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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #60 on: April 18, 2021, 06:41:13 am »
Sadly I was trying for "near-immaculate/new" but the glazing is becoming an issue, now. Not unusable, just not good enough for what I wanted. :-\

Hasegawa clear styrene seems to be very susceptible to chemical damage, even from very mild chemicals that don't even hint at damaging other clear plastics. :banghead:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #61 on: May 06, 2021, 05:20:50 am »
No photo's but a quick update.

Construction is paused while I get most of the paint work done, as painting afterwards would be almost impossible. Of course, I've had a little hiccup with this which needs fixing but I don't really have the space to do the fix right now, so the whole thing is paused. Hopefully not for too long. I have a few days off from Monday, so I should be able to get the airbrush fired up & work on the fix.

Mind you, the AstraZenica gods could have something to say in that regard, too (having had my 1st jab today). The way my luck usually runs, I'll probably be one of the 3-or-4 in a million who gets the blood clot side effect. :rolleyes:

So far, though, just feeling a little achy 14 hours after receiving the vax.
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #62 on: May 06, 2021, 06:37:55 am »
Hope your jab goes ok  :thumbsup:

I just got a bit sleepy for a couple of hours with both my jabs
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #63 on: May 07, 2021, 01:23:01 am »
Thanks, Chris! :thumbsup:

Felt achy, headachy (low-level dull ache) & lethargic all day today.

Called in & took this evening off work but there's no chance of modelling being done, unfortunately. :(
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #64 on: May 07, 2021, 06:15:28 am »
Hope you feel better soon mate
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #65 on: May 07, 2021, 08:23:57 am »
All cleared up by 2130/2230hrs this evening. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #66 on: May 08, 2021, 06:28:25 am »
Good to hear
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #67 on: May 23, 2021, 07:44:11 am »
Haven't had a chance to take any WiP photo's but there has been movement on this, despite SWMBO seemingly going out of her way to block my attempts to get in some modelling time. :banghead:

Started (& ended) on Saturday with some painting, then some construction, then some more painting, then some more construction, then .... Yeah, well, you get the picture.

Anyway, it's starting to come together, although I may have to rein in what I want to achieve by the end of the GB & do a "finished for now" job, as there's some intricate painting that needs to be done that I don't feel I can rush just for the GB & regret it later & the work/life/hobby imbalance seems to be forecast to continue.

Hopefully I find some time for pic's in the next week but I'm not placing money on it! :rolleyes:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #68 on: June 07, 2021, 12:11:49 am »
Ooh, look! A photo update! :o

Here's a glimpse at things to come. Some stuff is glued in place, some is just fitted for the photo, & painting & decals have yet to be completed.



Has been a while! Sorry! :banghead:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #69 on: June 07, 2021, 12:51:03 am »

Has been a while! Sorry! :banghead:

No apology necessary!  Life (and all its ramifications) does have this unfortunate tendency to intrude , and we all quite understand;  in fact we  have frequently been there ourselves.

It's looking most interesting so far.
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #70 on: June 07, 2021, 02:07:56 am »
In my best Richie Benaud... Just Maaarvellous
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #71 on: June 07, 2021, 02:24:34 am »
It looks like a prop from a James Bond movie...!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #72 on: June 07, 2021, 06:17:47 am »
I certainly wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of it that's for sure  ;)

Have you considered copywriting the build just in case one of the big animation studios co-ops it into one of their forthcoming movies ? And I'm only half joking
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #73 on: June 07, 2021, 06:59:33 am »
Thank you very much, gentlemen! :bow:


I should point out that the saw blade is, in fact, a real saw blade.

Don't know what brand, similar to but smaller than a Dremel blade, anyway. It replaces the rather shonky styrene sheet version I made initially & is exactly the same diameter! :o


Now, I should stop chatting & get back to work! ;)
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab - STARTED
« Reply #74 on: June 08, 2021, 04:02:07 am »
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