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Howdy all. Figured I should check in.

Spent the past week in Poland visiting family. Always a pleasure... but this time me and the kids got sick (heavy colds) the day we landed. Still trying to rid it now.

Meanwhile, the queue at the bench is getting longer and longer.
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday 07 February 2024
February 07, 2024, 06:18:48 AM
Most of the previous members have already found their way back.

It's a matter of education -- letting folks know the doors are open again. All accounts have been fully restored and anyone who would like to access their previous accounts can (and for those that have difficulty can simply email me or Jim Donovan)
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Wednesday 07 February 2024
February 07, 2024, 05:35:07 AM
To combat spam user signups (we've had a few recently), I have switched to admin approval when registering. Until we reach significant signup traffic, this will be the most effective way of moderating who's in or who's out.

Anyway, between my day job and some other recent business, I continue to make way on my upcoming kit offerings. I'm very excited to share them all soon.

I hope you all have a good day.
Modeling Wizardry / Re: Considering 3d printing
February 01, 2024, 07:12:38 AM
I made a post on my website some time ago that may provide interesting reading for some of you:
Modeling Wizardry / Re: Considering 3d printing
January 31, 2024, 07:58:31 AM
Some great replies here already.

I own both filament (PLA) and resin (SLA) printers. They both serve specific tasks.

Filament is perfect for printing accessories I may need around my shop. Be it a sorter box, vacuum adapter, painting handle... you name it. It's the perfect tool for the job.

For all my detail parts that I include in my dioramas and kits, that's where resin comes in. SLA cannot be beaten for resolution here.

Elegoo is an excellent brand. The Mars lineup are true workhorses.

As Jim mentioned, there are many sites to source files from. Sometimes they are fit for purpose, other times not. You may find it frustrating sourcing what you really need. With that in mind, first learning CAD software is the first real step. Teach a man to fish and all that. Tinkercad is an excellent, free and easy to learn tool to get started.
Quote from: deemery on December 21, 2023, 11:10:44 AMSuggest adding a new forum to discuss laser cutting, 3D printing, machining and other modeling technologies....


Happy to add this!
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday 26th January
January 26, 2024, 09:23:11 AM
Good morning all.

For the past week, I have been battling a severe case of tonsilitis. I'm on the backend of it now, thankfully.

I hope you are all well.

I have finished my new shop here now, so I'll be back to making kits again very shortly.

I have opened a new board here on the forum called "Modeling Wizardry". It can be found just below "Dioramas" on the main index. This board is exclusively for all things laser cutting, 3D printing... model tech!
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday, January 9, 2024
January 09, 2024, 08:39:36 AM
Howdy all.

Continuing to set up my new shop, now that we've got some clear (albeit cold) weather here in the UK. 

First-world problem of the day: return a vacuum a manufacturer sent as a replacement, in place of the model I had no longer being available. The issue? The replacement is worth HALF the value of the unit I purchased. That's some cheek right there.

Hope you are all well!
Happy New Year everyone!

May this year be the best yet for you all.

Modeling, health, happiness, and beyond!
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: This is the end…
January 01, 2024, 06:23:17 AM
Quote from: jerryrbeach on December 31, 2023, 08:30:38 AMSorry Craig, but this is definitely NOT the end, at least not from where I am sitting.

Sorry Jerry, 2023 has definitely reached its end ;D

Very happy to hear your modeling journey has begun anew though!
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / This is the end…
December 31, 2023, 01:51:57 AM
... of 2023!

I hope you have all had a great year and will have a prosperous 2024.

Being in the UK and most of you in the US, I'll be in New Year before you so I'll be here waiting for you all. So here's to it everyone.

Happy New Year!
Scratchbuilding / Re: Stanford's Hardware
December 28, 2023, 05:08:04 AM
I agree with Dave re: drybrushing the shingles. Once you do, it'll be like you've enabled "HD"!

Excellent stuff though Rodney. Thanks for sharing.
Kit Building / Re: FOS freebie and new tools
December 28, 2023, 05:06:31 AM
The Ultimation tools are fantastic! Not quite "game changers" (other tools existed before) but they are certainly the best for what they do. The quality of them are second to none.
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Wednesday 27 December 2023
December 27, 2023, 07:24:26 AM
I hope you all had a great Christmas! Are you as stuffed as a bird?

Hobby-wise, my wife bought me some new paints and for myself, I have invested in some new 3D printers! Lots to do.

The New Year is just around the corner. The shelf of shame cries louder.

Christmas is almost here, folks.

Time for me to start wrapping some gifts!
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