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18 hours ago, steveracer said:

Kurt. Did you shape a piece of plastic to make that figure?  That tiny?  That’s crazy work!!! 

Jim King's mermaid?

My OCD is going nuts!  The accuracy of the kit is not that good, why am I doing this?

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2 hours ago, CabDriver said:

Yeah, how DID you make that Kurt? 🤷‍♂️😂

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I went into a deep trance, and manifested it.  I made it with a tiny spring so it actually hula-hubbas.  🤪

Got this far last night.  Some more detailing before doing the body.

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Went from this.

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To this.   I finally had enough of rooting through that tool box to find whatever Evergreen strip I needed.  Picked up a fir strip and some cup hooks from Home Depot.  Couple hours later and I can see what I have here. Should make things much easier.

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1 hour ago, Doug 1061 said:

Went from this.

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To this.   I finally had enough of rooting through that tool box to find whatever Evergreen strip I needed.  Picked up a fir strip and some cup hooks from Home Depot.  Couple hours later and I can see what I have here. Should make things much easier.

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That is a great idea.  Mine is all in a drawer right now, and I had to dig through it twice today. 

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7 hours ago, Sam I Am said:

That is a great idea.  Mine is all in a drawer right now, and I had to dig through it twice today. 

That is just too neat and tidy for me.😬 I made a little chart that lists my stock and clipped it to the light right above my bench.  I color coded them so I know to look for evergreen or plastruct. At least I can tell whether to go searching or not.CE6A4C05-D8CD-4F62-8E42-38321AB8FF56.thumb.jpeg.d9bac8e947f347938adfeab7a36b387d.jpeg99EB297D-3FB2-4FC4-8058-053755735FFD.thumb.jpeg.796fd7128107966d5487aaa15c312f2d.jpeg

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The other day I played with correcting the roof on the 70 Galaxie police car. Did some more yesterday. Not perfect, but looks better.

I need to do the window frames now.

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1 hour ago, Lownslow said:

spent 10 minutes shaving the hoses on the passenger side and the SS vent is gone

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You're making me feel silly for not doing the same on mine - even though the bodywork is painted I suppose I still have time as I can redo the black.....

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That hose detail cracks me up!
I'm to the point of organizing my Evergreen too, someday.

I'm really liking Tamiya primer.  Most Ferraris are red, this looks pretty good in white.   Assembled the fire extinguisher tonight.
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My approach to organization sort of evolves as my stash grows.  At the moment, this set of cubby holes handles my plastic and brass shapes and the stand on top handles most of my paint.

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I find that some PVC pipe glued to a square of plastic works well for storing brushes, pens, pipettes and such.  I also made a couple to hold my glue bottles upside down so they're ready when I am.

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8 hours ago, Spottedlaurel said:

You're making me feel silly for not doing the same on mine - even though the bodywork is painted I suppose I still have time as I can redo the black.....

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i was almost at paint, but i got the new dremel and felt this was a good way to start it out. im partially shaving the fire wall today and calling the project done and move on to printing new valve covers and get the engine painted and done

 

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I made a couple of successful trades today, with more pending. Good to find new homes for things you know you will never do anything with. Decluttering is a good way to refocus on the projects that really interest you.

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On 2/27/2021 at 8:12 PM, CabDriver said:

Yeah, how DID you make that Kurt? 🤷‍♂️😂


Made an all-metal MPC trike wheel today:

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That is beautiful!

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Among other projects I've been disassembling the mini Judge and touching up some of the road rash to (hopefully) make it look better.

Later-

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Got more paint on these two:

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1:24 Honda Today and Toyota Celica kits by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Automotive clearcoat on the Celica and more ancient Tamiya Coral Green on the little Honda. The latter might need some clear but the Celica should be good for polishing at the weekend.

Also managed to get the AMT '67 Impala to fit together much better, after lots of shaving and trimming, and made a modest start on the restoration of this kit that I first built approaching 40 years ago:

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1:24 Humbrol Fiat 131 Abarth kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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