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Project: Painting and Weathering
1 | 31. October 2019, 04:51
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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 2020, 07:05
Tom ...
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.
29. December 2020, 21:01
Nathan Dempsey
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 🙂
29. December 2020, 23:51
Bob Hall
The Pancake Roach Coach ! Pretty cool !
30. December 2020, 00:53
Chaz Gordon
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.
11. February, 21:50
Tom ... added a new photoalbum.
5 | 20. March 2019, 04:13
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Dominik Weitzer
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 .
13. January, 15:54
Chris Greathouse
This is one of my favorite cars on my shelf... Such an oddball car. Watching!
11. February, 03:10
Ben M
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.
11. February, 03:12
Bob Hall
Second one of these I've seen on here this week, unique little spud for sure. Knock another masterpiece out of the park Tom !
11. February, 05:56
Chris Greathouse
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.
11. February, 14:33

January 12, 2021

Tom ... owns this item
12. January, 03:45

January 5, 2021

Tom ... added a new photoalbum.
4 | 5. January, 00:17
Bob Hall
Nice ! Killer weathering, Tom !
5. January, 00:58
Fantastic 👍
5. January, 01:49
Beautiful weathering. My only criticism is that you should make the cleats of the tracks metallic as it would be worn and not rusty
5. January, 02:26

January 4, 2021

Tom ... completed this item
1:35 Tiger I (Tamiya 48202)
Tiger I Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I Ausführung E (Sd.Kfz.181) Frühe Produktion
Tamiya 1:35
48202 2000 | Changed parts
4. January, 20:37
Tom ... added a new photoalbum.
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Weathering done. Ready to assemble
12 | 20. December 2020, 11:19
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Tom ...
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...
29. December 2020, 07:01
Tom ...
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.
29. December 2020, 07:26
Tom ...
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.
4. January, 10:07
Tom ...
She her in action: Youtube Video

4. January, 19:00
observer almost put the armor to the test😉
4. January, 19:40

January 2, 2021

Ben M@Tom ...
People build "micro layouts" that are pretty cool. I am thinking of building one soon. They are typically less than 6 square feet and are in a small scale or narrow gauge so a lot can be fit into a very small space. I recently built a 9 square inch diorama for my little russian ball tank and it was really fun. I'd never built "scenery" before and I was very happy with how it turned out.
1 | 2. January, 22:18
Kenneth Hanson
Yes, the micro layouts are pretty cool! I'll have to check out your Russian Ball tank.
2. January, 22:37
Tom ...
Arrrgh, don't tempt me. Now I'm going to google "micro layouts" and go down another hobby rabbit hole.... Damn you, Internet!
2. January, 23:25
Tom ... added Decoart to his list of favorite colors
2. January, 09:16
Tom ... added Folkart to his list of favorite colors
2. January, 09:16

December 29, 2020

Tom ... Added a new review for:
Previewed on channel
hpiguys Workshop
29. December 2020, 23:43
Tom ... Added a new review for:
Previewed on channel
hpiguys Workshop
29. December 2020, 22:54

December 28, 2020

Tom ... owns this item
28. December 2020, 03:18

December 26, 2020

Tom ... owns this item
26. December 2020, 01:48

December 24, 2020

Tom ... started this item
1:35 Tiger I (Tamiya 48202)
Tiger I Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I Ausführung E (Sd.Kfz.181) Frühe Produktion
Tamiya 1:35
48202 2000 | Changed parts
24. December 2020, 20:28

December 23, 2020

Tom ... owns this item
1:35 Tiger I (Tamiya 48202)
Tiger I Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I Ausführung E (Sd.Kfz.181) Frühe Produktion
Tamiya 1:35
48202 2000 | Changed parts
23. December 2020, 22:40

December 21, 2020

Tom ... owns this item
No HP-CS (Iwata ECL 4500)
ECL 4500
21. December 2020, 08:09

December 20, 2020

Tom ... owns this item
20. December 2020, 21:43
Tom ... started this item
1:35 Tiger I (Tamiya 35216)
Tiger I Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I Ausführung E (Sd.Kfz.181) Frühe Produktion
Tamiya 1:35
35216 (216) 1997 | New tool
20. December 2020, 11:51
Tom ... added a new project.
1:35 Tiger I (Tamiya 48202)
Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. E Tiger I (early)
3R Military Wehrmacht Heer (German Army 1935-1945)
s.Pz.Abt. 503 332
1943 World War 2 - Eastern Front SU
RAL7021 German grey
20. December 2020, 11:15

December 19, 2020

Tom ... wants this item
19. December 2020, 22:42

September 16, 2020

Tom ... owns this item
16. September 2020, 01:02

September 15, 2020

Tom ... added a new photoalbum.
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Project: OcCre Polaris
1:50 Polaris (OcCre 12007)
15 | 27. July 2020, 20:02
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Daniel Klink
Very beautiful built and result Tom...👍
14. September 2020, 09:52
Tim Heimer
Tom, I've got to teach myself that clearing method! I hear it works great!
14. September 2020, 17:15
Bill Newcomer
What! No skull and cross bones flag!
14. September 2020, 18:09
Tom Beighley
Turned out really nice!
15. September 2020, 03:54
Bob Hall
15. September 2020, 04:32

September 13, 2020

Tom ... completed this item
1:50 Polaris (OcCre 12007)
Polaris Model for Beginners
OcCre 1:50
13. September 2020, 01:00

August 25, 2020

Tom ... added a new photoalbum.
8 | 20. November 2018, 08:23
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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 2020, 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 2020, 14:24
Gary Dahlström
Wish I could give it two "like"s my daughter loves it as well.
25. August 2020, 16:03

August 9, 2020

Tom ... added a new photoalbum.
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Figuring out the planking plan. Got *one* "garboard strake" plank down. Only took another 2 hours.
4 | 16. June 2020, 07:19
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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 2020, 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 2020, 22:43
Bob Hall
Epic Project Tom, This looks sweet ! You definitely have more patience than I, good sir !
21. July 2020, 00:29
Chris Greathouse
Looks like a fun project! Watching!
9. August 2020, 12:08


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