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SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 09:13 AM GMT+7
More progress on my tanks. A lot of bits added from the spares box. I think it adds detail and also depth to the otherwise a little flat and boxy tanks.

More to follow



zontar
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Hawaii, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 01:54 PM GMT+7
Paul and Shawn: Nice Progress.

Jesper: wow, you are almost done! Interesting vehicles.

I've started my Snow Speeder, but my laptop took a dump, so I can't post my start shot or any progress shots until we get the replacement.

-zon
Bluestab
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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 11:43 AM GMT+7
More work.

Let's get cracking on some endo-skeletons. The Pegasus figures each have 17 pieces. They are noted as poseable but that's not completely true. THe instructions are an exloded view of the figure. The parts are not numbered and parts placement is somewhat vague. Each figure has an optional right hand-forearm...one with a weapon and the other without.
Detail is pretty good and is passable against pictures of the terminators for the movies.


Partial assembly. It gives an idea of how these build up.


And sort of together. I decided to leave the arms off for now. I plan to make my own heads as part of my attempts to make them look un-terminator-like.
I was going to assemble three and use a fourth as a dressing dummy to test fit some of the changes. I changed my mind a bit...oh it'll happen more before I call this one done.
Here is the trio posed next to a 1/35 Dragon German figure to give you some idea of the size. The figures are listed as 1/32 and the larger size works for my general idea.


So the change was to go with four figures. Te fifth will be used to test fit but will also be used as a damaged/captured robot. The resistance is trying to study it...when they make the discovery of how they work....they are cyborgs. The aliens and are scoring the area looking for the missing one and have closed in on the spot. But more on the story once I set things up where I cannot change them.


The base...I tried a smaller base and it's a bit too small. But this one served a layout purpose until I can cut a larger set of boards.
This roughly shows the basement concept beneath the building. I figure a "hidden" tunnel leads beneath the street, under the aliens outside. Basement layout is outlined in yellow.


Top-down view. In yellow is a rough idea about the escape tunnel. I figure that in the past the tunnel may have connected to the building across the street. Perhaps it was Prohibition related or a service tunnel.


And that's where I am now. I'm having trouble finding five similar items for heads so I might tweak the kit heads. I plan on adding panels to the torso and beef-up the legs some. The Terminators were infiltration units...robots covered in flesh. The robots bits had to fit within the physical form of a person. That's not an issue with this concept so I can bulk them up a bit.
SGTJKJ
#041
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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 07:27 PM GMT+7
Alex, I love the escape tunnel and basement layout. That is awesome! Multi level dioramas are difficult to do, but I think this looks great.

This is really a nice idea and execution so far. Looking forward to see more.
Cantstopbuyingkits
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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 07:38 PM GMT+7
How tall do those Terminator figures measure exactly, Alex?
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 08:32 PM GMT+7
The latest on my tanks. Base color is on. Next are the details and decals.

More to follow



Bluestab
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Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 04:28 AM GMT+7

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How tall do those Terminator figures measure exactly, Alex?



6cm without the heads... add a half a cm for the head.

They are listed as 1/32 scale and look a little large even for that scale. Given the subject, being a little larger than average works.

SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 08:41 PM GMT+7
Dear all

Tha gallery has now been created. You can find it HERE
Scipio2010
#401
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 07:22 AM GMT+7
I finished up all of the detail painting and applied all of the decals to the Viper. Ill be starting the weathering process tomorrow.





SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 09:39 AM GMT+7
Looking good, Shawn. How heavy will you go on the weathering?
zontar
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Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 10:40 AM GMT+7
Alex: I'm really liking your concept and your progress so far.

Jesper: your tanks look much better with the base coat on. Nice to see.

Shawn: great finish. very nice work on the white. I've tried it before on some missile, but could not get nearly as nice a finish as yours.

-Zon
Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:17 PM GMT+7
well it looks like i'll be doing a bandai Snowspeeder now that i am home from my holiday and have managed to finish up my Jakku Star Destroyer build for a previous campaign:

SGTJKJ
#041
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Posted: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 03:34 AM GMT+7
Thanks for the comment, Zon.

David, cool choice. I have the same kit in my stash so I will follow your build with interest.

Looking forward to see plastic and glue
fhvn4d
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 09:45 AM GMT+7
Signed up today as a fair amount of my normally armor modelling has been expanded with BSG, Star Blazers, and Thunderbirds Aoshima kits.... Plan is to build Black tiger II from Star Blazers. (and maybe the version 1 too)
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 08:36 PM GMT+7
Welcome onboard, Brian!

Looking forward to see pictures of your kit when you decide.
Scipio2010
#401
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 03, 2016 - 12:51 AM GMT+7

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Shawn: great finish. very nice work on the white. I've tried it before on some missile, but could not get nearly as nice a finish as yours.

-Zon



Thanks Zon, I actually used Cold Gray which was enough of an off-white for me.

Jesper, I think I will go a little lighter on the weathering to maintain the serviceable condition of the spacecraft. They are more fragile than the tanks so I cant beat it up as much. Also, those tanks of yours look pretty mean. Looking forward to seeing how they turn out. What paint schemes are you going to do for them?
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, October 03, 2016 - 01:36 AM GMT+7

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Jesper, I think I will go a little lighter on the weathering to maintain the serviceable condition of the spacecraft. They are more fragile than the tanks so I cant beat it up as much. Also, those tanks of yours look pretty mean. Looking forward to seeing how they turn out. What paint schemes are you going to do for them?



Yes, unless the space craft do some kind of exit or reentry into atmospheric considitions I guess weathering would be at a minimum.

I will keep the tanks in a dark reddish ohre color. Kind of a fightig on Mars camo scheme. I will go pretty heavy with the decalling though. I have quite some cool decals from the Games Workshop range.
Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 03:42 AM GMT+7
At the moment i don't have much to show for the Bandai 1/48 scale snow speeder as i am busy doing alot of prep work but thus far i have begun to paint the figure as well as the seating area and side walls of the cockpit:

SGTJKJ
#041
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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 08:58 AM GMT+7
David, is there only one pilot included? There should be a crew of two plus an R2 unit.
Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 09:47 AM GMT+7
Well, I guess I will join up with my first Si-Fi model.
Cantstopbuyingkits
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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 09:57 AM GMT+7

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David, is there only one pilot included? There should be a crew of two plus an R2 unit.



No, there are 2 pilot figures included in that kit, though not very high quality [looong ass arms]!
Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 03:13 PM GMT+7

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David, is there only one pilot included? There should be a crew of two plus an R2 unit.



Not sure about the R2 unit but I do have both pilot figures, one of which is about to undergo surgery soon
Scipio2010
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Posted: Friday, October 07, 2016 - 07:17 AM GMT+7
Well friends the Colonial Viper is finished. I went lighter on the weathering, mainly just grime around the engines. The undercarriage received a little more wear and tear because of the catapult system used to launch the Vipers from the Battlestar. I am enjoying everyone else's builds, and look forward to seeing them come along.







SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, October 07, 2016 - 07:46 AM GMT+7
Ok, thanks for the update, David. Would have been strange if they only included one figure.

Shawn, nice build. I like that you kept the weathering light. It is easy to ruin a white color scheme.
Great to have our first finished build! Well done.
SGTJKJ
#041
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Posted: Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 08:04 AM GMT+7
A little more progress on my tanks. Details painted. Next some decals and after that weathering.

More to follow