Late last year I decided to take a break from model projects that involved a lot of careful planning and detail, and sat down for an afternoon with a pile of junk parts and a hot glue gun.
I've been collecting junk for ages now, and when I have too much, I get rid of some. This time, it actually turned into something
Using hot glue is quick, crude, and a lot of fun because design decisions can be made on the fly without careful cutting or waiting for adhesives to set.
This is my first build of this kind...it was a lot of fun. The final product has a lot of rough edges, but that was the whole point.
I made a couple of sketches first to get a rough idea of what I was going to build, and then I went nuts. I spent 4 hours or so building on the first day, painted it olive drab on the second...didn't like that, and the model sat for months. Then I came back to it, ripped off the original (fat) front legs and replaced them with legs more like the rears (another hour or so) and re-painted it in the scheme you see here (another few hours).
A partial parts list:
-dental floss container
-Stealth bomber landing gear
-p-51 fighter parts
-helicopter rotor blades
-plane ailerons and spars
-small chunks from a klingon battlecruiser
-small plastic cylinder collected on the beach
-wooden peg with rounded end
-LED in housing
-large diode (?)
-puzzle toy pieces made of connected spheres (I cut them apart and used individual spheres at joints)
-corvette frame pieces, intake hose
-pipe filters (metal mesh)
EDIT: and here's a little slideshow/video that shows some of the work in progress: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBqGlx…