Personally...I would rather see the Arizona...in Honor of the fallen. Not of one that represents what the Bismark creators represented. But that's just me...Because my Father served as a Marine in the Pacific Theater in WWII.Since I mentioned it earlier in the thread a couple of months ago, the number of models available on Aliexpress has exploded. Dozens there I hadn't seen before, including many that are now colored. Searching 'metal 3d puzzle' seems to hit everything. But THIS, is too much. A model of the Bismark about a foot long. Incredibly tempting. There's also a colored Bismark, but it's a bit much.
Great job on that one!! I also like your lunar rover, I need to get that kit soon.Still cranking through the space models that Metal Earth has. The latest one is the Lunar Lander.
How frustrated do you get while making these? I'm having a hard time imagining Anything getting dinged or scratched in the process (except my fingernail, that one hurt)Luckily we have a super sturdy, old, beat up, huge, black, coffee table that I can ding and scratch without worry.
HAHA! I'm not spiking the pliers into the table in frustration. The post did make it sound like that though. I meant that it's already dinged and scratched from years of being used and lived on.How frustrated do you get while making these? I'm having a hard time imagining Anything getting dinged or scratched in the process (except my fingernail, that one hurt)
One additional thing I did which I learned in this great video (shown right at the beginning):I did get a picture of the tools used, the paint brushes have nice hardwood handles that are slightly tapered, so they work very well to size the round pieces. One item that is not shown is the swing-arm light and magnifier, which is a great help with all of those small pieces.
How did you enjoy the LEM? Those were some tiny nozzles to bend!Still cranking through the space models that Metal Earth has. The latest one is the Lunar Lander. It is a 2 sheet model, and is fairly challenging based on the sheer number of parts and sub-assemblies. It is quite an impressive little model once completed. There is a picture of the tools that I used in this build. It has joined the other space models that I have at work.
There are still two more space related Metal Earth models to build, Kepler, and Voyager. Hopefully I can get them done pretty son as my backlog of these little beasts is growing.
Yeah, I really gotta get something like that.I've found an "OptiVISOR" to be really helpful for old eyes.
Yeah. It was my first one so a lot of learning. Right now I'm building his companion (C3PO) which brings another set of challenges. Annoyingly the metal used in that one is not magnet-friendly, so my magnet setup is useless.R2D2 was fun to build, eh?
Nice work, haven't done that one yet - though I do have a Klingon bird-of-prey waiting to be built. The most difficult one for me was the lunar rover, though the LEM was close. Trying to bend the compound curve into the fenders caused a few choice words to be uttered!Enterprise-D was a fun one. Only about a two-hour project vs the six it took me to build the lunar module. It is a little nose-heavy on the stand, close to tipping over, but on a hard surface it holds.