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  1. Most memorable film scenes..

    Did anyone mention the docking scene in Interstellar? Awesome. Soundtrack..fantastic!
  2. looks fantastic to me!
  3. Looking for ESCI/AMT/Italeri 1/48 S-3 Viking instructions

    That'll do it! Thanks very much Dave! Thank you sir for your generous offer! I think I can make due with the instructions shown in the link above. They are pictures of the instructions but they get the point across. Very generous of you to offer up your time up like that, I know we've all got a lot going on these days. Thanks all for the replys!
  4. Most memorable film scenes..

    opening scene in Saving Private Ryan.
  5. Looking for ESCI/AMT/Italeri 1/48 S-3 Viking instructions

    Thanks for looking! I appreciate it. Maybe a copy will turn up somewhere.
  6. Looking for ESCI/AMT/Italeri 1/48 S-3 Viking instructions

    I gave them a shot first. No joy there as far as I can tell.
  7. Hey guys! Any idea where I might find a .pdf of the instructions for the ESCI S-3 Viking? I got a 1/48 kit off ebay that was complete except for the instructions. I know they're just "recommendations" but it would be nice to see how ESCI/AMT/Italeri S-3 intended the kit to be put together. Thanks!
  8. Modelcollect is the manufacturer of the new B2. Despy, you don't have to worry about rescribing panel lines if you don't want to. The real one is (almost) as smooth as a baby's bottom.
  9. DIY project: plasticard printing/cutting machine

    It definitely wasn't built with safety in mind. I've got a friend who owns one and the first two things he did was add a microswitch to turn the laser off if you open the lid while it's running; and second, he moved the ground for the high voltage from the case (yes it was grounded to the case) to the electrical cord ground.
  10. DIY project: plasticard printing/cutting machine

    A cheaper Chinese laser - quite popular on eBay... https://www.ebay.com/itm/40W-CO2-USB-Port-Laser-Engraving-Cutting-Machine-300x200mm-Engraver-Cutter/152532418116?epid=1272508730&hash=item2383a3fe44:g:WJEAAOSwjL5ZB2nR Although I would second a cutter personally. I've got a Silhouette Cameo and it has proven super handy, from cutting super thin strips of masking tape for making WW1 wing rib tape, plastic circles for making scratch wire wheels, and custom paint masks. Roundels are now super easy. I'm all for building a tool for the sake of learning to build a tool if that's what you're going for. I've done it myself plenty. If you want a tool because you want to do "stuff" with it, buying one is probably cheaper - in time and money - and a lot less frustrating. Plus, it gets you doing what you really want to do a lot faster.
  11. Is the Airfix Avro Vulcan really that bad?

    Trenton guy, sorry about your hospital visit but that's a pretty funny story! Absolutely no offense meant. It must be a great relief for your family to know you aren't dying, just suffering from "over-modeling", or maybe just a case of "extreme modeling". bentwaters81tfw & PhantomBigStu: Thanks for your replies. I was pleasantly surprised to see how sharp and crisp all the parts were. I think the crew suffered from the most flash and I think they might have been a little amorphous looking to begin with. I did go to the link mentioned earlier in the thread (http://nabe3saviation.web.fc2.com/modelVul.html) and that build is an inspiration.
  12. Is the Airfix Avro Vulcan really that bad?

    In the interest of keeping valuable information all together, I'll bump this thread to the top instead of starting a new one... I've got a "new" 1/72 MPC Vulcan in the mail recently. This is a early reboxing of the Airfix Vulcan, 1983 to be exact. I've seen a lot of builds of the Vulcan here but what is the definitive Britmodeller Vulcan build? If I'm going to steal some build ideas I'd like to steal the best!
  13. B-2 Spirit - Testors 1/72

    Bumping this one to the top again. Just goes to show that even with the new B-2 on the market, with enough skill, the old Testors mold can be made into something wondrous!
  14. New Bell V280 Valor flies

    More than likely they don't want to share the driveshaft / tilt mechanism innards that are visible in helicopter mode with any potential or current competitors.
  15. How to cut down a sewing needle?

    grab with two pliers and try to bend it. It will snap pretty quick. As said above needles are very hard and brittle. I just found this out yesterday!
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