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Cbacon84
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 08:02 PM UTC
Finished up the FG Zaku II F Type tonight, and am overall happy with it, though I think i rushed the sanding job on the left forearm a bit or might have been due to how i constructed it, kind of hard to sand with the whole body attached. Though still was some good learning experience and I think next time I will construct the arms entirely before attaching them rather then do it piecemeal like I did this time. Still a good inexpensive kits to practice or experiment on.
Now back to the HGUC Zaku and GM-79 I originally started for this campaign.





Here's the FG F Type next to the J type I built previously. Still think the J type has oversized feet.
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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 05:36 PM UTC
Casey, thanks. I'm sort of looking for kits that could be used as 1/35-ish robots and power-armor. I liked the look of that one, but I think it'll be too big for what I want it for.

I've got another project set for 1/24 scale that something like that could work with.
Cbacon84
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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 06:48 PM UTC

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Casey, thanks. I'm sort of looking for kits that could be used as 1/35-ish robots and power-armor. I liked the look of that one, but I think it'll be too big for what I want it for.

I've got another project set for 1/24 scale that something like that could work with.



your welcome. Might try some of the VOTOMS kits by wave or the older ones by bandai which are 1/35 scale,though they might still be big for what you want to do.
https://hlj.com/product/WAVBK-222
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:00 PM UTC
well i have managed to sneak a bit of work in on this kit. I have coated the window with clear floor polish and left them to dry for twenty four hours before installing them. as you can see in this picture the last window section has been installed and held in place using a clothes peg.

i have also used more of that marvellous stuff, Perfect Putty to fill gap where the upper turret meets the upper hull.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:10 AM UTC
Going to try something a bit different and slightly ambitious, hopefully it's acceptable for the campaign. Plan to make a Warhammer 40k symbol,


Out of this


Some scrap plywood I had taking up space. Won't be exactly the same but will see what I can do. And if all else fails, I'll resort to a fine molds snow speeder.

Laminated 4 bits of the plywood together, then printed out a cog symbol and glued that on top



Screed some scrap wood to the bottom so I could clamp it in place and raise it up to cut the shape with a jigsaw.








Now to figure out how to make a skull of appropriate size.
Bluestab
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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 04:50 AM UTC

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your welcome. Might try some of the VOTOMS kits by wave or the older ones by bandai which are 1/35 scale,though they might still be big for what you want to do.
https://hlj.com/product/WAVBK-222



I used a 1/20 scale Bandai Brutish Dog for SciFi III. I used it as a 1/35 frame and made a cockpit and added some weaponry. Nice kit and a fun build.
http://modelgeek.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=259383&ord=&page=2
I used Pegasus' 1/32 Terminator figures as the basis for their grunts. I'm looking for something about the same size that can fill a heavy assault bot or powersuit role. I was looking at Hasegawa's Gustavs for that role.
Cbacon84
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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 05:31 AM UTC
good idea I think the Gustavs would look really cool for what your doing.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 05:43 AM UTC
Nice to see all the progress, guys!

Iain, unusual choice, but as a mechanicus player myself, I will allow it

Looking forward to see more - a lot of cool projects in this campaign now.
MLD
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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 06:27 AM UTC
crud!! I did not notice at the time but the newspaper with the date at the top is off screen just at the bottom there as I start on my Tie Striker.

I hope the lack of time stamp will not be an issue.



Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 08:40 AM UTC
You’re good, Mike. No problem
MLD
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:18 AM UTC
Thanks Jesper,

Other than masking the glass, this kit FLIES together. Bandai engineering is top notch.

The inner wing panels are molded in black and are separate from the frames. I went with Tamiya Nato Black for the faded, not full flat black, look.

I'd recommend leaving the lower gun pod and front hull guns off until the very last, they're pretty fragile. The 'wings' are supposedly posable, but the upper right rear top hinge has already cracked from just handling after construction. I'd recommend paint, build wings, touch up, 'weather' and only do final construction right before installation. Then glue the wings into the position you choose.

The rest of the kit is painted with Vallejo air Light Blue Grey, billed as RLM 76, but too dark and too grey for my eye for that use. Perfect here.

Some progress.

MLD
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:35 AM UTC

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Casey, thanks. I'm sort of looking for kits that could be used as 1/35-ish robots and power-armor. I liked the look of that one, but I think it'll be too big for what I want it for.

I've got another project set for 1/24 scale that something like that could work with.



Have you seen the Phebus resin kits from France?
The owner passed a couple years back, but the kits are still somewhat available.

Space Legion




Powered armor aliens (I have more poses in storage)


There was a gigantic tank kit and three robots.
Struthio, a recon ostrich walker



A bee looking attack flier and a Dragonfly looking recon flier also in storage.

These might be right up your alley.

Mike

Edit: currently nothing on US ebay
But there are also these, a set of mechanics and a spider scorpion thing I'd not ever seen


MLD
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 03:53 AM UTC
Making hay while the sun shines..

Grrr... the wing hinges are EXTREMELY fragile.
I would recommend sanding the pivots BEFORE installation and gluing the wings into place.


And the wingtip frames are not much better


That said, it's a fun little kit and the fastest OOTB build I have done in many a year.



It's a tough kit to photograph, being so long back to front and most of the fuselage under the wings.



Now to go wrestle with the gallery dragon. Wish me luck!

EDIT: am I missing something? There is no folder for the sci fi campaign in the Modelgeek campaigns folder, within the Model Geeks folders, or in the general Campaigns folder on the first page?

Mike
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 04:05 AM UTC

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Casey, thanks. I'm sort of looking for kits that could be used as 1/35-ish robots and power-armor. I liked the look of that one, but I think it'll be too big for what I want it for.

I've got another project set for 1/24 scale that something like that could work with.



Have you seen the Phebus resin kits from France?
The owner passed a couple years back, but the kits are still somewhat available.

Space Legion




Powered armor aliens (I have more poses in storage)


There was a gigantic tank kit and three robots.
Struthio, a recon ostrich walker



A bee looking attack flier and a Dragonfly looking recon flier also in storage.

These might be right up your alley.

Mike

Edit: currently nothing on US ebay
But there are also these, a set of mechanics and a spider scorpion thing I'd not ever seen





You can still find these occasionally if you look at eBay Europe or Canada (yes, US eBay doesn't show everything).

Casting is very good, but shape is considered OK by today's standards because these figures are many years old.

Alain's sculpting skills improved remarkably over the years before he sadly passed away. He had one or two apprentices for him, but no online shop heir so Phebus Miniatures closed.

I have yet to decide on what to enter.
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 06:05 AM UTC
Ready for paint, I think:


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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 04:22 PM UTC
Mike, Thanks those do look good.

I've been messing around with some of MasterBox's 1/24 figures. I'm sort of putting together a merc team escorting a VIP..I'll call her Princess Yum-Yum for now. My plan is to make a spaceship, cutaway, so you can see inside. In 1/24 scale, it's big and it's a big build so I'm just planning ahead. I'll probably start on those figures I have to get a jump on things.
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 07:21 PM UTC

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Now to go wrestle with the gallery dragon. Wish me luck!

EDIT: am I missing something? There is no folder for the sci fi campaign in the Modelgeek campaigns folder, within the Model Geeks folders, or in the general Campaigns folder on the first page?

Mike



I cannot find it either. I have asked David to make a gallery for us. The issue is the same with the Godzilla campaign and the Stand Bold campaign over on Historicus forum. I hope they will be able to solve it.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 03:46 AM UTC
The campaign Gallery is now up and running. Please remember to add pictures of your finished models as I will use this to award ribbons at the end of the campaign.
MLD
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 08:52 AM UTC

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The campaign Gallery is now up and running. Please remember to add pictures of your finished models as I will use this to award ribbons at the end of the campaign.


Outstanding!
I’ll try to get mine in tonight.
MLD
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Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 08:19 AM UTC
Got my images posted. It took a little poking around, gallery is in the 2018 Campaigns folder on the main Gallery page, not in the Model Geek section.

Thanks
Mike
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Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:03 PM UTC
Hi Guys,

Sorry I have bit a bit remiss this getting going on this campaign.

However after my son bought me this guy for Birthday.



I got a bit hooked on Space Wolves, so no purple Space Marines.

But my entry will be a squad of Thunderwolf Cavalry, going somewhere in a hurry... New range of power armour at worlfskin Jack, or a previously unleased CD of Howlin Wolf playing live.

Whatever you do don't get in their way.

Start up.



There are three wolves, with options of Cybernetic repairs and their riders, with loads of ferocious weaponry.




First build a wolf.



Considering the shapes the fit is very good, as are the details, even the paws are separate parts.



The forelegs on, in the case of the left leg I used the cybernetic option.



The head built



And on.



When he is attached to the base he will be leaping.

Painting next.

Cheers

Si


MLD
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 02:31 AM UTC
Looks like a great start Simon. The 40k stuff is lots of fun, damn spendy, but fun.
My son has a bunch a Tyranids and you remind me I've got some Necron 'speeder bikes' in the stash somewhere.. I don't play the game, but do like the design of terminator-esque Necrons, Ancient Space Egyptians, not as much..

I might have to pull them out and get remotivated.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 07:49 AM UTC
Welcome onboard, Simon. Interesting choice.

Looking forward to see more
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 12:04 PM UTC
Greetings everyone.

I love this series of campaigns and Im glad to see yet another installment. Ive enjoyed seeing the initial posts so far and I look forward to everyone's builds.

I was originally going to build a Leopard 2A6 I - an IDF procured and modified Leo. Unfortunately I am currently living out of a hotel for several months on a business trip and limited on my model building.
Therefore Ive decided to build a T29E3 from Takom and depicting it from the Korean War. Basically the Chinese escalate involvement and JS-2 and JS-3's are committed - and the T29E3 is committed to battle for initial combat trials.



The T29E3 is complete, and is next to an M4A2 (76) for scale. I will be using a tri-tonal scheme on the T29E3 to break away from the usual OD.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 10:17 PM UTC
Very cool idea, Shawn. Glad to have you as part of the campaign again. Definitivt a large monster of a tank.

Looking forward to see your tri color camo!