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Godzilla Campaign
Spruslayer
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 01:25 AM UTC
Thanks Tim
Not only am i a rookie modler,im also notech savy
TimReynaga
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 12:19 AM UTC
Mike,

Nice progress on your Godzilla!

By the way, if you remove the letters thumbs from your picture links, they will appear full size when you post them:



Spruslayer
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 02:53 AM UTC
This is where im at with the Godzilla,dont think im gonna make the deadline but who knows
North4003
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 02:00 AM UTC
How are you all doing with your projects?
Lakota
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 02:30 PM UTC
Tim,
Great idea with the RR talus and Mr. Surfacer. I'll have to file that one in the old Mk. I Memory for future reference.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 01:55 AM UTC
Guys, a lot of great modeling taking place.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:17 AM UTC
Nice work on Godzilla, Don. Filling gaps on models isn't my favorite task either!

Although attractive and quick to assemble, Rodan's buildings didn’t fit very well into their associated rubble piles on the base. I filled the gaps with small “talus” model railroad rocks set in place with Mr. Surfacer 1200, a lacquer-based modelling putty.

Liberally brushed over the rocks, the Mr. Surfacer smoothed the sharp surfaces on the rocks and helped them fit in with the soft detail of the molded rubble.

I also applied talus bits to the inside of the crushed building.

Even though it won’t be very visible once the roof is attached, it will serve to suggest the wrecked interior.


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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 07:44 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I did a little work on my Godzilla figure. It's going to take longer than I thought. I'm using an acrylic filler for the joint gaps.
This is going to be a lot of work. I've dry-fitted the legs, I need to fill the joint between the body and the tail sections before I glue the legs on.


Take care,
Don "Lakota"


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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 01:30 PM UTC
Construction of Rodan begins with the wrecked buildings on the base.

Designed as a snap-together kit, the simple ten part wrecked buildings display base assembles quickly and easily.

I had built this kit as a kid when it was first released back in 1975, but this time around the detail on the parts seemed a bit mushier than I remembered...


Looking through my parts bin, I found a few fragments that I had saved; for some reason this Polar Lights reissue actually is noticeably softer than the original Aurora release...

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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 08:00 AM UTC
Tim, very cool kit.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 08:36 AM UTC
I’m in with Aurora’s 1975 model of one of Godzilla’s coolest enemies, RODAN!


The kit I have is the 2000 Polar Lights re-release of Aurora’s classic.
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 04:21 AM UTC
Been out of pocket for a little while. Some good progress being made on the builds.
Spruslayer
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 09:34 PM UTC
This is where im at with Godzilla
The power tower is almost done and have started the dio base.
The lack of detail where the seams are plus the fact that i sanded those spots has me at a bit of a standstill.
Do i try add some detail on the aeres or just give him the out of box treatment.
And,my dio idea now inludes the Hollywood sign in this alternate Godzilla universe


SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 02:38 AM UTC
......and the other part of the camo. Did not hit the tone and hue perfectly, but it will have to do.

More to follow



SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 03:09 AM UTC
Finally a little more progress on my F/A-18. The first camouflage color is on. I plan the mask it and shoot the second color tomorrow.

Then it is all the details, landing gear, missiles etc.

More to follow

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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 04:04 AM UTC
A little progress. Modified 1992 Vinyl Godzilla from standing to swimming.







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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 05:18 AM UTC
Working on a 1/72 M4A3E8 that somehow ended up underfoot of our large friend.
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 10:03 AM UTC
Yes, I'm not doing a plane for this. I meant i usually build armor kits and the few planes I've done have required filling and sanding, not my strong skills. Ghidarah has plenty of seams so I get to practice on him.
Spruslayer
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 03:22 AM UTC
I hope you feel better soon John. Iv'e managed to dodge the flu bullet so far.Your post mentions not building many planes but i thought you had a King Ghidorah kit in this challenge?
Striker
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 02:58 AM UTC
I managed to fill seams and start some sanding but the flu has hit me so I've been out for a week so far. This kit will stretch my skills since I don't build many planes and seams are a major weakness for me. Lots of practice on this kit though.
Spruslayer
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 01:25 AM UTC
Thanks Brent
Im in a bit of a quandary about how to approach painting him
As a ref i used Godzilla verse Mothra and most of the time he looked dark grey and other times dark green.Most likely gonna go with some sort of dark grey
North4003
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 10:30 AM UTC
Godzilla looks very good in that green.
Spruslayer
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 04:01 AM UTC
Heres a little progress shot of Godzilla.Theres a diorama in the works that will include a high voltage power tower.Considering fiber optics for power lines that the G monster tore down

North4003
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:07 AM UTC
Wow, a vinyl kit.
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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 02:48 AM UTC
Just a little teaser of my recently arrived scale model kit



Will be updated in the next weeks.