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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP26 May 2020 9:56 a.m. PST


As well as the expected spaceship builds that the picture above leads to, this conversion project has an extra cool functional bit.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian26 May 2020 10:31 a.m. PST

Hey, that Land o Lakes container is collectible now! grin

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2020 11:09 a.m. PST

Very nice. Great use of magnets.

How did you get that glowy green in the last picture of the remora?

Also, what glue did you use to attach greeblies to the plastic bottles? My results with cyanoacrylate are mixed.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP26 May 2020 11:24 a.m. PST

Loctite Indoor Adhesive


Or, so my kids call it … "The Green One". Loctite has a Stick'n'Seal variant for nearly every surface. This one works well for nearly all modeling requirements and has no odor (the package says "low odor".

CA has acetone in it, which evaporates when you apply it (the smell) and also melts the surface a little helping adhesion. It does hell with most plastic food safe stuff.

The Indoor Adhesive is not nearly as controlled as CA gel (my fave, also Loctite brand), but it's great for smooshing together large areas on terrain or vehicles. I also use it to base figures (since they are usually dissimilar materials), but use CA on putting bits of figures together.

Hey, that Land o Lakes container is collectible now!

Why is that? Amazon Fresh brought me sixteen in a package last week? I use them for scifi terrain houses, too.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian26 May 2020 11:51 a.m. PST

Why it is collectible

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2020 12:52 p.m. PST

Some confusion here. In the USN, the Remora, being first of its class to be commissioned, would establish the class and be the class name. But technically speaking, in the Hygienic Navy, it was actually the first of the "Parasite" class, which includes the famous Personal Assistant (HN-327) written off after an engagement with the Republic of Cinnabar Navy, the Agent (HN-331) missing presumed lost after an encounter with the Royal Manticoran Navy, and the Consultant (HN-352) lost with all hands off the Gates of Orion.

No point in building a space navy if you're not going to have fun with it.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2020 1:30 p.m. PST

Very neat construction!

And Bob, good use of the varied sci-fi worlds!


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP26 May 2020 3:23 p.m. PST

Why it is collectible

Wow … that was a month ago. We have five full ones in the freezer, One partially used one in the fridge, and one empty one with a bunch of greeblies glued to it that will become an industrial building in the next week or so.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2020 8:33 p.m. PST

@ etotheipi:

Thanks for the glue tips. I have an unused bottle of Loctite Plastic glue that I'll try out shortly, but The Green One is on my hardware store list now.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP27 May 2020 11:49 a.m. PST

How did you get that glowy green in the last picture of the remora?

The green is metallic green paint over a white primer base.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2020 2:26 p.m. PST

Thanks. I have metallic green paint and white primer, and am going to try it.

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