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16. September, 01:02

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Project: OcCre Polaris
1:50 Polaris (OcCre 12007)
15 | 27. July, 20:02
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Tom ...
Thx you guys. It was a fun build. Something a little different. Hopefully the smoke is going away soon. I miss my porch.
14. September, 03:55
Łukasz Gliński
Outstanding effect, it looks sooooooo real Props for the rigging too
Btw. How come you've got such a clean workbench? ;)
14. September, 07:29
Tom ...
Lukasz it's easy. I take my arm and swipe everything to the floor... :)
14. September, 09:48
Daniel Klink
Very beautiful built and result Tom...
14. September, 09:52
Tim Heimer
Tom, I've got to teach myself that clearing method! I hear it works great!
14. September, 17:15
Bill Newcomer
What! No skull and cross bones flag!
14. September, 18:09
Tom Beighley
Turned out really nice!
15. September, 03:54
Bob Hall
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20. November 2018, 20:50
Tom Ballhoff
Excellent
20. November 2018, 21:13
Daniel Klink
One little thing: The Laquer is a little bit too less on the shiny and polished side.
Even Ducks had a shiny and deep glossy Hull when they were new and well preserved :)
20. November 2018, 21:45
Tom ...
Ha Daniel, you make me laugh. At the moment I just struggle to not make a mess of airbrushing. Hopefully it doesn't take too long to get to the point where I can control what look I really want. :)

And what I really want is to get good at weathering/realism. I find weathered models much more interesting. I think I should buy some miniatures and just practice painting them, that way I don't care if I mess up.
20. November 2018, 22:03
Bob Hall
Very Nice !!! BRAVO !
20. November 2018, 23:42
Dominik Weitzer
realy nice! well done!
25. August, 05:45
Chaz Gordon
Nice work Tom, Didn't even know Tamiya did one of those, thought that was the exclusive domain of Heller.
25. August, 14:24
Gary Dahlström
Wish I could give it two "like"s my daughter loves it as well.
25. August, 16:03

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Ben M
You're dripping with humor today.
23. June, 20:14
Christian W
Interessting.
24. June, 05:02
JD
Yeah I've got many irons in the fire... Why not use this extra time to learn another skill, like Shipbuilding?
24. June, 05:06
Tom ...
Yay, got one plank down tonight. Only took best part of 3 hours.... This is like doing a puzzle, only you have to make the pieces yourself.

Half of my time was figuring out the planking plan. Used blue tape to get the length of a bulkhead and then divide it into 9 intervals, i.e. 9 planks. Luckily most of the bulkheads/frames are the same effective length so I think I can get away with very little tapering except at the bow and the "middle" plank.

The bottom plank I just installed is called the "garboard strake" and it's was really a bit of work to shape it right. I think it worked out well except for the bow end. There is too much of a curve into the keel. Man this is a learning curve too. I might have bitten off more than I can chew.

Off now to have a mug of grog... I mean beer.
24. June, 05:28
Tom ...
Wow, this build is kicking my butt. Definitely not a beginner kit as far as the planking goes. Unlike most ships, where you don't see the inside of the hull, here it is very noticeable if the planks don't fit perfectly (or close to perfect) on to the frames. Also being a relatively small hull makes planking even harder.

So I decided to purchase a true "beginners" kit from OcCre: Polaris (OcCre 12007, 1:50) and see how I fare with that. Just having a larger model should make it much easier to start with.

1:50 Polaris (OcCre 12007)
 


There are also step-by-step videos to go with it: Youtube Video

 


In the meantime I'll plug away at this one. It's just going to take a long time to get good at bending the planks to fit the contours of the frames properly. I'm also figuring out that I could have better faired the frames to being with to make planking a little easier.
20. July, 22:43
Bob Hall
Epic Project Tom, This looks sweet ! You definitely have more patience than I, good sir !
21. July, 00:29
Richmond
Tom when it comes to planking here are 3 links of a true master at work (Chuck Pasaro)

https://modelshipworld.com/t..le-by-chuck-finished/page/3/

Youtube Video

 


shipmodelsocietyofnewjersey.org/downloads.php
9. August, 11:24
Chris Greathouse
Looks like a fun project! Watching!
9. August, 12:08

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Tom ...
Doing this kit as a warm up to Mars Attacks. Hopefully Mars attacks has better fitting pieces. Going to be a fair bit of work to get rid of all the holes and seams.

However.... "Double Action. Twice the Terror". Buhahahaha!

Going to be leaving the lights on at the bench...
15. June, 05:46
JD
Spooky! :#
15. June, 06:49
Gareth Burge
Looking forward to this...
15. June, 08:37
Tom ...
Have given up on trying to remove seams and joints. The fittings are terrible and as this is really a throwaway project I'm not too worried. This build is more about painting.

Oh and the jailer's axe "action" works really well. I'm impressed.
20. June, 21:44
Bill Newcomer
It appears the "Jailer" is well fed.
20. June, 21:58
Chaz Gordon
Polar Lights are releasing some really interesting subjects, reminds me of the weird Revell stuff from the 80s
24. June, 20:17
Tom ...
Primed everything so will start painting soon.
2. July, 23:04
Bill Newcomer
Hey! Be careful with that! You'll poke someone's eye out! LOL
10. July, 07:19
Tom ...
hehe :)
10. July, 16:12

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Project: Painting and Weathering
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31. October 2019, 04:51
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Olivier
All clear now. :)
5. February, 09:20
Tom ...
Friend gave me this to build. I think though that I'll need to practice first on some other tank as I've not built one in like 40 something years.
11. February, 16:51
Tom ...
Image #10: It's been five months since I was last at the LHS so I guess it's okay!
1. June, 00:02
Chris Greathouse
Nice buy! I've been eyeing that Land Rover myself, it looks sweet.
1. June, 02:07
Tom ...
Me too, Chris. I also like that my LHS is starting to stock more esoteric kits, like Polar Lights. Hope they get enough sales to keep them coming. I'm a sucker for the not-so-run-of-the-mill.
1. June, 03:33
Tom ...
I went a little crazy and purchased some mini woodworking tools: scroll saw, table saw and sander. The scroll saw arrived on Father's Day so it was meant to be, I guess. My reasoning for the purchases is that I would like to be able to fabricate more things on my own... In my mind I have visions of me being as creative as others on this site and scratch building parts and dioramas and such... only time will tell though... Hobbies seem to be more about collecting things me thinks. :)
22. June, 20:08
Martin Oostrom
We share the same visions. Luckily I don't have the room you have :D
23. June, 05:19
Chaz Gordon
That's a nice little saw Tom, I don't think you need help at all, you should be able to manage a whole sheet of plascard in that on your own.
23. June, 07:05

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Torsten Wendt
I like the driver so much :)
21. June, 18:22
Tom ...
Torsten, I can't claim credit for the driver. Came like that with the kit. I guess I could weather him a bit but I'm over this build.

Bill, it's nothing terrible. In fact it's pretty decent. I think I'm just getting more fussy. It does have lots of seams and I don't like how the chassis connects to the body. Makes it hard to have proper alignment and the radiator doesn't seem to fix into its space. Make sure to dry fit the cockpit and chassis before glueing the cockpit/tub in place. The hood/bonnet assembly requires some carving to make it open and close well and there is a lot of fiddling about to get the hood assembly positioned so it works. I love the body (apart from having to remove the outrageous seams) but I do wish the roll bar had a better "seat" for glueing on but then the kit allows you to build different configurations, i.e. without a roll bar, so I guess there's no getting around that.

Oh and DON'T glue in the steering wheel if you are going to be putting Ken in the driver's seat or there will be no room for him to fit. Put him in and then jam the steering wheel into its hole.

Oh and theTires! Dry fit the hubs in to the tires before you paint them. I had to carve out a good amount of the inside of the tires to get the hubs to fit.

I think what I mean by a better kit is one that is more detailed and advanced. This is one car I'm willing to spend a bit of money on. I don't care too much for modern race cars but there's something about this Cobra and its ilk that I really love.
22. June, 01:34
Bill Newcomer
Thanks for the tips Tom.
22. June, 03:52
Chaz Gordon
A proper roll bar on a cobra should pass through a hole on the body and bolt to the chassis, there is a gap to allow flexing without rubbing, so accuracy would demand a hole larger than the hoop tube, but then you'd need to extend the tube.
22. June, 07:03
Spanjaard
beautiful blue color
22. June, 14:08
Christian W
Now I watched your built long enough without showing you my Cobra. Two months ago I restored it. Funny thing: the color. First I wanted to paint it steal grey that it fits to my Viper QP. Then I changed my mind:
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[img2]
*lol*
Yes, the little windows at the sides are missing. I've had the Cobra for more than twenty years. It wasn't painted and during the long running other builds I grab one and restore it.
 


To your Cobra. Under the body it is definitely better than mine ;) Very good. Like it.
Then I saw the driver and the first person which came into my mind: Jacky Ickx. He looks so familiar. A pair of gloves where cool. Those with the free nuckles :)
22. June, 16:38
Tom ...
Nice one, Christian! It looks sharp and clean! The dashboard and steering wheel are perfect too.
22. June, 19:42
Christian W
Thank you. I'll do a gallery hopefully this week.
22. June, 19:45

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1:48 18th Century Longboat (Model Shipways MS1457)
 
16. June, 07:14
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16. June, 02:27
Tom ...
Going ahead with the build phase...
16. June, 02:28
Greg Baker
Oh, man... sign me UP~!
16. June, 02:30
JD
"Don't run! We are your friends!" – Martian Translation Device
16. June, 03:23
Ben M
ACK! ACK ACK! ACK!
16. June, 03:37
16. June, 04:03
JD
Only the Dems... :O
16. June, 04:04
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JD
Yeah, we think alike in that regard. I'm dying to get to my Ma.K stuff, but my skills aren't there yet to do them justice, so I practice and learn on other things, sometimes on toys I find at the $ store. I had an epic failure learning salt chipping on a toy robot, but it was all good! But I digress...
13. June, 22:48
Peter Hardy
Yep, love it.

13. June, 23:30
14. June, 02:28
Peter Hardy
Must be airsick, looking a bit green around the gills!
Fun build Tom, I have enjoyed it more than you, please get the Mars Attacks thing happening soon. I can't wait!
14. June, 03:11
Chaz Gordon
I checked the kit page and looked at the instructions. Thought there were missing pages. Then i realized it's just the one step. But then how many parts does a saucer need?.
14. June, 03:36
Tom ...
Thx, guys. I think that I will pre-assemble Mars Attacks, and maybe even prime it, but hold off on painting till I have more confidence. I hear it requires a bit of filling work. Also have a wooden long boat kit I want to get started on. Probably biting off more than I can chew. Still have the wheels on the Cobra to finish.
14. June, 03:41
JD
No! Tom..you must do Mars Attacks! Give your fans what they want to see, then you can go back to doing cars or aircraft or whatever... :P :P
14. June, 06:24
Dominik Weitzer
Looks good! Well done!
15. June, 14:16
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1:12 Escape from the Dungeon (Polar Lights POL972)
 
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Tom ...
Thanks, guys. Next up is the Linberg flying saucer (from 1952 https://fantastic-plastic.com/lindberg_flying_saucer.html) that Polar Lights have released as Plan 9 from Outer Space: Plan 9 - WIP | Album by Cohort (1:48)
10. February, 20:34
Bob Hall
I was Just watching those old Ed Wood Movies the other day ! This is gonna be good ! *pulls up seat with popcorn* I'm in !
10. February, 21:02
Tom ...
yeah, it's so strange that these kits were actually used in the movie. The box says "a bizarrely authentic scale mode... All 61 rivets are accounted for and placed in exactly the same spots..."
10. February, 21:23
Bill Newcomer
Definitely a build to be proud of.
11. February, 03:16
Chris Greathouse
Hope there's another fire truck on standby because your truck is LIT!... I really like the color of the coats.
11. February, 05:45
Alec K
Excellent work. I love the figs, and the red paint is just gorgeous
11. February, 12:39
Chris Greathouse
Thanks for your spoon table! I'll going to use that 1st spoon on all the chrome pieces on my Aussie truck, my chassis, and other details. The Cab will be dark green with details.
28. February, 04:48
Christian W
V e r y n i c e! The figures Looking good and the Ford good too ;)
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1:24 USRRC 427 Cobra (Revell 85-4149)
 
24. May, 21:41
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Peter Hardy
Stop it Danny! You're scaring me!
10. March, 21:20
Tom ...
I haven't been able to get to the bench at all the last few weeks. Great to see others are making progress. haven't even had time to comment. Life (other than corona) is sucking up all my free time. All I can do right now is lurk every few days! Take care guys and stay safe! Talk soon.
24. March, 23:53
Martin Oostrom
Same for me Tom
26. March, 08:16
Bozzer
Updated my album
17. April, 17:41
Tom ...
Ugh, I'm so far behind. I have 170 unread notifications! Just slammed with work and family life right now. No energy to do any hobbies. Oh and the weather is gorgeous.. the porch is calling...
17. April, 20:32
Peter Hardy
So Tom, lurking eh? Just an occasional peep? A peeping Tom?
17. April, 22:03
Tom ...
Going to put this monster on hold for now. Been jonesing to get back to some kind of modeling. Will start my USRRC 427 Cobra as that seems like a straight forward build for the amount of time I currently have available. It's depressing see all the amazing work everyone is doing here. Very jealous. I look at my stash and just want to cry...
24. May, 01:18
Peter Hardy
Did the same myself Tom, got frustrated as hell and started an OOB one day build that has stretched to three days so far!
24. May, 01:53

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9. February, 04:44
Neuling
Top job on vehicle and firemen. An early type first responder. Beautiful!
9. February, 07:50
Treehugger
Are the tires supposed to be white?
9. February, 07:51
Danny Meer
Very nice build and Treehugger yes in the early beginning of using rubber from trees it was the white latex that was used. Ford's own rubber plantation didn't last long
9. February, 10:47
Valters Orlovskis
Very nice! Brass is looking really great! Well done!
9. February, 10:55
Tom ...
Thanks, guys. I'm happy with how it turned out.
10. February, 20:11
Bob Hall
Now all ya need is a "Chicago Fire" backdrop and Mrs O'Leary's Cow snickering walking off into the back ground ! LOL !!!!!!!
10. February, 20:16
Tom ...
I do need to get into doing dio's.... some day...
10. February, 20:22
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1:35 Tiger I (Tamiya 35216)
Tiger I Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I Ausführung E (Sd.Kfz.181) Frühe Produktion
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1997 | Changed parts
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A little fun decor for my office!
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1:24 Australian Truck (Italeri 719)
 
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Tom ...
Pulling the plug on this one. Tried to get fancy with the body panel lines and made a pig's ear of it. There was a bunch of things I was not happy with and this last one was just one too many. Meh....
26. November 2019, 01:11
Chris Greathouse
Sorry to hear that! :(
26. November 2019, 01:22
Valters Orlovskis
The best way to paint gold panel lines on this kit is gold marker:
Progress | Album by Angelos (1:24)
26. November 2019, 10:10
Chaz Gordon
I've experimented with Sharpie Metallic markers under Clear coats. So far, the Tamiya Solvent based acrylic clears do not harm the sharpie, haven't tried water based, but I'd guess a fairly safe bet
26. November 2019, 15:04
Tom ...
Excellent build Valters! After I messed up the first panel line I did the others free hand with the sharpie and go mixed results. I think I need to find a sharpie with a fine tip, preferably a chisel, rather then the big fat tip I have now. My next build will be the fire truck so I'm going to be asking you how you did your lights. They are perfect.

Also I don't care for the Alclad Gold Plate colour. I think for the fire truck I'm going to try some other paints out first. The Alclad is too dark for my liking. I'd like something a bit brighter.
26. November 2019, 20:06
Valters Orlovskis
Thanks, Tom! :)
The Centropen Gold marker I use has a quite sharp tip. It was cheapest Gold color marker in shop but I chose it because of size of tip. Color is a bit dark but it works nice.
About lights - if You mean side lights then ring in front of light is made from copper wire, connection point was soldered and sanded, and then glued to plastic with clear Epoxy, which at the same time fills external perimeter between ring and plastic. The tricky internal parts for all lights was reflectors, actually it is very easy to make them, but hard to explain all in words (especially because my english is not very good :) I'll make a picture of process later and then post a link here. And important step is good planning of gluing / filling / sanding / masking / painting sequence.
About painting - I use AK Interactive Xtreme Metal Brass color but made a mistake when choose black base instead of some light color. The black base gives good "volume" effect for surface but at the same time final color appears too dark.
If I remember correctly the painting sequence for side lights was following: some metallic color (inside of clear parts), Black primer (Vallejo), Black base (AK or Alclad), Brass (AK), Tamiya Clear, Light Grey wash (Vallejo) and finally one or two coats of Tamiya Clear.
26. November 2019, 22:04
Tom ...
Good point Hans. I hadn't thought of that.
27. November 2019, 00:03
Tom ...
Valters, thank you for the info. I look forward to the how-to pictures. Good to know about the AK metal brass too. I love Alclad's chrome and aluminum, (though I might someday try using Molotow's liquid chrome) so I feel good about those colours. Just need to figure out a good brass and I'll be really happy... for now :)
27. November 2019, 00:11

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1:24 Model T 1914 (ICM 24017)
 
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