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Godzilla Campaign
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 12:25 PM UTC
@Mike,
Thanks for the compliment, the build was enjoyable. I thought my kids would like it but they're strictly Star Wars fans.
The campaign was Brent's idea and baby. I thought it was a good campaign. There's always Sci-Fi IV if you want to build for a campaign. There's also a Bandai campaign starting later if you like their kits. I'll be doing both campaigns.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Spruslayer
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 10:28 AM UTC
Don,Godzilla looks awesome,love the pic with sky
i am campaign/build challenge-less right now but thinking about joining a Halloween build on another forum
but would be interested in doing something here
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 04:14 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I couldn't find the Campaign's finished builds gallery. Here are a few more pics.





I'll post them in the gallery when we get one. Thanks again-GREAT CAMPAIGN idea even if we had a few completed entries.
Perhaps a "Godzilla II" for those that didn't complete their models or those of us who want to another model.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 03:49 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
My Godzilla model is completed:

More photos will be in the gallery. Thanks for a great campaign for a great idea, it was fun. It was my first PVC kit.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:57 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Making progress and the finish line is in sight.

I would be a little further if I didn't have this mishap.

I'll need to finish up tomorrow. I go on a business trip Monday.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Lakota
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 01:24 PM UTC
Hi Brent,
I'm 90% complete. As you probably know, the final 10% is the bugger. Need to do airbrushing and I should be good to go. Have to do it this next week, I'm going on vacation the following week.
Thanks,
Don "Lakota"
North4003
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 03:06 PM UTC
Don, How is the work on Godzilla going? You'll receive a ribbon upon completion.
North4003
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 05:56 PM UTC
Looking great Don.
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 11:59 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I did a little work today on Godzilla. Still want to coat the eyes with a clear coat, probably Pledge floor wax. Then I need to paint the spines with Medium Gray, then do a little highlighting with Tamiya Dk Gray. I've had a lazy summer so I appreciate the extension.


Take care,
Don "Lakota"
TimReynaga
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Posted: Saturday, August 04, 2018 - 01:36 AM UTC
Thanks Don!

We had a similar theater here in Sacramento back in the 1970s when I was a kid. My best buddy and I would go on Summer Saturdays with our younger siblings. Rodan, Godzilla, The Time Machine, Jason and the Argonauts... what fun!

By the way, if you want to really do Godzilla's eyes up right, check out https://www.glasseyes.com/gallery.html. They are a little expensive, but those eyes look awesome!

Lakota
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Posted: Friday, August 03, 2018 - 02:16 PM UTC
Tim,
That is a really nice model. Takes me back to my childhood in an Arizona small town. The local theatre owned a bunch of Godzilla movies and I would go watch one at the Saturday matinee whenever they decided to play them. That Rodan was one bad monster.
Thanks for being a part of this campaign. I need to figure out how I'm going to paint Godzilla's eyes soon.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Striker
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 04:40 PM UTC
Great work!
North4003
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 03:24 PM UTC
Great work Tim.Beautiful.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 03:19 PM UTC
And done!




TimReynaga
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 03:17 PM UTC
Thanks John - the folks at Aurora did do a nice job with those buildings!

They also provided a nice little movie “clapboard” nameplate for the monster, but unfortunately it was entirely blank! Rather than trying to paint a name on it, I printed a section of the American release movie poster and attached it to the nameplate.

Striker
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 10:03 AM UTC
Your buildings turned out nice.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 06:44 AM UTC
The light gray buildings of Rodan's victim city (Sasebo rather than Tokyo, for a change!) were complimented with darker Tamiya German Grey (XF-63) acrylic streets and rooftops, and engraved details were deepened with pin washes of the same color.


An oil wash of Raw Umber over the scene and a second Burnt Sienna wash over the “wood” tied the whole together.

North4003
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 03:42 AM UTC
I've awarded ribbons for the four completed entries. The rest of you all keep working. More to follow on the gallery, can't access it at the moment.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 12:50 AM UTC
John, your King Ghidorah looks great!


The metallic finish really sets him (them?) off!

Striker
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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:15 AM UTC
Here are my pics of the final product. I had to make one of the curved horns and all of the straight horns. My first time spraying metallic paint and my first plastic model in probably 2 years.





Spruslayer
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 09:50 PM UTC
Rodan looks spot on,great color.Love the details on the base too
TimReynaga
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:41 PM UTC
Soooo... extension? I'm good either way as the monster Rodan is already finished. I'd like to finish the base too, though, so I'll use any additional time for that.

After painting the skyscraper Tamiya Sky Grey (XF-19) and the other buildings and rubble a slightly lighter Tamiya Royal Light Grey (XF-80), the writing on the tower was painted to resemble a similar structure seen in the movie.


Other breaks in the plain gray colors of the scene include the sign on the skyscraper, a red car, and a green streetlight.

North4003
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 01:20 AM UTC
Wow, I'm really impressed with the projects you all are turning out.
Spruslayer
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 01:05 AM UTC
Thanks Tim
Tis the old cell phone i have that's not connected anymore
I have thought about getting a better camera but i need to bone up on the latest camera tech so i dont buy a clunker
TimReynaga
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:53 AM UTC
Fantastic work Mike, and great photography too - Godzilla looks HUGE in that first picture!