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The ultimate challenge....sorry, N.F.I.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by HansDig, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. HansDig A Fixture

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    Curious what n.f.i. stands for....well......No Figures Involved. Not that I don't want them in this ultimate challenge ( and maybe I will ) but they would be soooooooo small.
    This project will take some years so don't expect a SBS...........but IT WILL BE BUILD !
    Some years ago I finished the Aoshima TB1,2 and 3 launchbays which are on a 1/350 scale which is too big to make a Tracy Island Cut-Away. Recently sold them but being a TB-fan for over 55 years now I decided the Island will be there !
    So....here's the plan on a 1/700 scale. I did find a TB1,2 and 3 on a 1/700 scale and my good friend Luc Benheim made a TB4 ( 3d print ) but evertything elkse will be scratchbuilded. Perhaps I can use some Eduard 1/700 stuff they offer for ships but that will be all. How big the whole thing will be? Don't know yet. First I will make the launchbays and after that I can figure out if it will fill our spare bedroom ...... :sorry:.
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  2. valiant A Fixture

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  3. HansDig A Fixture

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    Thanks for the tip. There's only one problem.......they are on Facebook......and I took an oath....(n)
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  4. valiant A Fixture

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    Fair enough! Not really sure why some people have an aversion to FB, it works just fine for me and our model group!(y)
  5. HansDig A Fixture

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    No aversion against FB, just self protection...
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  6. Steve Ski Well-Known Member

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    This will keep you busy Hans, standing by..................
  7. Grod A Fixture

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    Incredible project Hans.
    Good luck with this.
    Gordon
  8. HansDig A Fixture

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    Thanks Guys, will post some progress every now and then.
  9. HansDig A Fixture

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    Wasn't planning to start this right away but could't wait ones the rockets arrived...........long ( very,very,very long ) way to go but hey........TB's are Go ( and just to get the right impression......the TB1 is only 5 cm and the only bought item is this launchbay start :nailbiting:

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  10. HansDig A Fixture

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    Working on the backwall of the TB1 Launchbay, all scratchbujild and sparebooks and man.........this is small..... Added a paintbottle to show you how small...
    Had to "open up" the TB1 very carefully since the wings weren't folded like they ought to be. Removed the wings and placed them back in folded position :nailbiting::dead:

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  11. HansDig A Fixture

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    Some progress after starting over for about three times..........remember this thing is 8x5x10cm.....:nailbiting:
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  12. Oda A Fixture

    WOW!Talking about commitment.And it takes me forever to finish a 75mm mounted figure!You put us all to shame Hans.Love every bit of it.

    Oda.
  13. Metal Extremo Well-Known Member

  14. HansDig A Fixture

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    Thanks Metal Extremo ! Does your nickname refers to metal painting or metal music?
  15. HansDig A Fixture

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  16. HansDig A Fixture

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    Launchbay TB1 is done ! Working on the pool......1/700 scale palmtrees.....:nailbiting:
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  17. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    great work

    mobo
  18. HansDig A Fixture

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    Thanks Mobo and all the stuff you gave me is used on this project !!!!!
  19. Bob Orr Active Member

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    Seem to remember Blue Peter did this years ago with toilet rolls and sticky back plastic!!!!!

    Here's a link!
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  20. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Hans

    Thought I had posted !

    Great idea and very different ..never lucky enough to have anything TB related ..but I did fancy Lady Penelpoe ...lol

    ....and not a toilet roll in view anywhere

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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