My Model build to start 2021

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I haven't done a model build in a long time and I know that I haven't finished my train yet (I have one more car and the caboose to make) but I really want something to just sit back and have fun with so today, I started a model build. This will be very different from my other model builds as this one will actually be meant to be played with. It will still have a nice amount of detail but it will be much more sturdy than my normal models. So after 5-1/2 hours today, this is what I got done. I forgot how much fun these were and how time consuming they are.



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Good to see another one going Ken, I love these builds of yours! That looks like a boom.
 

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Good to see another one going Ken, I love these builds of yours! That looks like a boom.
Nope. Not a boom.
 

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Another 5 hours spent on the project today. More frame pieces made and assembled. Still have some final sanding to do. It's been a pretty tedious day of drawing out angles and pinning all parts with 1/8" dowels for stability. I would have gotten more done but I had to take a break to make a batch of 1/2" maple dowels for the model. Apparently, I was completely out of them. Who knew?






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Sorry guys. I have no idea why I put the build in Kenbo's chat room. I've moved it here where it should be now. More to come this Saturday.
 

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Apparently what happens in the chat room doesn't stay in the chat room.
Darn that canadien shenanigator....
 

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I just looked for an hour at a ton of plans all over the place. It's a vehicle, guessing by the hole for the driveshaft in the middle.
I love these builds and all the guesses. So that's all I'm saying about it for now.
One of these days I need to try to make one. Although it most likely may be an x-wing fighter. :sarcastic:
 

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I ran across a store over New Years out in Montrose Colorado that carries a local man’s work and the first person I thought of was @Kenbo I was shy about taking pictures, and I know what someone is going to say, but they were incredible. I don’t think quite as detailed or scale, but very good.
 

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I've seen that configuration of angle blocks on a piece of equipment before, but cannot recall what it was.
 

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I've seen that configuration of angle blocks on a piece of equipment before, but cannot recall what it was.

It's going to take a while before the model starts taking any kind of shape at all but hopefully soon it will start to look like something.
 
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