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    Soda Can Miscellaneous projects completed

    Been a While since I posted anything, so I thought I would share a new build. The re-imagined T-65 X-wing Starfighter. Dimensions are 19 inches long with an 18 inch wingspan. Used a combination of bare silver cans and Sam's Choice Cola Cans with blue accents to make it pop. Brings new meaning...
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    Soda Can Miscellaneous projects completed

    So two more projects have been completed since my last visit, so I decided to combine them into one post and let you folks vote/decide which project you like the best. First, the iconic Piper Tri Pacer in Wal-Mart generic Cola: Or Secondly, the MiG 21 out of bare aluminum cans, formerly...
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    Soda Can Miscellaneous projects completed

    Well if I am able to inspire or be of any assistance in anyone's endeavors, then the aim of this thread has all but been achieved! :)
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    Soda Can Miscellaneous projects completed

    Well sometimes the beauty of experimentation is that you can go back and revisit a project to see if you can do it better than you did the first time, and this is something I do quite a bit and most recently with the evolution of bare can modeling. Reviewing this thread, you would note that I...
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    Soda Can Miscellaneous projects completed

    So sticking with the armored fighting vehicles for a bit, I decided it would not be right to build another tank without building one of the forefathers of the the modern battle tank. So I chose the iconic Mark IV which was the most produced British tank in the First World War. In all 1220 units...
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    Soda Can Miscellaneous projects completed

    So moving on, this time I decided to tackle the The Sturmgeschütz III (StuG III) assault gun. This one was as much an experiment in combining different solid colors of can as well as illustrating that although one can create road wheels out of can, you can also multipurpose other materials to...
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    Soda Can Miscellaneous projects completed

    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...
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    Soda Can Miscellaneous projects completed

    Some more completed models. First, since I hear we have some fans of classic racing cars from the 60's and 70's... :) And for those of you wondering what happened with those collectible Star Wars cans... :fight: Enjoy!
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    Soda Can Miscellaneous projects completed

    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...
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    Soda Can Miscellaneous projects completed

    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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    Soda Can Miscellaneous projects completed

    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...
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    Soda Can Miscellaneous projects completed

    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... And if there's any interest out there, I'll show what I built with the first batch of the...
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    Soda Can Miscellaneous projects completed

    So I'm up to more can shenanigans. This time its a combo Budweiser beer and bare aluminum Pitts Special aerobatic biplane. The manzanita tree out back got to drink the balance of the cans while I produced this little gem: While I was finishing up this little beauty, the soda can elves...
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    Soda Can Miscellaneous projects completed

    Yup staying busy and keeping my idle hands at work has been key. Despite the back spasms and leg tremors, I've kept at it. I've had these nifty Mellow Yellow cans for some time and wanted to test the feasibility of using them as some sort of a camo pattern. I modified my F-4 Phantom pattern as...
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    Soda Can Miscellaneous projects completed

    This is my eighth. Thirty days out and I'm battling with chronic back spams. No fun at all. Thankfully, I can still sit at my desk and work on these things to keep my mind off of it!