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slodder
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 08:39 PM GMT+7
Ok - as I stated this is going to be a scene of two Regult soldier scouts flying over a beach area. I want some water, these scouts flying over it, maybe ripple affect from the jet wash? Ideas are welcome.

How to make these guys fly????? Hmmm.......I'm seeing the pod body vertical, The legs flared back, the side jet pods pointing at an angle. Then some type of 'rod' holding them up ... what? Clear rod going to jet exhaust or angled bent rod to the body pod?

HONEYCUT
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 09:27 PM GMT+7
Me resonding to this is like an inuit doing a research project on sand hills, but here goes...

I like the idea Scott, moreso for the fact you have two exacting ships doing the same thing, which adds good impact.
I see your dilemma regarding the mounting. How tall are these bad boys? What scope is there for the ships to be virtually on the water surface~ this would naturally solve a few problems!
Of course depending on how you want the diorama displayed you could have a backdrop wall in which the clear rods or supports can reach the pod part horizontally whilst being obscured from the viewer?
I hopw this generates some more feedback and ideas from others; I'm about all out
Cheers
Brad
slodder
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 10:48 PM GMT+7
This is pure art for me - no background at all in Macross - it's fun
The scale is 1/200 and each figure is about 3" tall. So the diorama isn't going to be more than 12"x 8" or so?

Here's my overall concept. The blue is water with a beach and a cliff. So mounting my come out of the cliff?
BM2
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 12:12 AM GMT+7
try a thin clear rod running inside the "exhaust "and water plume from the Regult thingies
slodder
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2008 - 08:42 AM GMT+7
Well overall I'm calling this one done. Need more photos, better photos, but the 'work' is done.



WeWillHold
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2008 - 09:25 AM GMT+7
Scott

Congrats on this clever Sci Fi dio. Nice touch on showing the exhaust force kicking up the water. Overall shows a lot of imagination, (and obviously), a lot of work on your part.

Cool.


Steve
ps: crumpled paper/plaster paris, or poured molds for the rock wall?
slodder
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2008 - 09:31 AM GMT+7
Overall I'm pretty pleased with it. It was a great diversion from OD.
The rock wall is plaster that was poured into a crinkled kitchen foil mold. Simple and effective. It was great because I could customize the size exactally how I wanted it.
BM2
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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 05:47 PM GMT+7
Very nice!
slodder
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Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 09:57 AM GMT+7
Officially done: Uploaded to the gallery




Romeo12
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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2008 - 12:07 PM GMT+7
Looks good Scott,I like to model anything that looks interesting to me.I used to be into Mechs real big and built many of the old ones.Where did you get your kits from?
Cheers! Bob
slodder
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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2008 - 12:49 PM GMT+7
Thanks Bob. I got these kits on ebay. I don't see them at all in any LHS's or even some online model shops.
MrMox
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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2008 - 02:35 PM GMT+7
Cool, I like the waveeffect from the exhaust