6th anniversary today


It's the "Iron" anniversary, traditionally. I got her an espresso machine and coffee grinder. She got me some Metal Earth kits. Right now, I'm working on the Millennium Falcon. Pics when I'm done. :D
 
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Fixed. Hadda scrape it from facebook and put it on Youtube. Even though the video was set to public, it still wasn't showing due to "privacy settings" for some reason.

My old eyes just ain't what they used to be. Only got 1/2 way through the kit before my vision was too blurry to continue. Will have to pick it back up tomorrow. But I did get the top half of the Falcon almost complete! :D
 

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How fun! Congratulations! :heart:

It's my fifth anniversary next week. I think that's the wood one?
 


(Sorry, Kags, couldn't resist!)

Yeah yeah, I should expect nothing less.

TMI below..
I'm just excited to not be on my period during my anniversary! It'll be the first time since we've been married. My body hates me.
 
Bonus, my son knew exactly what it was when I pulled out the top half and started working on it at the dinner table this afternoon. I'm raising a proper little nerd. :D
 
Man, I put the x wing together from that company. What a pain in the ass! I wonder if the Falcon was any easier.
 
Man, I put the x wing together from that company. What a pain in the ass! I wonder if the Falcon was any easier.
I have an X Wing, too. I'll let you know when I get to it how they compare. The Falcon was plenty of a pain, though the optivisor made things so much better.
 
Man, I put the x wing together from that company. What a pain in the ass! I wonder if the Falcon was any easier.
I have an X Wing, too. I'll let you know when I get to it how they compare. The Falcon was plenty of a pain, though the optivisor made things so much better.
Falcon is much easier. The X-wing has so many tiny parts, and you have to roll pieces into a rounded shape. I stopped on the X-wing to take a break when I got to the point when I had to roll up the rear engines and fit the two rolled parts together (which is damn hard to do if you don't roll them up pretty perfectly). Maddening.

There's very little of that in the falcon.
 

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I was going to say those kits seem like a good way to slice up your fingers, but didn't someone make a silly youtube video about that already?
 
I havent run into any sharp parts either.

Have chipped a few nails, though, when I gave into my natural inclination to bend those tabs down with my fingernails instead of some tools.
 
these things have been lasting me for a long time, plus I bought a few Harry Potter sets when I went to Universal last year. I just finished up a Destroyer Droid....here's a few of the models I've made over the last couple years. I only really get the bug to build these every 2-4 months. Each one usually takes me 2-3 days, and then I'm done for a while.

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Built me an Iron Man. The package warned that it wasn't for beginners. No lie! It had 8 pages of instructions (instead of 1 or 2), and it had 4 sheets of parts instead of the standard two (plus a 5th tiny sheet with the 3 silver pieces needed). Most models take me a 2-3 hour session to complete. This one took five of them (sessions, not hours).

I'm getting too many of these to keep them on my desk, so I built some shelves for them. :D

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It looks like you could really fuck up someone's day with that Tie fighter.
 
surprisingly, the pieces aren't sharp. I mostly work them with my bare hands, using tools on the smallest pieces. I haven't cut myself yet.
 
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