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Re: Seadude's Shenanigans: I dare to be different!
« Reply #180 on: October 12, 2017, 12:22:58 pm »
I'll be off to a 3 day model show in Chicago starting tomorrow. :) Yay!
http://www.military-miniature-society-of-illinois.com/
http://www.military-miniature-society-of-illinois.com/2017-chicago-show/

I'll be taking the following. Other than these two, I'm not sure what else. Depends on how much vehicle space my friend has in his car.  :unsure:
http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,43504.0.html
http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,35600.0.html

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Re: Seadude's Shenanigans: I dare to be different!
« Reply #181 on: October 13, 2017, 03:05:14 am »
Enjoy, and good luck.
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« Reply #182 on: October 30, 2017, 05:36:23 pm »
Display base or no base?

This past weekend, I took a bunch of my what if models and entered them in a contest as ONE large collection entry. It kinda felt funny just seeing them sitting there on a table. I almost felt like they all should have been displayed on some sort of base.
I do have a large 3' x 2' black acrylic sheet (See second picture below.) that I could use as a base and decorate somehow for displaying large collections of models. I've done it before in the past with my previous Aurora Spyplanes display. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/606/22340406910_a251ae44a8_c.jpg

So........what do you think? Display base for the whif models or just leave them on the table as is?

Without display base:


Proposed with a display base:
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Re: Seadude's Shenanigans: I dare to be different!
« Reply #183 on: October 30, 2017, 05:41:08 pm »
The black base looks good, it draws my eyes to the each of the models individually, whereas I only seem to focus on the overall view with the white, unless I concentrate on moving my eyes.
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« Reply #184 on: October 30, 2017, 05:45:31 pm »
I must concur wit' me esteemed Wombat.  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:

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« Reply #185 on: October 30, 2017, 06:10:24 pm »
Do you think I should decorate the black base like I did previously for the Aurora spyplanes base? Or should I leave the black acrylic base blank?
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« Reply #186 on: October 30, 2017, 06:31:47 pm »
The Aurora Spy Plane set up for the base is damn cool, but, you have many more subjects now and I think anything else would likely wind up being visual clutter, distracting from the glorious models. I think, in this instance, the simple black is the way to go. It really does look fantastic! Has the right amount of "shine," too, ya know?
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« Reply #187 on: October 30, 2017, 07:28:19 pm »
The Aurora Spy Plane set up for the base is damn cool, but, you have many more subjects now and I think anything else would likely wind up being visual clutter, distracting from the glorious models. I think, in this instance, the simple black is the way to go. It really does look fantastic! Has the right amount of "shine," too, ya know?

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« Reply #188 on: October 30, 2017, 08:14:24 pm »
Ok. Thanks, guys.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seadude's Shenanigans: I dare to be different!
« Reply #189 on: October 31, 2017, 07:07:51 am »
The Aurora Spy Plane set up for the base is damn cool, but, you have many more subjects now and I think anything else would likely wind up being visual clutter, distracting from the glorious models. I think, in this instance, the simple black is the way to go. It really does look fantastic! Has the right amount of "shine," too, ya know?

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« Reply #190 on: September 13, 2019, 06:41:52 pm »
Long time, no see, folks. How's it going?
Sorry I haven't been around much. And sorry for not posting on the forums much, if at all. It's not that I've stopped model building, it's just that I've been on Facebook a lot and have found a larger audience to show my works there and FB has a lot more model groups to share model interests on.
But this really isn't any sort of "Goodbye" post. I'll still pop in here on the forums from time to time to see what's new.
But I think the biggest thing that has led me to "walk away" so to speak from regular website forums such as this (and others) is that in order to show/share pics of model subjects, I'd have to host them on a photo hosting site like Photobucket, Flickr, or somewhere else and then link to it here. But over the past several years, PB and Flickr have pissed me off with their policy and pricing changes.  :banghead: So much so in fact, that I just decided to give up, delete the accounts, and stop visiting regular website forums and instead move to Facebook. At least on FB, there's no "fees" and picture limits.
As for model projects I am currently working on, I am slowly plugging away on the Very Fire 1/350th scale USS Montana battleship model kit. It won't be a what if. I'll be building it pretty much straight from the box.
And maybe next year, there is the "slight" possibility that I may start construction on a 1/350th scale HMS Habakkuk aircraft carrier. Some members will probably remember from long ago when I built a 1/700 scale Habakkuk carrier. The thread for that is probably still around somewhere on the forums, but the pics are most likely broken due to PB and Flickr past issues. But anyway, a 1/350th scale Habakkuk carrier will be approximately 6 feet long x approx. 1 foot wide. It will probably take me 5 or more years to build.
Anyway, that's my story. Just thought I'd update everyone on what I've been up to.
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Re: Seadude's Shenanigans: I dare to be different!
« Reply #191 on: September 14, 2019, 02:01:38 am »
Well best of luck to you, stick your head in every now and again  :thumbsup:

I do understand re the posting of pics, but to my cynical old mind it will all end up the same or at the least similar eventually. All down to dosh  :-\
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Re: Seadude's Shenanigans: I dare to be different!
« Reply #192 on: September 14, 2019, 03:22:02 am »
Sorry to see you go dude.  Like Chris says, don't be a stranger.

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