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My kit stash and modelling equipment is now floating on a ship in the Pacific Ocean, I traded The last of my semi-used supplies away, and I bought all the last-minute kits I could conceivably squeeze into my luggage. So, now I’m just scrolling through Scalemates to see all the cool projects my mates are up to, and plotting my own future projects. I’ve got a few “interlude” projects that I want to try... ones that require minimal tools/supplies, but I can’t decide what “real” project I want to tackle after the shackles of my move are off... I want to build them all at once! ;)
27. July, 13:34
Łukasz Gliński
Don't we all share the same problem of wanting to build all kits "asap as possible"? ;)
27. July, 13:51
Greg Baker
well, I didn't think I was alone in that... ;)
27. July, 14:23
Spanjaard
god luck Greg!
5. August, 08:46
Daniel Klink
Wish you all the best and keep yourself safe mate
5. August, 08:53
Alex K
Best wishes for you and family, on this new start, Greg!
5. August, 11:41
Alec K
Hopefully nothing gets lost or squished in transit...
5. August, 11:56
Greg Baker
Thanks guys. I wrapped everything very carefully, but I'm sure my first few projects on Canadian soil will be repair jobs. I've had itchy fingers the last few weeks... but amazingly my stash seems to be growing. I'm pretty sure there will be a small tower of boxes waiting for me on my new (old) doorstep. :)
5. August, 11:58
Roland Gunslinger
I wish you a smooth move! Good luck :)
5. August, 13:42
bughunter
I now that whole-stash-built-at-once wish ;) Sometime I think about solutions of specific things 4 or 5 projects ahead, with the kit untouched in stash. I think it would be better to concentrate on a actual project.
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12. July, 11:04
Greg Baker
Thanks guys. I actually finished this one a while ago, but after getting a new base for the Tintin Moon Tank, I figured that the Loch Lomond Tanker deserved a bit bigger base. It was looking a bit squished before.
12. July, 11:24
Peter Hardy
Like fine wine, improving with age. Enjoyed another look Greg.
12. July, 22:46
Spanjaard
better indeed :)
13. July, 20:56
Choppa Nutta
Ah how strange ... Loch Lomond was where my dad died in a helicopter crash he was piloting about 28 years ago ...
13. July, 21:46
Greg Baker
That is a strange coincidence indeed. Loch Lomond is Captain Haddock's whisky of choice, so that's the Tintin connection. Unfortunately, a terrible connection for you. I'm sorry to hear that.
13. July, 23:08
Choppa Nutta
Ah just one of those things hey, and it was a long time ago but thanks for your good wishes anyway.
Sorry for the downer, anyhow, to brighten the mood a little it is a beautiful place though and I like whisky too ...... and Tintin of course !! ;)
14. July, 01:09
Matthew A
You could make another one in black and white with Johnny Walkers on it
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Tom ...
OMG, how did I miss this build! Absolutely fantastic! I love love it. Another gem for your collection, Greg. Bravo!
10. July, 02:13
Lode Schildermans
Thanks, greg, for making this beauty and sharing it wit us, Tintin fans. For a Belgian as me, it is even more special
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Spanjaard
excellent job Greg, amazing to see a childhood memory coming to life so well :)
10. July, 09:28
Frank Krüger
.... that's incredible!!! I love Tintin! And also your Lunar Tank !!! This is absolutely fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10. July, 13:53
Matthew A
Just had a DVD arrive from Korea - it's the brilliant French film That Man From Rio (1964). Heavily influenced by Tintin it went on to intluence Lucas and Spielberg.
16. July, 13:38
Thomas Bischoff
I just love your excellent work!
16. July, 16:08
Vittorio Gentili
That's really nice and funny. Brilliant idea :)
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No Vellucider (Bandai 0207609)
Science Special Search Party
Vellucider Mecha Colle Ultraman: No.06
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Spanjaard
we are going to end up flying naked and needing the pay the air we breath
2. July, 11:30
Matthew A
Chaz sounds like you tried the wrong kind of modelling
2. July, 21:28
Chaz Gordon
haha, used to manage airport security. furry handcuffs was one of the most confiscated prohibited items.
2. July, 21:42
Chaz Gordon
Spanjaard, I see you are familiar with Ryanair.
2. July, 21:43
Spanjaard
ha ha, no, never flew when them. i like the buses with wheels, not wings
2. July, 23:16
Greg Baker
This thread has kind of taken on a life of its own. Most of my modelling stuff will get packed away and shipped by sea. I'm just plotting for a survival kit (pun intended) to bring with me in my checked luggage.
3. July, 12:45
Nils Steyaert
i wa quite inspired by your idea, and i have a number of spare planes aswell, these im gonna use in my Area 88 2.0 project. i believe you will like it :)

Droopy1984
9. July, 08:48
Greg Baker
Sign me up for that Nils! I also have an (old) idea (that I haven't forgotten) to re-imagine the iconic Area 88 planes as WWII "equivalents". So... a A6M Zero for Shin, and F7F Tigercat for Mickey... a P-47 Thunderbolt for Greg, etc... I already built Shin's Crusader as a Corsair... but I'd like a do-over on that one. ;)
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Greg Baker
Not sure I follow... there are three sets of three (so nines tracks on either side. Which ones front and back?
6. July, 13:29
Martin von Schreckenstein
wow. looking forward to this
6. July, 13:33
Łukasz Gliński
Thought you can skip the mid part of the internal tracks, no-one will ever see it anyway...
Not sure that cuts the expenses, but the workload maybe.
6. July, 13:59
Choppa Nutta
haha, well I did actually go and look at a review of those AS-90 tanks and I did find myself thinking -
"mmm, a fine collection of left over greeblies" :D

The kit bashing thoughts that went through my mind went something like...

make the turret as per and use the upper hull and sprues to carve up into four legs for a squad of spider tanks or.....

use two turrets back to back for the basis of a mech suit Ma.K. style ish or .....

use four turrets and barrels as four shoulders and legs, take two upper hulls back to back for the basis of the body and greeblie up and use those spare decals to decorate etc. or ....

make a space freighter in the esque of Chris Foss and cut up everything for some interesting surface detail .....

I can see some speeder bike potential in there too :)

I think I might need more kits for all the ideas floating through my head !! haha :D
6. July, 15:15
Choppa Nutta
Another idea that springs to mind is that this made make one very cool coffee table if you were to scale it up to 1/144 scale :D :D :D
6. July, 15:20
Greg Baker
I had a feeling it was going to look like that... I had some similar thoughts... a walking four gun barrel monster... a Star Wars Death Star dio for my 1/144 collection of Bandai kits? Who knows?

After studying the images of the carrier a bit more, I think he tank treads will have a sort of tray fit over them, so none of the tops of treads will be visible. That will likely mean I can repurpose their unseen treads elsewhere. If I really want to push it, I could probably use the same tank kits for the middle front and back. If I do that, I'd need 5 kits total - 3 three for all the outside edges, and two for the inside front/back. That might work. One of the reasons I chose this kit to work with is that the tank treads are plastic and separate pieces (not a rubber strip), so I have total control over their placement. Or at least that's what I tell myself. ;)
6. July, 15:27
Choppa Nutta
Well you do have a gift for solving those kind of problems :)
6. July, 15:29
Slavo Hazucha
Got to keep my eyes on this!
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Chaz Gordon
You could cast a solid piece in epoxy clear from the wood ring as a pattern
25. June, 00:12
Greg Baker
I've been thinking about that actually.
25. June, 00:20
Chaz Gordon
Now would be a great time to learn glass blowing if that was on your bucket list
25. June, 00:30
Greg Baker
Bwahahahanaha! I actually thought about using compressed air in that way... is plastic blowing a thing?
25. June, 01:34
Spanjaard
maybe nobody tried before and you will be famous now :)
25. June, 09:47
Uwe Kaeding
Greg - its called blow moulding, basically the opposite of vacuum moulding - you need a female mould, heated plastic sheet and compressed air. We did in high school plastics shop, with acrylic sheet, but just making simple bowls. You would probably need a 2 part mould to remove the finished piece though...
25. June, 12:57
Chaz Gordon
It's how Airfix Diorama bases used to be made
25. June, 16:04
Bart Goesaert
nice to see this one revive...
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Roland Gunslinger
Lovely built! Looks great
2. July, 14:26
Alex K
Such a cutie! (as is always the case with Greg's builds...). BTW, I think you did well to reorganize the Tintin collection projects per subject rather than per album - and it's always such a pleasure for one to browse through your various collections and projects! :)
2. July, 17:29
Greg Baker
Thanks guys! Given how rare these kits are becoming, I really wanted to do it justice. It's not quite as good as I hoped for, mainly some issues with rescribing panel lines, but I think it passes the test.

Alex - yeah, I'm trying to reorganize my collections on Scalemates. The Studio Ghibli ones will be next likely. :)
3. July, 12:49
Greg Baker
Oh, and I updated my blog for those of you playing along at home... https://strobez.ca/wp/index...bonanza-the-calculus-affair/
3. July, 12:49
Neuling
Nice object! Made for the coffee table!
3. July, 14:22
Greg Baker
Btw, if anyone is interested in a Beechcraft Bonanza Kit, I know where you can get one for about $15 plus about $15 shipping...
5. July, 08:39
Łukasz Gliński
Hmmm, I feel intrigued, could you elaborate a bit more? ;)
5. July, 09:08
Matthew A
So you sold both kidneys?
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3. July, 05:04
LucLuke B
I'll be watching that one. I've got rigging diagrams if you need them ;)
3. July, 06:27
Greg Baker
Maybe you could just come over and do the rigging... I'ma gonna need more than diagrams I bet. ;)
3. July, 11:43
LucLuke B
I did a stint onboard a tall ship as a sea cadet in a previous life but have no experience at building ships.
The Secret of the Unicorn is one of my favourite Tintins though. I've got the HMS Beagle in my stash waiting for rainy days. Thanks for the invitation anyhow.
3. July, 12:22
Greg Baker
I've got no real experience building ships either, especially out of wood, which is why I think converting a 1/100 scale plastic kit into a 1/72 one might be my only hope (at least under $500) ;).
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