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06 March 2017 @ 01:46 pm
Customizing: Pipes  
"Gee, if only I had something to make pipes from..." - but wait, I do! These are leftovers (sprue) from the science table model kit where you had to break the pieces off. I thought I might need it again one day, didn't think it would be so soon! The green things are plastic beads from my childhood, cut in half. The red wheel is a leftover from the inside of a Kinder surprise egg, the white wheel used to be the steering wheel of a toy tractor I had as a child.

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Mrs Darcy: Oh wow! by eyesthatslayelisi on March 6th, 2017 01:32 pm (UTC)
That's genius!!
Antjedieastra on March 8th, 2017 09:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Like you, I can't stop looking at it, and being amazed what I managed! I love how it came out. Can't wait for the wall to be finished and be used as a background for my figures.
Mrs Darcy: Shiny! Kaylee by eyesthatslayelisi on March 8th, 2017 09:30 pm (UTC)
I look forward to it!
Aletheia Felineaaletheiafelinea on March 6th, 2017 06:16 pm (UTC)
I like it when you make things from things meant originally for something entirely different, like this or those metal cans the other day, or the fireplace, or wall panels/windows with swapped views. :)
Antjedieastra on March 6th, 2017 09:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I can't tell you where the strange ideas in my head are coming from, but I sure like them as well! I feel alive and very creative.

Pssst, don't tell anyone yet, but there was a guy here a few days ago from the newspaper and I showed and explained everything to him... he liked it!
topum: pic#125858796topum on March 6th, 2017 10:18 pm (UTC)
Wow, this is impressive.
Antjedieastra on March 8th, 2017 08:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm really happy with the result. Didn't know I have a steampunk side in me!
嵐の狼: Rukiaarashinoookami on March 7th, 2017 07:54 am (UTC)
Now I know what to do with all of the leftover sprues from my model kits... Send them to you to make things out of! XD
Antjedieastra on March 8th, 2017 08:52 pm (UTC)
Hahahahahaha - I totally thought this sentence would end differently ;)
Can I see pictures of your models somewhere?
嵐の狼arashinoookami on March 9th, 2017 07:36 am (UTC)
If you're friends with me on LJ, you can see some of them here:
http://arashinoookami.livejournal.com/tag/model%20kits

If I have time, I'll take some photos of my newer kits on the weekend.

Antjedieastra on March 9th, 2017 10:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the link! I was looking through your tag list, but there are over 1000 of them LOL Must have missed this.

Wow, that looks like lots of tiny fiddly bits! Hopefully you never lose an important piece. I love the lit up version though!

Actually, it's the other way around in LJ. Me being friends with you is not necessary, but with you friending me you have granted me access to your locked posts.

But I think it is way over time to friend you back! Don't know why I haven't already done so. Then I won't miss the new post if you do one.
嵐の狼arashinoookami on March 10th, 2017 07:51 am (UTC)
Yes, they are quite fiddly at times!

The green, black, and white light up version isn't actually a model kit, but the mostly purple one is!

I have another one I'm yet to build that is actually motorised, so it can walk!
https://hlj.com/product/TKT83859
Antjedieastra on March 10th, 2017 06:49 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is quite impressive! Both in detail and also that it can walk. And it is so very much different from what I imagine when thinking model building. I am thinking of houses. The first I came in touch with where the little houses or train stations my father made for the model railway. They also come as a set which you have to put together. I don't remember if you have to break pieces off from sprue.

Some people then also modify those houses to make them look not so plastic.

The science table set was my first selfbuild model actually. Before I only had those Star Trek shuttlecrafts where I had to put the stickers onto it myself.

There are many more japanese sets to build though, maybe one day I am doing the vending machine or one of the Arcade games. There is also one, you know, where you try to get a toy with a hook. Looks like fun!
嵐の狼arashinoookami on March 23rd, 2017 01:51 am (UTC)
I finally got around to taking some more photos. Unfortunately most of the ones I've built are in our display cabinet, and it's too hard to get them out, and the ones I took through the glass look terrible, sorry :(

Instead I took some photos of the most recent one I finished:
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i473/Stormwolf2010/LJ/P1040961_zpsiy7rhhgg.jpg

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i473/Stormwolf2010/LJ/P1040962_zpslp5ehstt.jpg

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i473/Stormwolf2010/LJ/P1040963_zpslpj1xly6.jpg

And the new one I'm working on at the moment:
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i473/Stormwolf2010/LJ/P1040964_zpssitcwpza.jpg

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i473/Stormwolf2010/LJ/P1040966_zpss26bin5e.jpg

owensheartowensheart on March 7th, 2017 02:20 pm (UTC)
Very cool.
Antjedieastra on March 8th, 2017 08:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Aislynn: Doctor Who - Eleven thumbs upageless_aislynn on March 9th, 2017 10:10 am (UTC)
Oh, that's brilliant! What a great use for the leftovers from the model kit and other little bits, that looks perfect! :D

PS - I'm trying to get caught back up so expect to see comments from me popping up over the next few days. ;)
Antjedieastra on March 9th, 2017 10:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I think it came out amazing, even if I say so myself! It will make a great technical / warehouse background when it's all finished.

(hope your personal troubles got resolved? Happy to have you back!)
Aislynn: Doctor Who - Eleven thumbs upageless_aislynn on March 14th, 2017 09:34 am (UTC)
I really can't wait to see what you make with this, it's going to be very cool, I have no doubt! :D

Some days are better than others but I'm trying to take my mind off of RL worries and get back to fun things again. I'm working my way through answering emails and messages and such that I got behind on and hopefully will be caught up again soon. *fingers crossed* I've also got a few ideas for some new action figure pictures; I may try out my Gotham diorama pieces, just for fun. I don't have much in the way of appropriate backgrounds, though, so I may have to "cheat" a bit with the help of some Photoshopping. *blush* But we'll see. I'll do as much with practical things as I can, anyway. ;)
alumfelgaalumfelga on March 9th, 2017 06:40 pm (UTC)
Amazing, pipes made of of nothing. Are you already planning any particular scene with those?
Antjedieastra on March 9th, 2017 10:20 pm (UTC)
No, I don't have a scene in mind, I just want to do a general warehouse / technical background. I keep seeing pictures of others that don't tell a whole story like mine, but just are figures in interesting poses in front of interesting backgrounds. I want to try a few of those. With a good moody light I'm sure it will look good.

What is funny that I pay more attention to backgrounds in movies now also. Sci-fi movies have great technical sets which surely also were scratch-built. Maybe I can learn something there yet!
alumfelgaalumfelga on March 12th, 2017 06:22 pm (UTC)
I see. Have fun then!

What is funny that I pay more attention to backgrounds in movies now also. Sci-fi movies have great technical sets which surely also were scratch-built. Maybe I can learn something there yet!

I think some people there could learn something from you, in particular how to keep budget costs low for example :)
Antjedieastra on March 12th, 2017 08:46 pm (UTC)
I think some people there could learn something from you, in particular how to keep budget costs low for example :)

Funny you say that, just the other day someone said I would have fit in with the Star Trek crew who apparently used all kind of trash or used pieces to built sets. Which is also why not much is still around, as the bridge got taken apart and then used for other things again.

Of course, for that I was born in the wrong time and also in the wrong country!
alumfelgaalumfelga on March 14th, 2017 05:42 pm (UTC)
just the other day someone said I would have fit in with the Star Trek crew who apparently used all kind of trash or used pieces to built sets.
I'm not surprised. Just think how expensive some series are, and spending huge money on sets that can only be used once or twice doesn't feel economic at all.

Of course, for that I was born in the wrong time and also in the wrong country!
Weren't we all? I just wonder if I was born too late (I love 70s and 80s music), or too early (I still have that fantasy that one day we'll get it right and there will be no discrimination and no boundaries) :)
sharp2799: Jack framesharp2799 on March 10th, 2017 11:35 pm (UTC)
You have the eye to see these things. When I think of how many of those I threw out....
Antjedieastra on March 11th, 2017 11:20 pm (UTC)
Actually, it was more like "I want to make pipes. What can I use to make pipes? Wooden sticks? Straws? I need something long, thin and round. Now where have I seen this before?..." and then it hit me that I already have the perfect thing. I had put the plastic away in a box for later use, didn't think it would be used that soon!

What kind of models did you build?