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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2019 - 12:37 PM UTC
Ive made some progress on the JS-7. Finally getting all of the filling and sanding done.

This is a comparison shot next to an OOB JS-7 I built not too long ago.

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Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 06:40 PM UTC
Welcome onboard, Zontar. Cool build - I have done some of those myself.

What colors/legion are you doing?
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 07:25 PM UTC
Aloha All,

A little late to the party, but I'm in with a Warhammer 40k Vindicator. My Start shot is a little old and I've managed some assembly since. I'll try to post photos of that this weekend.



Happy Modeling,
-Zon
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 05:07 PM UTC
Great work, Roger. Beautiful little kit.

Alex, that “future apatche” looks really cool. Looking forward to see more.
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 07:32 AM UTC
Looking good Alex.

Maybe the front pair of the original mounts could be used as the base for pylons to hold the guns or missiles a la helicopter gunships? Maybe even an Over/Under mount system?
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 05:21 AM UTC
A quick update.

I got the main landing gear done. I kept it pretty simple. I used lengths of sprue for the main arms. The suspension supports are from the spares...some sort of suspension pieces. The wheels are from my aircraft spares box. The idea was to use a smaller diameter wheel that was twice as wide...but I couldn't find both. Anyway, these will work.
sci-fi-V_14

Sitting on them. This kit has some weight to it so the landing gear has to be strong. I like the stance.
I still have to do the rear landing assembly...I don't want it to tail-dragger.
I still have to do something with the original articulated arm/leg things. I might try to use them as weapons mounts or just cut them off.
sci-fi-V_15

Speaking of weapons....I'm sort of working through that at the moment. The biggest obstacle is working around the pair of engines.
I'm planning on mounting two guns, using some old Tamiya 2cm flak guns from the spares. I have an old 1/48 Hasegawa bomb set there's a pair of towed target arrays. The tank loking parts might become gun pods. There's also a pair of test bomb (I think) that I might use as bomb pods. I'm got some 1/35 and 148 rocket pods as well as a few 1/72 missiles.
And then there's the kit's belly gun. Sitting on the landing gear, it won't fit. And the arm for it is fixed so I can't position it folded. I'm thinking about using the arm as the rear landing strut. The size is about right. If I am lucky I might be able to use the kit's mount for it.
sci-fi-V_16

Anyway that's it for now. Once I sort the weapons out, I should be in the home-stretch.

Some great builds by all.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 12:29 PM UTC

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@ David - is it me or is that a very small kit ?.



No it is a big kit, it is just the peg he uses is 'ginormous'!

As to the scruffy building, may we all be able to build that scruffy! Looks great

David, only 46 more shades to go..... Looking very nice so far.

Casey, yours is coming along nicely too.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 08:33 AM UTC

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re did the link to the image let me know if that fixed it. if not i'l have to use another hosting site other then my google photos.



The Ingram has arrived!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 06:41 AM UTC
re did the link to the image let me know if that fixed it. if not i'l have to use another hosting site other then my google photos.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 06:08 AM UTC
Casey, not showing to me either.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 06:04 AM UTC
@roger strange its showing up for me.
anyone else not able to see it?
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 09:43 PM UTC
all,
@ Casey - unfortunately your photo doesn't show .
@ David - is it me or is that a very small kit ?.

Did a bit of hack'n'slash today. My little project is sort of starting to look like a rocketship , about to start the 'interesting area':



Feel free to poke a stick at the scruffy building .
To the members still in the build/painting stages - keep at it .
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 02:09 AM UTC
ok so i'm about 4 shades of grey on this kit now... almost a book title lol. i have sealed it all in with tamiya clear gloss from a spray can as i plan to use enamel paint to do wash etc with and we know the scare stories involved with bandai kits and heavy duty thinners.

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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 01:03 PM UTC
Finally got working on my entry the 1/60 scale Av-98 Ingram. Forgot that it was a rather simple build, 3 sprues + 2 small clear part sprues, poly caps and a stick sheet with a part count of about 70. The soft vinyl was a bit tricky, even more so being mine really needed a dusting of powder to keep the insides from sticking together while the internals are put in and even for an old kit the fit is pretty good.

Ended up deciding to build unit 2 as I had built Unit 1 (Alphonse) twice before when i was a kid, still wish i could find the Alphonse special version of this kit as it comes with some extras like a better mold of the revolver, the quick draw action part and the ability to make unit 3. Though even with this kit you can easily change the Labor to unit 1 with a quick swap of the head and shoulders

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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2019 - 07:06 AM UTC
ok, so i have started the painting process and i am using tamiya paints and i have gone with the pre-shading option for painting the kit.

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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 08:40 AM UTC
I looked over the pillow speaker Peter recommended & found a cheap small MP-3 player to drive the speaker. Both together cost less than $5 shipped to my door. This is not quite what I had in mind but it should be major increase in capability.

I just loaded the Forbidden Planet CD on to my iTunes and have a lot of other space related music that can be loaded onto the player when it arrives. I guess the next thing will be to see if this gear will actually fit somewhere in the hull . . .
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 06:19 AM UTC
Jesper - I would love to try posting a movie. I'll ask more about how to do this later on.

Peter - Thats the right sort of thing but I have in mind a more self contained unit that would contain the player and ideally, be powered by the existing 9v battery & switched on by the kit switch. If I can't find a way to do this, other options will be entertained.

This is gunna be fun!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 06:29 PM UTC
How about one of those mini speakers you can plug a phone or Ipod into?

Something like this?
https://www.gadgetmenders.com/universal-set-pillow-external-speaker-headphones-for-mp3-mp4-player-cell-phone.html
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 05:12 PM UTC
Paul, fun model. I have no idea how to add sound. If you manage you should share a video with us.

Looking forward to see more
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 10:22 AM UTC
Here are the start pictures of the Forbidden Planet Saucer:





This model has some working features, a set of battery driven LEDs & a motor driven basket to make the lights appear to move. That all sounds like fun and I'm looking forward to building this kit. The lights & action seem to beg for sound. I have the CD of the sound track of this movie. Any suggestions as to how to add the music to the model?
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 10:14 AM UTC

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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.



I was referring toi Herb Deeks Models. Herb made limited run resin kits of some of the machines from the great old movies & series.
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:52 AM UTC
Nice to see it together. Superfast build but it looks great. Very Hyena Like.
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 03:19 AM UTC
Looks good, David.

Fast assembly. Looking forward to ser it nice through the paint Line
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 01:46 AM UTC

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..and from my time in Scotland, that is about the only sun the average Scot will ever see

Nice choice David. I have seen these advertised but not seen an actual kit.



that is so true my friend although the sun is out today in the back garden but there is a strong breeze but you will be pleased to know that i have the sleeves of my duffle coat rolled up in an attempt to get a tan lol

well after one and a half episodes of project strike back that i sat and watched while i assembled the kit, i can announce that it built, it's now a case of finding the time to paint it... i have several kits that are waiting for that to happen to them at the moment so in the mean time here is a progress shot of the assembled kit.

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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 11:50 PM UTC
Cool choice, Klaus.

Looking forward to see more