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  1. EvilDDS Black Belt

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    Recently did a Metal Earth model build of the Millennium Falcon! Damn it was pretty tough, took me several hours, I was cursing throughout the whole process.

    These are flat metal sheets that you cut out and have to bend, definitely takes patience

    But.....when I was done, I wanted to do another!

    Anyone among the sherdog elite like to put together models?

    Here’s the Falcon I built, and yep that’s an old Pac-Man in the background, still works and is awesome!

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    Cue the mouth breathers!
     
  3. I had a model building elective in middle school. I never got to painting because of how tedious and difficult it is. After my second mistake the model mysteriously combusts into flames.

    The nanny was right.

    It's all for me.
     
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    How hard was it compared to gunpla?
     
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    Do the pieces clip together or do they connect with pins or tabs?
     
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    Ready for the Kessel Run...
     
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    They have little tabs, and you insert into other pieces and bend to keep them together. I had no clue what I was getting into, some one gave to me as a gift, so I grabbed the gf's tweezers and little scissors, and a little screw driver and went to town!

    Here's a vid of this guy building

     
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    Never tried the metal ones.

    I saw some nice cardboard/cardstock folding models of landmark buildings that I could be persuaded to buy.
     
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    Buildings are always cool. Metal Earth does have some nice ones

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    I'm itching to buy either diecast or plastic models of each car I owned in the same scale. I don't think they exist in Hot Wheels or Matchbox form.
     
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    Even with my progressive bifocals i find it harder doing precision tasks. I would have to do something on a larger scale.
     
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    A little folding paper model here was like $19.99! Expensive! Little as in could fit on your hand.
     
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    I would love to buy a desktop laser cutter so I could make the blanks to do stuff like that. I have a feeling I'd dump a few k into machines and not understand it though
     
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    had pac man and q-bert
     
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    Those mini arcade games were awesome
     
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    Yeah - my parents got me one for x-mas ages ago.
     

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