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Science Fiction: Campaigns
Information and discussion of group builds and campaigns.
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Official campaign tread for Sci-Fi II
hofpig
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Posted: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 09:35 PM GMT+7

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I agree on the smoke dischargers. If you cut them off it really should tighten-up the profile. I think it would also make the side exhaust look better.

I got my T-800 Endo-Skellies ordered and they should be here in a couple of days. I'm pretty stoked to get started. I've got a couple of kits under constructions so the timing should all work out perfectly.



Well it arrived today and all the bits I don't like are separate casts so that's no issue. The exhaust is a bit better looking in the flesh so I may usd it, the only issue with not using the smoke launchers is they are fitted to quite deep holes so will require a bit of filling. Only other thing is other than the arms there is little or no adjustment in the legs so it's pretty much only got the one pose(although I tried the legs in the opposite sockets and that allows a little difference in pose). Its a shame they did not make the legs separate at the knees so you pose more but I'm not supprised due to the price.

Paul
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 07:52 AM GMT+7
OK, so I didn't read all the large print. I'll most likely have the Gundam build in another week or two, long before the start date...

So, Oh noes, I might have to buy a new kit. Unless I find that old bagged up Monogram (AMT?) X-Wing that's hiding in the stash somewhere.

I haven't weathered the little guy yet, but I am enjoying using the Gundam paint markers (and the 'eraser' stick). They're actually pretty neat.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 06:06 PM GMT+7
Mark, I have not tried the markers before. How do they work? Just like a normal marker? How is the coverage?
turtle65
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 02:29 PM GMT+7

A quick question for the illustrious GB leader .
Will Chibi/caricature/egg style builds be accepted ? plus does Batman fit into this GB category ??.

Just been doodling and squished the Burton/Keeton/89 Batmobile into the above styles and thought it might be a quick fun build for me :



Cheers in advance.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 09:26 PM GMT+7
Roger, yes. The Batman would fit into Sci-Fi and even into alternative history if you got creative. So in other words you are good to go.

I was hoping for the steampunk'ish wagon instead from Sci-Fi one. Did you finish that one?
Remember, unfinished builds for the first Sci-Fi campaign are allowed into Sci-Fi no matter how far you got with the build.

In any case hope you will join us again
turtle65
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 09:50 PM GMT+7
Cheers for confirming that Jesper.
The priority is to finish the Steam Car so I'm continuing to plod on with that at the moment. However I'd also like a quick'n'easy project to do on the sidelines hence the Batmobile .
Just have to keep saying to myself "finish the steam car, finish the steam car" .
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 10:11 PM GMT+7
Excellent, Roger. Looking forward to see more on the steam car when we get started in 3 weeks.
md72
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Posted: Friday, August 05, 2016 - 05:28 AM GMT+7
Jesper,
The markers are much like the Tester's paint markers. Smaller tip and alcohol(?) based paint. There are also three markers with 0.5mm points in black, gray and brown. Most cover OK, but unsurprisingly the yellow doesn't cover well. It usually takes two coats to look OK. In the picture below, I did the shrouds in the yellow and then highlighted the louvers with the black marker pen.

I'm over 1/2 done now. the body is complete, I'm just working on the Assault Shroud.
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I couldn't find my old X Wing, so I stopped by the LHS and bought another Gundam for the GB.

>>Edit: Photobucket hates that middle picture, sorry.
Bluestab
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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 06:09 AM GMT+7
Just a heads-up if anyone is needing an idea...Meng's US Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialists figures could be used as the base kit for space pilots. I know I was tempted.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 09:45 PM GMT+7
Thanks for the insights, Mark. It could be interesting to try one day.

Alex, not a bad idea at all!
Bluestab
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 03:23 PM GMT+7

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Alex, not a bad idea at all!



Thanks. Yeah you could cut down or remove the armor collar and you'd be well on your way to a space suit. And the robots could even be used as rover. Plus you get a laptop. The kits aren't that high...I could get two for the cost of the Terminator set.

Speaking of...the Terminator figure set came in and they look quite nice. I think I am basically set...now I have to wait until Sept 1st.
Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2016 - 04:11 PM GMT+7
I'm thinking of running with the new bandai A-Wing and possibly putting it in some sort of diorama
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 04:43 AM GMT+7
Sounds cool, David.

Welcome onboard 🙂
Bluestab
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Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 11:52 AM GMT+7
I was thinking about my base. I hae Miniart's Polish City Building (35004) that I was thinking about using instead of scratch-building a building. I was thinking of giving it an interior.

I had already started work on it though....removed the main wall sections from the sheets and cut open the doors and window openings. It should be well within the 25% rule but I wanted to put it out there before this thing starts, especially since I plan on hitting the spares for bits and pieces.

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 06:13 PM GMT+7
Alex, that is no problem if you are building a diorama. As long as your main entry - in this case the Terminator figures I guess - are not more than 25% started.
hofpig
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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 02:48 AM GMT+7
Alex,

here is the pic you aske me for, don't worry it's only blu-tacked I haven't started yet! And sorry about the pic I was rushed.

SGTJKJ
#041
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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 06:35 AM GMT+7
Paul, nice picture. I would have expected the suit to be larger. Are the details a bit soft or is that just the fussy pic?
hofpig
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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 09:59 AM GMT+7

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Paul, nice picture. I would have expected the suit to be larger. Are the details a bit soft or is that just the fussy pic?



No just a dodgy picture. I have submitted s review and the pics on there are better.

Paul
md72
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Posted: Monday, August 15, 2016 - 04:33 PM GMT+7
OK, it's not part of the GB, but it is finished thanks to you guys.
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Bluestab
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 05:19 PM GMT+7
Paul, I like it and thanks for posting the picture. I thought it would be larger too...I guess I am thinking along the lines of the Dust kits. But I do like the powered armor suit idea. It'll be interesting to see where you go with it.

Lokis_Tyro
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Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 06:22 AM GMT+7
No progress here yet. I did find a site that shows the items used to create Crow T Robot, and others, which will be very helpful. I think my biggest issue will be keeping everything in one scale. This will be my first fully scratched build. I plan on using photos and a micrometer. Not really sure how else to go about it. Wish me luck!

http://www.mst3kbots.com/Crow.htm

I like that little Gundam guy. He's like a Gundam Star Fox.
zontar
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Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 11:08 AM GMT+7
Aloha,

My Snow Speeder arrived. Really looking forward to starting this in September. My original thought was to do this in a Luftwaffe Splinter camo, but after coming across Jespers entry to the Me 262 Campaign, I've got a new idea



It's been a while, so I hope the image comes through OK.

-Zon
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 04:28 PM GMT+7
Andrew, sounds good. Only slightly more than a week before we get started. Happy to hear you are using this campaign to try new things and push the boundaries of your skills. I am sure it will look good.

Zon, happy to inspire you with my previous build. I was considering building that snow speeder kit as well, but decided to go for a resin kit instead. The level of detail in the snow speeder kit looks really great. I am looking forward to see how you make it.
turtle65
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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 04:21 PM GMT+7
all,
Should be some interesting models showing here soon .

I'll confess , I've changed plans again and doing Santa's new sleigh:



and because it is such a wet miserable day here I admit I couldn't resist having a small start on the project :



was really just trying to work out the plank sizes, then accidently did some roughing out .
I'll be good now and place it aside and get the Steam Car back on the bench.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 06:26 PM GMT+7
Roger, looks cool. I guess timing will be great if you finish your build sometime in December. Then you have a high class very original Christmas ornament