Soda Can Miscellaneous projects completed

Discussion in 'CAN MODELS (Both aluminium and Tin)' started by gman_93643, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. gman_93643

    gman_93643 New Member

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    Should be a gallery up now, if I did it correctly...

    The little coupe came out pretty good indeed. Wasn't sure about the Arizona Iced Tea Cans, but they did come out rather well on the coupe and the Lamborghini Gallardo...
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I just approved your posts. :)
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    What a superb collection! :Bravo:
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    Still working on the Snowspeeder in between numerous doctor's appointments. In the meantime, please enjoy some photos of my Eagle Transporter from the iconic SciFi series Space 1999. She's just a tad bit over 22 inches long!

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    :surprise::surprise::surprise:WOW!!!:surprise::surprise::surprise:
    That looks GREAT! It always AMAZES me what people can do with the materials that they have on hand!
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
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    gman_93643 New Member

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    Finally got around to finishing the Snowspeeder. Sometimes health, life or other circumstances get in the way. But nothing helps give you pause or time to take a deep breath better by keeping your hands and mind busy...

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Your talent is ASTOUNDING!!!
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    After a brief binge on SciFi subjects, I decided to make a return to a familiar genre that I've delved into many times before; Armored vehicles and Tanks. Some of the early prototypes of these models have made an appearance or two in a featured film short and even a cameo on HBO. This time, I decided to build the vaunted M-18 Hellcat, a tank Destroyer of WW II and even the Korean Conflict. I love using these generic Refreshe cans for many of my projects that need to be an olive drab or camouflage pattern since the cans replicate it so well...

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    gman_93643 New Member

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    You sank my Battleship!

    Nope, its just a nifty little Naval warship.

    So many who build within this medium stick to just building aircraft and quite frankly I don't know how they do it because in my humble opinion there's just so many interesting subjects out there that one can attempt to replicate. Me personally, I like to experiment and sometimes it gets the best of me. But I've come to the conclusion that in doing so, it is considerably less boring than limiting myself to just aircraft models.

    The latest project was an attempt to see how detailed and how small parts-wise I could go while trying to build something you rarely see done in cans; a naval warship. This nifty little ship is somewhere in the realm of a small frigate or a corvette depending on the navy, but it was a fun one to experiment on. The model was trial and tribulation because after working out the waterline hull and deck pieces from card stock, nearly most of the non super structure parts had to be scratch built after the hull, deck and super structure were assembled. This is a good example of when paper modeling techniques can no longer shift into the world of can building. Sometimes you just have to eyeball the photos and develop your own methodology for parts fabrication. In short, this is can creativity at it's finest...

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    Nice tin can ship!! ;)
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    Despite the fact that health issues have persisted, I have managed to keep busy building new models. The next one was inspired by the exploits Lieutenant John F. Kennedy's encounter with a Japanese destroyer on the night of August 1, 1943. The design of this model was difficult in that only so much of it could be generated from template parts. The rest had to be scratch built. This was a case on innovation in progress where the methodology for producing some of the detail parts were entirely depending on trial and error building. But in the end, I think the little PT Boat came together nicely in the camouflage like can patter of classic Mountain Dew.

    She measures in at just over 16 inches long with a 4 inch beam. Enjoy!

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    The Snowspeeder looks like it came with natural weathering. :)
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    The ultra busy mountain design on the can was perfect for the Snowspeeder wasn't it?!

    I loved that cheap beer so much I picked up 4 cases of it at the local Grocery Outlet. At only $3.99 a case, it was perfect for building from, but not human consumption in my opinion. The Manzanita tree out back went on a drinking binge for four days and hasn't been as stable since. Even the birds wont land on him! :eek:
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    Next, I tackle the age old question in a build of a P-51 Mustang.

    Can you strip the paint off of soda cans, but yet still effectively build with them despite the change to the can surface?

    We'll find out soon enough!
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    gman_93643 New Member

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    Well so far, the process is working!

    Believe it or not, but these USED to be RC Cola Cans in Dark Blue with red...

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    For those that might be interested, the process of building a paint & logo free model in my opening experiment, appears to have been a success. I started with a relatively simple model, just to see how the cans would react to the new process that removed all of the paint and logos revealing that nice shiny bare metal look. The model in question was a simple P-51 Mustang to test the methodology and then determine the feasibility of constructing models in this manner. Previous attempts to build with bare cans were made using what are known as 'bright' cans, which are cans that have not been painted or had the outside surface treated as well as stripping the paint using S.O.S. pads. Both of these processes appeared to have altered the cans enough that the attempts failed.

    However, as previously stated, the new process was a stunning success and once I display the completed model, I will be happy to share and explain the process in detail for those who wish to utilize it for projects of their own, whatever they might entail.

    So without further adieu, here is the results of my experiment, a completed P-51 Mustang using Paint & logo free Soda cans:

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    Again, if you are interested in the process that produced this gem of a simple kit, please let me know and I'll be happy to share...
  18. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    Oh yes.. Please share.. much better than a scotch-brite scrubbed up can, although a wire brush pattern using a cup brush and mandrill could be used under certain circumstances, what you show here is "Brilliant" ;)
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    That P-51 is magnificent!!! :bowdown::bowdown:ClaphandsClaphands:Bravo::hide:
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    WOW! That is AMAZING!
    I am curious about the process of how you did it!