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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 12:09 AM UTC

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Well... I wasn't even born when it was broadcast...

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




Neither was I, wasn't born until the mid 60s...
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 09:14 PM UTC

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Well... I wasn't even born when it was broadcast...

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




Neither was I, wasn't born until the mid 60s...



Ditto .
I can remember watching the reruns on TV as a child and will never forget the sparks and smoke (and often visible wires) from the rocket ship.
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 11:49 PM UTC

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Well... I wasn't even born when it was broadcast...

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




Neither was I, wasn't born until the mid 60s...



Ditto .
I can remember watching the reruns on TV as a child and will never forget the sparks and smoke (and often visible wires) from the rocket ship.



And I just noticed that Peter said "Broadcast", these were originally short serial movies in the late 30s. IIRC, in the 60s, they were rereleased as a feature length film.

Strings, smoke and sparks, state of the art for the times.
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 07:53 AM UTC

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Ditto .

I can remember watching the reruns on TV as a child and will never forget the sparks and smoke (and often visible wires) from the rocket ship.



Wires?....Neverrr….



The original serial with Buster Crabbe and Roger's clip of Zarkov's Rocket ship was filmed in 1936 as a cinema serial, shown in several parts over time. 2 further serials were filmed.

They were one of several serials that were broadcast in Australia, in the early years of television broadcasting here, as matinee serials on a Saturday afternoon and later in the 'children's line-up' for early morning 'child minding'. I vaguely remember them and he 1930's Tarzan serials and 1940's Batman serials were others. Ooops… did I say I remember them
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 06:39 AM UTC
Some more work on the Launcelot


The 'thighs' needed drilling and pining, as did the ankles. So at this point they are still somewhat poseable.

The resin cast 'lance' was pretty bad and this styrene rod is just a placeholder for now. I'll use a brass rod and 'blade' when I get closer to the end.


I had black-based the interior edges and should have stopped misting Tamiya XF-20 over a little (LOT) sooner. Oh well, next time.
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 04:39 PM UTC
Looks Great so far, Mike! Are you Planning any decals for it? Maybe some aircraft stencilling would look cool and add some contrast.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 08:38 AM UTC
Been a while with no update from me. The dog came up lame on Friday morning and it turned out to be bone cancer. Been a heart wrenching last few days.

I applied the oil wash using gum spirits of turpentine over a lacquer gloss coat on the INT. No cracking that I can see on the Bandai plastic.

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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:20 PM UTC

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Looks Great so far, Mike! Are you Planning any decals for it? Maybe some aircraft stencilling would look cool and add some contrast.



I do love the Hasegawa/Begemot stencil effect. From the little info I can find there wasn't much in the way of markings other than some red stripes.

I will probably go with a combination of the two.
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 04:23 PM UTC
Sorry to hear about your dog, David. Hope everything Works out - one Way or the other.
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 07:53 AM UTC

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Sorry to hear about your dog, David. Hope everything Works out - one Way or the other.



Thanks Jesper. He went to chase squirrels in heaven on Wednesday.
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 06:40 AM UTC
I'm going to be calling this one done.

Pictures posted to the Campaign Gallery as well.







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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 06:52 AM UTC
David, congrats on finishing!

Really nice work on weathering and the different shapes of bluegrey. Looks great!
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 07:49 AM UTC
Thanks Jesper. The Intermediate Blue worked better than I thought it would. Washes out nicely with the flash and looks like the color I remember (to the naked eye) when the exhibit came through Boston many many years ago.
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 04:43 PM UTC

congrats to those that have completed their entries.
Thought I'd better pull finger and make a start .
So here's the "kit" box and the "kit" contents





Just in the process of trimming up the body halves plus marking out and cutting the various winglets. Trying to keep things K.I.S.S. since I haven't done any serious modelling over a few years now.
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 08:03 PM UTC
Roger, looks Great. You are already beyond my vacforming skills, so it might be KISS for for you, but highly advanced for me

Looking forward to see more
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 12:27 AM UTC
Can't wait to see this one progress Roger.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 08:29 PM UTC


Peter - just noticed that the gif you posted above is actually one of Ming's bombers. A quick goggle search confirmed. Identifiable by the V6 exhaust manifold and longer nose cannon plus longer more phallic looking fuselage .
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 07:31 AM UTC
Best I could find showing the wires Roger …

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

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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 09:16 AM UTC
I just love the Buck Rodgers rocket. There was a fellow who made limited run resin kits of these and other old scifi rockets. Sadly, his molds are worn out & he feels there is not enough interest to remake them.
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:30 PM UTC
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.
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 04:30 AM UTC
Cleaning up and painting parts before assembly:



These are parts for leg units, feet units (assembled) are on bottom left.
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 05:47 PM UTC
A quick update. I kept putting this off. Anyway, as a reminder I am kitbashing Pegasus' 1/32 T2 Aerial Hunter Killer kit. It'll become a alien invader ground attack aircraft. I'm thinking of a play on the Cobra or Apache helicopters.

The kit is pretty thick. As you can see the interior has a good deal of support. Fortunately, it looks like there is enough room for a cockpit.
The opening for the cockpit is a no-brainer...the kit has a recessed area that I used as a guide to open up.
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A test seat. Pegasus sort of messed up my plan. The fuselage has these open sides. Instead of inserts to fill these, they use multiple pieces that fit on each other....it's like layers. So I'll be jumping ahead and adding the sides so I can set-up the cockpit interior.
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I decided to side-step things and go ahead and assemble the engines, the arm/landing legs, tail, and belly-gun. These were pretty straightforward.
That said, the belly gun is pretty crude and swivels around because it's pretty loose, I probably won't use it.
The engines do need some clean-up and the swivel mounts for them seem to be a bit loose.
The tail is nothing. I have seen other builds add LEDs to the lights on the tips. It's a neat touch but I am not doing
I had hoped the legs would be moveable but they aren't. They are molded, retracted as the craft is flying. So my plan to use them as landing gear is out.
sci-fi-V_06

Back to the fuselage. I built the sides up so I could start the cockpit. The fit is a bit iffy....and the instructions are a bit vague. Let me add that a good bit of this kit can snap-fit together. This helps with test-fitting and checking add-ons.
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A crude cockpit...seat, sides, floor. I left off alot simply to avoid damaging them while I worked on the canopy.
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I played around with the kit's legs tryng to work out some landing gear. I'll have to work up some thing. I'll probably go with something along the lines of an Apache's landing gear.
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I'm working on the canopy now. The kit's design sort of forced me to change my plans again...but more on that next update.