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SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 05:48 AM UTC
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?
Bluestab
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Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 04:41 PM UTC
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.
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 10:45 AM UTC
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"
Scipio2010
#401
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 04:11 AM UTC
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.

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 02:54 AM UTC
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!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 12:30 AM UTC
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?
Delbert
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 12:04 AM UTC
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
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 03:39 AM UTC
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!
Spruslayer
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:30 AM UTC
I plan on not glueing the top turret so it can be removed
Also going to weather the outside but still in the learning curve on that
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 04:11 PM UTC
Looks great, Mike. Nice details in the interior. Is there anyway to show it of after the build is finished? Will you whether it or leave it clean?

Looking forward to see more
Spruslayer
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 02:50 AM UTC


More progress on the Haunebu
Had to make clearance for the stairrails to get it to close



The interior
SGTJKJ
#041
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 05:19 PM UTC
Alex, looks good. Quite the beast - poor soviet tankers
ClaytonFromEllijay
#454
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 05:32 AM UTC

Quoted Text

@Alex-He is one bad-lookinig dude. Can't wait to see more.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"



Yep, I don't like the odds of those Ruskies getting away from him....
Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 05:14 AM UTC
@Alex-He is one bad-lookinig dude. Can't wait to see more.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Bluestab
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South Carolina, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 05:55 PM UTC
Back with an update.

The base kit really doesn't have much in the way of weapons. This one just has the nebelwerfer looking weapon for its right hand. Other versions of this kit have rocket pods or large versions of laser rifles for them to carry. The latter always seems impractical but it's an anime based mech.
I had two armored radio boxes from a couple of old Dragon StuG kits. They fit perfect where I wanted to place them. So that's the housing. For the guns I had two options. The first was a pair of optional 75mm guns from an Academy Hetzer kit. The other option was a pair of optional guns from a couple of Heller R35 tanks. After some posing, I went with the Heller guns. The 75mm guns were too big. The Heller guns looked better.
I mixed the two kits' gun halves (tan & gray). I cut off the rear of the guns, behind the mantlet. I scratched some mounting bits. The squares with the X-ribbing came from the spares and will serve as access panels to the guns.

sci-fi-3_27

Assembled and mounted. The smaller guns shouldn't be broken as easily if the mech falls over. I originally thought these would be small caliber antitank weapon...better tech makes for better weapon efficiency. Smaller rounds mean more ammunition carrying capacity. Being a sci-fi subject, I might just go with a partical weapon and not worry about ammunition.

sci-fi-3_28

So now the arms. The right arm has the nebelwerfer looking thing. I figure missiles for this, even though the tubes are rifled. I'm debating adding a cannon to the center tube and ammunition magazine to the opening on the side. I probably won't use it, just because it sticks out so far. Plus, I have the dual waist guns.
The left arm I gave a laser assembly. Two pulse lasers flanking a larger laser in the middle. I figure the pulse lasers would fill the same role as a coax MG. For energy use, the smaller lasers could not be used at the same time as the center laser. I kept the barrels short. I figured if they were too long they'd interfere with or be damaged when trying to use the hand.
Both arms has some added detail added to the flat sections of the upper arm casings.

sci-fi-3_29

I decided to remove the foot spike things. I didn't see a real use for them. I didn't want them on there and risk them being mistaken as foot rockets or something.
The circular things on the feet line up where axles would be for themoving parts of the feet. I added some bits to the feet for added detail to represent the mount ends for these axles. Some are center wheel hubs from an Italeri LAV-25. I had to mix them just due to the number of them.

sci-fi-3_30

Basic assembly done and ready for paint. I decided to leave off the big scope lense assembly on the visor. And I'll decide against using the claw...I actually decided on that while I was masking off the joints for paint. I also left off the antenna array...opting for a more normal looking one to be mounted on the backpack looking thing. I also removed the laser barrels for paint.

sci-fi-3_31

Ready to paint. I wanted to keep the inner mechanical bits dark gray so I masked them off. I disassembled the limbs. I used plastic cling wrap, wrapping them around the inner parts. I then re-attached the armored casings. The only tape I had to use was around the knees to keep the plastic wrap from bucling when bent.
I shot the base coat as a primer coat. I went with a rattle-can of Rustoleum gray auto primer. The original plan was to go with a tan/green or tan/darker gray camo schemes. I kind of like the overall gray. I might go with a secondary color. I'm still debating that.

sci-fi-3_32

Paint dried...but still stinking. The inner bits are still masked off so articulation is a bit stiff. I did pose it with a 1/35 Tamiya T34 to show how big this thing is.

sci-fi-3_33

I'll give it a couple of days to fully dry and the smell to go away. I still have to make the pilot figure. And I'm thinking about adding a gun and/or a rocket pod to the backpack. I'd liek to re-furbish those Terminator figures I used last campaign for infantry. I'd like to do a diorama...either a street scene or a mech bay scene...but I don't want to get ahead myself again. And of course the background story.
Back with an update.

The base kit really doesn't have much in the way of weapons. This one just has the nebelwerfer looking weapon for its right hand. Other versions of this kit have rocket pods or large versions of laser rifles for them to carry. The latter always seems impractical but it's an anime based mech.
I had two armored radio boxes from a couple of old Dragon StuG kits. They fit perfect where I wanted to place them. So that's the housing. For the guns I had two options. The first was a pair of optional 75mm guns from an Academy Hetzer kit. The other option was a pair of optional guns from a couple of Heller R35 tanks. After some posing, I went with the Heller guns. The 75mm guns were too big. The Heller guns looked better.
I mixed the two kits' gun halves (tan & gray). I cut off the rear of the guns, behind the mantlet. I scratched some mounting bits. The squares with the X-ribbing came from the spares and will serve as access panels to the guns.

sci-fi-3_27

Assembled and mounted. The smaller guns shouldn't be broken as easily if the mech falls over. I originally thought these would be small caliber antitank weapon...better tech makes for better weapon efficiency. Smaller rounds mean more ammunition carrying capacity. Being a sci-fi subject, I might just go with a partical weapon and not worry about ammunition.

sci-fi-3_28

So now the arms. The right arm has the nebelwerfer looking thing. I figure missiles for this, even though the tubes are rifled. I'm debating adding a cannon to the center tube and ammunition magazine to the opening on the side. I probably won't use it, just because it sticks out so far. Plus, I have the dual waist guns.
The left arm I gave a laser assembly. Two pulse lasers flanking a larger laser in the middle. I figure the pulse lasers would fill the same role as a coax MG. For energy use, the smaller lasers could not be used at the same time as the center laser. I kept the barrels short. I figured if they were too long they'd interfere with or be damaged when trying to use the hand.
Both arms has some added detail added to the flat sections of the upper arm casings.

sci-fi-3_29

I decided to remove the foot spike things. I didn't see a real use for them. I didn't want them on there and risk them being mistaken as foot rockets or something.
The circular things on the feet line up where axles would be for themoving parts of the feet. I added some bits to the feet for added detail to represent the mount ends for these axles. Some are center wheel hubs from an Italeri LAV-25. I had to mix them just due to the number of them.

sci-fi-3_30

Basic assembly done and ready for paint. I decided to leave off the big scope lense assembly on the visor. And I'll decide against using the claw...I actually decided on that while I was masking off the joints for paint. I also left off the antenna array...opting for a more normal looking one to be mounted on the backpack looking thing. I also removed the laser barrels for paint.

sci-fi-3_31

Ready to paint. I wanted to keep the inner mechanical bits dark gray so I masked them off. I disassembled the limbs. I used plastic cling wrap, wrapping them around the inner parts. I then re-attached the armored casings. The only tape I had to use was around the knees to keep the plastic wrap from bucling when bent.
I shot the base coat as a primer coat. I went with a rattle-can of Rustoleum gray auto primer. The original plan was to go with a tan/green or tan/darker gray camo schemes. I kind of like the overall gray. I might go with a secondary color. I'm still debating that.

sci-fi-3_32

Paint dried...but still stinking. The inner bits are still masked off so articulation is a bit stiff. I did pose it with a 1/35 Tamiya T34 to show how big this thing is.

sci-fi-3_33

I'll give it a couple of days to fully dry and the smell to go away. I still have to make the pilot figure. And I'm thinking about adding a gun and/or a rocket pod to the backpack. I'd like to re-furbish those Terminator figures I used last campaign for infantry. I have to find 5 identical parts to make the heads like I want. I'd like to do a diorama...either a street scene or a mech bay scene...but I don't want to get ahead myself again. I have a neat idea for the former. And of course the background story.
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 02:51 PM UTC
Shawn, I have the same kit in my stash. When I looked through the parts I got the same thoughts as you.
The joints needs to be fixed to look realistic. It seems like green stuff might fix it if applied when the joint is made.

Looking forward to see more
Scipio2010
#401
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:56 AM UTC
I will be building the 1/12 Bandai Shoretrooper from Rogue One. I built a Phase II Clone Trooper from Bandai not too long ago and found its joints to be problematic. I will be gluing the joints this time around and using putty to mask the areas where the joints would be. Anyone that's built one of these knows it ends up looking more like an action figure than anything.

I plan on adding the kama and as many of the provided pouches as I can. I plan on painting the trooper in some mottled camouflage representing an elite recon unit within the Imperial Army.



Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 11:48 PM UTC
I think that the gonk droids only appear in ANH on tatooine and in jabba's palace...it was getting turned up side down and having it's feet tortured
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 11:55 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Gonk!!

What a great Star Wars beverage consumption game.
Every time its on screen the one who spots it decides who consumes... good times...



I guess I'm showing my age!!
MLD
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 06:01 AM UTC
Gonk!!

What a great Star Wars beverage consumption game.
Every time its on screen the one who spots it decides who consumes... good times...
Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 03:48 AM UTC

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And David, I have to ask what a Gonk is....looks like a pet travel case...



It's a power droids. A sort of mobile generator if you will
ClaytonFromEllijay
#454
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 02:18 AM UTC
And David, I have to ask what a Gonk is....looks like a pet travel case...
ClaytonFromEllijay
#454
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 02:17 AM UTC
Iain- how big are those models? Can you give a photo to show relation?
ClaytonFromEllijay
#454
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 02:14 AM UTC
It's "Perfect" putty,by Deluxe, and I swear by it too, super stuff. https://www.deluxematerials.co.uk/en/scale-plastics/87-perfect-plastic-putty-5060243901095.html
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 12:00 AM UTC
Water based plastic putty - what brand is that?