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39” 1/128 Seaview and Flying Sub


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1 hour ago, Bomber_County said:

You are to damn organised Scott……….looking forward to it…..

If you only knew the truth.  :lol:
I spent my life being an unorganized slob in my workshop and garage. Started making changes about 6 or 7 years back after hanging out on the Garage Journal website. I saw how guys that organized their work areas we much more productive with projects.  I started out with my garage mess and when we moved in May of 2020 I refused to set up my old cafeteria folding table and recreate the previous mess I had just cleaned up and moved out of. Took me a year to figure out my smaller work area and how I could effectively use the space with a custom built table and paint booth.  I was going for built in drawers but quickly realized it would kill my leg room.  So I bought the tool chest. 
Once set up,  discipline is the key to success at the bench. A complete clean up after project, reorganizing tools, paints, etc..  A fresh new start each time I start a new kit.  

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5 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Damn...  a tool chest to hold sprues....

Well, bottom half has all the tools that use to clutter my work area, bulk supplies like bare metal foil, pipettes, mixing cups and cotton balls, etc..

Paint rack sits on top. 

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Scott

Nice start a good to see you are underway. Will be following all the way. :popcorn:

Nothing better then a well organized work area and love how you use your tool chest. I also have virtually the same tool chest. a Craftsman brand in the studio and never thought of using some of the upper draws as you did ... awesome idea and will be doing some reorganizing this week. 

 

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3 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

That looks great. I want to light my 1/20 Valk when I get to building it. Need to figure out how to do that. 

 

Check out Tena Controls or Madman Lighting.  Nothing specific, but I’m sure they have a generic board you can use.  

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1 hour ago, ScottsGT said:

Check out Tena Controls or Madman Lighting.  Nothing specific, but I’m sure they have a generic board you can use.  

I've used both of their pre-made sets before. I'm still trying to figure how many lights I need and what size. 

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Yellow on!  I’m off to lunch with the wife and shop granite for the kitchen.   :wallbash:
She seems to put the cart before the horse and shove hay up it’s ass to feed it.  We can’t even get the cooktop we ordered nor does she know how she wants to handle the riser we have  

Glad we have 6 months for the group build now. 🤪

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4 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

The yellow looks fantastic like the other have said. I've never had an easy time spraying gloss yellow. 

Patience!  White base primer with 6-10 coats slowly built up. Well thinned lacquer that is. 

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Well after the wife burned it my retinas this morning…..

Seriously, I got up when her alarm went off at 5:20 to use bathroom. I was getting a drink of water afterwards and as I was looking towards the lights that were off over my vanity, she says “Bright lights!” And flips on the light switch. We have two other sets of lights that are indirect in the bathroom.  But nooooooo….
 I have photophobia.  Extremely painful and brought on a great morning headache.   It was almost like Todd falling down the stairs when Clark’s lights came on. 
So I got up and started on the sub. Yep, the actual sub today! Broke out the lighting kit and started at the back….
First I had to open up the provided wiring channel for the LED.  Dremel to the rescue!

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Epoxy in the LED and a few spots to hold the wire in place.

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All done and glued up!  I’ll airbrush black base coat around the lights before the final color to kill the light bleed through on the plastic.  Probably should have done that internally.  But it does have glass lenses to glue on after painting is done. 
 

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Now off to get out of my pajamas and get some yard work done since we’re possibly hitting 70 degrees today. 

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