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    • February 18, 2018 6:38 PM EST
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      Craig Townsend said:

       

       

      OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! That does look nice

    • February 18, 2018 9:10 PM EST
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      My plans for continuing got pushed aside for the replacement of a heater core in our SUV... The joys of being an adult.

    • February 19, 2018 12:39 AM EST
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      mike dorsch said:

      That's another cool weathering effect to add to the arsenal . Thank for sharing . I was just thinking as I'm looking at your interior , is it possible to make a stamp out of foam or something shaped like a 1/29th shoe print ?

      I tried using the boot of one of my figures to make footprints but they didnt turn out very good.

    • February 19, 2018 10:45 AM EST
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      Craig: if you can pillage an eraser from the school supplies, try carving a boot out of that & use it to make foot prints. 

       

      Its a trick I read that one of the model makers that worked on the original Star Wars movie props used.  Lucas wanted a "used universe", so that was one of the things they detailed the original Millennium Falcon with.  Lucas later changed directions, and they came up with the clam shell design we all know, and the original model became the blockade runner, so the effect never made it on screen.  But if it worked for dirty foot prints, it might work for snow too.

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    • February 21, 2018 12:10 AM EST
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      My first attempt at painting a figure. I still need to do a wash or two when this base coat is nice and dry. Not bad for a $6 3D printed figure.

    • February 21, 2018 12:37 AM EST
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      Burl Rice said:

      Craig: if you can pillage an eraser from the school supplies, try carving a boot out of that & use it to make foot prints. 

      Oh that's a good idea. I have plenty of those laying around.

    • March 4, 2018 9:34 PM EST
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      Craig,

       

      You're going to have to build a glass display case to protect this masterpiece. Fantastic work.

       

      Shane

       

    • March 4, 2018 10:36 PM EST
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      Shane Stewart said:

      Craig,

       

      You're going to have to build a glass display case to protect this masterpiece. Fantastic work.

       

      Shane

       

      Thanks. Originally it started out as just a working model to understand the drawings. Now its kind of evolved into what it is now. The plan is still to make a brass version one day, with powered servos for the wings. That is going be a long while away... But this has been challenging and growing my modeling skills that will pay off big time on other projects. I'm trying to learn how to do some photo etching as well.

    • April 22, 2018 12:57 AM EDT
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      I hate to disappoint everyone following this thread, but I'm taking a well deserved break from this project. After investing so,much time and energy in this, I've kind of gotten burnt out on a detail heavy, make sure I get everything correct type project. In the meantime, I'm trying my hand at a project I've always wanted to build. I'm using a HO scale model as the basis, but it certainly won't have the same level of high detail. This is more like a 3' away type model. I don't have a lot of information to go off of, so its a seat of the pants type build.

       

      Hopefully this side project will help remotivate me on the Snow Dozer. I'm being kind of silent on the project as I asked MRH if they would be interested in an article on the build. Don't know when I'll get back to the Snow Dozer, but when I do you guys will be the first to know.

    • April 22, 2018 1:11 PM EDT
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      Sometimes a break from “work” is necessary to revitalize your energy and thought processes for doing something’s. Hate to wait on the results but at least you are not scrapping  the whole idea and build. I had a friend that got stuck on a project and just tossed the whole thing away as it was frustrating him., about 15 seconds after it was junk and not rebuildable he was almost in tears for trashing it! Will be looking forward to seeing it in the future!

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