Following Toilet Roll Watch 2020 Page 28

  • Dougs 31 Mar 2020 21:15:04 93,610 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:


    She couldnt have given less of a fuck, so I built it on my own and really, really enjoyed it.
    Ha, the boy has had a few projects like this as presents but on a smaller scale. Meccano, Airfix, science kits etc. He gives up after a few minutes and fucks off to watch YouTube leaving me with shit half done.
  • Carlo 31 Mar 2020 21:27:12 21,207 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:


    She couldnt have given less of a fuck, so I built it on my own and really, really enjoyed it.
    Ha, the boy has had a few projects like this as presents but on a smaller scale. Meccano, Airfix, science kits etc. He gives up after a few minutes and fucks off to watch YouTube leaving me with shit half done.
    I have a full Army of Death Guard, T'Au, and Space Marines all painted by yours truly because my boy 'lost interest' after putting up a good effort to do them himself.

    I ended up kinda enjoying doing it though, very therapeutic.
  • mothercruncher 31 Mar 2020 22:21:33 17,622 posts
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    Those tyres/wheels are on the wrong way around 😉

    Had a Boomerang too as a kid, built it with my Dad and thoroughly enjoyed taking over the dining room table for a week in order to do so. Also want to order a grasshopper now, shit.
  • nickthegun 31 Mar 2020 22:55:06 81,348 posts
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    mothercruncher wrote:
    Those tyres/wheels are on the wrong way around 😉
    Thatís literally the first thing the wife said. I keep trying to un-see it because they were a pain in the arse to get on the hubs.
  • mrpon 31 Mar 2020 23:08:53 36,132 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    beastmaster wrote:
    At my local Morrisonís waiting for mum to finish do her shopping. Itís really, really quite.

    Donít know what the TP situation is inside.
    Is there a reason you're not doing it for her?
    She's not his type?
  • neilka 1 Apr 2020 00:16:25 23,274 posts
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    : )
  • beastmaster 1 Apr 2020 00:59:51 20,451 posts
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    She wants to do the shopping herself. She enjoys it. Thatís all.

    Edit: To response above. Yeah, yeah. Very funny, :)

    Edit She wears a mask and gloves as well. Also, no not Freddy or Jason. I know how you fuckers think! :-P

    Edited by beastmaster at 01:09:44 01-04-2020

    Edited by beastmaster at 01:10:12 01-04-2020
  • Nexus_6 1 Apr 2020 09:22:57 4,881 posts
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    @nickthegun Could you not take the wheel off and rotate them to the other side?
    Looks great anyway, really sharp. Is the body made of very sturdy plastic to be an off-roader? And are the stickers very robust too? I always imagine they would peel and scuff pretty easily.
  • arty 1 Apr 2020 10:14:47 709 posts
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    Nick's posts reminded me I had the Sand Scorcher when I was a kid. God I loved that thing.
  • nickthegun 1 Apr 2020 10:37:52 81,348 posts
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    @Nexus_6 - I might be able to. My spacial awareness is not great, so good shout.

    Because its (relatively) cheap and based on a really old design, it has got a hard shell, yeah, so it will gouge and scuff if you roll it (and it does roll easily). The more modern ones have a flexible polycarbonate shell which flexes and absorbs the bumps better. You also paint the inside, so it doesnt scuff and you can give them some real treatment and they still come out looking good.

    So, yeah, this is what I mean about getting something else to bash. This a cheap kit that was made to razz about doing jumps and wheelies (it has a wheelie bar) but its really too pretty to do it now.

    Edited by nickthegun at 10:38:52 01-04-2020
  • Nexus_6 1 Apr 2020 11:20:14 4,881 posts
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    So the shell is transparent?
    Do we have a general model making thread? We should have a general model making thread.
  • nickthegun 1 Apr 2020 11:27:45 81,348 posts
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    No, the shell on this one is white, hard plastic, so you have to spray the outside. On 99% of the other ones, the shell is transparent, so you can paint the inside.

    The grasshopper I had came with the same hard shell, but the boomerang was flexible and transparent, so coped better with a 10 year old driving it into walls.

    I think these days, the only ones that come with the hard shell are the lunchbox and the grasshopper, which are OG, retro 80s kits for people having midlife crises.
  • Nexus_6 1 Apr 2020 11:33:04 4,881 posts
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    Lol. Definitely feel the midlife crisis thing.
    My older brother had the Hornet, which was a very cool vehicle back in the '80's. I htink they did a re-release of that recently. He now has this beast of a car at 1/8th scale that has such acceleration the tyres deform as you stick the throttle on and it launches itself in the air. It is fantastic.
    Today I will be taking delivery of an air compressor and an airbrush.
    Tomorrow will be the hoses, the spray booth (can't get hold of a respirator anywhere - wonder why?), the cleaning pot and chemicals.
    By the end of the week, loads of little bottles of paint!
  • JamboWayOh 1 Apr 2020 11:34:55 18,792 posts
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    This thread just got proper geeky. Especially for a games forum.

    Edited by JamboWayOh at 11:35:06 01-04-2020
  • DJCopa 1 Apr 2020 11:49:55 2,243 posts
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    Oh, that is lovely (Tamiya Lunch Box) - Yeah, I'd go with stick it on a shelf and but something less good looking to rag about.

    I had the Super Sabre back in the late 80s - Just when the battery ran out, it would just go full throttle out of control!
  • nickthegun 1 Apr 2020 11:54:41 81,348 posts
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    Nexus_6 wrote:
    He now has this beast of a car at 1/8th scale that has such acceleration the tyres deform as you stick the throttle on and it launches itself in the air. It is fantastic
    The algorithm inevitably led me to some nutcase who buys RC cars and tries to launch them into orbit at the skate park.

  • nickthegun 1 Apr 2020 11:56:24 81,348 posts
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    DJCopa wrote:
    I had the Super Sabre back in the late 80s - Just when the battery ran out, it would just go full throttle out of control!
    Thats the real difference between then and now. Even the cheapo 3300mah battery I got with it can last at least 30 minutes, rather than crapping out after you just start getting warmed up.
  • TechnoHippy 1 Apr 2020 12:02:31 17,015 posts
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    I used to love making models and painting figures, unfortunately my neuropathy means I can't do it anymore. I do enjoy looking at what people create though - mostly on FB these days.
  • freddymercurystwin 1 Apr 2020 12:05:28 2,059 posts
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    Ooh, I went through a model making phase about 15 years ago, made a couple of smallish kits and then went for a mahoosive Harrier Jump Jet, I clearly bit off more than I could chew as I seemed to lose interest soon after. I think it's finding the time/space for it right now would be a problem, I'm also completely knackered at the end of my 'working day' now compared to before when I went out to work.

    I had a Hornet as kid, loved it what a blast, I had a Tamiya Mini too (still in the loft) and had already begun mulling over trying to get the boys into RC cars now. Nowhere to run one now, we only have a back yard. Have been buying up industrial packs of paper and pens and craft kits instead to try to keep them entertained.
  • DJCopa 1 Apr 2020 12:10:54 2,243 posts
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    @nickthegun I look forward to seeing more photos!

    You've actually inspired me to get off my laptop, stop working and dig out my old bass guitar - Going to actually do something worthwhile that isn't work!
  • Nexus_6 1 Apr 2020 12:48:55 4,881 posts
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    @nickthegun I've seen this guy. Absolutely wild.
    This is my bro's machine:

  • sport 1 Apr 2020 12:51:49 15,875 posts
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    DJCopa wrote:
    @nickthegun I look forward to seeing more photos!
    Not until he swaps those wheels!! /r/mildlyinfuriating
  • DJCopa 1 Apr 2020 12:54:48 2,243 posts
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    @sport HaHa
  • nickthegun 1 Apr 2020 13:08:32 81,348 posts
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    If itís going on the shelf, Iíve got to sort it, havenít I?
  • Dougs 1 Apr 2020 13:10:02 93,610 posts
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    Yes
  • mothercruncher 1 Apr 2020 13:15:48 17,622 posts
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    Tell me I donít want to buy this and itíll be shit;



    Please.
  • KD 1 Apr 2020 14:42:19 2,692 posts
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    @mothercruncher nah, you want one of these. Today has fucked up my youtube algorithm.

  • mothercruncher 1 Apr 2020 14:44:58 17,622 posts
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    Me too, haha.
  • mothercruncher 1 Apr 2020 14:45:29 17,622 posts
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    Iím just glad I didnít search for cartoon characters with chubby ankles.
  • Carlo 1 Apr 2020 14:46:35 21,207 posts
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    Nexus_6 wrote:
    Today I will be taking delivery of an air compressor and an airbrush.
    Tomorrow will be the hoses, the spray booth (can't get hold of a respirator anywhere - wonder why?), the cleaning pot and chemicals.
    By the end of the week, loads of little bottles of paint!
    Hey, can you spill the details on the airbrush and compressor you're using?

    I was toying with the idea of getting one to paint Warhammer models... I'm using shake cans at the moment.
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