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Do you collect parts?

Yep, I have a big box 'o' stuff
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I have a few parts
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No, I gather parts as I need 'em
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Post by publiusr » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:12 pm

For those of you looking for large wedges
http://www.truckinginfo.com/npn/news-de ... gory_id=46
http://smarttrucksystems.com/undertray.php

The package here and the stopper are really nice parts
www.amazon.com/Metrokane-Wine-Pourer-St ... B000Q983TA

Not a bubble pack--but a hard elliptical truncated teardrop--great for a secondary hull for TNG
http://www.metrokane.com/product/29/rab ... opper.aspx

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Post by publiusr » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:41 pm

I love the look of this pen
http://www.pilotpen.us/ProductGroup/123 ... Force.aspx

Matchbox twin blast
http://www.battlegrip.com/?p=45535

I miss MIG'


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Post by Scratchawan Learner » Sun May 12, 2013 10:32 pm

Frigging SCORE, BABY!!!

Attended Squadron Scalefest yesterday, over in Mesquite Texas...and hit the vendor's area like a hurricane hits Miami beach. Notable Scores for scratching? How about a Shuttle launch tower complex, for only sixty bucks? Purchased TWO leopold guns, in 1/72 scale (hasegawa) and paid twenty for one, and eighteen for the other... Tamiya 1/32 Phantom, for only seventy bucks. You can't find'em that cheap in the stores, or online. How about Moebius's Big 1/128 (odd scale isn't it?) Seaview, for a mere sixty dollars? YEAH... Now THAT is one of the main reasons I go to conventions like that. I also scored a Hasegawa F-20 Tigershark...(I've been looking high and low for one!) and a couple of really COOL Resin Sci Fi models...which I'll build as they are, and share with "the crew" on here. I paid full price for NOTHING... as haggling is the order of the day. I found a cool 1/35 scale Landwasserschlepper...german WW2 amphibious vehicle, that has a lot of cool parts in it. I looked for 1/144 Airfix Apollo Saturn V kits...but nobody had one. I saw just ONE Saturn V by Revell...in 1/96 scale... but no way was it worth 90.00. Hell, for just a little more, I can purchase Dragon's 1/72 Monster Saturn V kit... and I think that's what I'd rather do. I also got a few 1/72 kits of Hummvee's and a 1/72 scale hover APC kit in resin.... Twenty bucks, couldn't walk away. All in all? I'm pleased with the day's kit acquisition totals. I spent some money, but I got serious bang for my buck. I've also been bidding on people's "bits boxes" online... a terrific source of detail parts...if you get a good look at what there IS in that box. Sprue? I have all I need, and then some. I like "parts is parts" boxes... I've purchased old helicopter kits, just for detail parts, and paid a buck for them... tank parts, the same way. THere's just no telling what use you are going to have for a kit bit...until you need one.
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Post by publiusr » Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:48 pm

This looks interesting
http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=25108


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It's Publiusr!
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Post by publiusr » Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:53 pm

I'd been away some--but was looking at different sites.

I hear of contact lens with little fiber optic stalks--they may be good for dishes.

Lens for trailers
https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Access ... Round.aspx
https://www.google.com/search?site=&tbm ... ap&imgdii=_

I found one of these mechanical timers in the garbage once.
http://www.hellotrade.com/sensitech-bev ... order.html

A little chart--some with 40 day movement--lots of greebles
Interesting grid pattern within here
http://www.compacind.com/gadgets/quiktop
Interesting ice molds
http://www.williams-sonoma.com/shopping/ice-molds/

Saucer shaped drum heads
http://www.katpercussion.com/kt3.html
http://www.roland.com/V-Drums/lineup/ac ... hat_cymbal
http://www.sweetwater.com/c650--Electro ... ts/popular

Stealth antenna
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/360891107213
MGS steamlined lip gloss for a buck makes nice nacelles--in Dollar stores.

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Post by publiusr » Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:27 pm

Look at the struts on this quad-drone
http://www.dromida.com/air/index.html

Lifting body
http://www.jramericas.com/ninja/

Just get those ugly rotors off it.

This product might be good for Orion pulse models
https://www.buyeggstractor.com/

That and certain piston meat tenderizers.

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One big box?

Post by Lunamation » Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:15 am

I'm a pack rat. Though I haven't actually built a lot of models, I've been saving anything and everything that might work on a custom spaceship or whatever, since I was a kid. I've just been going through some of the boxes piled in the enclosed back porch:
You know those little round plastic containers that toys come in from bubble-gum machines? Yep, a box of those.
Radio tubes.
Cigar tubes.
Little pieces of wood and plastic.
Wires, circuit boars, electronic components.
Metal and plastic brackets and other misc. hardware and pieces from every small appliance I ever threw out.
Plastic from packages that's shaped in the contour of whatever came in the package, possibly for the glass dome or fairing on a spaceship.
Old toys and models, some from when I was a kid 40 years ago.
C02 cartridges and shells.
Alarm clocks (the face plates could make a glass dome for a space colony or something).
Junk.
I'm going to try to build something in the next two weeks (before Starfest in Denver). Hopefully it may turn out well enough to post pictures.
They say ants can lift ten times their own weight. Today I feel as energetic as an ant! Yessir I believe I could lift 11, no, maybe even 12 ants right now.

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Post by publiusr » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:32 pm

For those with a bit more money--you might try to buy at least the plastic guard to the STIHL BGA-85 yard blower

http://www.stihlusa.com/products/blower ... ers/bga85/

Not the nose, the rear section

Printable control panel
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/22940279322308803/

Control chair
http://www.km.kongsberg.com/ks/web/nokb ... enDocument
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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:40 pm

You mean, part #8? The Intake Screen? The folks at STIHL are proud of their product, based on their prices. Maybe instead try a crappy small fan guard from Wal-Mart; their Optimus 7" Personal Table Fan is 20 bucks. :8)
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Post by publiusr » Sat May 09, 2015 3:44 pm

The mini-mate Enterprise for Kubricks is interesting--as is the Dove Men care bottle.

The Berocca caps are cool--collapsible

the Tombow Airpress pen looks cool.

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Post by Kylwell » Sat May 09, 2015 6:26 pm

You should look @ some of the click erasers over @ Jetpens.com they've got some sweet shapes.
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Post by DaveVan » Mon May 11, 2015 8:26 am

Long over due cleanig up of the work room.
Found a box filled with Plastruct stuff.....over $100 I had forgotten.
Also 3 shoebox size containers full of scrap plastic.
I'll send a box to anyone willing to pay postage!!! :D
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Post by publiusr » Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:42 pm

New odd looking pens
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/3 ... s-_-380733

Markers that look light light saber handles
http://www.target.com/p/crayola-10ct-po ... A-16693490

Sherwin Williams supplies

Easy off lids 197-7693
mask bits 573-4298 wands 96 inch 166-6338
100-4217

1-800-474-3794 phone,

These may be interesting to take apart
http://www.atlantistools.com/main/shop/ ... uct_id=282

Impulse engine http://www.sears.com/master-electrician ... 1513650430 (they are cheaper)
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Post by Kylwell » Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:21 pm

These are the click pens I was talking about http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Ain-Clic- ... dy/pd/3201
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Post by publiusr » Sun May 15, 2016 2:58 pm

Plastic ball seal http://www.jjkeller.com/shop/Product/Oc ... -Type-Seal

Wonder ball toy spheres
http://2paragraphs.com/2016/10/atlantic ... oy-inside/

http://www.airtab.com/

Good phaser banks for large scale
https://www.amazon.com/ROTATING-GUIDE-N ... B008R179HG

http://www.greydock.com/media/catalog/p ... _light.jpg

Signs http://www.shelftagsupply.com/printed_custom_signs.htm

Struts here can be nacelle support pylons: http://matchbox.wikia.com/wiki/Wing_Chiller

Wing Chiller

Packaging?
http://www.kitpackers.com/?gclid=CPi34e ... aQodYHwK4w

There is an MII Body Water meter that, when turned around--looks like a photon torpedo emitter from ST II
This?
http://www.brooksproductsnw.com/catalog ... atalog.pdf

Cones http://www.thecompanystore.com/beaded-c ... /AB48.html
http://www.thecompanystore.com/gold-bea ... /AB47.html
http://www.thecompanystore.com/search?q ... lang=en_US

Dragon drone
http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Defaul ... NW%2012185

Dalek eye https://www.360fly.com/

Inkless pen http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Defaul ... ry=NW88133

http://silverbrush.com/art/art_pdfs/voy ... nsumer.pdf

Rocket easter eggs
http://www.orientaltrading.com/space-bu ... 53654.fltr

Glow in the dark
http://www.orientaltrading.com/web/brow ... ku=37/4688

Bulova has curved watches--I wonder if ship parts can come from this
I wonder if just the plastic cage would go for
http://www.starmarinedepot.com/sea-doo- ... gQodmc8NOA

cube
http://en.neocraft.com/product/isom-square/

Idea fpr Bird of Prey hinges
Rising chair by Robert van Embricqs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PFSSdZJYXU

Tom Dixon has strange lamps
All from Wired magazine Design life
https://www.wired.com/2016/12/design-li ... yle-guide/

Misc:

Maggie Hambling--very like Tom Baker
https://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/ ... bling.aspx

Furlat
https://launchpad.net/furlat

Full mask http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Defaul ... ry=NW88654

Wexford rollerballs
https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/wexfo ... 10-product
https://pensandjunk.com/tag/wexford/
https://pensandjunk.com/2016/07/01/revi ... ink-0-6mm/

Nacelle cap?
http://www.homedepot.com/p/PIC-LED-Bug- ... /300049280

NCC-9961 = 1966 upside down

Comics
http://www.cross-cult.de/titel/comic-st ... cover.html

interesting
https://www.facebook.com/kaijutransmissionspodcast/

Benford beacon
https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/0810/0810.3964.pdf

The proper motion of all constellations
http://orbitsimulator.com/constellation ... otion.html
https://forum.cosmoquest.org/showthread ... tellations

Close in star close by
https://forum.cosmoquest.org/showthread ... Atmosphere

Asteroid mining https://forum.cosmoquest.org/showthread ... oid-mining

Micro-circuits
https://archive.org/details/StarTrekThe ... oCircuitry

ships
http://www.trekbbs.com/threads/treklit- ... t-11893356

http://www.angelfire.com/scifi/FirstofTwo/shiplist.html
http://stevepugh.net/fleet/StarfleetRegistry.pdf

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At most box stores

Post by artic316 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:10 pm

Here are some nacelle/engine/weapon base stock available at box stores like Walmart etc.




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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:39 am

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.
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Re: Who collects stuff for scratch building?

Post by E-Dub » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:42 pm

Dead links galore on this thread.
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Re: Who collects stuff for scratch building?

Post by Atoric » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:39 am

I save everything. My wife has started calling me Fred (as in Fred Sanford.....lol). I have started looking for toys at garage sales as well as hitting the 99 cent store toy aisle LOL

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