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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.



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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 12:12 AM UTC
Cool workspace, David. Looking forward to see your stormtrooper in a more realistic dirty environment.
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 08:26 PM UTC
A Working Class Storm trooper then David. Nice.
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 11:16 AM UTC
^^LOL

Here is the temporary workspace:


Start Picture for the Stormtrooper. Will not be done as a snaptite. Internal structure will be painted Aircraft Interior Black. It will be a non garrison unit so dirtied up will be the order of the day.

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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 07:53 AM UTC
Some Nice choices here guys. Not sure I have time to join this one. IWill be lurking here to see yours come together though.

Just for fun... if you get the joke...

"Davros - the early years"
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 01:52 AM UTC
Will start this later today:

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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 11:01 PM UTC
Nice progress, Mike! Early starter - I like it
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 12:01 PM UTC
A little bench time this afternoon. Parts cleaned up and head, torso and arms built.





Crummy old resin, garage kit from Wonderfest 02 ( I think??)
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 10:23 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I am going to do a figure this time. I picked this up last year and a game shop. I don't know much about it other than it's for D&D. I don't play the game but I like the figure of the Phase Spider. I'll probably deviate a little from the "official" colors.



Looking forward to everyone's builds.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 06:56 AM UTC
David, I hear ya. We're in the process of finishing a house renovation.

Let's see...starter pictures. I'll be using the Pegasus T2: Judgement Day Aerial Hunter Killer...in 1/32 scale...as the basis for a kitbash. The plan is to make it in to a piloted air support/ground attack aircraft to support the invading forces of the Val Empire. The backstory will explain more...but that's down the road a bit.

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sci-fi-V_02

sci-fi-V_03

I took a gamble on this kit. I wasn't sure if the size would be right. Primarily, I'll need enough room to add a cockpit for the 1/35 pilot. It passes the eyeball test so we're good.

The kit itself is pretty simple..69 parts, according to the box. The detail isn't bad. The parts are pretty thick and sturdy. The hull interior has a lot of molded in bracing...it reminds me of the old motorized kit hulls. It should be workable.

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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 02:08 AM UTC

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Got the benched cleared for the kickoff.
Who else is ready?
Mike



Clear...the bench? But what about all the half finished models, where will they go? Won't somebody please think of the children!!!!



Shelf-garage-hangar queen campaign builds until 2047...
I'm moving my unfinished armor campaign build off to the side to start on this one this weekend.
Wish me luck!
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 01:17 PM UTC

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Got the benched cleared for the kickoff.
Who else is ready?
Mike



Clear...the bench? But what about all the half finished models, where will they go? Won't somebody please think of the children!!!!
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 03:31 AM UTC
I've got a temporary desk set up in the workshop, but still haven't unpacked my tools, paints, etc.


Edit to add. Got a Stormtrooper, TIE LN, and B-Wing. Not sure which I'll start with (probably the Stormtrooper since I'm out of practice).
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 02:59 AM UTC
I am still not 100% ready.

I will do some Star Wars stuff, but not sure what. Choice is between Tie Figther, X-wing or At-AT. I am pretty sure I have to go AT-AT.
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 02:10 AM UTC
Got the benched cleared for the kickoff.
Who else is ready?
Mike
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 07:27 AM UTC

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Having forgotten about signing up for this campaign, I bought a AMT/Ertl Star Wars AAT(Armoured Assault Tank). I built one back when Episode one came out, picked this one up on Ebay for a reasonable price, it had clearly been stored for years, The box was debted and slightly crushed, the celophhane torn, yellowed and still bore the original price labels(6.99 reduced to 3.49). Fortunately, it arrived yesterday.


So I will be building this.


Paul Anstee



Paul,

I built one of these a few years ago and it required a lot of putty work. Love the look of the AAT though, cant wait to see yours.

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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 07:23 AM UTC
it's 1/32 scale. i looked at them a while back as a possible kitbash kit for more alien forces. it's big.
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 06:46 AM UTC
1/32nd I think, it's pretty big
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 06:52 PM UTC
Double Paul: sounds great. Very nice things for this campaign.

Paul, what scale is the Star Wars tank?
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 12:24 PM UTC
Thanks Jesper, I had a lot of fun with the last Sci-Fi campaign and will look forward to building something else for this one. I have a Forbidden Planet flying saucer that might be fun . . .