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Discussion in 'The Bucket' started by Vinnyboombatz, May 9, 2012.

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  1. lillys Grandad

    lillys Grandad Horrid Stonefish

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    Penzoil...another prize !! Love the ship also...Thanx for your contribution, always makes me smile. : )
     
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  3. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    SeminoleB Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Moroso... now we're talking!
     
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  5. norg.

    norg. Kole Tang

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    Ah Vinny! This thing is so awesome! Haha. Im in love with just about anything Nismo related so thanks for thinking of me man! That Audi looks awesome too. ;D
     
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  6. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Thanks Norg. There is just something about that cars body lines that just screams sexy/nasty.lol;D
     
  7. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Heres a ship my brother just finished.The Battleship Nagato 1/350 scale.Took him over a year and about 350 man hours but the detail is incredible.

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  9. jbraslins

    jbraslins Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    That's insane. Well done.

    Now for an idiot question, since the only experience I have is with RC car kits:

    So, given amount of work, does it mean he molded all his own pieces? Or does this come as some kind of kit, and it just takes a long time to assemble/paint in detail?
     
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  10. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    Wow thats a great model! (I'm obviously a ship guy)
     
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  11. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Yes what you are seeing comes as a kit.Hasegawa in this case. You are looking at thousands of pieces made of wood, metal, and plastic.The basic form and superstructures are all finely molded plastic parts.The decking is real wood planking that is wafer thin.(sold seperately).The metal parts come on large flat sprues the are made of very thin metal called photoetch.There are 3 Photoetch accesories sets (sold seperately).They included all the railings, ladders,antenna, etc.These in most cases must be bent/shaped then glued and painted. If you save these pics to your computer and blow them up a little more you will even see the tiny windspeed indicator at the very top of the main superstructure, Lifeboat railings and antenna all the little float planes had to be painted and assembled.Etc. etc.So yeh its alot of work but actually very relaxing if you can find the time.lol
     
  12. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Great work as always Vinny