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Godzilla Campaign
North4003
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 05:56 PM UTC
Looking great Don.
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 11:59 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I did a little work today on Godzilla. Still want to coat the eyes with a clear coat, probably Pledge floor wax. Then I need to paint the spines with Medium Gray, then do a little highlighting with Tamiya Dk Gray. I've had a lazy summer so I appreciate the extension.


Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Saturday, August 04, 2018 - 01:36 AM UTC
Thanks Don!

We had a similar theater here in Sacramento back in the 1970s when I was a kid. My best buddy and I would go on Summer Saturdays with our younger siblings. Rodan, Godzilla, The Time Machine, Jason and the Argonauts... what fun!

By the way, if you want to really do Godzilla's eyes up right, check out https://www.glasseyes.com/gallery.html. They are a little expensive, but those eyes look awesome!

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Posted: Friday, August 03, 2018 - 02:16 PM UTC
Tim,
That is a really nice model. Takes me back to my childhood in an Arizona small town. The local theatre owned a bunch of Godzilla movies and I would go watch one at the Saturday matinee whenever they decided to play them. That Rodan was one bad monster.
Thanks for being a part of this campaign. I need to figure out how I'm going to paint Godzilla's eyes soon.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 04:40 PM UTC
Great work!
North4003
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 03:24 PM UTC
Great work Tim.Beautiful.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 03:19 PM UTC
And done!




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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 03:17 PM UTC
Thanks John - the folks at Aurora did do a nice job with those buildings!

They also provided a nice little movie “clapboard” nameplate for the monster, but unfortunately it was entirely blank! Rather than trying to paint a name on it, I printed a section of the American release movie poster and attached it to the nameplate.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 10:03 AM UTC
Your buildings turned out nice.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 06:44 AM UTC
The light gray buildings of Rodan's victim city (Sasebo rather than Tokyo, for a change!) were complimented with darker Tamiya German Grey (XF-63) acrylic streets and rooftops, and engraved details were deepened with pin washes of the same color.


An oil wash of Raw Umber over the scene and a second Burnt Sienna wash over the “wood” tied the whole together.

North4003
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 03:42 AM UTC
I've awarded ribbons for the four completed entries. The rest of you all keep working. More to follow on the gallery, can't access it at the moment.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 12:50 AM UTC
John, your King Ghidorah looks great!


The metallic finish really sets him (them?) off!

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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:15 AM UTC
Here are my pics of the final product. I had to make one of the curved horns and all of the straight horns. My first time spraying metallic paint and my first plastic model in probably 2 years.





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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 09:50 PM UTC
Rodan looks spot on,great color.Love the details on the base too
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:41 PM UTC
Soooo... extension? I'm good either way as the monster Rodan is already finished. I'd like to finish the base too, though, so I'll use any additional time for that.

After painting the skyscraper Tamiya Sky Grey (XF-19) and the other buildings and rubble a slightly lighter Tamiya Royal Light Grey (XF-80), the writing on the tower was painted to resemble a similar structure seen in the movie.


Other breaks in the plain gray colors of the scene include the sign on the skyscraper, a red car, and a green streetlight.

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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 01:20 AM UTC
Wow, I'm really impressed with the projects you all are turning out.
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 01:05 AM UTC
Thanks Tim
Tis the old cell phone i have that's not connected anymore
I have thought about getting a better camera but i need to bone up on the latest camera tech so i dont buy a clunker
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:53 AM UTC
Fantastic work Mike, and great photography too - Godzilla looks HUGE in that first picture!

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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:45 AM UTC
Im calling this done
This is my first monster build so this is a major learning curve for me.The only thing i tried to fix was the chest area of Mr G with some Aves Apoxie Sculpt i picked up at Wonderfest this year.


Ill post more in the gallery
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:03 AM UTC
Good idea Don, and thanks Brent - I'm almost there too, but delays do happen: while handling the Rodan figure this weekend I managed to snap off the plastic peg on the bottom of his foot that attaches him to the collapsing building.



I replaced it with a piece of brass tube.

To make the attachment more stable I also attached another, slightly larger, piece inside the building to receive it. This enhancement actually turned out to be worthwhile as the telescoping metal tubes now enable the beast to be securely fixed to the base without the need to glue it on permanently.
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 11:03 AM UTC
Thanks Brent!
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 09:13 AM UTC

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Don, I think we can do an extension. At least I will. Need some help setting up the gallery from the editors and staff. Your humble project leader.



if you need help setting up a campaign gallery page then send me a PM

cheers
North4003
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 08:00 AM UTC
Don, I think we can do an extension. At least I will. Need some help setting up the gallery from the editors and staff. Your humble project leader.
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 07:27 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Any chance of getting a 1 month extension? I'm almost done but won't make the deadline.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
TimReynaga
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 02:10 AM UTC
We're pretty close to the end of the campaign... is there a Gallery yet? I can't seem to find it.