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Old 06-28-2010, 02:40 PM   #1
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Might as well pitch in here; I build models. I used to build a lot of cars, but lately I've taken to science-fiction and fantasy topics. Don't usually build kits straight from the box; I like to mix-and-match bits from here and there, with a healthy portion of scratchbuilt parts. Here are a few pictures of my stuff:

A girl on a rocketship:
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z256/hi...f2008261-vi.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z256/hi...loseupsmall.jpg

A Bride of Frankenstein-turned-secret agent from a comic book:
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z256/hi...ightlyabove.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z256/hi...inishedside.jpg

An aircar:
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z256/hi...ct/DSCN2623.jpg

A Martian War Machine:
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z256/hi...rayinaction.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z256/hi...Basecloseup.jpg

A flying machine inspired by a Japanese cartoon:
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z256/hi...ct/148_4835.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z256/hi...ct/DSCN2877.jpg (...whoops, not quite finished in that pic)

...and an aerial dreadnought with an unwelcome visitor:
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z256/hi...ht/DSCN3358.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z256/hi...ht/DSCN3361.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z256/hi...ht/DSCN3359.jpg
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Old 06-28-2010, 04:46 PM   #2
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WOW Steve! You are one VERY CREATIVE guy! So when do the little fiberglass trailer models start coming? lol

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Old 06-29-2010, 12:21 AM   #3
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I built a model of a 12' x 50' Mobile Home. It is a "stickie" trailer: the wall framing is all Popsicle Sticks.

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It is to the scale of 1/2" = 1'

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Old 06-29-2010, 08:26 AM   #4
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I built a model of a 12' x 50' Mobile Home. It is a "stickie" trailer: the wall framing is all Popsicle Sticks.

Pretty nifty! Looks like a bit of a load for that T-bird to pull...
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:38 PM   #5
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Wow, Steve and Fred those are fabulous!

Last year I started a Halloween scape but didn't get it finished. I'm going to pull it out and get-r-done for the Lake Casitas rally this year. I love to re-purpose and modify things.
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Pretty nifty! Looks like a bit of a load for that T-bird to pull...
I'll display it at my site (A23) at the Oregon Gathering.
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Bring it to Lake Casitas too! pleez!
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... and Lake Casitas, too.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:57 PM   #9
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Finished a couple more, and Sis urged me to post them here. So here we go:

A French land ironclad, scattering the Prussian cavalry:

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...d/DSCN3585.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...d/DSCN3582.jpg

Taking a break:

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...l/DSCN3634.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...l/DSCN3640.jpg

Space Pirates!
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...s/DSCN3724.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...s/DSCN3729.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...s/DSCN3743.jpg
The pirates' subterranean infinite treasure chamber:
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...s/DSCN3733.jpg
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:18 PM   #10
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Boler Models

Thought you might be interested.

At the PEI rally a person was selling very nice looking Boler Models. I believe they had fiberglass shells.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:53 AM   #11
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nice stuff. i build models too. mostly sail boats and ships in bottles.
built a 1956 cc cobra remote control boat .
a few airplanes too.

i'm planning on building more canoe models as they take up little space and can be worked on while camping. and they have some interest to other campers.
i also am a bit of a whittler, carve walking sticks, miniature sailers, animals and such.
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At the Oregon Gathering, I talked to some kind people who were very complimentary about my models, and so I thought you folks here might like to see a few more models I've completed since I started this thread:

A raid on a farm by Cow-Stealin' Aliens:

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...s/DSCN3924.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...s/DSCN3933.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...s/DSCN3929.jpg

(oh, and here's a video of me crushing the barn)
N-scale barn crushing - YouTube


UFO Interceptor, 1959:

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...9/DSCN3496.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...9/DSCN3502.jpg

And a circus calliope, mounted on a Mack hovertruck:

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...ps9e383d77.png
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...psa1d7b8bb.png

The latest project, still far from complete, is a kit of a strangely-shaped flying machine that I'm turning into an Edwardian Aerial Housecar. So far I've been working mostly on the Housecar itself, but to fit out the main cabin properly I'll be building a lot of furniture, which will be fun.

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...ps7f8610d0.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...psaae4d926.jpg

A better propeller I built for it one Sunday morning:
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...psabba6264.jpg
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