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because i have been waiting for material from china for ages and i
could no longer work, i started another project in between

AT-ST hasbro toy conversation

now what is a toy conversation?
some star wars collectible toys are just too ugly to put at home, but offer
a solid base to make a nice model out of them. in addition, they are relatively
cheap and larger than model kits. Sure there are also large model kits, but
they can quickly cost 400-500 € or more. of course you have to invest a little
bit of work but it's worth it. so a toy conversation is a a modified toy.
in this case i tryed to turn a hasbro AT-ST toy into a modell.

this is not the final result...i have to repaint/airbrush it and
i planed to put it into a little diorama...so far i did all modification
and primed the AT-ST

what I've changed:

i closed all open plastic columns and gaps with plastic filler
reshaped the complete window section and added new window covers
closed the large head cover and filled the gaps with plastic filler
cut of the knee fender from the legs
cut free the recesses on the legs
added a new handrail
added tubes and cables to the head and the base
added details on the back of the head and under the head
added details on the inside of the legs
added the running springs for the lower legs
closed all holes for screws with plastic filler

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Im a singer/songwriter past 11 years for hobbies and work in hospital and security by job lol and i like to write a review to help people, im also a talking on a forum to help people with there issues etc 🙂 hope your staying safe and keep up the amazing work i love it!

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finished my studio scale tie interceptor...
it was a vintage collection hasbro toy which
i modified, illuminated and repainted...
it was a lot work but i am pretty happy with
the result

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Stunning! I'm getting my hands into some model-making slowly by doing some Gundam mechs. It's a challenge for my hands (I have rheumatoid arthritis in them) but it's pretty fun. One day I'd like to have 1/1,000,000th the amount of skill you do!

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Stunning! I'm getting my hands into some model-making slowly by doing some Gundam mechs. It's a challenge for my hands (I have rheumatoid arthritis in them) but it's pretty fun. One day I'd like to have 1/1,000,000th the amount of skill you do!

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kits do not even need to be glued

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I started with a cheap SD Gundam kit I found at the bookstore. It did come together easily and only took an hour or so to put together. I figure it's dipping my toe in the water. There's something meditative about cutting out the pieces and putting them together.

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I started with a cheap SD Gundam kit I found at the bookstore. It did come together easily and only took an hour or so to put together. I figure it's dipping my toe in the water. There's something meditative about cutting out the pieces and putting them together.

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I started with a cheap SD Gundam kit I found at the bookstore. It did come together easily and only took an hour or so to put together. I figure it's dipping my toe in the water. There's something meditative about cutting out the pieces and putting them together.

It's like mindfulness, keeping yourself in the moment. At least that's why I find myself colouring a lot.
I buy the adult mindfulness coloring books, the ones where it takes a week or more just to finish one page lol.

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Those coloring books are so relaxing! One time I zoned out doing one and looked up and it was 2 hours later.

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I started with a cheap SD Gundam kit I found at the bookstore. It did come together easily and only took an hour or so to put together. I figure it's dipping my toe in the water. There's something meditative about cutting out the pieces and putting them together.

post some shots of it if you are ready with your kit

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I love the tie interceptor vomvom12. It reminds me of playing the tie fighter PC game when I was young. I used to love that game.

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The Tie Fighter PC game was amazing, as was the X-Wing game. There's a new EA game that has you flying in the cockpit. It's solid. Not as good as the originals, but solid.

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Oh yes my son has played that one on the playstation. It looks pretty nice but I haven't played it myself.

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I don't know if this is hobby related exactly, but I've been tackling a deck project at my house. It's about 330 square feet and will have composite decking instead of the traditional wood. The joists for it have to be 12 inches spaced so that the boards don't bounce while you're on them and to be structurally sound. The old deck I have is 24 inches, so I've had to go through and add joists in between all of the existing ones.

The real kicker here is that one of the beams was really bad and making the deck unstable. It was about to come off a 4x4 post. I had to unfasten all of the joists to the 15 foot long beam, then cut a new one, hoist it up on my shoulders and then secure it to the existing posts.

Needless to say this is a project and a half. Doing it myself I'm saving roughly $5,000 in labor though.

This is a pic of the progress I've made thus far.

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Looks good so far. Do you already have the tools you need or do you have to rent or borrow them?

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I actually own all the tools that I've had to use to this point. I do need a circular saw to even the cut on the near side of the wood, but those can be had for like 60 bucks or so. We have a few rainy days coming here so my back gets a rest to hopefully make it so I can walk upright again!

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I love the tie interceptor vomvom12. It reminds me of playing the tie fighter PC game when I was young. I used to love that game.

yeah the tie interceptor is one of the most stylish sw imo and unfortunately it is
often dropped under the table...i never played this games but i know some videos
but from the new games
at first i thought i could do the interceptor as a small project on the side ... what a mistake! but i should have guessed it when you look at the pictures of the ugly toy "out of the box"

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I don't know if this is hobby related exactly, but I've been tackling a deck project at my house. It's about 330 square feet and will have composite decking instead of the traditional wood. The joists for it have to be 12 inches spaced so that the boards don't bounce while you're on them and to be structurally sound. The old deck I have is 24 inches, so I've had to go through and add joists in between all of the existing ones.

The real kicker here is that one of the beams was really bad and making the deck unstable. It was about to come off a 4x4 post. I had to unfasten all of the joists to the 15 foot long beam, then cut a new one, hoist it up on my shoulders and then secure it to the existing posts.

Needless to say this is a project and a half. Doing it myself I'm saving roughly $5,000 in labor though.

This is a pic of the progress I've made thus far.

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yeah the tie interceptor is one of the most stylish sw imo and unfortunately it is
often dropped under the table...i never played this games but i know some videos
but from the new games
at first i thought i could do the interceptor as a small project on the side ... what a mistake! but i should have guessed it when you look at the pictures of the ugly toy "out of the box"

I totally thought Greedo and Crash were holding hands!

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I totally thought Greedo and Crash were holding hands!

they do ... they recently got married. didn't you know that both of them are gay?
and dath is waiting to be painted...

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Haha is that Darth 3D printed?

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Haha is that Darth 3D printed?

yes

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mos pelgo town building no. 2
for 6" sw figures

because i had so much fun building my first diorama i thought
i would make a second try ... but this time i wanted a more
authentic mos pelgo look.
everything scratch build ... no 3d printing.
unfortunately i was only able to build half of the building due
to lack of space ... a few details are still
missing and a moisture vaporator is still to come, but i have to
build or print one first

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Amazing. Your skills are awesome, man. How do you ever find the time to gamble?!? lol

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Amazing. Your skills are awesome, man. How do you ever find the time to gamble?!? lol

hahaha that only looks like that because i was working on a few things
at the same time. what about your gundam build

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hahaha that only looks like that because i was working on a few things
at the same time. what about your gundam build

The Gundam build is done. I'm not happy enough with it to post anything as it's tiny and rudimentary!

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The Gundam build is done. I'm not happy enough with it to post anything as it's tiny and rudimentary!

ahh come on...it doesn't matter !!

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finally i painted the 2nd at-st ... now we are ready for the diorama

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I've been putting in some time driving this past weekend. I ended up getting a new car last week, and after my Covid vaccine made me sick as a dog, I couldn't really go anywhere. I got out and drove around a bit the past few days and was testing out the different features of my car. So far, I'm loving it!

I named it Skeletor and dig the different tech features inside of it. I drove it 35 miles yesterday on the highway with Autopilot on, and it did fantastic. It stopped for traffic and controlled itself driving within the lane. It does look for your hand to be grabbing the wheel, so if it doesn't feel anything for 10 seconds or so, it will bug you and turn off it nothing is noticed.

Without a doubt, this car has made me like going out and just driving around again. I'm sure it'll go away after the novelty wears off, but for now getting out there and just riding is fun!

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I've been putting in some time driving this past weekend. I ended up getting a new car last week, and after my Covid vaccine made me sick as a dog, I couldn't really go anywhere. I got out and drove around a bit the past few days and was testing out the different features of my car. So far, I'm loving it!

I named it Skeletor and dig the different tech features inside of it. I drove it 35 miles yesterday on the highway with Autopilot on, and it did fantastic. It stopped for traffic and controlled itself driving within the lane. It does look for your hand to be grabbing the wheel, so if it doesn't feel anything for 10 seconds or so, it will bug you and turn off it nothing is noticed.

Without a doubt, this car has made me like going out and just driving around again. I'm sure it'll go away after the novelty wears off, but for now getting out there and just riding is fun!

ohh nice new ship my young padawan...this is a tesla right

to be honest i only owned a car for 2 months in my life ... a vw golf 2. and i don't miss it either..i have no family, i live in a big city where around the clock everywhere public transport goes and with us everything is a bit smaller and closer together than with you, so it would be a waste of money. but dont get me wrong ... I love driving a car ... you know with us you drive a car properly with gear shifting etc ... hahaha
but seriously i would like to drive a real sports car ... porsche, ferrari or a nice old mustang! but so far this is my car:

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Yes, it's a Tesla Model 3. In the States, most people actually need a car to get around. I used to work 30 miles away and had to drive out there. In bigger cities you can maybe get away without a car, but out where I am, you simply need it. Thus far it seems to be pretty efficient for charging prices.

I had a bike and love riding it. We have a rail trail, which is an old railroad track that runs 30 miles and has been done over with concrete. I used to ride that quite a bit, but my son is really tall (12 years old and 5 foot 7 inches), so he took over my bike from me.

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