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Cold Cast Resin Figures for Painting

Resin figure models that are cold cast.

Here's another post on the resin figure series you can paint. These are cold cast, so they're easy to do and a bit of fun if you're into painting figure models.

CLICK HERE to find out more about these unique figure models.

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Airfix Aston Martin DB5 1:32 Starter Model Kits

Airfix Aston Martin DB5 - James Bond

It's no surprise Airfix would make Aston Martin models. I mean, it is a British car, and a source of pride for Great Britain. Plus, Aston Martin cars typically have some pretty desirable lines as far as their design. Even if 007 didn't drive the DB5 in the famous Goldfinger film, it would still be a classic form that car enthusiasts would want to drive and covet. (if I remember right, in the books, Bond drove a Bentley - another British car, though, probably not quite as "sporty" as the DB5).

Airfix is releasing their 1/32 Aston Martin DB5 kit again in new packaging. It will include paint, glue, and two brushes. I personally like the bright colors on the box, and the picture of an actual DB5 on the cover. This kit has almost been in constant production for decades, in one form or another. I have one, an original type kit, from around the 1970's, which is in an MPC box. I'm not sure if Airfix shared their tooling? or bought the MPC tooling outright, but in comparing the models they seem the same to me. The only major difference is the old MPC kit had chromed plated parts, while the Aifix kit does not (at least not the one I have).

Airfix also makes a 1/24 Aston Martin DB5. I originally thought this might be a reboxed Doyusha kit, but I don't see anything on the molded parts that says Doyusha (or Airfix for that matter). It's a curbisde model (as is the 1/32 kit), but the body and parts are crisp and have some good definition and details. Revell reissued their Aston Martin DB4 about 10 or so years ago, and I have one of those as well. The Airfix is 1/24, the Revell one is 1/25. The Revell is a 1964 car, which is different than the 1965 DB5. Noticable the rear window size, and the DB5 has slanted front headlights. I thought I might be able to combine the two kits, but I haven't dealt deep into that project yet, so the jury's still out on if that can be done. (the Revell kit includes a more detailed chassis, and an engine).

While the Airfix 1/32 kit is being reissued (and can still be found inexpensively in older boxes), the 1/24 kit hasn't been out since I bought mine - I want to say sometime in the 1990s. Hopefully one day it will come out again. It still seems unusual that a plastic model company hasn't made a full detail kit. Airfix would be perfect for the job. While their cars aren't always the best (because of the age of some of their molds) their aircraft models are modern marvels in tooling. I know they could do an Aston Martin DB5 right and give it the details it deserves.

airfix aston martin db5 models

Above: I've laid out some of the kits in the image. The lower left DB5 is an original 1:32 1970s MPC kit (box is in the upper left). I modified it into the 007 car, with a bullet proof shield, machine guns, and other mods. But that was decades ago - it's had a hard life being moved around all these years and some pieces have fallen off. Note the chrome plated parts. The Airfix 1:32 body is shown to the left, the Revell DB4 body is in the middle, and the Airfix 1:24 body is to the far right.

Here below is what the new box will look like for the Airfix Aston Martin DB5 kit. Striking isn't it? The kit is not that bad, and for a quick build, and an inexpensive model, it can still be a fun project.

airfix aston martin db5 starter kit 1/32

As another note, Corgi makes a diecast Aston Martin DB5 that has some remarkable features. I actually had one of these when I was a kit - in the late 1960s! Of course, I have a newer one now for nostalgic reasons, but it's still cool. The roof opens and ejects the driver out! Another button pops out the rear bullet proof shield. Lots of fun here!

corgi diecast aston martin db5 cars

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Scale Model Hobby News

Scale Model Hobby News

Just some recent things to mention.

The next issue for Scale Model Life is about halfway done. This one will be about cars. I've been very busy lately and it's not progressing as fast as I would like, but it's getting there. On that note, I recently recieved a comment about the models in the books. The person thought the kits in the books were provided by the model companies. But just to be clear, that's not the case. I've never recieved a free model for any of my magazines or books. I bought them all with my own hard earned cold cash - just like you would. While free stuff is great to get, by using models from my personal collection, I can pretty much build any model subject I want. I'm not under any pressure to praise a model beyond what's really in the box. I've been building model kits since maybe 1969-1970, so I've built a lot of good models, great models, and some that were just plain garbage. (garbage models don't go in the magazines - why waste your time? There's only so much room in an issue). That's not to say I would turn down a free kit, it's just never come up.

There are some new models coming out soon, many of them cars. However, Moebius continues with the Batman figures, and the Riddler and the Pengiun should be out this year. Making a figure model in plastic is complicated. It's easier to do in resin or vinyl, but not everyone builds those kinds of kits, so it's a Catch 22 for model companies. I build models from any medium, so it doesn't matter to me, but making a hard plastic kit with hardly any seams is not easy. I'm glad Moebius Models has the patience - I don't think I would. I believe the Batgirl figure may be a vinyl kit though, and that's fine. I'm all for that.

Speaking of figure models, I used to have them on one page, but decided to break them up into Plastic Figure Models, and then a new page for Resin & Vinyl Figure Models. This way a guest to the site can choose the type kits they want to see.

I did finish my Polar Lights Star Trek Enterprise model. It was a great kit, and it's an amazing size. Well worth every penny and then some. It wasn't hard to build either. If you're on the fence about getting one, now is the time. You won't regret it. I'm looking forward to the AMT F104 Lightning for the Star Trek episode "Tomorrow is Yesterday". That was a fair episode. Light hearted. I think it's a creative way to get the old F104 AMT tool out and a clever way to tie it in with the show. It should be a fun kit to build just for nostalgic reasons. Works for me anyhow.

Keep on modeling. I'm working on an idea to post this weekend, so stay tuned!

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polar lights enterprise

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Resin Figure Models of Classic Mythology

While resin figures are nothing new, the material and technology has come a long way over the last couple of decades. In the 1990s when resin figures really took off, the market was quite heavy with figure kits. Companies like Aurora, who did a lot of figures in plastic, was gone. There was a big hole to fill for model builders who wanted to build and paint larger figure models.

Back then, magazines like Kit Builder and Amazing Figure Model had filled a niche market, and were eager to share the possibilities with figure models. While some plastic models have been reissued, and even some new ones came to the hobby shelves, the resin market is still quite large and full of fans. The figures are made in low quantities, low production runs, and you won't find them in hobby stores. Most of them have to be ordered online. Some kits from the 1990s can bring big dollars because they are so rare. Most kits tend to lean towards Pinups, Horror, and Science Fiction themed subjects. Military figures still make up a larger portion too. But the kits can still be hard to come across. It takes a special kind of modeler who can assemble a vinyl or resin figure model, and then has the talent to paint the model to make it life like. I envy those builders. I wish I had that kind of talent.

With modern resins, you get a very smooth surface and much better castings than ever before. Some new ones are classic "statues", which are molded in white. They are usually classic figures, such as from Roman Mythology. The typical gods, of Mars, Athena, Hercules, Zeus. You get the idea. Some reflect statues and artork, such as retro or art-deco styles. Some are fantasy figures, from women to goblins and elves. It's a wide open market.

Here are just a few of these great resin figures that can be painted:

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Below is one I have that I started on. This is Aphrodite. While the heights can vary, depending on the figure model, I have a typical spray can next to her so you can see just how large it is. I shot the figure with white primer, and then hand painted the skin tone with Vallejo paint. I haven't decided on how to paint the clothing yet. I also need to add shading and tones to her skin. As you can see, if you are a figure model, you have virtualy an empty pallet to make the figure really pop and stand out. This figure didn't need any assembly, so it's basically just a painters project. Though you could modify it (I was thinking of removing the doves, replacing them with bats, painting her red and making a COOP style she-devil out of her .... maybe next time).

The thing is, these resin statues can be quite the fun project. You may want to try a couple of them out. You'll probably be the only one at a model contest with such a model.

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aphrodite figure model classic

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IPMS, NNL, Scale Model Shows & Events

Ready to kick back today and enjoy some model shows?

I've got several here to give you some ideas about your next project. We've all built many models, and sometimes you can get in a slump about the next kit to add to your bench. Maybe some of these kits will spark something in your mind. Either way, they're fun to look at and see what others are building. Enjoy!

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gremlin gasser model car

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Revell Junior Snap Model Kits - A Real Bargain in a Box

Revell has come out with a new series of snap kits for youngsters. While snap kits are nothing new, I noticed the box said for ages 4+ and up. A model a 4-year old can build? I wanted to check this out a little closer and see what the model actually consisted of.

When the box arrived, I was surprised at the large size It's nearly twice the size of a standard car model box, but a slight bit thinner. Once I opened the box, out came the kit, and I was again surprised at the size of the body. While there's no scale on the box, this body looks to be around 1/20, maybe even 1/16 ? Even the price, which was quite low, didn't prepare me for this large scale kit. (In the photographed image I took, I used a tube of Testors model glue as reference so you can judge the size of the body, though glue is not needed to build it).

The body is molded in color, in this case, a medium orange. This particular kit is called their "Off Road Vehicle". I'm sure you noticed it resembles a JK Wrangler Jeep, or possibly a Troller T4 or Mahindra Thar. I'm thinking Revell went with a hybrid sort of look, which gives it a more International appeal. Not that a 4 year old would care. The rest of the body is molded in black, with silver-grey wheels. I especilayy like the idea that the hardtop is a separate part. You might even be able to squeeze some toy figures in the vehicle. The tires are hollow rubber parts, (rather than hard plastic), and you even get a spare for the rear! The unique part of this series of model kits from Revell is the tool. (noted with an arrow in the photo). The model is held together with large plastic "screws" (molded in orange, shown in the small plastic bag). Some of the parts click together like a regular snap model. The model includes some string to wrap around the front winch, and attaches to the included hook. Stickers are provided to dress up the kit.

Could a 4 year old build this? I think so. I think a child would enjoy screwing the parts together with the tool and understanding how that process works. The snap parts might need a little help from an adult (such as the windshield) to pop them in. But then, that's one of the fun things about snap kits is doing them as a family project, or for some quality father and son time. (mother and daughter time). I think Revell has a clear winner on it's hand with these kits.

Revell also has a mini-site for these models, where you can download the instructions, and see a video. Click Here for that site.

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revell junior snap offroad model

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MPC Model Kits - Coming Back Big

When I think of MPC models, I think of all those car kits that used to have all the weird and unusual features. The artwork on boxes showed the cars loaded with IMSA type panels, engine blowers, funky hood scoops and rear wings, side pipes, racing parts, dual engine options, and of course, who can forget the wild paint schemes and stripes for the decals.

I used to get most of those kits from a KMart close by in the 1980s and 1990s. The shelf was always chocked full of those kits, and they were hard to pass up.

Lately, Round2 has been bringing back some of those past kits. The outlandish and wild looking ones. The ones that most likely won't be built stock (if they can be built stock at all). I think it's about time for these models. The Monzas, Mustang IIs, the Pintos and Novas. It's time to put away the factory stock builds and step up with some imagination!

I hope Round2 keeps digging out these old molds and releasing them soon. I'm looking forward to them. The Pinto one for sure. That kit (or at least, the original one I have, from 1978) features a V8 engine option, and some custom parts. The old decals are not so good in the box, they are quite yellowish, but with a reissue, I can use the new 1970s stripes and really go retro! Should be fun!

What MPC kit would you like to see?

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mpc model kits

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Moebius Models Krypto Dog Kit - Superman

This is a neat little kit by Moebius Models. Featuring Krypto - Superman's pal from the comic books. As you may already know, Krypto guards the Fortress of Solitude while Superman's off doing his super hero thing.

The kit only has two parts, one for the body and one for the head. And a red cape of course. The box says he's 5 inches tall, and that's with the head popped on. But it's still a very good likeness, with great surface detail. Yes', it's a vinyl kit. But don't let that stop you. If you never built a vinyl model before, this would be a good kit to use as your first build of one. It's molded in white. The red cape is REAL CLOTH, with the family crest (silk screened?) on it in gold. If you don't paint the kit you can have it together in a minute. Otherwise, you can primer the figure, paint it white, and use some red and gold for the collar (and black for the eyes).

If you're a dog lover, you'll enjoy this kit. Of course, he could be any dog of any color, depending on how you paint him. If he looks like your Black Lab - paint him black!

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moebius models krypto the dog model kit superman

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Lindberg Plastic Model Kits - Made in America

There was a time when almost all the larger model companies made their models here in the U.S.A. Those days are gone for the most part, but there are still some that are made right here locally. One of the largest is Lindberg models. Founded around 1933, and now owned by Round2, Lindberg kits are made in Michigan.

I know what you might be thinking. You're thinking hey, Lindberg has those old kits that are really old, and difficult to build. While that may be true compared to modern technology today, Lindberg does make newer kits that are exceptional, and are just as good as any other company. The Dodge 330 Super Stocks are a good example. Their 1953 Ford, available in a hardtop or convertible is a modern kit, and their 1966 Chevelle builds into a very nice example of the popular Chevy. The Lindberg 1964 Belvedere is a nice kit as well as their Dodge Charger Super Bees. Besides, ALL the model companies have old toolings. Revell, AMT, MPC, even companies like Tamiya and Hasegawa (remember all those Japanese motorized kits from the past?).

When it comes to big scale Hot Rod models, few can compare with the stable of kits under the Lindberg name. The Bull Horn, Bobtail T, Big Red Hot Rod. They OWN the big scale Hot Rod model market for good reason. Sure there are a lot of classic kits in their portfolio, but I don't see anything wrong with that. Sometimes you just want a simple kit to build without getting bogged down with 800 parts or $ 200.00 worth of photoetch and aftermarket accessories.

When you choose a kit, especially a car kit, explore the Lindberg line of models. You know it was made right here in America, and there's some really popular examples I'm sure you will enjoy building. If it's an American car subject, what better place for the kit to come from than the Motor City, Detroit?

P.S. By the way, HAWK models are also made in the U.S.A.

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lindberg plastic models made in america

Scale Model Beach Surf Boards 1/25 - 1/24

If you're looking for some surf boards for your latest car or truck build, check these out. They are just right, and very inexpensive. They come already prdecorated, but they're plastic, and you can primer and repaint them easily. I bought the 12 pack, but they are available in larger quantities - probably enough for a lifetime of building beach buggies. Hit the waves and add some cool surf boards to your ride!

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1/24 - 1/25 scale surf boards for models

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Aurora Plastic Model Kits

Depending on your age, you may or may not know Aurora model kits. They were around in the 1960's and 1970's, and then, unfortunately, went out of business. But they made a valliant effort. They made many different kinds of models, of almost any subject, that will never be seen again.

Throughout my model life, I've heard many stories about the molds they used to make the models with, and what might have been their fate. Ultimately that they disappeared. Some say it happened in a train wreck. Some say they sank on a cargo ship. And some say they probably ended up as scrap, and were melted down. It seemed no one truly knows for sure. But the truth is, many Aurora kits are still among us. They get reissued all the time. But under different model brands. Model business' that bought the Aurora molds, and now reissue those kits under their own logo and name.

What brought this to my attention is a model I haven't seen in many years. Indeed, I don't think I've seen one since I built th kit in the 1970s (as a teenager). Back then, I used to belong to a model club (Aurora) and I used to get models in the mail. One of the models was the Russian Aircraft Missile Ship the "Moscow". It scales at 1/600, but I don't remember it being that small. It seemed a good size to me when I was young. I do remember the landing deck, and the doors could open to house the various helicopters. This was one of many kits. I also remember a Viking ship (Molded in orange!), which has recenlty been reissued by Atlantis models (though, it could be a Revell mold, since Revell ended up with most of the old Aurora molds). I remember a Braniff 747 (molded in bright orange!). Another great kit was the Boeing Tucumcari Hydrofoil. If that was reissued, I'd buy that kit in a heartbeat. Recently Atlantis models tried a campaign to reissue the Aurora Sealab II, but the public just couldn't come up with enough funds to cover the cost of restoring the nearly 50 year mold to reissue the kit. There were other kits I received over time. I remember some ship models (maybe a USS Enterprise Aircraft Carrier?). After a while the kits stopped, and that's because either my mother canceled them, or Aurora went out of business (timeline wise, it was probably the latter).

I still built many Aurora kits that I bought (or my mother bought) at the stores, like K-Mart and S.S. Kresge. Some of the models were the Seaview, the Flying Sub (now owned by Revell), the Moonbus, and some others. It's been a lot of years since then, I really don't remember them all. The thing is, many Aurora kits still get out, but there are some that have never been reissued since the demise of the company. Maybe the molds don't exist, or the model companies don't think there's enough demand. It's hard to say.

Just as a note, some later model companies made fresh molds of Aurora subjects. The Moebius Moonbus is a good example. They issued the model (with a few improvements), but it was not made from an original Aurora mold. That's ok, I can live with that. I'm just glad they made the kit so modelers could build one, especially since an original Aurora model would be worth hundreds of dollars. I'm all for doing this if it brings back an old kit I can do again.

If you were lucky enough to build some Aurora kits, and the right age, you should feel lucky. Those were some great kits for their time, and they did subjects no model company will touch today. It was a great time for modeling!

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aurora russian moscow ship model

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Rocketfin on Pinterest - Model Picture Galleries

If you've got some free time this weekend, you may want to browse some model galleries on the Rocketfin Pinterest boards. I like to look at model images to get some ideas, or maybe some insight into an unusual project that might be good to try. I build models of anything, so it could be a car one day, a scifi one the next, and maybe something from Warhammer.

The boards have thousands of model pictures, or related modeling subjects. I have a few boards I like to use for reference, such as cars and planes, or for dioramas. (pictures of old 1950s and 1960s places, like gas stations). Well actually, just about every board is reference in some way for me. I got on board with Pinterest at the beginning, so it's grown into a monster with over 82,000 followers. But it's been fun to just look at other modeing boards, and pin a few pictures I like into my boards. You can never have enough modeling projects, right? If only we could live long enough to build them all. LOL Or at least, build all the ideas in my head.

Anyways, take a look, follow some of the boards if you like some of them, and enjoy. See ya there!

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rocketfin pinterest models

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Scale Model News and What's Going On

I've been working on a few projects. Some of them for the next issue of Scale Model Life. But some I'm building just for me, so they won't be in a book, and I can fiddle around with them as time permits. Before we get started though, here's some links to a few Model Show Events -

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I've recently added a few new images for the garage a built a few months ago. These images were taken outside, and the colors show up much better. See what you think - click here.

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custom scale model garage

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I've been building on the Round 2 / Polar Lights USS Enterprise for a while, but I want to get more done hopefully soon. I started primering some of the parts, in prep for paint. The kit is molded in a light blue, but I'm going to paint it white (to look more like it does on TV). I've already painted the bridge, which is about the size of a US quarter. Nothing is really glued together yet. The windows are installed from inside, so I'm not sure how the seams will be. I may have to paint the entire kit, install the windows, and then just live with the seams if there are any. I can't imagine masking off all those tiny windows. My eyesight isn't that good. LOL

This is the 3-foot version kit. It includes a lot of extra parts, and it seems daunting in the box, but some of the parts won't be used (they are in the box to build different versions of the ship over the series lifetime), and when you break it down to what WILL be used, there's not that many parts. So far it's working out well, I've no doubt that it will be a fun build. (if not a huge one!). I'm not adding lights to this one, simply because of the expense. If all goes well though, I may buy another kit and light that one later, I haven't decided yet.

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enterprise bridge star trek

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Airfix Visible Engine Model Kit

Airfix has made a short video of their Internal Combustion Engine kit. It's a four cylinder model, and looks much like a Ford 2.0L / 2.3L. It has clear molded parts like Revells ever popular V8 model. It also uses a battery operated electric motor to turn the engine over once it's assembled.

With over 100 parts, I find that it would be educational, or might just be fun to modify in some way to make it even more realistic. Either way, the video is a quick overview of what it looks like when built.

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airfix visible engine four cyclinder

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Scale Model Life Magazine Volume 6 Is Out

Scale Model Life Magazine, issue six, is now out. This one focuses on Sci-Fi & Space related model projects.

Some of the models covered are the Moebius Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper, AMT's classic Star Trek D7 Battle Cruiser, a scratch built Mars Rover, MPC's Space 1999 Eagle One with Lab Pod, and Game Workshops' Imperial Guard Valkyrie. There's even an Aurora Orbital Interceptor and Dragon Model's Star Lord figure too. Of course there's plenty of tips and ideas for building models of the SciFi genre.

I had fun with this book, and built a few kits I've been itching to do for quite some time. Especially the Aurora kit, which is one I built as a kid, but is very rare today. The same thing can be said for the AMT D7, which I probably built 4 or 5 as a kid. The ship has such classic lines, but it's very unique, and has become an iconic ship of Scifi history. It did take a lot of sanding and putty to get it smooth, but I'm happy with the way it came out. It's definately the best one ever as far as the ones I've built in my lifetime.

So grab this all new issue and catch up on some modeling for the outer reaches of space!

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scale model life magazine volume six

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Scale Model Events 2016 Are Off To a Good Start

Nothing gets some new ideas in your head more than seeing what other modelers are working on. And the best way to do that is to check out some pictures from local model shows.

With the worst of winter weather behind us (hopefully), and Spring in the air, with Summer soon to be on the horizon, there should be more model shows and events to catch in the next few months. But for now, we have a few great shows here to see:

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model diorama from model shows

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Mythbuster's Adam Savage - Modeler at Heart

I thought some of you might like to watch this video I came across. We all know what the Mythbusters are on TV. But this is a vid by Adam Savage, who is at heart, a modeler like us.

It's not surprising, since he cut his teeth working at ILM, and building models and props. Or that he teamed up with Jamie and used their own company to do Special FX for TV, movies and commercials.

But at the end of the day, Adam likes to make stuff for himself. Not only fabricating what he has in his head, such as a model or prop idea, but to also build an actual model kit that might have come in a box. Just like we would.

He's no stranger to resin, casting, making molds. That is of course, part of his profession on a daily basis. But it's fun to watch him get as excited as we do about a new model, and the assembly of the kit, as well as painting it.

He has quite the shop too, and I see us all wishing we had a shop like that to literally make anything. What I like about Adam speaking is when he talks about resin, or mold making, he seriously knows what he's talking about. If you're not familiar (I suspect most SCIFI model fans already know) they mention Industria Mechanika. That company make some great resin products that are unique, and you can check out their site here.

So take a peek at the video, it's a lot of fun.

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adam savage builds models

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Scale Model Life Magazine - Pickup Trucks Issue

The new issue of Scale Model Life has hit the stands. This issue covers pickup trucks kits.

Although I knew this issue would be car modeling as far as the subjects, it just sort of morphed into being an all truck issue on it's own. But don't worry, I have plenty of car models left to build, and some new ones coming out I hope to have time to review in future issues.

In this Volume 5 issue I cover the Moebius 1970's Ford Ranger pickup truck. This is a great kit, and one that can be built so many ways. It's hard not to just buy a case of them and start building. There are two in this issue. The other truck models are an AMT 2003 Ford F150 Extra Cab, the Testors Chevy (Van Halen) Boyd Hauler, the Revell '55 Ford F100 street machine, and the AMT Dodge Deora, as well as AMT's Ford Lightning. Of course, there are some tips and ideas along the way.

With this all new issue #5, and it was for the most part, a fun magazine to write, I was finally able to assemble some kits I've had for years, some that you don't see built to often. I planned on having some cars too, but the truck kits were just screamin' to be built. So if you like trucks - this is definitely the issue for you! I hope you enjoy it.

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scalem odel life pickup trucks

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Original TOS Star Trek USS Enterprise Model

If you have a model of Star Trek's orginal USS Enterprise, you might find these images online interesting.

Round2 through AMT and Polar Lights have made several kits of the Enterprise over the years. AMT has since the 1960s. Chances are you have at least one in your model stash. From the smaller 1/2500 scale to the huge kit released in 2014, the 1/350 Polar Lights Enterprise.

The model itself, which was donated to the Smithsonian Museum, has been restored several times since it first arrived there. It's been on display most of the time in between restorations. The restoring process has made changes to the model, some that are popular, some not. Essentually this is a large scale model made by a TV studio, and it was never meant to last very long, or look that great over time. It's really just a bunch of wood glued together and a few bolts holding it all attached. In the end, the idea is to keep as much of the original model as possible. But only time will tell how much of that is possible. I don't know if I would use it as a reference since it's been painted over the original paint a long time ago. Production stills from the studio are probably your best bet there.

Nonetheless, you might enjoy some images of the model, and you can CLICK HERE for those. Also check out the Smithsonian's website for even more images and information. The ship should be back on display soon if you're going to visit the musem.

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star trek enterprise model

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Model 1/25 Scale Garage Shop Diorama

I've been poking around with this garage diorama idea. It's almost done, but if you want to check it out, CLICK HERE. I've got some images up that I took along they way, and some text talking about it. It might interest you if you build cars and trucks.

Once I am done I'll post some better shots of it. Not everythng inside is glued down yet, and I have a few more ideas in my head, but eventually it should be done (are dioramas ever really done?). I had a blast building it, and it was one of those things that just happened on it's own. 80% of it was built in 2 days on a weekend. The rest I just tinkered on as I added more details.

It's part garage, shop, and old gas station.

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scale model garage shop diorama

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