Author Topic: Zen and the art of sticking a cherry blossom tree on a turret.  (Read 2878 times)

Offline uncle les

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Zen and the art of sticking a cherry blossom tree on a turret.
« on: September 11, 2016, 08:16:54 PM »
Every year I am issued a challenge by a modelling friend's better half to build something according to her whimsy - last year it was that mecha elephant, the year before it was the golden racing car made from two F104s..  this year her challenge took the form of handing me a large Billings boat saying "build this"....
Coincidentally I was issued a separate request/challenge to build a Fujimi Kinkaku-Ji temple...   
So, killing two cranes with one Zen garden pebble I present something of a preview :

The Super Zen Flying Ship Car Tank with devotional bridge, carp pond and garden.











and here it is today scoring some gongs at the Northern Area Modellers annual comp


Konbanwa y'all.
 :)

« Last Edit: September 11, 2016, 08:19:07 PM by uncle les »

Offline ericr

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Re: Zen and the art of sticking a cherry blossom tree on a turret.
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2016, 08:20:40 PM »

in one word : bravo !  :)


Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Zen and the art of sticking a cherry blossom tree on a turret.
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2016, 09:23:03 PM »
Oh, man! That's crazy cool! Love it! 8) :-* ;D
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Re: Zen and the art of sticking a cherry blossom tree on a turret.
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 02:55:10 AM »
 :)
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Offline elmayerle

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Re: Zen and the art of sticking a cherry blossom tree on a turret.
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2016, 07:48:49 AM »
Oh, man! That's crazy cool! Love it! 8) :-* ;D
+1 and "two thumbs up"

Offline kerick

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Re: Zen and the art of sticking a cherry blossom tree on a turret.
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2016, 08:20:23 AM »
Words fail me!  :o :-*
BTW what is the guy doing in the pond?

Offline elmayerle

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Re: Zen and the art of sticking a cherry blossom tree on a turret.
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2016, 09:26:09 AM »
BTW what is the guy doing in the pond?
He was carping about something?  I'll get my hat...

Offline uncle les

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Re: Zen and the art of sticking a cherry blossom tree on a turret.
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2016, 09:30:17 AM »
BTW what is the guy doing in the pond?
He was carping about something?  I'll get my hat...

..beat me to it !

Offline Camthalion

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Re: Zen and the art of sticking a cherry blossom tree on a turret.
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2016, 07:57:37 PM »
That is really cool.  Top work

Offline ericr

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Re: Zen and the art of sticking a cherry blossom tree on a turret.
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2016, 08:08:29 PM »

in one word : bravo !  :)



it makes me think of this, by Stan Mott :


or that :



Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Zen and the art of sticking a cherry blossom tree on a turret.
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2016, 10:12:28 PM »
That is really beautiful
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Offline finsrin

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Re: Zen and the art of sticking a cherry blossom tree on a turret.
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2016, 11:47:52 AM »
Fantastic,,, what a cool build  8)
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Offline kerick

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Re: Zen and the art of sticking a cherry blossom tree on a turret.
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2016, 12:45:42 AM »
Belongs in an anime movie!

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Re: Zen and the art of sticking a cherry blossom tree on a turret.
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2016, 05:28:16 AM »
Belongs in an anime movie!

My thoughts exactly
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Re: Zen and the art of sticking a cherry blossom tree on a turret.
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2016, 06:19:08 AM »
Wow is that every a wonder to behold!

At first glance, I thought I saw Hello Kitty on the forward turret.

Looks like it covers all the bases and then some...

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