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Once more unto the breach…

I’m currently still sorting out the MP3 and display options for the controller that will handle everything in the Enterprise (gave up on my hack, got an MP3 chip, will detail in a future update), and wanted to cover something … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log:  Part 15 This update is going to be about some of the electronics that I’m designing and working with to control special effects on the model – the lighting of the torp launcher and the sounds that go … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log:  Part 14 This is a mini-post to host a video showing how to assemble and solder various LED types for use in the Secondary Hull (LED tape, normal LEDs, SMDs, some soldering tips).  Watch at your own risk, … Continue reading

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Z-Plan Update

Been a busy summer but managed to get enough time in to do some more modelling on my Prinz Eugen. Still learning on the old photo etch and the best ways to work this stuff but getting there for most … Continue reading

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AMT’s “Cadet Series” – Star Trek: The Motion Picture Set – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2, where I’ll cover the decaling and painting of the AMT Cadet Series of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.  For those of you just tuning in, take a few moments and have a look at what I … Continue reading

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“Brexit” – my thoughts on the matter

I think economics can often be viewed best through the lens of biology (blame the undergrad degree) – particularly ecological studies.  Money is the element upon which we all feed – upon which companies, countries, and all of human society … Continue reading

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Graf Spee Update

Quick update on the Graf Spee build – after many days of working on the photo etch rails and the general building got things to a point I was ready to finish the model.  Have to say that this trumpeter … Continue reading

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The Z Plan

FLEET BUILD LOG 1 I have recently joined Theo here to post about all things gaming and modeling.  my main focus will be on the modeling side for now though.  So I thought I would put up my first post … Continue reading

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A little bit of “World of Warships”…

I’ve been playing WoWs for about a year now, it has really eclipsed “World of Tanks” for me (I still enjoy WoT a lot, but until Wargaming actually does something about the aimbots there, I’m not going back).  You can … Continue reading

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A Bit of an Introduction…

Hi all – I’d like to welcome a guest author here, Hugo Whicher – he’s a friend from the UK who also enjoys model-building and has done a really nice job on some 19th- and 20th-century warship models.  He’ll be … Continue reading

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