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SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 12:12 AM UTC
Cool workspace, David. Looking forward to see your stormtrooper in a more realistic dirty environment.
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 01:52 AM UTC
Thanks Jesper, not what I was used to at the old house. Had an airbrush station, and a lot of drawer space to keep everything in.

My wife needs a new car soon, so my permanent model and firearms mancave will be built this summer probably.

As to the Stormtrooper, most everyone seems to think of them as always garrison clean, but if you watch the scenes on Tatooine, Endor and, to some extent, Scarif you'll notice that they're pretty dirty and weathered. The Clone Wars depicted that pretty well too.

Never been a spit and polish type of guy anyway. LOL
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 02:58 AM UTC
I have been lucky to have a mancave in the basement. Decent room.

Storm troopers should look a little worn in my opinion. It is a galactic war after all.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 08:09 AM UTC
Plastic has been cut and glued. It is beginning to take shape.

More to follow soon

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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 10:24 AM UTC
It has been quite a few years since I've built a Bandai model, all Gundams. The plastic in the Stormtrooper is the best I have ever worked with from them. Nips from the sprue and subsequent cleanups are beautiful and no stress. Some of the sprue attachment points are so fine that they separate when the nippers get close to them I think. LOL
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 03:11 AM UTC
Sounds great, David. The revell kit is the other way around. At some point I wondered if a saw was needed.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 08:39 AM UTC

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Sounds great, David. The revell kit is the other way around. At some point I wondered if a saw was needed.



:D
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 11:24 AM UTC
Ouch, glad I didn't go that route.
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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 07:46 AM UTC
Here is where I am at. The kit is done.

I have found some inspiration in the pictures below and decided to make my AT-AT as a destroyed version having hit the ground and lost a couple of legs.

More to follow





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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 08:21 AM UTC
Face Plant mode. Looking forward to what you come up with Jesper
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 07:32 PM UTC
This will be my entry


I have already attached Catwomans arms but that's it.
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 04:42 AM UTC
I originally had a pretty ambitious build planned for this campaign, however, competing life events have forced me to consider an easier project.

I have a JS-7 shelf queen that I will thrash and modify heavily to be a battle worn veteran of some Cold War era what if scenario. I know the rules say the build cant be more than 50% started but I hope this entry qualifies since Ill be doing extensive re-working of the turret and hull to fit my vision.

Looking forward to seeing more of everyone else's builds!

Cheers

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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 07:07 AM UTC
Iain, cool bike and cat woman is always pleasant to the eye.

Shawn, real life has a tendency to interfere with our hobby Your build is approved based on the points you made about your work.

Looking forward to see more
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 08:10 AM UTC
Looks like everyone has gotten a nice start. Might be a bit before I start as i have some other projects i want to try and finish first but my potential entry is the Bandai reissue of the AV-98 Ingram Patrol Labor from Patlabor
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 03:35 PM UTC
Last weekend I had a few beers and started ripping the JS-7 apart. I removed the fenders, the additional machine guns, and some of the storage bins on the hull. Ive been working on filling in holes/gaps with putty, and its been quite the task filling in some of the larger holes.

Im adding parts from a JSU-152 to 'backdate' the JS-7 to a prototype variant rushed to the battlefield. Ive also added some canvas to the gun mantlet, more to follow on that.











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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 07:47 PM UTC
Shawn, nice surgery on the IS-7.

Looking forward to see what it ends up with.
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 05:48 AM UTC
Required dated start picture for the TIE Interceptor.



MLD, thanks for the tip on using the stickers as masks. Used it to mask the top canopy and front glazing.

Using Gunship Gray for the interior and dark accents on the hull. Main exterior color will be MM Intermediate Blue. A/C Interior Black for the wing panels and front canopy glazing.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 03:31 AM UTC
In process pics.

Cockpit and pilot


Getting ready for paint main color


All the parts were glued together. Will be trying an oil wash. Curious if the cracking issue will occur with the glued joints instead of the stress of the pressed joints that everyone seems to think.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 04:49 PM UTC
Nice progress, David! Looks Great!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 06:14 PM UTC
all,
need something quick and easy to kick start my motivation levels - so have been mulling over joining this campaign for sometime now. Just signed the dotted line.

Was thinking along the lines of:


or
.
otherwise it might be a generic style spaceship in the Chibi/SD/egg style modelling .
More to follow ...
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 12:03 AM UTC
Nice work on the Tie David.

Okay Richard, I'll bite - where the devil does that clip come from?
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 12:08 AM UTC
Thanks Jesper and Petbat.

Accessdenied, that would be so cool to see. Love the Flash Gordon and Buck Rodgers serials. That one is from Flash I think?
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 11:18 AM UTC
@ Peter - hang your head in shame . It's from the original Flash Gordon series. The second is Captain Proton's vessel .
@ David - you get a Gold star with the correct ID .

Once I've decided on a basic dimension I'll start some hack'n'slash modelling.
Hope everyone's projects are progressing as planned.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 08:08 PM UTC
Roger, those are some cool ideas! Looks really nice, but needs to be precision work on the egg shape(s).

Looking forward to see more.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 08:09 PM UTC
Well... I wasn't even born when it was broadcast...

...that is my excuse anyway.....