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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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finally i get back to work on my star destroyer and have drilled almost all the holes ... my arm falls off but i'm quite satisfied so far

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Loving that fiber optic lighting vomvom12.

Here's a couple pics I shot with my drone tonight. We had a bunch of storms here with more brewing tonight. Definitely leads to some cool drone pics though.

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Loving that fiber optic lighting vomvom12.

Here's a couple pics I shot with my drone tonight. We had a bunch of storms here with more brewing tonight. Definitely leads to some cool drone pics though.

barbadosslim93 you will love it when it is ready for displaying....cant wait to get ready with this ship but there is so much left to do

so cool this colores...great pics !

a friend of mine studied photography she also always takes absolutely cool pictures .... i asked her to help me take pictures of my models .... no time too much to do

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Thanks vomvom. Do you have a Holy Grail model that you want to do?

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Thanks vomvom. Do you have a Holy Grail model that you want to do?

oh there are so many models i can't afford. but there is actually no holy grail ... i would like to build a sandcrawler but as I said, unaffordable for me

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finally i managed to display a few models ... nothing special....
thank's goes out to MAXX Replicas for the logos !

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Holy Christ. That's fan-freaking-tastic. That Tie Interceptor is sexy as all get out. 😍😍😍😍😍

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Holy Christ. That's fan-freaking-tastic. That Tie Interceptor is sexy as all get out. 😍😍😍😍😍

thank you man you are too kind ! it's always nice when others like your own work.
or should I better say totaly freak out ...😂 i am just kidding ... thank you very much.
i also like how it turned out..

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So yesterday I had a near-death experience in my airplane. We went up to Houghton Lake here in Michigan, and there's an airport right next to the lake.

I hadn't flown in three months and I was with an instructor learning my new gizmos in the plane. We came in to land and it was standard, albeit pretty gusty and turbulent. I actually fought to stay on centerline, and I landed good. Unfortunately, when we came down there was a rogue gust of wind. It picked up our wing and almost made the plane carthwheel. We went up on two wheels and ended up off the runway. Almost took out a light and were about two seconds from going into a forest.

The weird thing is that I was completely calm throughout the whole thing. In my head I said to myself, "This is bad. This is really bad." At the same same time I was taking the steps I could to try to make things survivable.

I think how calm I remained is the strangest part of this for me. I'm getting up in the air again soon to start going again. Looks like maybe early next week!

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So yesterday I had a near-death experience in my airplane. We went up to Houghton Lake here in Michigan, and there's an airport right next to the lake.

I hadn't flown in three months and I was with an instructor learning my new gizmos in the plane. We came in to land and it was standard, albeit pretty gusty and turbulent. I actually fought to stay on centerline, and I landed good. Unfortunately, when we came down there was a rogue gust of wind. It picked up our wing and almost made the plane carthwheel. We went up on two wheels and ended up off the runway. Almost took out a light and were about two seconds from going into a forest.

The weird thing is that I was completely calm throughout the whole thing. In my head I said to myself, "This is bad. This is really bad." At the same same time I was taking the steps I could to try to make things survivable.

I think how calm I remained is the strangest part of this for me. I'm getting up in the air again soon to start going again. Looks like maybe early next week!

now this is kind of strange....I replied to your "lucky disaster" post shortly after you
posted it, but my reply is not here .... 🤷 maybe a buck..who knows? anyway. i think the best thing you can do after a situations like this is to fly again as soon as possible so that any fear of flying can not even arise ... if you know what i mean. in the end you walked away with an important and very positive realization .... the fact that you don't panic in such a situation but stayed really cool! hahaha ... in any case I wish you all the best for the next flights !!

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here is a little update on my star destroyer kit...
i finished the greeblie modification at the engine section which was
simply a must because so many details were simply left out in this area ...
it would have been a shame to leave the model as it came out of the box.
on the first picture you can see how it looks without any changes.

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Wow. I can't believe the detail that you have added. It looks so much better.

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Wow. I can't believe the detail that you have added. It looks so much better.

absolutly
When I bought this kit, I didn't even think about modifying anything on the
hull, but there is a fb group that is specifically dedicated to this model kit
(the zvezda/revell 1:2700 imperial star destroyer model kit). After
some time in which I had seen what some people had conjured up from this kit,
it became impossible for me to just build the kit with the fiber optic lighting and without
any changes to let it look more accurat...no way🙄

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hi all
i was tinking about upgrading my work space for a long time ...
but always being broke is not a good prerequisite for that plan.
recycling an old kitchen was key on that. having everything at
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last update on my star destroyer
...it is so frustrating working with this tiny tiny
plastic parts

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I love the recycled kitchen cupboard desk! 👍

Man you must have the patience of a saint to work with those tiny bits. The end result is worth it though, your mods look so much more detailed and impressive than the originals.

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thanks Ed for your mental support....hahaha

to be honest this is the most annoying work i have ever done ... just cutting
all the tiny squares and rectangles is a nightmare. first i cut it with a normal
hobby knife which takes forever. I've wanted to buy a tool for a long time anyway
with which i can do preziese styrene cuts ... and now I had to buy one...

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It's fascinating seeing the inside of your "lab". Like Ed said, I can't imagine working with those tiny parts. With my arthritis I couldn't imagine getting one set, let alone hundreds.

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It's fascinating seeing the inside of your "lab". Like Ed said, I can't imagine working with those tiny parts. With my arthritis I couldn't imagine getting one set, let alone hundreds.

hahaha...my "lab" that is funny
i like the idea of such a crazy scientist who is brewing something in his
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So in my quest to try to become the Most Interesting Man in the World (LOL), I decided that I'm taking a trip to Key Largo in March to do my scuba certification. Anyone else here dive? Any tips?

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I love collecting older coins, love Morgan silver dollars

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So in my quest to try to become the Most Interesting Man in the World (LOL), I decided that I'm taking a trip to Key Largo in March to do my scuba certification. Anyone else here dive? Any tips?

unfortunately not ... a great thing. I've always wanted to learn that, but never had the opportunity. it also involves a lot of effort and costs ... especially if you live far away from the sea like me. as a child we were almost every year in croatia where i always went snorkelling.sweet memories😂
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way to long unfinished on my workbench...
i got a ton of problems with this stupid little diorama
but it was worth a try...
scratch build except for the interceptor and the imperial officer

crashed tie intercetor diorama

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new tool in town and it is huge

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I absolutely love that interceptor vomvom. It almost looks like a painting from the top down. That Razor Crest is going to look awesome, too!

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vomvom I know its all about the crashed tie fighter but I reckon the waves in the water look incredible. How do you do that?

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vomvom I know its all about the crashed tie fighter but I reckon the waves in the water look incredible. How do you do that?

thx but in this case it is not realy all about the tie intercetor but without the intercetor
it would certainly look very boring. i think the combination makes it intresting. i saw this kind
of dioramas where you can simulate water with 2k epoxy resin and I wanted to try that too.
and the rest was very easy nothing fancy...it is just transparent acrylic from the hardware store, which is used to seal windows, and white paint for the foam. the most difficult thing was to make the wave run so that it looks halfway natural...😂

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a friend of mine did me a favor and took a few "professional" pictures ... at least more professional than I did with my mobile phone camera😂😂

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The photos look incredible. With the branding does this mean you're selling them?

Re the water I imagined it would be super difficult to make it look natural and like it was moving. So well done!

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The photos look incredible. With the branding does this mean you're selling them?

Re the water I imagined it would be super difficult to make it look natural and like it was moving. So well done!

yes the pictures are really great ... he really does a great job! after a while i thought it would be a good idea to make a new fb site just for my models. of course i would sell the models if the price is right but the page and the pictures are more like a kind of showroom ... and I would of course accept commissioned work. i will post the link to the page when it is finished.

to be honest, the waves were the easiest part of the whole diorama. I was amazed at how good it turned out in the end

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