going as I'm slammed with school work and moving.

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Haven't visited this thread in a long time, glad to see you still killing it KO. Seeing the stuff you build is motivating. With winter around the corner, I keep thinking of picking up a new kit. Been contemplating a 70's Chevy van kit of some sort, I figure that would make for a fun paint job.

 

Also, I really hope some day someone makes a BRUBAKER BOX model kit, if they haven't already (I've never seen one)

Brubaker_Box.jpg.22ae63ba6ac55b9c337a8b788768099c.jpg

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Fist - Cool

 

Mr. Inc - I've never seen that one as a kit but that would be nice! Looks like it would have to be a kit mash project with the wheels from one kit and the body conversion from another kit etc. I'll ask around though

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Fist - Thanks for the Heads Up on the garage sale. I re-read my post and it reads ;like I was being an *sshole. All the info I described is true as I see it

 

MC - I like those too. However, I (and my friends) used to play Dungeons & Dragons many many years ago. I still have all the stuff and would play it again if they all showed up on a beer night

thats actually pretty aweome. tried to learn how to play when i was like 15 a few times, just reading as much as i could about it for about 30 min/sit before saying fuckit. it was also discouraging because its not like rap spraying & you literally cant play it alone. shit dude, only if a few of my friends were willing to sit down & learn how to play (at least to the point where we wouldnt need to consult the rulebook every 10 seconds); itd be mad fun getting loud & retarded while pulling d&d allnighters with people that are genuinely down

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Bought a Paasche airbrush the other day. I have never airbrushed anything in my life, but I work with regular sized spray guns at my job so it's basically the same parts, just way smaller. However, I've already lost a spring that goes inside of it, so i need to get a replacement. needless to say, it's been stressing me out a little bit. That, and the compressor I bought seems to be garbage and will be returned. Rather than keeping a constant PSI, the gauge shows it top out around 45 psi, and as soon as you get on the airbrush trigger it just dies down to about 10. I have never used these small compressors, but I assume this isn't a normal or ideal thing to have happen. A good compressor should maintain the psi you set it at, no?

 

Anyway, bought that shit from Hobby Lobby so no wonder it's garbage. At least they have an okay return policy. Any suggestions on a good air source? My plan was to return it and head over to a different local hobby shop that has some pretty legit looking small compressors, but I'll end up paying 100-150 bucks more for one than the one from Hobby Lobby. I guess if it serves it's purpose then it's worth it.

 

Also, how much do you guys airbrush instead of just spray or brush painting?

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MC - again, I'm not getting email alerts to posts in this thread anymore or I would have replied immediately to this

 

D&D/ AD&D can be very technical if you want to play it that way. It can also be a simple and practically a conversational event around a table of friends. Gary Gygax said that D&D can be played with nothing more than two people as long one of them has a coin to flip. Seriously this is true.

We used to go all out with psionic abilities and sht. Don't have to play this way. Like Gary said, it can be played at a bus stop if that's where you're at.

Yeah it can get load and fun esp. on a good 'ol cold and rainy night

 

Those figures are impressively painted. I've never got this good at this scale

 

 

 

 

Mr. Inc - I don't knopw how to help you with the lost spring but a good hobby size compressor is an oil less small one with a compression tank. If you can run it at about 25psi, you're good for scale models

 

I airbrush about 1/3 of the time. Like you describe; Sable brush, Airbrush, Aerosol can

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KO, thanks for the tip. I ended up getting a different compressor for way cheaper. Haven't been able to use it, because now I need to find the right adapter for the Paasche airbrush to hook into the compressor.

 

In the meantime, I picked up a Revell '77 GMC pickup plow truck kit and started with some body work using a Dremel tool (which are awesome by the way) adding in some layers/small holes for rust. I've never attempted weathering/rust but so far I think the body work looks decent, it's not too hard getting nice rusty looking layers in the plastic. I figure the harder part will be proper painting.

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Haven't visited this thread in a long time, glad to see you still killing it KO. Seeing the stuff you build is motivating. With winter around the corner, I keep thinking of picking up a new kit. Been contemplating a 70's Chevy van kit of some sort, I figure that would make for a fun paint job.

 

Also, I really hope some day someone makes a BRUBAKER BOX model kit, if they haven't already (I've never seen one)

Brubaker_Box.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Holy shit I want this van!!!

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turtle van

 

MC - again, I'm not getting email alerts to posts in this thread anymore or I would have replied immediately to this

 

D&D/ AD&D can be very technical if you want to play it that way. It can also be a simple and practically a conversational event around a table of friends. Gary Gygax said that D&D can be played with nothing more than two people as long one of them has a coin to flip. Seriously this is true.

We used to go all out with psionic abilities and sht. Don't have to play this way. Like Gary said, it can be played at a bus stop if that's where you're at.

Yeah it can get load and fun esp. on a good 'ol cold and rainy night

 

Those figures are impressively painted. I've never got this good at this scale

word, that is encouraging, though id still like to play some by the book games & shit also. d&d life

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I know this kit:

http://www.revell.com/model-kits/trucks/85-7222.html#.VGLKLEuSL8t

 

So, you're thinning out the body plastic. (fenders and running board area?) That's some advanced action sht right there!

 

Have you heard of the hairspray or the salt techniques yet? They work well for what you are planning :idea:

 

That's the kit. Yes, i have seen a couple videos of the salt technique which is what i was planning to attempt buuuuut im a bit nervous, i don't wanna fuck it up too bad. Hairspray technique I'm not very familiar with, I know I've looked it up but I'll get a refresher before I even attempt salt chipping.

 

I'll try to get some progress pics. Funny thing about doing all the body work/painting is I kinda forget I still have to build the thing.

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. . . d&d life
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That's the kit. Yes, i have seen a couple videos of the salt technique which is what i was planning to attempt buuuuut im a bit nervous, i don't wanna fuck it up too bad. Hairspray technique I'm not very familiar with, I know I've looked it up but I'll get a refresher before I even attempt salt chipping.

 

I'll try to get some progress pics. Funny thing about doing all the body work/painting is I kinda forget I still have to build the thing.

just take your time, it's fun.

The hairspray technique is similar to the salt treatment but different.

Yeah, def post progress pics when you can

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Just completed a trio of T-55 hull based variants over about the last year, off and on. These kits are by SKIF, a Ukraine company. Not the best fitting or accurately designed kits but the subjects on the box art attracted my attention. I judged a book by it's cover and bought 'em (in this case three books)

 

BoxArt_SKIF_FAVORIT_T-55C2_zpsq3zrchqr.jpg.073db936284cdc74ca9c862c38821a10.jpg

 

Painted and marked as a Czech Driver Trainer tank

 

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T-55_FAV-paint-3R4_zpsy1kps5nc.jpg.afb2f05a4d7464a87bae614177e5076a.jpg

FAVORIT_fin_rear_zpsvsgqywzn.jpg.5f6214b026bef5d09874c56f2a2f5f9b.jpg

 

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BoxArt_SKIF_Bublina_T-55C1_zpsnsubytd0.jpg.6fdf5aa6b5ee8cb481c93a8a8c3e3326.jpg

 

Painted and marked for UNMEE service

 

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Painted as an SLA APC

 

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Thanks, KILZ FILLZ, I appreciate the kind words.

 

I couldn't comment there and looked for a thread but this is some interesting work:

http://www.12ozprophet.com/news/bom-k-aerotik-malpa-collection/

 

The flesh areas are a little rough but the body proportions are on point. Are the 'cap' heads caps or sculpted as well? At 7" these are slightly larger than 1/12 scale

 

found here:

https://supersonicart.com/post/112149122132/bomk-aerotik-malpa

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