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Science Fiction: Campaigns
Information and discussion of group builds and campaigns.
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Official tread: Sci-Fi III
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 09:25 AM GMT+7
Dear all

This is the official tread for Sci-Fi and alternative history III.

You can read about the campaign and sign up HERE

Notice that previous unfinished builds from Sci-Fi I and Sci-Fi II can be finished for this campaign regardless of how far the builds are as long as they are not finished or entered into another campaign.

I am planning on doing some Star Wars stuff, some alternative history 1947 WWII stuff or something completely different. So many options - what is everybody planning?

Please remember to upload all your photos of your finished entries to our gallery.

You can see the gallery here:

Sci-Fi III gallery
Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 10:06 AM GMT+7
i've made this a sticky note so that it's easier for everyone to find and doesn't slip down the wall so to speak.
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 06:10 PM GMT+7
Excellent, David. Thanks a lot. It is great to have an administrator back at this part of the forum.
Darkonar
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Region de Coguimbo, Chile
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:19 PM GMT+7
Aw crap, I just started an E-25 for the Trumpeter Mk.III campaign. Maybe I should finish whatever I started for Sci-fi II.
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:55 AM GMT+7
Yeah, it would be great to see some of the interesting builds for Sci-Fi II and I being finished for this campaign.

New projects are of course also welcome.
Lakota
#123
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 06:06 AM GMT+7
Howdy Y'all
Here's a photo of the model I''l be building. It's a wargame piece for "Star Wars Imperial Assault" I picked up at Colpar Hobbies in Denver. The scale is 28 mm which scales out to 1/56.


The kit looks simplistic. First step is wash the pieces in dishwashing soap and water. I'll probably pack it up in a project box and take it with me on a trip. There are some mold lines I'd like to take care of.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 06:37 AM GMT+7
Hi All

We are officielly of to a start on this campaign. What are everybody's plans?

Don, I have looked at these kits several times and been tempted, but seems like the details are a bit soft - especially on the figures.
Lakota
#123
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 06:57 AM GMT+7
@Jesper-You are right about the "soft" figures, I had to finally settle on the AT-ST. I'll build this kit as the basic AT-ST rather than the General Weiss option. General Weiss looks a little soft on detail.
We'll see how it turns out. I've got some business trips this month so I'll take it with me to work on. The mold lines will need some work and the plastic seems soft, not the hard styrene I'm used to when working with models.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
navychief
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 10:54 AM GMT+7
Well, here we go....
Here's my project. Not really a kit, more of a much needed excuse to thin out my spare parts stash. I haven't posted here in years, so I hope this works.
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The "kit" is a bunch of stock styrene, various sculpting clays and stuff from my overflowing spares bin.
navychief
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 10:59 AM GMT+7
Try this again....
navychief
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 11:13 AM GMT+7
Third times a charm....
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Lakota
#123
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 02:53 PM GMT+7
@Bluestab-That looks pretty interesting, can't wait to watch the build. I tried Gundums about 15 years ago and lost interest. The SciFi campaigns have got me interested again. I don't know what VOTOM is but it looks similar to Gundums.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Removed by original poster on 07/29/17 - 21:02:19 (GMT).
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 06:57 PM GMT+7
Michael, very cool stuff and pretty neat you are going almost entirely scratchbuild. The head looks very impressive.

Welcome onboard
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 06:59 PM GMT+7
Alex, cool choice. I have often seen these kits and been tempted to try them. However, like you I do not know the story and the price has put me of. I am looking forward to see what you get from this one.
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 07:00 PM GMT+7
Michael, I thought I could fix your links to pictures, but no such luck. Cannot figure out what is wrong.
navychief
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 04:12 AM GMT+7
I'm still trying....

navychief
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 04:15 AM GMT+7
SUCCESS!!!

I had to pull out my 10 year old laptop computer. For some unknown reason my new computer wont allow me to post photos on this site. All I can think of is it's something to do with the latest version of windows. Anyway, more to follow.

Michael
Spruslayer
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 10:55 AM GMT+7


WEll,After a bit of a tussel with trying to figure out how to post a pic,let me introduce my Sci-Fi III build
The Squadren Haunebu
I thinkin basicly OOB with maybe a Operation Paperclip angle
WWII is over and U.S.A. convinces the Geramans best rocket scientist to bring the Haunebe to the military as a Black opp project.

Hope i can get this one done by December
navychief
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 02:53 PM GMT+7
Update...Made a little progress over the holiday. Zombie apocalypse, bayou gator hunter/survivor, 1/16th scale dio.





the head I made for along abandoned project. Built an armature and started bulking it out. The gator is made from left over sculpey and the boat is scratch...lots to do. The shotgun is my first attempt at scratching a gun...not sure I'm happy with the progress, but we'll see. more to follow.
Michael
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 05:08 PM GMT+7
Wow, Michael. That is some impressive skills! I am really looking forward to follow this one.
Scipio2010
#401
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 02:53 AM GMT+7
I picked up a 1/12 Bandai Shoretrooper for this campaign. The parts come molded in the respective colors, and the entire kit snaps together. I imagine this is what the Gundam models are like, although I've never built one of them.

I will be painting the shoretrooper in a mottled camo scheme reminiscent to the Clone troopers seen on Keshyyk in Episode III.


SGTJKJ
#041
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 03:58 AM GMT+7
Awesome choice, Shawn.

I have the same kit in my stash. Looking at the parts it seems like the elbow joins are visible. Maybe a bit of putty is needed to get it realistic?

Looking forward to follow your build.
Scipio2010
#401
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 12:21 PM GMT+7
Jesper,

I recently built the Clone Trooper offering from Bandai and found the joints to be very problematic. The joints are designed to allow articulation of the figure, but you are correct, it does leave joints exposed and ends up looking more like an action figure.

I will be filling in the gaps and making the shore trooper into a fixed stance.

What are you planning on building this time around?