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    Dr. Tetrode - Valkryie Build II - attempt with color.

    Trial and error, mostly error... I find myself attempting to do this, only miss something that I come back to later with a magnifier and tweezers!
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    XTRKCAD V5.x.x... Anyone use it?

    I just downloaded XtrkCAD and started using it. Partly because Kato ceased producing a good old fashioned drawing template! I have a 4' x 8' surface my wife wants to build a layout on, N-scale Kato Uni-Track. As an AutoCAD power user, this program drives me nuts. I'm sure once I figure out...
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    Dr. Tetrode - Valkryie Build II - attempt with color.

    So, that old hard drive... New target for the range? Shiny over weight frisbee? Or just something to set on a rock so you can hit with a sledge hammer? Such is the fate of electronics that fail! Choices...
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    Imperial Guard Centaur Project

    And then, sometimes, you have to flex with the model... My first few kits had a lot of issues I painted over to hide miscalculating how thick of card stock I used, or I had to rebuild more than a few gun barrels because my card stock was too thick... Great thing about these models, when you...
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    Imperial Guard Centaur Project

    Yes, adding thicker card behind the thinner sheets used to print the model is tricky. I would build up the box, and leave it incomplete enough to work inside of it, before laminating thicker cardboard sheets to it. Measure in the inside distances inside the box-like structure, and trim up the...
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    Dr Tetrodes attempt at Grey Hunters figure.

    Pretty handy reference there @Zergei619! I might end up making some Classic Space Marines with those.... Given how hard the plastic ones are to acquire anymore (and that's before the scalpers premium on top of GW's over-inflated prices).
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    Imperial Guard Centaur Project

    Looking good so far! If you have questions, send them! I can answer them here or in PM. Looks like the difficulty you are mentioning in Post #5 is using beads for rivets?
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    Sudsy's Benchtop - BMP inspired Chimera replacement

    Moving on to the treads. Knowing there are options for skirt and slat armor, I am experimenting with 3mm magnets to attach/detach them better. Hopefully the pictures convey the drilling I am attempting. They probably don't convey some of the frustrations Iexperienced getting the magnets in...
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    Sudsy's Benchtop - BMP inspired Chimera replacement

    I certainly strain my eyes slightly less!
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    Sudsy's Benchtop - BMP inspired Chimera replacement

    I certainly am likely to never cease experimenting with my greeblies! I decided to 'cheat' for time sake and use some alluminium wire form mesh in lieu of my attempt at venting. When I referenced the BMP-2, this is more in line with the real world inspiration, so I'll stick with it. Also, I...
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    Sudsy's Benchtop - BMP inspired Chimera replacement

    Nothing too fancy that you haven't seen on this thread before. I do have the advantage of three previously completed models to reference however.... Which is fun. This is like meeting an old friend again, but finding some new things to talk about. You'll note the size difference between the...
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    Sudsy's Benchtop - BMP inspired Chimera replacement

    Good thing these days, you can find some inexpensive 123 blocks on Amazon and Ebay. The pair I have, I made from A2 tool steel, heat treated, and ground as part of my Precision Machine and CNC courses while attending a local community college using my GI Bill. Most cheap import 123 blocks are...
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    Dr_Tetrode is down for a bit.

    Just got word today, he's heading home from the hospital! Hopefully we'll see some build updates shortly! Thank you for all the thoughts, prayers, and support!
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    Dr_Tetrode is down for a bit.

    Well, I have good/bad news. Bad news is @dr_tetrode is recovering in a hospital away from the wonderful Valkyrie he was working on. I'm sure he will post updates upon his return to the workbench when his health allows... Good news is that he seems to be recovering as best is expected. Some...
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    Murphy's Law for Modelers

    Printed off, posting near my workbench...