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118th Dispatch – May 2014

118th Dispatch – May 2014


So you made it this far. Congrats! This is the meat and potatoes of the article. Lots and lots (and lots) of pictures. This project was officially started by Digler on March 18th, 2014, and was announced first on our forums.

Kind of excited.

You really need to read the first couple of pages to truly understand our excitement upon seeing that this project was under way. Click here. Don’t worry, I’ll wait. It’s worth it. *twiddles thumbs*

Welcome back. To say we were excited is an understatement. Everything Digler has touched thus far has turned to gold before our very eyes. Half the fun is seeing him take something most of us consider to be ‘trash’ (i.e. True Heroes Helicopter into AWESOME CH-46 Sea Knight), and turning it into a 1:18 scale gem. This time, however, he was taking a new approach. Digler would be¬†starting completely from scratch. No base Tonka truck, or Hummer, just a bunch of generic parts and a ton of talent.

There was no despair though, by this point we all knew what was coming, and it.. would.. be.. glorious.

Lots of (meticulously detailed) drawings, plastic parts and inspiration. Honestly, seeing the plans drawn out was enough for me. I knew this would turn out spectacularly. Digler has such an eye for detail, he manages to capture everything required (and desired) when crafting something new.

Also, in case you didn’t notice.. he’s building two.

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About Ian Walker

Just a stay at home dad, part time internet troll, and amateur photographer, with delusions of grandeur and a love for 1:18th scale toys.

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