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  • ATC
    started a topic What's your current project?

    What's your current project?

    I suspect lots of Joe heads are working on projects. What's yours?

    I'm currently working on:
    - M5 kangaroo (Stuart that I can easily convert into a kangaroo recon vehicle, and back again),
    - Joe Rocketship (4 decks, retro 50s sci fi type) 22" in diameter and 6' tall. Planning is done, now I need to execute. Been waiting for warm enough weather to work on it in my pole barn. I was stymied for years, looking for a nose cone. Finally found the solution! If I get the shell done this summer, I can work on the interior next winter. No rush. It's a hobby!

    What are YOU working on?

  • GI Defender
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    Muscle bodies are fun to work on. I am working on a Bulletman right now. The torso is kinda loose, gonna look for a tighter one at Joe Lanta.

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  • GeekDragon
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    Nice. He's gonna look good all fixed up.

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  • Myles_Falworth
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    My newest project is going to be my first Muscle body build. I purchased this Man of Action from Ebay yesterday, and I already have the kit from Cots to do the rebuild. Just need to get some good glue. I already have a
    minty uniform waiting for him. Looking forward to adding this hombre to the Adventure Team!

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  • GIJOEMOA
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    It's available on Amazon. Just type in ".5mm black elastic thread". I think its price is between $7 and $8 per roll.

  • ATC
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    Nice! Is the elastic from a particular source? Is it the same diameter and stretchiness as vintage?

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  • GIJOEMOA
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    Here's another project I held off completing for the past 18 months. Over the holidays I finally replaced the elastic in all these binoculars (I just found the one in front so I'll work on it later). Without the elastic they're practically worthless but now they look as good as new.

    GIJOEMOA

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  • GIJOEMOA
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    Just completed repairing this Air Security black radio. When I originally got it the top flap and part of the back and right side vinyl was missing. I used a common brown vinyl radio, painted it black and glued it to the black plastic radio. I then slid the original lower vinyl on. I think it displays great.

    GIJOEMOA
    Last edited by GIJOEMOA; 01-14-2020, 05:37 AM.

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  • Myles_Falworth
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    Looks great! Very nice condition!

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  • tonyflash
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    Here are some photos of my completed AT HQ. I was even able to find the very hard to get box bottom to the map table. Also have the box in good condition.

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  • tonyflash
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    Originally posted by Myles_Falworth View Post

    What pieces are you looking for? I have several extras. If you're interested let me know. I never heard back from the other guy who was interested.
    Sorry for the delay in my reply. Between Thanksgiving and getting ready for Christmas the month has just flown by. I was able to find many of the pieces. I'll try to post some photos soon.

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  • Myles_Falworth
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    I picked up a beat up Air Adventurer on Ebay a week or two ago. Here he is before restoration. His flocking only has a couple of minor rubs. Nothing to be concerned about. Good face too. I'll just fix this guy up and clean him up for reassignment to the Adventure Team. He just needs some hands and parts of two arms. Piece of cake! Click image for larger version

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  • amwic
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    Myles_Falworth,

    The AT helicopter is a very cool piece of kit, it can also be easily converted for M*A*S*H duties without too much work, the stretchers gave me the idea, or firefighting duties with a water barrel straddling the under back frame, there's so many customizing possibilities for that helicopter.
    Last edited by amwic; 12-26-2019, 08:03 PM.

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  • LittleGreeneMan
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    I'm pretty sure Patches of Pride can hook you up with the stickers you need to get this back in its original intended condition. ---Paul

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    Yesterday's mail call contained some helicopter parts I wanted. I needed a good set of struts to complete my AT Helicopter. The ones I had were slightly warped. So here finally, is the unrestored AT Helicopter. I will need to do some cleanup on it as there is some dirt, but overall it's in good shape. The instrument panel sticker is missing, so hopefully I can find that without too much difficulty. I have a set of decals for the helo, but not sure it contains the controls too. This is the first time I've had a complete AT helicopter since 1971. Really happy to have this in my study. Brings back some good memories of my time with Joe.
    Last edited by Myles_Falworth; 12-12-2019, 04:34 AM.

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