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by Joseph C. Brown
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Scratch building diorama idea
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Scratch building diorama idea

Here's 4 minute YouTube vid that shows the 2014 build that Toni Castroviejo did:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHHD-UPru8s

Toni really doesn't provide details; it looks like a 1/144 Falcon to me.
by Joseph C. Brown
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: What are your favorite greebles ???
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: What are your favorite greebles ???

Look up Darice Clear Domes, but, good luck, as their website is a useless swamp. I'm fairly pleased with these: http://www.brightsidecrafts.com/store/moon-drops-bright-fill This is 12oz (340 grams) of 7mm mini-domes or half-spheres, available in assorted colors, I am using the clear. How many is 340...
by Joseph C. Brown
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Plates In Space Challenge
Topic: Who's ready for a new Challenge Build?
Replies: 77
Views: 10085

Re: Who's ready for a new Challenge Build?

Father's Day - the middle of June ... which means, there's only three & a half months left to the end of September. This is the published record of the state of progress for the 16 registered entrants plus one late entrant, Kerick. 4. Joseph C. Brown - no word I really hope the rest of y'all are ke...
by Joseph C. Brown
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Faking cloth accessories for small figures?
Replies: 11
Views: 1356

Re: Faking cloth accessories for small figures?

There are a few pics here, just scroll down the page:

http://www.starshipmodeler.com/contest/ ... tch_09.htm
by Joseph C. Brown
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Faking cloth accessories for small figures?
Replies: 11
Views: 1356

Re: Faking cloth accessories for small figures?

For my build of the very first Moone flight, I had to dress a WWE fighter in clothes, making him into a Spanish adventurer. I used disposable baby wipes, which I air dried, trimmed to size, and then applied to the figure with CA glue. Gluing fabric: http://www.starshipmodeler.com/contest/contest_18/...
by Joseph C. Brown
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Return Roll Call
Replies: 18
Views: 1786

Re: Return Roll Call

Left the hotel parking lot at 5pm Sunday, got to Thag's house at 8:55pm, and then home at 9:08pm. Karen gave me a kiss, a long hug, wanted to know if the drive was OK, and then: "Where is the cooler?!" Which had dry ice, and, a box of goodies from Cake Flour Bakery. That is some dang good chocolate ...
by Joseph C. Brown
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Who is going?
Replies: 60
Views: 6813

Very cool to hear! :thumbsup:
by Joseph C. Brown
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Superglue
Replies: 27
Views: 3233

naoto wrote:Let's not forget that cyanoacrylates emit Eichner radiation
Which apparently helps heal Exacto oops and slices. No scarring yet on me from those 'bandages' and no loss of hair. Yet. :8)
by Joseph C. Brown
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Who collects stuff for scratch building?
Replies: 356
Views: 212384

Artic316 nailed it - I called "Dibs!" on the Revlon Ultimate All-in-One™ Mascara that Karen brought home. I'm thinking more along the lines of making an alternative passenger liner (other than the Rising Star) for the Galactica Rag-tag Fleet.
by Joseph C. Brown
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Who is going?
Replies: 60
Views: 6813

...kinda like the "No Wake Zone" sign in the marina?

:8)
by Joseph C. Brown
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Engines and weapons ???
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

Also when looking for donor parts from other model kits, you can do what folks in the SFX folks have done -- get parts from anywhere -- potentially useful stuff can found in just about any model kit (aeroplanes, cars, trucks, tranks, artillery, ships, etc.) And hairdryer parts, sections of terrariu...
by Joseph C. Brown
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Decals for scratch builds?
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

I bumped this one over to Finishing because you are more likely to find a useful response here... If you are bashing an Excelsior kit into this ship variant, finish up the build, and then use pieces of aluminum foil to copy the hull shapes that are non-standard. Then use those as templates for the p...
by Joseph C. Brown
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Greebilizing...
Replies: 47
Views: 25850

Re: RE:

BarbaraSantini wrote:Greeting! Here is the link for you to follow --spam--, when you need to check the texts written by you! Cheers!
If you choose to return and post something about scratchbuilding sci-fi models, great! Otherwise, that post is suspiciously spam-bot-like. Bad grammar, too.
by Joseph C. Brown
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Plates In Space Challenge
Topic: Who's ready for a new Challenge Build?
Replies: 77
Views: 10085

Blappy wrote:I still gotta finish my Hover tank! :oops:
Same here. I re-rediscovered the turret that I need right before Wonderfest.
by Joseph C. Brown
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Plastic Interceptor E parts
Replies: 11
Views: 2897

I was going advise looking around various hobbystore websites, but then I did some casual Googling. Are these specs the same ones? Flight Specifications: Length: 36.0" (660.4mm) Diameter: 2.0" (51.0mm) Weight: 13.5oz (363g) You are building it that size? On the Estes site, sale price $16.99 is way c...
by Joseph C. Brown
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Source for ribbed tubing?
Replies: 16
Views: 3190

I don't know of a source for just buying this, but for building your own, here's a build somewhat similar to what you are describing - the method used is *really* labor intensive, but yields good looking results. Go down this page till you get to "hot air intake hose for the carburetor" and then fol...
by Joseph C. Brown
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Source for ribbed tubing?
Replies: 16
Views: 3190

Re: Source for ribbed tubing?

I'm not talking about just wire wrapped with solder, btw. I'd like to find a source for tubing or rod that has defined ribs on them, sort of like what vacuum cleaner or sump pump hose, with little ribs on them that are separated by a groove. I could use the control cables from Anakin's podracer, bu...
by Joseph C. Brown
Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Battle Beyond The Stars St.Exmin Valkyrie build
Replies: 12
Views: 3328

And, finally, really: done! Links: Port: https://flic.kr/p/HZfheM Bow: https://flic.kr/p/HZfn8p Aft: https://flic.kr/p/HaN6K7 Top angle: https://flic.kr/p/HaNcV3 Separation: https://flic.kr/p/J6Jyin Bow section: https://flic.kr/p/J6JAoK Scene from film: https://flic.kr/p/J3JCeY St. Exmin the Valkyri...
by Joseph C. Brown
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Battle Beyond The Stars St.Exmin Valkyrie build
Replies: 12
Views: 3328

Some finished pics:

At the workbench:
https://flic.kr/p/HK9y81

At Wonderfest 2016:
https://flic.kr/p/HWj4Ti

The whole album of pics:
https://flic.kr/s/aHskxsoacN
by Joseph C. Brown
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cowboy Freight Hauler from Battle Beyond The Stars
Replies: 49
Views: 21174

Thanks to everyone here for the comments and encouragement - special shout out to Lee Stringer for the advice and comments and help and especially those Plastruct pump parts! Cowboy Freight Hauler Done! Done 1: https://flic.kr/p/HNeS8Y Done 2: https://flic.kr/p/HQANcM Done 3: https://flic.kr/p/HWYN2F
by Joseph C. Brown
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Battle Beyond The Stars St.Exmin Valkyrie build
Replies: 12
Views: 3328

Thank you! I was very pleasantly surprised by the number of folks who had been following these two builds but who'd not really said anything online - they were walking up to me all weekend at Wonderfest and saying how much they had enjoyed watching the progress and seeing the build in person. That w...
by Joseph C. Brown
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Battle Beyond The Stars St.Exmin Valkyrie build
Replies: 12
Views: 3328

I appreciate the comments - thanks! As for kitting Cowboy's ship, or any of the ships from the film, the short answer would be: no, not really. If you went through the build pics on Flickr that I have posted for these two ships, you will see that there are a crazy amount of greeblies (or nurnies, or...
by Joseph C. Brown
Tue May 31, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Battle Beyond The Stars St.Exmin Valkyrie build
Replies: 12
Views: 3328

Thanks, gang!

The spacecraft in the film have always held an attraction for me, and when I decide to actually do Cowboy's ship, I realized that I have a bunch of spare semi-gutted armor kit laying about. Gotta do something with 'em... :D
by Joseph C. Brown
Tue May 31, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Battle Beyond The Stars St.Exmin Valkyrie build
Replies: 12
Views: 3328

More detailing and priming: More detailing: https://flic.kr/p/HHtAYp Detailing, aft: https://flic.kr/p/GMNar7 Nose / cockpit area detailing: https://flic.kr/p/Hi7xhY Detailing: done. Primer on! https://flic.kr/p/HyQPw9 Port side primed: https://flic.kr/p/Hi8dxG Front view primed: https://flic.kr/p/H...
by Joseph C. Brown
Mon May 30, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Battle Beyond The Stars St.Exmin Valkyrie build
Replies: 12
Views: 3328

Battle Beyond The Stars St.Exmin Valkyrie build

Battle Beyond The Stars St.Exmin Valkyrie build This is one of those spaceships that I wanted to have my own model of ever since the very first moment that I glimpsed it. Yes, that was in 1980, and, yes, I can be a slow modeler at times. I am normally fairly good at acquiring information on obscure ...
by Joseph C. Brown
Thu May 26, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cowboy Freight Hauler from Battle Beyond The Stars
Replies: 49
Views: 21174

Thanks! While winning prizes has a certain appeal, having folks and fellow modelers look it over in person and comment is very much the real prize. I'd taken the in-progress ship to Wonderfest 2015, and Thunderbearr and I and a few others took over one of the spare tables at the back of the Iron Mod...
by Joseph C. Brown
Wed May 25, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cowboy Freight Hauler from Battle Beyond The Stars
Replies: 49
Views: 21174

That is the plan... :D

Of course, that was The Plan in 2015 as well. But this year, I am a bit further along in the build.
by Joseph C. Brown
Wed May 25, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cowboy Freight Hauler from Battle Beyond The Stars
Replies: 49
Views: 21174

And the 2nd and hopefully last primer coat is on:

Starboard
https://flic.kr/p/GzxPg7

Port
https://flic.kr/p/GzEagK

Port full view
https://flic.kr/p/HvaVre
by Joseph C. Brown
Fri May 20, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cowboy Freight Hauler from Battle Beyond The Stars
Replies: 49
Views: 21174

And some primer makes everything look better! Starboard middle and under primed. https://flic.kr/p/HbR4n7 Front view: https://flic.kr/p/HkenoZ Port upper: https://flic.kr/p/Hebiwi Starboard upper https://flic.kr/p/Hkeno8 Port middle and under: https://flic.kr/p/GUYAiW Rear view: https://flic.kr/p/Hb...
by Joseph C. Brown
Thu May 19, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cowboy Freight Hauler from Battle Beyond The Stars
Replies: 49
Views: 21174

And in the Progress Department: Aft cap A very vexing part was the round thing that covers the aft filming mount of the cargo section. It looks to be a wheel, but no car kit parts of any note had surfaced during the parts hunt, for any of the models used in the film, let alone this one... but while ...