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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 06:56 PM UTC
Very cool idea, Alex. Nice of pegasus to outline the area for a cockpit

Looking forward to see more
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 08:10 PM UTC

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Wow, that 'Kit" is a bit basic on detail 'out of the box'



Peter - that's the problem when you work with cheap "kit's" .
@Pasi & Alex - keep at it. Always good to see others progress and how they approach the build.

Finally got a chance to sit down and hack some plastic, been away for the last week. Only got as far as the nose cone . I'll have to vac-form a new body - I hadn't completely thought through how to blend/fair in the nose cone and nose cone side bulge , so the original formed parts are now defunct. Hopefully get to turn new masters and melt some plastic tomorrow.
The plan rear view gives a better idea as the the slightly more complex shaping required - which I didn't factor in at the very start - live and learn




Hope everyone's builds are progressing well and the glue sticks where it should
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 09:19 PM UTC
I guess the shape could affectionately be called 'Muffin Top'

Good luck on the mk 2 version
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 09:23 PM UTC
Alex

Pasi, that prts layout reminds me a lot of my son's old Bionicle Lego robots.

Alex, interesting choice of kit to chop.
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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 06:15 AM UTC

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Pasi, that prts layout reminds me a lot of my son's old Bionicle Lego robots.



I haven't built Legos in ages, and this is very different experience in positive way compared to any other kit I've built before. Very complex kit, so far no glue needed and it probably makes sense to paint parts before assembly.
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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:05 AM UTC
Thanks all. As much as I will continue to gripe about this kit, it's not bad if you build it as a T2 Aerial HK. It's just fighting me on some of the changes I need to make.

So next update....

So the idea is to go with Apache styled landing gear. It's marked in yellow lines...not to scale of course. And I'll have a tail support to keep the tail off the ground.
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So the canopy...this one was a work-in-progress for a bit. Initially, I wanted to cut the top along the panel lines (yellow lines) and use that as the frame for the canopy hatch. I cut one side to discover the underside bracing got in the way. So that idea got canned.
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Unless an issue pops up, I'll probably go with this canopy design. I took a 1/48 canopy set from the spares and cut the main piece down. The typical smaller windshield piece will be moved to the rear and act as the opening section to allow access. I haven't decided if I'll go with a sliding section or if it will pivot up. The idea is to have it open to see inside ad to go along with the display idea...the aircraft being shown to German personnel and/or trainee pilots.
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I still have to come up with the weapons and do something with the ball-mounts for the positional legs tht cannot be positioned.
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 10:55 AM UTC
Well i have finally managed to get off my big behind and start to work on my sci-fi project for this campaign. i thought i would do one of those small box scale bandai kits and i have chosen the AT-M6 from the star wars film "The Last Jedi".

below is the starting point and time stamp in the way of a well known british national newspaper, which displays saturday's date and a kit that is still sealed in it's plastic bag.

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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 10:09 PM UTC
..and from my time in Scotland, that is about the only sun the average Scot will ever see

Nice choice David. I have seen these advertised but not seen an actual kit.
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 11:50 PM UTC
Cool choice, Klaus.

Looking forward to see more
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 01:46 AM UTC

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..and from my time in Scotland, that is about the only sun the average Scot will ever see

Nice choice David. I have seen these advertised but not seen an actual kit.



that is so true my friend although the sun is out today in the back garden but there is a strong breeze but you will be pleased to know that i have the sleeves of my duffle coat rolled up in an attempt to get a tan lol

well after one and a half episodes of project strike back that i sat and watched while i assembled the kit, i can announce that it built, it's now a case of finding the time to paint it... i have several kits that are waiting for that to happen to them at the moment so in the mean time here is a progress shot of the assembled kit.

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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 03:19 AM UTC
Looks good, David.

Fast assembly. Looking forward to ser it nice through the paint Line
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:52 AM UTC
Nice to see it together. Superfast build but it looks great. Very Hyena Like.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 10:14 AM UTC

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Paul,
if you are looking for those kind of kits have a look at Fantastic-Plastic.com
http://fantastic-plastic.com/index.html
I haven't personally purchased from them, only window shopped.



I was referring toi Herb Deeks Models. Herb made limited run resin kits of some of the machines from the great old movies & series.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 10:22 AM UTC
Here are the start pictures of the Forbidden Planet Saucer:





This model has some working features, a set of battery driven LEDs & a motor driven basket to make the lights appear to move. That all sounds like fun and I'm looking forward to building this kit. The lights & action seem to beg for sound. I have the CD of the sound track of this movie. Any suggestions as to how to add the music to the model?
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 05:12 PM UTC
Paul, fun model. I have no idea how to add sound. If you manage you should share a video with us.

Looking forward to see more
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 06:29 PM UTC
How about one of those mini speakers you can plug a phone or Ipod into?

Something like this?
https://www.gadgetmenders.com/universal-set-pillow-external-speaker-headphones-for-mp3-mp4-player-cell-phone.html
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 06:19 AM UTC
Jesper - I would love to try posting a movie. I'll ask more about how to do this later on.

Peter - Thats the right sort of thing but I have in mind a more self contained unit that would contain the player and ideally, be powered by the existing 9v battery & switched on by the kit switch. If I can't find a way to do this, other options will be entertained.

This is gunna be fun!
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 08:40 AM UTC
I looked over the pillow speaker Peter recommended & found a cheap small MP-3 player to drive the speaker. Both together cost less than $5 shipped to my door. This is not quite what I had in mind but it should be major increase in capability.

I just loaded the Forbidden Planet CD on to my iTunes and have a lot of other space related music that can be loaded onto the player when it arrives. I guess the next thing will be to see if this gear will actually fit somewhere in the hull . . .
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2019 - 07:06 AM UTC
ok, so i have started the painting process and i am using tamiya paints and i have gone with the pre-shading option for painting the kit.

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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 01:03 PM UTC
Finally got working on my entry the 1/60 scale Av-98 Ingram. Forgot that it was a rather simple build, 3 sprues + 2 small clear part sprues, poly caps and a stick sheet with a part count of about 70. The soft vinyl was a bit tricky, even more so being mine really needed a dusting of powder to keep the insides from sticking together while the internals are put in and even for an old kit the fit is pretty good.

Ended up deciding to build unit 2 as I had built Unit 1 (Alphonse) twice before when i was a kid, still wish i could find the Alphonse special version of this kit as it comes with some extras like a better mold of the revolver, the quick draw action part and the ability to make unit 3. Though even with this kit you can easily change the Labor to unit 1 with a quick swap of the head and shoulders

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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 02:09 AM UTC
ok so i'm about 4 shades of grey on this kit now... almost a book title lol. i have sealed it all in with tamiya clear gloss from a spray can as i plan to use enamel paint to do wash etc with and we know the scare stories involved with bandai kits and heavy duty thinners.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 09:43 PM UTC
all,
@ Casey - unfortunately your photo doesn't show .
@ David - is it me or is that a very small kit ?.

Did a bit of hack'n'slash today. My little project is sort of starting to look like a rocketship , about to start the 'interesting area':



Feel free to poke a stick at the scruffy building .
To the members still in the build/painting stages - keep at it .
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 06:04 AM UTC
@roger strange its showing up for me.
anyone else not able to see it?
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 06:08 AM UTC
Casey, not showing to me either.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 06:41 AM UTC
re did the link to the image let me know if that fixed it. if not i'l have to use another hosting site other then my google photos.