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Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 06:36 AM GMT+7
Howdy Y'all
I'm trying to get closer to the finish line. I've used some rattlecan ModelMaster Dark Green on the base. I was going to add foliage to the base but that might be a project for another time if I don't do it for this campaign.

Take care,
Don "Lakota"
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 09:13 AM GMT+7
Looks amazing, Delbert, v nice! What is the date in the DeLorean???
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 07:04 AM GMT+7
Great builds, Delbert! Remember to upload them to the gallery.

Great progress on the cabin. Very nice details - brings cool memories of the car in the movie.
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 05:34 AM GMT+7
Nice Star Wars builds.

Meanwhile, little progress with DeLorean:

Delbert
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 04:30 AM GMT+7
and here are the finished photos..







Enjoy and I had fun and hope everyone else is...

Delbert
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 04:27 AM GMT+7
Hello Again everyone.

I felt a little guilty that my kit wasn't as hard as some of the builds that are here, So I found something at Hobby Lobby that was on sale and built another little kit.

I'm not as good as Lain esp on the round parts but for my second metal art style kit. its not bad..

The Imperial Star Destroyer. This post is to show my work.. and let me tell you some of these pieces were tiny...





Delbert
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 01:54 AM GMT+7
Hello,

Just uploaded my photo's of Poe's X-Wing. It was a nice easy kit and it makes up a nice model.







Hope everyone is having fun with the campaign.

Delbet
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 11:28 AM GMT+7

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Wow, Mike. That looks like a lot of time spend cutting and sanding. As rewarding as it can be to create a silk purse out of a pigs ear, I understand that might be a bit too much. That kit looks to be able to take the joy out of modeling for any modeller.

Any other kits in your stash that fit the campaign and is interesting to you?

Remember if you start a kit for this campaign and do not finish it, it will still qualify for Sci-Fi IV.



Yeah, somehow I had it in my head this was a quick build, but I must not have looked very closely before I stashed it away.
Other kits of interest? Sure, too many really..
Start for this one and finish for IV or the next sci-fi Hangar Queen/Gett R done, also sure.. just not sure what to pick up.

Lost my sci fi mojo for now. Plus it's report card/parent conference season, so my 'free' time is about to get shot to hell..
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 05:50 AM GMT+7
Wow, Mike. That looks like a lot of time spend cutting and sanding. As rewarding as it can be to create a silk purse out of a pigs ear, I understand that might be a bit too much. That kit looks to be able to take the joy out of modeling for any modeller.

Any other kits in your stash that fit the campaign and is interesting to you?

Remember if you start a kit for this campaign and do not finish it, it will still qualify for Sci-Fi IV.
MLD
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 12:19 PM GMT+7
well I am hosed..
I was going with this kit



But the wafer casting is so poor and the molds so old...


That's not going to happen...

Not sure if I can start and finish a kit in the time left.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 07:18 AM GMT+7
Jesper, looks fantastic. You make the imaginary look legit.
Lap-Man, great paint job, it looks a Cartoon come off the page. Beautiful!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 05:21 AM GMT+7
Deat All

Please remember to upload all your photos of your finished entries to our gallery.

You can see the gallery here:

Sci-Fi III gallery
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 04:07 AM GMT+7
I bought it on eBay. I Am Pretty sure back-2-base has a store on eBay.
Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 01:52 AM GMT+7
Hi Jesper,
I'm searching for Back-2-Base snow. Where did you find/buy it? I love the snow effect results you've achieved.
Thanks,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 09:32 AM GMT+7
Cool to see you are organised, Don. Very tidy workspace

For the snow I simply build it up with white glue and battlefield snow. The battlefield snow is basically white sand. Easy to work with.
When that has cured I add back-2-base snow under thinned white glue. I leave as much as possible on. It gives a more fluffy look. Lasting I seal it with sprayed on Matt varnish.

Here is what I use:



Lakota
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Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 07:09 AM GMT+7
Howdy Y'all
@Jesper-Sweet. How did you do the snow? I've got to try a snow vignette someday, especially since I live in the Southern Rockies and get to see it for 5-6 months per year.
@Lap Man-Nice build, love those mean looking missiles.
I stayed home today and got to work on my AT-ST. Put an oil wash on it.
Prep-everything is lined up to match the color in the tray.

I've got some wash on and I'll come back in an hour or two and see how I like, add more if necessary.

Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 04:21 AM GMT+7
So while I await anybodys comments on the greblie section I have moved on to the next section, the main body.



Components for the main body.




Making a change from an armour build, no link and length/rubber band/indi link tracks, they come as a single run injection moulded piece! Also all the ejector pins are on the inside face which will mainly be enclosed so very little clean up required!



Interior mounted 'wheels?' again just need painting once the body panels are painted and the track fitted.



Another piece that fits inside the main body. Kind of looks like some kind of track adjuster, but can see no way you could use it like that, hey-ho guess that's not it lol.



One half of the main body. Attaches just round the track so I can get on with undercoat/base coating on these bits next week once the weather improves!

See I said It would not take long to build!

Paul
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Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 02:23 AM GMT+7
So having removed the lucasfilm copyright info from the inside of that out rigger I decided that the inside of the piece looked pretty bland...



Before!

So in the tradition of the real star wars models I scoured my boxes and found suitable Greeblie bits to add to the outriggers.



After



Added bits ringed in red its not a whole lot of bits added but I think it looks enough took make it a little more interesting. The parts were a few mines out of my M20 utility kit(mounted upside down) and part of the interior of an KIFV. I am working on the less is more principal, or do you think I should add more?

Paul
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 08:50 PM GMT+7
Don and Lap Man, thanks a lot for your comments. I am also pretty satisfied.

Lap man, love the finished Sav. Those missiles look brutal. I love the clear cones. I will try to get hold of that paint. It could really look great on many Sci-Fi projects.
eMan
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 05:44 PM GMT+7
I am also Calling my SAV-07 Blogdor finished.

Jesper, your walkers' weathering look great.





Lakota
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 02:17 PM GMT+7
Wow Jesper! Those walkers came out very cool looking. Amazing weathering, you've made these into something that goes beyond the ordinary. Congratulations on your finish.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 08:18 AM GMT+7
I am calling these walkers done.

Looking forward to follow all the cool builds








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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 04:26 PM GMT+7
More update pics, almost done.

@Jesper, I use Hobby Mr Hobby H89 metallic green to airbrush the model.



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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:57 AM GMT+7
Cheers Jesper,

As I was saying I Don't expect this to be as long build lol



One side's sensor/eye assembly consisted of 5 pieces! 2 two for the eye, 2 for the cowl and a single piece)arm).



One of the two front 'outriggers' for troops(battle droids in this case) to stand on as per the scenes on Kashyyk. I have kept these as separate pieces for now to aid painting later as they assemble with the single piece of 'wheels' which will disappear beneath the cowling once assembled. The sensor arm, despite being in one piece but is quite nice and all in all took me no more than half an hour to assemble each piece. Oh and I just noticed that large lucasfilm copyright section so that needs to be removed.

Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:50 AM GMT+7
Paul, great choice!

I really love the Star Wars stuff - especially the "real" kits that are not snapfit toys.

I have never seen this kit before and I am looking forward to what you get from it.