|Now and Zen|
Your recent thread about your Ronin Boba Fett figure made me decide to post this.
I received these for Christmas, from a relative who knows that at my age all presents don't have to be practical. These are from Metal Earth, they start out as two photoetched sheets that you clip the parts from and by folding, bending and inserting tabs into slots the subject matters are assembled. Metal Earth does a wide variety of subjects, I already have the Pan Am Chins Clipper, B-17G and Lunar Rover, and they are a pleasant change from my usual hobby of assembling plastic model aircraft. Each one of these are about three inches in length.
"....imitate the action of the Tiger."
I really appreciate folks like you with the patience and dexterity to create things like this. Much like Calvin, all my airplane models got hit by "anti-aircraft fire" before completion as a child. And, er, not as a child.
"Ultima Ratio Regum"
Life Member NRA
Member Washington Arms Collectors
The designer of the gun had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. 'Make it evil,' he'd been told. 'Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear to anyone standing at the wrong end that things are going badly for them. If that means sticking all sort of spikes and prongs and blackened bits all over it then so be it. This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with.'
I had wanted to get in to the Metal Earth series after seeing what my brother had put together. Going through each one to get what would look like the biggest PITA and start from there. Battleships, locomotives, Army Jeeps, Gundams, Transformers...
I found the dragon (ICX023). Yeah, just a bit more involved than the Washington Monument. Was able to get the whole thing together without slicing the you know what out of myself.
My brother said that that he didn't know what was worse, that I built it with the tabs folded up on the inside and not exposed, or that I named her Phyllis.
My other Sig is a Steyr...
"Like a bitter weed, I'm a bad seed"- Johnny Cash
"I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel." - Pee Wee Herman
Rode hard, put away wet. RIP JHM
"You're a junkyard dog." - Lupe Flores. RIP
My son got a couple of these for gifts and has yet to get one completely assembled. They are not easy to do but pretty neat.
|Almost as Fast as a Speeding Bullet|
I just got the Black Pearl from Pirates of the Caribbean, but haven't put it together yet. I'll post it up when I do.
Aeronautics confers beauty and grandeur, combining art and science for those who devote themselves to it. . . . The aeronaut, free in space, sailing in the infinite, loses himself in the immense undulations of nature. He climbs, he rises, he soars, he reigns, he hurtles the proud vault of the azure sky. — Georges Besançon
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