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Updated: February 16, 2020
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Torsten Wendt I like the movie and hold the kit, so I'm in
16. February at 09:37:19
Tom ... Welcome, Torsten. Invasion is underway...

Got the main body all chromed up and pleased with the result. Going to let it cure of a week or two before handling again to painting the interior. That was quite daunting doing such a large even area with Alclad. Hopefully I don't have to do many of those in the future.

Also happy that all the scraping and sanding where the two halves of the saucer meet paid off; there's no noticeable seam line. Phew!
16. February at 21:31:27
Peter Hardy Beautiful finish on the Alclad
16. February at 21:31:43
Munkyslut I love this thread, such a cool piece 8)
16. February at 22:45:46
Tim Heimer This work is out of this world!
17. February at 03:22:55
Tom ... Ha, very funny :D
17. February at 06:42:52
Mike Sleger Thank you for introducing me to Alclad - it's now going to be either this or Molotow Liquid Chrome for my BSG Cylon chrome!
18. February at 05:41:49
Peter Hardy Shut up Tim.
18. February at 07:48:39
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February 16, 2020

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Updated: February 15, 2020
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Danny Meer Following :)
13. February at 15:00:07
Tom ... pic #3: Done some pre-assembly of pieces.

Question: In 1D it says to drill out some holes on the chassis but the holes in the instructions don't really match with the pieces themselves. What am I missing?
15. February at 22:50:09
Peter Hardy Tom, you have, I'll bet found the steering box issue. They have not replaced the part just stood it on its end on the right hand rail. I am scratch building a replacement.
15. February at 23:17:08
Bozzer @Tom. I have a feeling that the instructions are generic and sometimes things get missed?
16. February at 01:01:38
Nathan Dempsey They are very "maybe". As in maybe this goes here but maybe closer to over here... :)
16. February at 01:03:24
Tom ... I'm studying step 7 to see if there are in fact any missing holes. Dry fit, dry fit, dry fit...

Oh and I've completely given up on removing seams; too many and too strong. Some of the more visible ones I'll deal with but otherwise I concede defeat.
16. February at 01:30:05
Bozzer I'm gonna post some pics.
16. February at 01:54:34
Martin Oostrom What you're missing is Italeri logic. It's a very rare capability that only exists within the Italeri factory. When it leaves the factory, it dissipates in the air!
16. February at 08:28:15
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February 11, 2020

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Updated: February 11, 2020
Project: Painting and Weathering
Scratchbuilt
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Olivier Just a candid question : why are you guys de-chroming those sprues ?
4. February at 21:00:23
Tom ... Oliver, it's just a personal preference. I don't like chrome plating myself. Much prefer Alclad's chrome paint so I like to strip and repaint whenever I can.
4. February at 21:07:45
Nathan Dempsey Sometimes the kit chrome parts look very toy-like. I agree with Tom, the newer chrome paints look much more realistic. I like Bare-Metal foil too.
4. February at 21:14:32
Tom ... However, not all chrome is equal. I actually kept the wheel hubs of the Porsche 928S: https://scalemates.com/content/content.php?id=456658. Though that one is more of an aluminium finish than chrome.
4. February at 21:19:42
Olivier Thanks for the explanations. Building mainly WWII soft skins I seldom come across chrome.
4. February at 21:50:26
Chris Greathouse This is the final result of dechroming and chroming with Alclad. Compare with Tom's #8 above which is very shiny and toylike. This is my Super Boss with Alclad chrome, You can really see the difference... no toy like shine/appearance. [img1]
5. February at 02:58:28
Olivier All clear now. :)
5. February at 09:20:36
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 at 16:51:25
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Updated: February 9, 2020
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Peter Hardy There is a road north you know Wilky!
Tom, what's next mate??? You still in the groupbuild? Looking at the detail work on the model T I hope so!
10. February at 10:40:42
Dominik Weitzer Wow, that figures looking amazing !!!
10. February at 19:58:19
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 (No)
10. February at 20:34:14
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 at 21:02:54
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 at 21:23:44
Bill Newcomer Definitely a build to be proud of.
11. February at 03:16:58
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 at 05:45:09
Alec K Excellent work. I love the figs, and the red paint is just gorgeous
11. February at 12:39:46
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1:24 Tools (Fujimi 11032)
 
Tools
Fujimi 1:24
11032 (GT2)
1987 | New tool
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1:24 Garage & Tools : Garage (Fujimi 11031)
 
Garage & Tools : Garage
Fujimi 1:24
11031 (GT1-1200)
2005 | Changed ???
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February 10, 2020

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Updated: February 9, 2020
9. February at 04:44:58 Share
Neuling Top job on vehicle and firemen. An early type first responder. Beautiful!
9. February at 07:50:46
Treehugger Are the tires supposed to be white?
9. February at 07:51:47
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 at 10:47:38
Valters Orlovskis Very nice! Brass is looking really great! Well done!
9. February at 10:55:09
Tom ... Thanks, guys. I'm happy with how it turned out.
10. February at 20:11:45
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 at 20:16:48
Tom ... I do need to get into doing dio's.... some day...
10. February at 20:22:15
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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 | Changed parts
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February 9, 2020

Tom ... added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 5 images
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In progress
1:48 Flying Saucer (Polar Lights 970)
 
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1:48 Flying Saucer (Polar Lights 970)
Plan 9 From Outer Space
Flying Saucer
Polar Lights 1:48
970 (3970)
2019 | Changed ???
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1:24 Model T 1914 (ICM 24017)
 
Model T 1914 Fire Truck with Crew
ICM 1:24
24017
2018 | Changed parts
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February 3, 2020

Tom ... owns this item
1:48 Flying Saucer (Polar Lights 970)
Plan 9 From Outer Space
Flying Saucer
Polar Lights 1:48
970 (3970)
2019 | Changed ???
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1:48 Flying Saucer (Polar Lights 970)
Plan 9 From Outer Space
Flying Saucer
Polar Lights 1:48
970 (3970)
2019 | Changed ???
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1:25 Ghostbusters ECTO-1A (AMT 750M/12)
 
Ghostbusters ECTO-1A
AMT 1:25
750M/12
2012 | Changed decals
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February 2, 2020

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February 1, 2020

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1:25 Ghostbusters ECTO-1A (AMT 750M/12)
 
Ghostbusters ECTO-1A
AMT 1:25
750M/12
2012 | Changed decals
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January 31, 2020

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1:48 Flying Saucer (Polar Lights 970)
Plan 9 From Outer Space
Flying Saucer
Polar Lights 1:48
970 (3970)
2019 | Changed ???
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Tom ... A little fun decor for my office!
31. January at 22:44:04
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1:25 Tip Top Shop Repair & Maintence (AMT PP016)
 
Tip Top Shop Repair & Maintence Garage Accessory Set #2
AMT 1:25
PP016
2019
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January 30, 2020

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Tom ... now follows Bozzer
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Tom ... now follows Danny Meer
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January 29, 2020

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1:24 Bad city cops: Starsky and Hutch (Scale Production TMF24066)
 
Bad city cops: Starsky and Hutch
Scale Production 1:24
TMF24066
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January 28, 2020

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1:6 Honda Monkey 2000 Anniversary (Tamiya 16030)
 
Honda Monkey 2000 Anniversary 2000
Tamiya 1:6
16030
2001 | Changed parts
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January 26, 2020

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1:12 Monkey 125 (Tamiya 14134)
 
Monkey 125
Tamiya 1:12
14134 (134)
2019 | New tool
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1:24 Medium 3 ton. Firetruck (Italeri 3778)
 
Medium 3 ton. Firetruck
Italeri 1:24
3778
2007 | Changed box
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January 22, 2020

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1:35 Model T 1917 Ambulance (Revell 03285)
 
Model T 1917 Ambulance
Revell 1:35
03285
2019 | Changed decals
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January 21, 2020

Tom ... owns this item
No Magnivisor Deluxe (Carson Optical CP-60)
Carson Pro
Magnivisor Deluxe
Carson Optical
CP-60
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January 15, 2020

Tom ... owns this item
1:8 Wicked Witch of the West (Polar Lights 903)
 
Wicked Witch of the West The Wizard of Oz
Polar Lights 1:8
903
2015 | New tool
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January 13, 2020

Tom ... added Scale Auto Magazine to his list of favorite magazines
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1:24 Schlingmann Unimog RW1 (Revell 07531)
 
Schlingmann Unimog RW1
Revell 1:24
07531
2019 | Changed box
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Chris Greathouse Me likey!!! Where'd you pick up this bad boy?! PM me when you start!
12. January at 20:29:34
Tom ... Got it on amazon for $60. I like that it has a ton of detail.
12. January at 23:46:40
Chris Greathouse I saw that on there... been tempted many times, 250 pieces in a beefy vehicle.. and I want several of the UNIMOGs. But now I'm on an Egg Girl van mission. It'll cost about $200 to get the other 3 vans that I don't have. Sucks how time makes the cost/value go up :P
13. January at 02:02:19
Tom ... Hobbies always expand to the size of one's wallet. There's no getting around it. :( Money *and* time. I just spent three hours scrapping seams, sanding and mounting little pieces. It's like I haven't done anything. Sheesh!
13. January at 03:16:16
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1:24 Benz Patent-Motorwagen 1886 (ICM 24040)
 
Benz Patent-Motorwagen 1886
ICM 1:24
24040
2020 | New tool
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1:24 Australian Truck (Italeri 719)
 
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January 11, 2020

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1:8 Wicked Witch of the West (Polar Lights 903)
 
Wicked Witch of the West The Wizard of Oz
Polar Lights 1:8
903
2015 | New tool
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November 27, 2019

Tom ... wants this item
1:24 Schlingmann Unimog RW1 (Revell 07531)
 
Schlingmann Unimog RW1
Revell 1:24
07531
2003 | Changed box
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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 at 01:11:08
Chris Greathouse Sorry to hear that! :(
26. November 2019 at 01:22:17
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 at 10:10:57
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 at 15:04:13
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 at 20:06:02
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 at 22:04:50
Tom ... Good point Hans. I hadn't thought of that.
27. November 2019 at 00:03:32
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 at 00:11:24
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November 26, 2019

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1:24
Completed
1:24 Model T 1914 (ICM 24017)
 
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1:24 Model T 1914 (ICM 24017)
 
Model T 1914 Fire Truck with Crew
ICM 1:24
24017
2018 | Changed parts
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November 24, 2019

Tom ... will attend SCM Australian Trucks Groupbuild
SCM Australian Trucks Groupbuild in Moranbah
SCM Australian Trucks Groupbuild
AU 15. February until 31. July 2020, in Moranbah
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1:24 Australian Truck (Italeri 719)
 
Australian Truck
Italeri 1:24
719
20xx | Changed box
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November 23, 2019

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No Apollo Lunar Module (Fascinations MMS078)
 
Apollo Lunar Module Metal Earth
Fascinations
MMS078
2014 | New tool
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No Micro Miter Box (Micro-Mark 86407)
Extra Long
Micro Miter Box
Micro-Mark
86407
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November 22, 2019

Tom ... owns this item
No Hobby Line Engraver (Trumpeter 09912)
 
Hobby Line Engraver
Trumpeter
09912
2009 | New tool
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No Perfect Plastic Putty (Deluxe Materials BD44)
 
Perfect Plastic Putty Fills fine gaps, Creates invisible seams
Deluxe Materials
BD44
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No Gray Putty (Squadron Products SQ20202)
 
Gray Putty Fast-Dry Formula
Squadron Products
SQ20202
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November 20, 2019

Tom ... wants this item
1:87 The Firefighter (Revell 0389)
Harbor Fire Boat
The Firefighter
Revell 1:87
0389
1979 | Changed ???
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No Head Mount Magnifier (YOCTOSUN YS-EGM-UGV1)
 
Head Mount Magnifier
YOCTOSUN
YS-EGM-UGV1
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Tom ... and Bryn Crandell are now mates.
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1:35 HUSKY TSV (Meng VS-009)
British Army
HUSKY TSV (Tactical Support Vehicle)
Meng 1:35
VS-009
2018 | New tool
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November 18, 2019

Tom ...
Jeez, these things are still small at 1:16! How do people paint 1:35 figures with any detail?
1:16 146th New York Zouaves Officer (FeR Miniatures PCW00012)
 
146th New York Zouaves Officer
FeR Miniatures 1:16
PCW00012
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November 17, 2019

Tom ... owns this item
No Neatfi XL Task Lamp (Neatfi 9501LED)
 
Neatfi XL Task Lamp With Clamp
Neatfi
9501LED
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November 15, 2019

Tom ... marked this item as on order
1:16 146th New York Zouaves Officer (FeR Miniatures PCW00012)
 
146th New York Zouaves Officer
FeR Miniatures 1:16
PCW00012
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1:108 Harbour Tug Boat (Revell 05207)
 
Harbour Tug Boat
Revell 1:108
05207 (80-5207)
2001 | Changed decals
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November 13, 2019

Tom ... wants this item
1:24 1913 Ford Model T Roadster (Revell 07661)
 
1913 Ford Model T Roadster
Revell 1:24
07661
2019 | Changed ???
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