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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    Trying to keep busy, so I built this beauty. I'm pretty sure some of the rotorheads out there know what it is. This is bare aluminum cans, Coke red accents and Pepsi Zero for the rotor blades...

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    And if there's any interest out there, I'll show what I built with the first batch of the Star Wars cans...
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Beautiful dragonfly! :) ;)
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  3. zathros

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    Oh I like that so much, what a beauty!! I actually design Gyrucopters that glide when you thrown them,, and the auto-rotate down. This is such a pretty model.

    The models I made could be attached to a powerful floor fan, and sit their rotating for many hours. I am sure this could be made to do this. Their is in a trick in the blades to do this. The glades on my autogyros always spin the same rotation, and speed up when they get within ground effect, spinning up incredibly, and landing very softly.

    I was offered to have a book published showing this, with a few cut out models. I didn't do it. This was before the internet, a lot harder to do stuff like that, and now, a lot harder to hold onto your concept.

    This one's a beauty!!:)
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    gman_93643 New Member

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    Back after a Warp Core Breach inWindows 8.1. I grudgingly decided to return to the modern and install Windows 10. I lost all my passwords save in the manager as a result and had to get some help back over here.

    At any rate, I loved making that Bell 47G out of the silver and red. The person who commissioned it originally wanted it all silver, but I convinced them we needed another color to breakup all of that silver. The red did rather nicely... :)
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Oh, you hit the nail right on the head with this one!!! :)
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    We are very glad to have you back, gman! :)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I am glad that you are back!
  8. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    Love it! Nice use of windscreen;) plastic, which I know where it came from, but can't remember ... Welcome Back!! Every time I see a can now I think of these builds...!:):):)
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    gman_93643 New Member

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    Thanks guys, good to be back!

    Gandolf50, you are probably on t he right track with the windscreen. Its a plastic bubble wrapper from a single A19 Lightbulb trimmed to fit that cockpit. Worked out rather nicely don't you think? :)
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    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    OH YEAHHH !!!
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    I hope everyone had a good Christmas holiday. Over the holidays I kept working on my experimentation with the bare aluminum can builds, this time choosing the F-22 Raptor as my subject. The aim this time was to test the feasibility of building with the bare aluminum cans then using a dull coat to take some of the luster out of the model like some of these real aircraft exhibit. Choosing to utilize a simple F-22 template for this build was optimal in case the dull coat matte spray did not adhere to the cans as expected. Once the model was completed, I took a can of matte spray and sprayed three even coats across the surface of the model. The key was spraying the bare can with even light coats each time to insure that the entire surface was covered evenly, but as you can see, the model does exhibit a nice matte finish while keeping the properties of the bare aluminum. This technique now allows for a more complex build now that the matte spray experiment appears to have achieved it aim...

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    That is one nice looking raptor. Kind of at a loss for words on these models your making, they are quite excellent!! :)
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    That is a very beautiful F-22!
  14. gman_93643

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    Some more completed models.

    First, since I hear we have some fans of classic racing cars from the 60's and 70's... :)

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    And for those of you wondering what happened with those collectible Star Wars cans... :fight:

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    Enjoy!
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    The car kind of looks like a Porsche 91, or a compilation of a few cars of that era. It evokes nostalgia most definitely! :)
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    Yup that was a 917 k circa the 1970's!

    Moving on, it was time to up the ante and challenge myself with a bit more complicated build. So I chose to build a DeHavilland Beaver DHC-2 Float Plane. The structure for the floats was challenging to say the least, but once I got it worked out, this one really turned out rather nicely. I simplified some of the process for those who might want to tackle this difficult subject, but I still think its a nifty little gem. The Cans are Arizona Iced Tea that I have had sitting around for some time...

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