Profile Photo
California Steve
62 articles

Budget kitbash I had to do it!

July 18, 2022 · in Uncategorized · 17 · 1K

Soooo. I was in this thrift shop and they had this HO scale rail gun. You know the one.

It was a dollar. No trucks just the cannon. How could I pass up a dollar cannon!.

I took it home and threw it with the "Why do I buy this stuff stuff".

I was OK for a while but then it kept calling to me.

Hey Stevo, You know why you bought me. You knew the plan driving home.

Hey stupid, I mean Stevo. I know I'm just a dollar cannon. Soooo---.

Put me on to the five dollar tank, paint us up with some Dekkals and no one will know the difference.

We can really have some fun and be sure to have a few cool ones along the way.

Well it isn't pretty, but neither am I.

But I think I kinda had fun.

Yes it was fun.

Enjoy some six buck madness.

Any references to Carmen Miranda are incorrect.

California Steve

Reader reactions:
9  Awesome

8 additional images. Click to enlarge.

17 responses

  1. Cool! Even better that you had some fun with it.

    Good to see you back!

  2. Thanks Jaime, This is kind of a warm up to another build.
    I had to make sure all of the tools were working.
    Oh, I am on site every day enjoying the great talent here.
    Thanks again.

  3. Talk to your models much, Steve? and they answer you back... You're normal...A very convincing build, It looks real to me. If you hadn't said anything I would not have known the difference.

  4. This could have been a succesful combination, Steve @stevenflowers
    You did an amazing job.

  5. A really really nice combination, Steve!
    Love it!

    • Thanks Spiros, I'm trying to figure out what caliber it is.
      I had a few friends over and the first comments were "who makes that kit"?
      Then it turned into "what have you done now"? All good fun.
      I'm glad you likes the madness.
      California Steve


  7. Ha! I'd heard you were last seen going out with the tide and drifting in the general direction of Hawaii! Welcome back.

    Another "California Steve Original" never to be copied or bettered because anyone looking at this will know better than to attempt such a thing.

  8. Hello Tom, I wish I was drifting towards the Islands.
    Again Why do I do these things?
    Now I'm still trying to figure this one out.
    But it's been fun.
    Thanks for the nice words.
    California Steve

  9. it had to be done, it was destiny, there was no other way nor possibility.

  10. Matija, Well said. I am not alone on this plastic planet.

  11. Moments of insanity like this help keep this hobby fun.

  12. Hello Dan, I have to agree. Some insanity helps keep us sane.
    California Steve

Leave a Reply