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  1. Hi all last night I went to my first Ipms club meet, I have to say they were very friendly chaps, there were no elitists among them and my models seemed to go down ok, I was worried about taking them (I took Moochie's death and unusual showroom )incase they weren't good enough, but in the end my worries were pointless as no one said anything bad about them. I was made to feel welcome. I was invited by another member, but a modeler walked in and was made to feel just as welcome good evening enjoyed it.

  2. Lights Camera action
    I have got to say I am quite chuffed with John Carpenter
    I dont know if he has one now but the photo I have with him on the set of Christine he is sporting a moustache so I have given my little man one, he dosn't look much like John, I mean john is much slimmer than mine and he is only wearing a jumper on the pic I have, but he could have been wearing a jacket earlier so not too worried about that.
  3. Hi all tonight's installment thought i ought to do some work on the director and his stuff and finish the lights. here is where I am at now.
    Here is the little guy I am going to use as Mr John Carpenter.
    with a little persuasion I got him to sit.
    So now of course he needs a seat.
    and here he is with the finished lights
    so thats tonights installment.
  4. Ok guys I had got bored of this and was going to put it on the back burner but due to the plane I decided to build to get my mojo back, here I am again (I have decided I dont like planes) so here is what i am up to now
    I have painted the logo on one side of the trailer, which at first I thought looked rubbish but then I thought, I don't know a new business, couldn't afford a proper paint job so maybe did it themselves, anyway what it is, is what you got.
    then I thought about finshing the lighting I have 2 of these doing the third as we speak, one will be shorter just to add variety.
    so thats where i am now.
  5. Hi all my new leds have turned up. it always tickles me how big the box is they come in
    but this time they came with a high quality brochure here are an assortment of pics from said brochure
    all very nice so when I want my 30 million pound yachts lighting upgraded I know where to go.
    Anyway thats not why I posted this is my simple but not particularly elegant method for lighting the super troupers
    take one led
    bend thus
    make a plasticard tube the size of your chosen batteries. inset 2 batteries place bent led over the plastic tube and onto batteries
    insert piece of plastic between the negative pole
    light goes out. remove plastic card
    light comes on.
    now all I have to do is figure out how to get that inside the super troupers, the batteries and led slip in nicely, its figuring out the switch.
  6. You can't get inspiration without it can you? It's one of the inspirational tools at my disposal along with whiskey, gin and vodka, of course you have to be careful not to get too much inspiration as that can lead to some very strange models.

  7. Hi all I am a new member to this forum, and really I suppose plastic kits, I only started again Christmas after a break of nearly 40 years. I was 10 or so when I built my last plastic kit.

    So enough waffaling. After completing AMT's Plymouth Fury Christine (bit peeved there its just a reboxed Belvedere had to remove the Belvedere badging) I thought why not do a diorama of Moochies death scene, then I thought no wait a min why not do the filming of Moochies death scene. and with that thought I began. So here is my progress so far.


    I tried to get a 1\24-25 model of a dozer but they are about 100 quid and I aint paying that plus postage so I thought I would see if I could get away with a 1\16 but no it looked stupid so i cut it down to 1\25




    had to scratch build the panaflex 35mm camera



    decided the Tarmac looked quite empty so decided to add a Tea trailer and car towing it for the crew on the shoot





    So that is where I am now still 2 more cameras to build all the lighting rigs the generator got to think of a logo for the Tea trailer, got to be American (being British thats a bit hard)and i want to incorporate my initials KP into it, loads more to do trouble is I keep thinking of more.Oh and of course when I pluck up the courage I have got to crush Christine into the loading bay.

    So what do you think.

  8. Hi all I live in Gt Maplestead Essex England

    Untill recently I usually built scratch built rc boats and ships. Then at Christmas I was bought a plastic model kit it was actually a tank (never built one before)but I enjoyed it so much it reminded me of my youth when I used to build model cars (not very well)but from years of scratch building I like to think I have improved.

    Anyway to cut a long story short I am well and truly hooked. I have joined some other forums and was checking yours out and thought this seems like a nice place, friendly and knowledgeable so here I am.

    Ken's the name modeling's the game.

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