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.
Pic #12: Very excited to get the "Crepe Mobile"!
Bob turned me on to the "hpiguys Workshop" YouTube channel where you can see this kit being built: Youtube Video. I've always wanted this kind of kit and the video sealed the deal even though it is spendy.
If you've not seen this channel definitely give it a look. He's for sure given me some of my model building mojo back with his simple but effect approach to building and painting, and having fun. Very enjoyable to watch!
WARNING: Watching this channel will result in you buying more kits.
I want one of these now as well. I recently ran across a real one at the St. Petersburg (FL) pier being used as a coffee vendor. The owner let me take a bunch of pics 🙂
The Pancake Roach Coach ! Pretty cool !
Strangely, during the Pandemic one of these has shown up at a park space near where my mum lives in a purely residential area. and even more odd is that it is a Crepe wagon. That's random enough in the UK, but to see it in a residential area is another level of weird.
on the finish line of my "General Lee", the paint started cracking. The body was done - paint, chrome, decals, clearcoat...and what a shiny finish he had!. That was a really hard point, to remove the paint. that time, there were no aftermarket decals on the market, so i wanted to print my own. after i removed the paint, i changed the trimlines around the roof and overhauled the complete front to fit better with the bumpers.
thats why i think, sometime the "Modelbuildersgod" gives you a hint, when you can make it better :-D .
This is one of my favorite cars on my shelf... Such an oddball car. Watching!
A local BMW dealership used to have one on display. One time I managed to talk a salesman into letting me sit in it. Such a weird and cool little car.
Second one of these I've seen on here this week, unique little spud for sure. Knock another masterpiece out of the park Tom !
I love how the steering wheel moves with the door when you open it to allow for more room to get in and out. Pretty ingenious of the developers.
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Unfortunately the whitewash weathering did not turnout well. Ugh!
I might try to see if I can remove the paint and do it over again...
Wow! I used some windex to try to remove the paint and it works a charm. It doesn't interact with the underlying Alclad Klear Kote! So Happy.
And it's done! The weathering turned out okay seeing as it was my first real attempt at doing that. Assembled the internals and everything works. Will post a video of it in action tomorrow. It's very noisy and the controls are pretty crude.
observer almost put the armor to the test😉
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Very beautiful built and result Tom...👍
Tom, I've got to teach myself that clearing method! I hear it works great!
What! No skull and cross bones flag!
Turned out really nice!
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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.
Very Nice !!! BRAVO !
realy nice! well done!
Nice work Tom, Didn't even know Tamiya did one of those, thought that was the exclusive domain of Heller.
Wish I could give it two "like"s my daughter loves it as well.
August 9, 2020
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.
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.
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.
Epic Project Tom, This looks sweet ! You definitely have more patience than I, good sir !
Tom when it comes to planking here are 3 links of a true master at work (Chuck Pasaro)
Looks like a fun project! Watching!