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Anyone ever do a take along box to build on the road ?

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Anyone ever do a take along box to build on the road ?
Posted by Dale Gribble on Friday, July 27, 2018 2:18 PM

 I took a trip to Flagstaff last November , and I thought it would be a great time to build a model on the way back since I was taking the train for the return trip. It's a three day trip from Flagstaff to Kansas City via Amtrak. I got myself a sleeper room instead of a seat , which afforded me privacy and a table to work on . I took an old snap corvette kit and a small assortment of basic supplies . I wasn't looking to build a show winning model , just have a little fun and a story to tell . 

 

 

 

 

"rare" kit? no such thing!

build it, dont let it sit on the shelf.....

you cant take it with you, hearses dont have luggage racks......

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Posted by 195X on Friday, July 27, 2018 2:39 PM

I do not travel for any length of time without my "kit". It usually has a smattering of tools, a choice of glues and a couple smaller scale kits in with a snap together of something oddball. Like Vampira or a dino.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by litespeedsae on Friday, July 27, 2018 7:18 PM
Can't beat a small plastic fishing takle box. Trays move up and out.

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, July 27, 2018 8:40 PM

As a kid, anytime we went camping ( I "HATE" camping ) I would take a kit and some tool's with me.

I believe the last time was 1977 ?   Built Monogram's 1929 "Early Iron" pick-up.

( Dirt and leaf's not included...)

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Jackshobbyhut on Saturday, July 28, 2018 2:08 PM

I always take some kits, my tool box, paints, compressor, and airbrush when I go on vacation. The family goes to the beach, I hate the beach. It's the only time of the year I get some serious time building! 

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Posted by 195X on Saturday, July 28, 2018 2:21 PM

littletimmy

As a kid, anytime we went camping ( I "HATE" camping ) I would take a kit and some tool's with me.

I believe the last time was 1977 ?   Built Monogram's 1929 "Early Iron" pick-up.

( Dirt and leaf's not included...)

 

Dude! We went camping nearly every weekend. My mom knew if there was a glimmer of rain, I would be a holy terror inside. I ALWAYS got a new model when we went camping. :) I suppose that's why I can't travel without a kit now. just to let you know the era, some of the kits were: Vandal, Dog Catcher, Big Ten Ford, Porsche speedster (Dad was a James Dean nut) and a couple of Herbies, just to name a few.

YesBest part was, I didn't care either way. If it was sunny I went out and ran the campground daylight to dark. Either way, I had a new kit!  

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, July 28, 2018 6:10 PM

195X
My mom knew if there was a glimmer of rain, I would be a holy terror inside. I ALWAYS got a new model when we went camping.

L O L .   We "Must" be related. I got a new kit every time too.

195X
Vandal, Dog Catcher, Big Ten Ford, Porsche speedster (Dad was a James Dean nut) and a couple of Herbies, just to name a few.

HA ! 

Vanbulance

Sand shark

Sneaky Pete

The rattler.

29 ford pick - up ( Early Iron series )

Just a few of the kit's built in the middle of nowhere.

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, July 29, 2018 5:31 AM
Yes, but I can't bring any paint with me so my options usually end up being A) something that can be completely assembled before paint is needed (like a WWII Jeep) or B) something that needs so much work I know I'll be whittling parts into shape for a week before paint could even be considered (like some of the older AMT toolings)
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Posted by HowardCohen on Thursday, August 09, 2018 8:59 AM

I used to travel across southeron Ontario for work, sometimes 3 or 4 days a week away from home, and I always brought a kit, prepainted was easiest to work on. At one motel they asked me if I had been cooking in my room as there was a strange smell. Nope, no cooking. I did spray some clear coat in the shower but they didn't ask me about that :) 

just put BMF on everything
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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 09, 2018 12:47 PM

LOL!! Great topic!  I was in Houston for about a week one time and was right in the middle of a paint job. I ended up bringing my airbrush, compressor and the paints needed to proceed throughout the week. It was an aircraft build but still the answer is "YES".............I have.

The make-shift work shop in a hotel in Houston.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, August 09, 2018 8:28 PM

A couple times a month, I go to a "Play Date" with several members of my Model Club and we build models and chew the fat.  I took some extra supplies I had and placed them in a box for my trip to the "Play Date" and then the night before I try to plan on what I will be doing on my build and bring any extra supplies I might need for that project.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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