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  1. i'm starting to blend in the plane adding details like tail and wing panels and debris and adding sand over its wing, now is darker cause its wet, soaked in water and glue, but it will dry over time. this following is just an experiment fun adding some background to a picture of the model in its current state just to see how it looks
  2. now that you make me think about it i should give a look at the net of the flour strainer
  3. i'm starting to add some detail gluing them to the base end blending them with more sand while i wait to finish the plane itself. once the sand layer is done i've retraced the sand dunes. in the end this is the effect shown in a lowlight i've added some debris, expecially under the nose. I've added soem gears, the parachute and some panels around and started to blend them in with the sand. i feel the sand grain is a bit too big but that's the smallest i've been able to find. I could have used pigments for that but it would have cost a fortune. i'm thinking if i should try to use a mortar to crush it and than filter it and see if i can produce thinner sand and then add another layer over this one. overall this doesn't look that bad in the wide view, but if i shoot some closeup the grains pop up completely out of scale in the end i've got a bag of 5 kg of that sand, i think i've enough to make experiments, i just don't know what can i use to filter it, maybe some old collant or something.
  4. cambridge

    Wingnut Wings Sopwith Dolphin

    a beautiful kit in some expert hands, can't wait to see the final result
  5. so, i've made an even layer of sand, painted the rocks more bright and put the plane. this is still far from being complete but should just give a hint of the final result:
  6. I'm back to work. I've redone the base, this time using Extruded polystyrene. i've used a metal ball to obtain a sand texture and glued rocks over it. Now i need to apply different layers of sands. For the sand i've used "gecko desert sand" that i've found in a pet shop and that looks very good for the project, very fine grain and a good color.
  7. cambridge

    DIY project: plasticard printing/cutting machine

    wow, i honestly didn't even know it existed
  8. cambridge

    DIY project: plasticard printing/cutting machine

    i can understand your suggestion on an "industrial scale", where you do that all day, all days, but here i'm talkin about just cutting some shape in a sheet of 0.2mm plasticard once in a while. I don't think on such a scale the fumes would be any different in quality and quantity from when we melt plastic with a lighter for obtaining antennas or wires. Not saying that those are good fumes, but you probably get more poisned if you smoke a cigarette or you live in a big city.
  9. so, the thing is: i have a broken scanner/3d printer, before throwing it in the trash can, being the kind of guy i am, i went online to look for things i can do with it and i found this: now the following thought popped into my mind. What if i use the same principle to come up with a machine that allows you to cut plasticards sheets? then the secon thought that popped in my mind is "well, who can i better ask to if not those guys on britmodeller"? so the question is: do you think a project like this could work? Has it already been done, and if so is there some walkthrough i can follow as a reference?
  10. in this picture i see three 1/144 kits by BANDAI: the guy in the middle should be HGUC RX-78-2 Revive. is there any expert in gunpla who can tell me what kits are the guy on the left and the guy on the right?
  11. i apologize if i talk about modeling in a non modeling section but i feel the forum lacks a proper section where to ask modelling questions non related to any genre, so this seems the most appropriate section. So, i have a feeling that snap togheter models are considered a bit like an heresy in modelling world and i was wondering why. At best you have guide pins here and there to help align parts but no big modelling brand as far as i know is using the snap togheter approach. The only one that comes to mind is BANDAI and i have to say i've built a Gundam MG kit once and it was the most amazing kit i've built in term of engineering and quality. If you don't know Gundam models, please have a look at a Gundam Perfect Grade to understand how amazing these things are, and consider you can build the whole model without using a single drop of glue ( you can still use glue if you want ), the alignment of parts is perfect, no gaps anywhere, the design of parts and the way they go togheter is amazing, the snap togheter approach doesn't in any way require any compromize in term of details and the whole thing can assume all sort of poses once is built thanks to the skillfull engineering of the model. the model doesn't feel like a toy and i actually have a feeling not using glue doesn't take away anything from the modelling experience. Now going back to regular kits, you never see that approach not even in particular parts of the model, you think expecially on big scales planes where you have to put togheter the two parts of the fuselage or the halves of the wings, and sometimes expecially if the model is not perfect it can become frustrating, with parts not perfectly aligning or glue drying unevenly leaving some weak spots, or tanks where you have to assemble the frames halves, and so on. I feel most kits would benefit from at least the use of snap togheter approach in some particular spot of the model, instead it feels as if it is considered cheating. What do you think about snap togheter?
  12. the one with the "non-modelling related chat" disclaimer? Chat Follow14 Non-Modelling Related Chat
  13. i see there's a generic chat section for non modeling questions, and there are sections for various modelling generes. But let's say i want to ask a generic modelling question, like "what is your favourite modelling brand" "what is the best kit you've built so far" and so on, what is the appropriate section of the forum for that?
  14. cambridge

    Scammell Pioneer SV2S

    absolutely gorgeous, in some picture i swear it could be the real thing
  15. yes that 1/3 is missing to make space for the legs of the driver since the space is small in that thing, it's not the result of the damage.