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Science Fiction: Campaigns
Information and discussion of group builds and campaigns.
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Official tread: Sci-Fi III
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 03:39 AM GMT+7
A large heavy box arrived via UPS last evening, my kit for this campaign! Call me old-fashioned, but when I was a kid, the Science Fiction I read was Jules Verne...so....


Heard a lot of good things about this kit, and my first impressions are very positive! I'll be getting into this one very soon!
Delbert
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 12:04 AM GMT+7
Hello,

Got some photos of my basic assembly done.. I have not had the time to do much model building this summer, but I hope that will start to change now.. anyways here are the photos.







The kit is pretty straight forward so far, and yes pre-painted, I have some plans to enhance that a bit.

Delbert
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 12:30 AM GMT+7
Looks cool, Delbert. Seems like the preprinted is a very solid base to start from.

Clayton, I read that as well. Literally decades ago - time flies. I have never seen this kit before and I am looking forward to see your build. Does it have scale or is just what would fit in the box?
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 02:54 AM GMT+7
Pegasus Hobbies calls it 1/144 scale, the overall length of the craft is about 15 inches, so it's a pretty good sized sub!
Scipio2010
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 04:11 AM GMT+7
Clayton, that is a very interesting kit, and one that I've never seen before either. Looking forward to seeing that come along.

I finished the assembly of the Shoretrooper. The assembly went very fast, mostly due to the nature of the fitting. Most of the parts went together without the need for any glue. Once I get the figure in the pose I want, I will use glue to fix it in place and then apply some putty in the joints to flesh out the details.

Im really looking forward to painting this figure.

Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 10:45 AM GMT+7
Howdy Y'all
@Shawn-can't wait to see some paint on your figure. I've been holding off buying one. This is a good chance to see how they turn out.
I got a little progress on my build. Construction is complete. It's about as tall as my coffee cup.

I then primed it with Mr. Surface 1200.

Next step-a coat of rattlecan Tamiya NATO Black.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Bluestab
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Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 04:41 PM GMT+7
Mike, that's coming along nicely.

You could really run with that as the center-piece for a nice display. It's 1/72 scale...so you could easily give it a crew. Maybe even add ground support vehicles and personnel...or perhaps captured. Or even surrounded by other 1/72 aircraft at an airbase.

Myself...I'd go bonkers working in that scale.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 05:48 AM GMT+7
Shawn, Great looking figure. That is a really nice one. Looking forward to see it with some paint on.

Don, cool AT-ST. What colors will you use? Maybe a camouflage?
Spruslayer
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Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 05:52 AM GMT+7
I do have some sort of dio in mind for this.The only thing i know for sure is the Pegasus Aera 51 UFO will be part of it because it is also the same scale.Kinda the aliens spying on the earthlings saucer
Lakota
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:54 PM GMT+7
Jesper,
I'll be trying a blue-gray scheme. I'm going to start an old MPC AT-ST for the 150- Campaign on Armorama, haven't decided the colors for that one. It might be camouflaged but I'm thinking of a one color (green) Eastern Block WIF.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 12:18 AM GMT+7
Sounds cool, Don.

Looking forward to see more when the paint starts to get on.
Scipio2010
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 12:31 AM GMT+7
I applied thin liquid cement to all of the joints and allowed it to settle for 24 hours before filling in the gaps with layers of putty.

I will be priming the figure today or tomorrow. Im looking forward to getting some camo on the trooper.



Spruslayer
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 11:18 AM GMT+7
I have begun to paint the the splinter camo,happy with it so far
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 07:09 PM GMT+7
Mike, that looks awesome! Are you going to add more colors? A green?
Spruslayer
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 11:27 PM GMT+7
Thanks Jesper,There is one more color for the camo.
I let the paint coats cure for at least a week befor i move to the next color to be sure the tape wont pull any of the previous color off.Then comes the dreaded weathering,so back to the books for me
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 11:34 PM GMT+7
Sounds good, Mike.

Looking forward to see more.
Scipio2010
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 06:03 AM GMT+7
I painted the Trooper and preparing to finish the detail work and start weathering it. I was underwhelmed with the kit provided base, so I ordered a coaster from Etsy that features the Imperial logo on it. Im excited to get it and see how the figure will look standing on it.







SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 01:30 AM GMT+7
Shawn, that looks awesome. The work on the joints is top class.

Now I am really motivated to start one of my own.
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 06:36 AM GMT+7
I think I'll have to scrap my original plan, because it's too difficult to figure out shapes from the low resolution reference images. So I'll build a more conventional model instead:



The Aoshima's model should be doable in the remaining 2+ months with few small enhancements.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 12:44 AM GMT+7
Pasi, a classic! Looking forward to see the result. As I recall the movie the finish on the metal car parts will not be that easy to achieve.
eMan
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 08:46 PM GMT+7
Start to build my entry, Virtual-On SAV-07 BELGDOR.


SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 01:41 AM GMT+7
Sounds great, lap man. Looking forward to see more
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 08:25 AM GMT+7
It is time for me to get in on the action. I am going to do two Dust Tactics walkers in approx. 1/48 scale.

I will make them in a winter camo splinter theme. More to follow



Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 12:11 PM GMT+7
Howdy Y'll
@Jesper-Nice walkers! I'll be watching for the splinter camouflage.
I painted my AT-ST with a coat of Tamiya's rattlecan Matte Black. I didn't have any NATO Black and the LHS is about 100 miles away, no guarantee they had it in stock.
After the Matte Black coat I air brushed a coat of Tamiya Medium Blue to lighten it up a little before the final coat.


I wished I would've thinned the blue more or brushed on less to let the black shadows contrast more with the blue.
I was hoping the screw under the turrent would stay colored black but I was airbrushing in low light today so I sprayed on too much blue. I will probably use a black wash to create some shadows on the screw.

Built pretty much OOTB but I tried to drill holes into the barrels.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Scipio2010
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 01:13 PM GMT+7
Jesper and Don, those walkers are coming along well. Im really interested to see how the camo schemes come out.