September 14th, 2008
I've taken the plunge and started 5 new Bend Track modules to replace the 4' x 10' layout in my shop space. I realized that if I went around the walls, I could have 3x more mainline, and the trains would go somewhere -- and come back. This is based on Bend Track standards with a branch line down the middle (I think called Frend Track). Track will be Peco code 55 with 19' min radius. Flat, but with a mountain/logging run climbing over one of the end modules.
I am trying a super light construction method of gluing foam directly to the frames and reinforcing with fiberglass on the fascias to protect the foam and securely bond it to the frames. The foam and fascias will be cut down in a few places for some deep valleys.
The modules are designed to fit into the square shop space, but can be arranged into much more undulating arrangements outside the shop.
More pictures and descriptions at:
I'll try to keep them updated.
Thanks for all the ideas and advice from forum members.
By: Death Before Dismount
May 9th, 2008
I dont want to go to a instructor, or use a movie. I was wondering if anyone had any good advice.
By: Slow & Low
April 18th, 2008
I've recently posted a video "how to" type series on my youtube channel here
YouTube - b1heqh54's Channel
please feel free to have a look and leave a comment or question
the mould is of a 1/7th scale P-40E warhawk - my fav!
By: CK Styles
April 10th, 2008
Thought I would start a new thread with a bunch of HAKOS I have skinned / designed (some based off of exiting models and others "frankenstiened). Let me know what you all think. (HAKO: Japanese for Box shape). There is quite a variety and I plan on many, many more off-beat characters that haven't been done in HAKO form before (that I know of). If your interested in building any, let me know! These are simple models I like to work on when not building the more complex models that are out there (Yamaha bikes etc.) I have posted these in another thread, but I felt that I was hijacking the original, hence I moved to this new thread. If anyone has suggestions for characters etc, let me know!!
HARVEY BIRDMAN and SPACE GHOST
SPIDER JERUSALEM (from Transmetropolitan)
RORSCACH (from Watchmen)
ALL FATHER and ARSE FACE (from Preacher)
JESSIE and TULIP (from Preacher)
SAINT OF KILLERS and CASSIDY (from Preacher)
SI COLTRANE and JODY (from Preacher)
CINDY DAGGETT (from Preacher)
HOOVER, FEATHERSTONE and HERR STARR (from Preacher)
WILL FERRELL (SNL Spartan Chearleader)
PAR D HARDEY HUSKER NATION
April 2nd, 2008
I have bought the new Walkera 5G6 a couple of weeks ago. What a nice little four channel co-axial helicopter.
Please visit my website http://www.walkerasite.com/walkera_5_g_6.html for a full review, photo's and video clips.
You will be amazed how good and stable this little helicopter flies.
November 9th, 2007
Ok, I'm in cleveland (ohio) this weekend, and I'm wondering if anybody knows of any shops in the cleveland/akron area that sell card models. On a side note, I'll be going to Nasa Glenn research center this weekend!
October 18th, 2007
I will be in Dallas starting tomorrow (Friday 10/19) through Sunday, and in Houston until Monday. I'm wondering if anybody knows of any shops that I should visit with my credit card to pick up some kits.
September 14th, 2007
I've taken quite a long break from card modelling. I had some plastic stuff I wanted to finish, and then I was involved in building a PBR for a Vietnam Vet...
I've had the itch to get back into paper, but wasn't sure what to do. I have had the DN Arizona for a few months but that didn't seem to be enough. I saw the 1/100 Bismarck in here and thought it could use some company from the USN.
I've been wanting to build large for some time now, and I figure now is as good a time as any. So here it goes. I've run sheets 1-7 (hull structure) through my Oce printer at work and reproduced them at 250% zoom at 600 dpi. I was quite pleased with what came out. The DN format at that magnification was slightly smaller than "C" size documents.
I've started cutting those out and laminating to 2 mm card stock. The 1/250 scale Arizona calls for 1 mm card, and so the double thickness seems to fit the scale that I have now. I measured the slots for range of thickness and 2 mm works good.
This is going to be a wild build. The 1/100 Arizona will top out at 72" from bow to stern and be over 14" wide at the widest part of the hull. I look forward to the challenge of my brief modelling career. I may need to lean on you Vets in here for some advice from time to time.
Here's my first shots. Sheets 1-3 lined up from end to end. I've put a 1/350 plastic Arizona in the picture so you can get a good appreciation of scale. The other shots are sheets 1-3 laminated to the card. Boy, that 2 mm card is some expensive stuff.
By: mr. grodoski
September 2nd, 2007
what would a good nitro rc boat be for a beginner and what website?
June 8th, 2007
Hey I'm trying to build an RC airplane that has a rocket in it. Does anyone know how to activate an Estes or someother rocket remotely?