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Custom-built airport tug in 1/200: The Goldhofer AST-1 – First test

19 August 2011 in Message from the staff

Testing the Goldhofer AST-1 on a Boeing 747-400:

Goldhofer Airport Tug, prototype

 

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Custom-built airport tug in 1/200: The Goldhofer AST-1 – first results

18 August 2011 in Message from the staff

First results of my work:

Today I received the prototype of the company which produces my model.

First impressions: Better than I expected!

Still, the model is made out of translucent material and covered in some sort of wax used during production. It will take some cleaning and painting, until I can further assess it.

The tug comes in 6 parts which should make painting the Goldhofer AST-1 a lot more easy:

Body, four wheels and the cab.

Did some successful test fitting, as the parts had been designed to hold together without any glue (will glue it at the end anyway just to be safe).

You have to take the size of the Goldhofer airport tug into account: Just 46 mm long! The wheel diameter is about 7 mm!

Goldhofer Airport Tug, prototypeGoldhofer Airport Tug, prototype

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Custom-built airport tug in 1/200: The Goldhofer AST-1

18 August 2011 in Message from the staff

My new project:

A custom-built airport tug in 1/200 scale.

Did some research and started building the 3d model of a Goldhofer AST-1. The finished model will have a length of only 46mm!

Although some detailing can be done, fine parts won’t show up on the finished model.

Goldhofer Airport Tug Render, front viewGoldhofer Airport Tug Render, rear view

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1/200 Airliners!

8 June 2011 in Message from the staff

Showcasing some 1/200 jet models on a custom made base!

It all started when I just wanted to own a nice Boeing 727 model. Apparently, it didn’t end there…
Impressed by the details, I tried to take some pictures of them. I soon realized, that an appropriate base was missing.

So I decided to add some hours on my computer and to design a high-resolution base to be printed at the end.

Every model is die-cast with some stunning details added. Heavy as a brick!
Most models are made by Inflight200.

Enjoy!

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Miniature project: H0n3 Plow Flanger III

27 May 2011 in Message from the staff

Okay, some progress here.

Color is just a temporary solution. Once finished, it will be colored with Boxcar Red from PollyScale.

Narrow Gauge (H0n3) R.G.S. Plow Flanger - Plow blade done.

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Miniature project: H0n3 Plow Flanger II

19 March 2011 in Message from the staff

I’ve managed not to throw this thing at a wall :-)

Just adding the housing for the flanger…

Narrow Gauge (H0n3) R.G.S. Plow Flanger with first walls added

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Miniature project: H0n3 Plow Flanger

8 March 2011 in Message from the staff

I don’t know what went into me. Looking back, I should have stopped right on my tracks.

Several months ago, I purchased a kit of a narrow gauge flanger plow used by the D&RGW.
Although I knew it would contain mostly wood strips, I was taken aback when opening the small box…

Just a matchbox full of wood – the matchbox of doom…!

Narrow Gauge (H0n3) R.G.S. Plow Flanger
clicky for more…

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Duplicates

2 March 2011 in Message from the staff

Although the search now includes pictures as well, it still comes with some bugs.

First one is annoying only: Duplicate search terms in the description and tag used for the picture will result in the picture being displayed multiple times.
Annoying, but not that bad.

The second bug is bad: If there are enough pictures to be displayed as a search result, an automatic pagination will appear.

Great!

Not so great: Clicking on them provides a 404 error.

Cookie to anyone with a solution! :-D

 

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Search function working with nextgen gallery!

1 March 2011 in Message from the staff

At last.

Two days of trial and error have come to fruits.

The WP search function properly recognizes the nextgen gallery plug-in and displays pics properly. :-)

Tags, description and file name are queried. I am happy.

Now, if just the tag cloud widget would work with it …

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Technical Hic-ups

26 February 2011 in Message from the staff

Ok, some technical difficulties, I admit.

Some plug-ins really seem to make a mess with WordPress 3.1 – or slow it down to a grinding halt…

 

Greenscreen of Death