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guiltridden 08-06-2008 03:19 PM

Thanks for the how to looks like i need to get some foam board and perhaps stop by the model train store

ThinkTank 08-31-2008 05:08 PM

Kitbashing and you, Part 2
 
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Instead of starting a new How-to thread, I will just add to my old one...It's all the same type stuff anyway. The first one should be how I added the blue lighting to my lab setup. I used painters tape to strap the lights to the metal flap from that old versatile cable box. Taping them in different directions floods the set so you dont have so many shadows. Next is the side view of the back wall. As you can see, I had to bend some of the places it was attached. That stuff on the wall is from the circuit board inside the cable box. The silver mechanical looking stuff is from an old Tomy insect toy with armor plating. I painted it and weathered it, then hot-glued it all on. Jam in some wires to connect some of the stuff and there you go.

ThinkTank 08-31-2008 05:13 PM

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The red light was removed from a crappy playset I got at Savers, a local thrift store. I black-taped the wires so I wouldn't pull them apart. When you push the button, the light comes on and it used to make "fwoosh" noises. I cut off the tiny speaker because I dont like to hear "fwoosh" when I take pictures. Next is another view of the toy debris hotglued to the wall.

ThinkTank 08-31-2008 05:17 PM

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I have another wall to make from the cable box. I'm going to start documenting when I kitbash stuff and keep this thread going. I will also "sneak preview" some stuff as I work on it. It's amazing what kind of stuff you can buy from the Salvation Army for less than a dollar.

ThinkTank 08-31-2008 05:25 PM

Sneak Peek of Mini Helicopter Pad/Watch Tower
 
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I found this giant playset at the Salvation Army. I paid 74 cents for it. It is almost 2 feet tall and has really cool details. It is almost to scale and with a few fixes I think it will look pretty cool. Ima use it for FANG's and CLAW's, like a Cobra airstation or something. The second level will be for lookouts and a weapon station. It needs some work and I will be kitbashing it until I'm satisfied. I believe it is a Rescue Heroes playsetmade by Fisher Price. The ruler is there to show how tall this think is.

raven73 09-14-2008 06:52 AM

Overhead door chain
 
Great work you're doing! I had a couple of ideas for a chain for your overhead door. How about the chain from an ink pen like at the banks. Or a cheap necklace chain from Wal-Mart or Claire's Boutique. By the way, where did you find the scrapbook for the corrugated "metal"? Keep up the awesome work!

ThinkTank 09-14-2008 08:47 AM

thanks for the idea! I actually found a chain from my ID badge that will work, but I "misplaced" it for now. I found the scrapbook in my desk at work. It seems the previous occupant left it with some other stuff. I promise I gave it back to her! I think you can get them at Wal-Mart or any hobby store.

Nathan92 11-15-2008 11:20 AM

There are some really cool ideas in here! Keep up the great work!

ThinkTank 12-27-2008 02:36 PM

http://s530.photobucket.com/albums/...Tank989/How-to/

i put up some new How-To photos on my photobucket. There is not a lot of text right now, but the pics kind of explain themselves. Random stuff plus random stuff can make some pretty decent looking items.

ultrazandr 01-21-2009 10:01 PM

This is big help to me. Thanks again!


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