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  1. How about blending technologies with 3d printing in chocolate!! Anyhow, a chocolate egg-plant should be something fairly easy to practice on. I think the main thing with chocolate is not to correct mould and mould.
  2. In the words of Moses and friends in Attack The Block, 'allow it'. and somehow it wouldn't surprise me if some brass etch got into the mix as well- though not into the chocolate mix because that would be a health hazard and we can't condone that on a family friendly board
  3. Mistakes were made, lessons were ingored So far I've managed one window frame per day, and discovered how effective card glue is on fingers (remarkably so!). This might be a good time to cut my losses, but the ones I have made do look like they're going to be such an improvement on the two dimensional ones that I'm going to keep plugging away. Another little outbuilding has been added to give my eye-sight a break. It came with a very wide overhand all round, which makes sense given the location of the original and climate- like a small porch. But with hindsight this would've nbeen th
  4. To save looking through lots of messages, what I am proposing for the Anything but Injection build is Any model you like, so wiffy, sci-fi, fantasy even more conventional subjects, no holds barred in any medium you like but the injection molded element can't be more than 25%. I'm putting that in because in the my case, I'd replace the rainwater goods with AM injection molded and to allow for raiding the scrap box for similar fiddly details for others. So far there's been suggestions for vac-form, resin, 3D, card, brass, pewter/ white metal, wood. But no offers for somet
  5. That's a serious chunk of resin- weighty I'd have thought which is what always surprises me with resin models. I guess that pewter is what I would call white metal? I shall call it pewter from now on because it sounds so much more refined
  6. Decision time! 'Advanced model fans can cut out the windows of the lighthouse'. I'd say I'm only an advanced model fan in that I love models built by advanced modellers. But the choice is to either go with the windows as printed on the tower, or cut out so recessed windows and glue the carefully folder edge round... In the days of UHU or Copydex this would be a non-starter, but with model glue (I use Deluxe Materials - Rocket Card Glue) I've a chance. My plan is to make up the windows and see how dreadful they look before taking the plunge. So, one down eleven to go and I went
  7. Normally with a GB, I charge in at the start, loose mojo, things get broken (sometimes model related) and I Peter out... but this year's been a right old mix up for eveyone so time for a different approach. 10/12 of the GB gone before I start and intimidated already... I have a thing about lighthouses and so lept at the chance of a model one. I expect lots of us built cardboard Superquick models for model railways 'back in the day', but modern card modelling is a lot more sophiasticated, especially with downloaded ones. But in continental Europe cardboard isn't just for railwa
  8. Absolutely stunning! That wheel looks better than the ones on my car, though it is going for its MOT soon
  9. Oh just look at those! (oooh matron please). Imagine a group build where these were rubbing shoulders with 3d printing models- that's what I'm hoping we'd see in this build- along with the usual displays of skill and ingenuity and my habitual fail! Though I suppose if I was a co-host, it would help me get something over the finish line!! (More than KUTA has managed)
  10. I've just shown this to my guide dog, and he says, 'no chance, even if he did have thumbs!' Are those really etched seat harness? Oh my!
  11. Is this the moment when I do my Meg Ryan impression by shouting, 'yes! yes!! YESSSS!' Oh, ok I'll save it for some other time Everything is welcome as long as its not an injection moulding
  12. Well, where is this year going; its all a little bit crazy to put it mildly but I'm back in the saddle and yes still up for this so please count me in.
  13. I vote yellow as well, if that's light blue in with it then It's pretty much the home and away colours of Cambridge United so please do that one! M
  14. An excellent counterpoint to the high tech wonder of 3D printing and just the kind of variety I'd hope that a fully voted Anything but Injection GB would bring. My only worry is that you're getting this built quicker than I do a conventional kit, but there's lots of reasons to worry about my model making and not just the knives and chemicals involved!!
  15. Having a South African daughter-in-law its no surprise that this is my favourite Gresley! Masterpiece
  16. Am I the only person pondering a What If build at the moment? I bet I'm not!!
  17. This is beyond bonkers, I'm tempted to say that it'll never fly! Can I suggest that inventing the universe and making the apple pie might be easier
  18. a build with a 'commercial confidentiality' clause- intriguing. But maybe something that special should be held back, ready for next year's real GB? Not that I'd ever want to discourage extravagance.
  19. Enzio's idea was that it was a way of promoting GB's to give them a better chance in the 2021 poll- the election campaign has started already!! Being optimistic, it's worth holding a plum build back for the real GB next year.
  20. It would be silly (not that that usually stops me) to start anything with a house move coming in March. But with the whole year ahead, I'll be along later with something in cardboard with a Dutch theme. Undecided between Schipol airport terminal (the original Art Deco one) or a historic lighthouse. any preferences oh learned ones?
  21. This looks brilliant in sooo many ways!
  22. Yep, KLM it is, a very tidy (I'm getting ready for Gavin & Stacey) livery on the F-DCAL sheet
  23. Back from my travels and time to knuckle down with a sizeable chunk of the GB schedule already behind me! As has been flagged up, one of the problems with this kit is the lack of nose bay detail or even locating lugs for the u/c. I can live without the lack of detail (yep I'm a bodger), but I don't want the nose gear collapsing. There are no doubt more elegant ways of doing this, but I've gone for this Tacked in place for this photo, what I've done is used plastastrut to build up the two ridges on the foot of the cockpit floor and cut notches out of the base of the u/c mo
  24. One of my flaws is, I can't just leave it; this would be nearly finished but I've decided the fit of the canopy is way to bad, even allowing for the toy-like nature of the mouldings so I've taken a file to all that area to smooth it out. Also decided that the finish is way too clean and flat, even for a preserved plane- I should have done some pre-shading but even I've got a modicum of sense and I'm not going to strip all the paint off and redo it.
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