Off Topic Scale models...plastic kits.

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  1. Snaggletooth

    Snaggletooth Well-Known Member

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    anyone else make them?
    My son bought me one for Christmas 2019, and I spent a few weeks painting and putting it together. Really enjoyed doing it, found it very relaxing and therapeutic. I've done a few more since, and will put some pics up if anyone is interested.
    This was my first one though, and was quite pleased how it came out, and after todays result it seemed a good time to post.
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    That it some dedication, please post your other photos. I love airfix models
     
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    This was something I made in 2018, though not a plastic model kit......matchsticks!! Took bloody ages.
    The lights are from a cheap set of battery operated twig light things from b&m. Was funny as owt watching the wife searching amongst the twig things looking for the on/off controller....she says "the switch has gone....it was there yesterday".....
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    Wow, that is so impressive. Did you paint it?
     
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    Cheers mate, i didn't paint the matchstick one, just left it as it is.
     
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    Nice Work.
     
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    These are fantastic! Love stuff like this but couldn't do it myself
     
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    Stopped Airfix at 12 and took up subbuteo instead...
     
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    Not sure i would fancy doing that one....looks a bit lego'y.
     
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    Next one was a Yamaha YZF R1. Loved doing this one, really detailed.
    This is the engine block.....
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    And to give some idea of scale......
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    Some really good detail.....
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    And the finished bike....
    I sent this pic to my son who lives in Thailand, and he thought I had bought a real one.....
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    It was a photo of the kitchen, printed it out, and put it behind the model on a wooden table....
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    I like all this sort of stuff, we don't have much space to store it unfortunately. I 'bought the kids' one of these for Christmas

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    It's pretty cool, it's an RC car but it's slowish with 4wd and it can climb over almost anything, what it lacks in speed it makes up for in power. Good fun setting up courses on the floor it can climb over cushions and whatnot no bother.
     
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    Look class that. I do quite fancy having a go at building one. I've just finished an old Tamiya 1/12 Leopard tank kit which was originally designed to put a simple forward/reverse motor in, but the motors are no longer available.

    Edit. It was a 1/35, not 1/12.
     
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    Great effort mate. I dont have the steady hands or patience for owt like that.
     
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    I couldn't find 1:12 anywhere, plenty of 1:16 and 1:35 around.

    Nothing on google images as well. If you had the numbers from the motor it could probably be sourced from a manufacturer
     
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    Aye mate, you're right, the Leopard I done is 1/35, not 1/12 as I posted. The Tamiya bikes are1/12, the tanks are 1/35.
    The link you posted is 1/16, so would be a decent size.
    I'm well impressed with the Leopard tank, even for a donkeys old kit, it came out great. It was my first go with mud and weathering, I will post some pics in due course....ive got a few before that one to put up.
     
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    I'm bored so was having a look through some old youtube videos. There's one of a yank tank being built wich shows the forward/reverse motor/gearbox. It might be available still

    Have a look for the Tamiya 70097 twin motor and see if that's it
     
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    Cheers for that, I've had a look and I think that would work with a 1/35 tank.
    It will have to wait for a future build though, as the mud ive put on the one I've just finished sets solid, so won't be moving anywhere.
     
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