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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 06:05 AM UTC

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Neil, I agree with the others. Great job on the figures - hope they Will be very visible through the glazing.



Thanks Jesper, I think they will. The windows are big, flat and clear - and the Snowspeeder is so tiny that they're a central focus.

Oh, and David - congratulations!
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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 07:38 AM UTC

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Neil, I agree with the others. Great job on the figures - hope they Will be very visible through the glazing.

David, you will get it done 🙂 Congrats on the honeymoon! 🙌🏻



Thanks Don and Jesper, the super star destroyer was supposed to be a nice simple build which I planned to finish before going to Australia...oh well, that's life lol.
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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 07:34 AM UTC
Neil, I agree with the others. Great job on the figures - hope they Will be very visible through the glazing.

David, you will get it done 🙂 Congrats on the honeymoon! 🙌🏻
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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 07:00 AM UTC
Congrats on the honeymoon.
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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 12:34 AM UTC
hi guys,

well i'm back after the honeymoon and my modelling skills seem to have taken a hit. just as i was assembling the last section of the super star destroyer i split open the seam that i had been filling in a while back... so it's a case of 2 steps forward and one step back...again :-(

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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 09:55 PM UTC

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Beautiful work on those figures, wish I could get mine to come out half as good.


Yes, wow! You did a very good job on the figures. Are those decals on the helmet? Don't tell me you hand-painted them. They came out awesome no matter how you did them.
Can't wait to see more.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"



Thanks for the kind words guys - yes, those are decals on the helmet! Tthe kit decal sheet comes with two different styles of Rebel Alliance helmet markings.
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 11:49 AM UTC

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Beautiful work on those figures, wish I could get mine to come out half as good.


Yes, wow! You did a very good job on the figures. Are those decals on the helmet? Don't tell me you hand-painted them. They came out awesome no matter how you did them.
Can't wait to see more.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 10:39 AM UTC
Beautiful work on those figures, wish I could get mine to come out half as good.
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 06:33 AM UTC
Been able to press ahead with my snowspeeder, cockpit is done. I went more for the effect of making it look "busy" than out and out accuracy, pretty happy with how it turned out actually. Pics are well zoomed in, cos even in 1/48 this thing is teeny tiny.


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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 01:36 PM UTC

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Don, you are right.

In this scale the salt cracking would be massively overscale if done with GW paints. It also makes is significantly easier to do by using just white.


Thanks Jesper.
You have got me thinking about doing the Revel AT-M6 I have somewhere in the stash and putting it on a base with the salt cracking surface. I think that may look very cool. We'll see if there is a Sci-Fi VII.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 05:54 PM UTC
Don, you are right.

In this scale the salt cracking would be massively overscale if done with GW paints. It also makes is significantly easier to do by using just white.
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 11:49 PM UTC
Hi Jesper,
Much to my daughters' disappointment, I wasn't planning to do the cracked salt surface. I am going to leave the white surface smooth. The walkers are supposed to be around 1:550 scale so I didn't think it would make a difference. As I've mentioned, my daughters are disappointed. They used to be Star Wars fans until it wasn't cool anymore.
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Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 08:55 PM UTC
Don, a bit of a set back, but sure you can fix it quickly.

How are you planning to do the cracked salt surface of the planet? One solution could be GW cracked snow terrain paint. Or maybe white paint with Vallejo crackle solution mixed in?
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 07:25 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
It's a 3-day weekend so I was able to do more modeling than I have been all year so far. Made a filter with dirty paint thinner and oil paint. Mixed three up: front right-Paynes Gray; front left-Lamp Black; and behind Blue Black. I used mixed Paynes Gray and Lamp Black for my final filter.

I know Bandai plastic does not respond well to weathering but I thought I'd glued the joints and base-coated well enough to avoid the problem. I guess that was wishful thinking, I had problems. The legs did not want to stay on the first walker after I washed with the filter.

I went much lighter with the filter on the second walker and that seemed to work. I dry-fitted the first walker back together the best I could and stored both of them in a box for more work next week. Hopefully I can use some CA glue after they've had a chance to dry.
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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 09:20 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Ron-Looking good.
I've made a little progress with my AT-M6 vignette of the Battle of Crait. Next up, adding a filter to the walkers.

Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 01:00 AM UTC
Coming along nicely, Ron
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 07:23 AM UTC
Hi Everbody

More progress on my Viper. After a lot of filling and sanding, I finally have reached the painting stage
First pic is primed and pre-shaded. Attempting a bit of mottling to break up the overall white.

Second pic is the first coat, I used Vallejo Model Air
White-Grey.

Thats all for now, hope to have more progress by next weekend
Ron
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 10:26 AM UTC
Freaky twist of backstory, Tom!

Shawn, beautiful metal work - looking forward to see the weathering.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 09:07 AM UTC
Its been fun seeing everyone's projects come along so far.
- Hans, absolutely stunning detail work on the figure!
- Ron, glad to see another BSG entry in the campaign, I almost built that same Viper for this campaign.

Ive been making progress on the Pegasus, getting into the weathering now. Even though only one entry counts, I couldnt resist building the Battlestar Galactica as well. Here is a side by side and you can really get an appreciation for the size difference between the Jupiter and Mercury class Battlestars.


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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 09:38 AM UTC
Great stuff here. I like that addition of the light. Very cool...

Few pics of my Arctic Adventure.

Decided little story change, one of the figures will be reading a scroll they found on one of the Space Marines.

But...
its a Chaos Marine not Imperial.
And...
its not a Purity Seal , its a call to The Warp for more Demons!

So - the Warp is reanimating the bits of demon flesh the Nazi Scientist founded and stored in the Bio-hazard Containers next to the Igloo.

The tentacles are creeping out...

Scary NO?






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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2020 - 01:57 AM UTC
Beautiful work, Guys! It is coming along nicely.

eMan, the lighting looks awesome. I really want to try something like this myself, but have not had the courage yet.
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 05:56 PM UTC
Progress update.




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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 02:11 PM UTC
Hi Everybody
Made some progress on my Viper. Lots of clean up on every part and filling and sanding after gluing them together.
Lots of clamping to hold the sides in place while glue sets up

The clamp on top helped to keep the sides aligned so i didn't have that much issue with a seam down the middle to clean up

More clamping to keep the upper engine sections aligned while the glue dries. The engine exhaust nozzles are not glued on, using them to keep the lower engine halve in alignment. The Stbd lower engine section went together with only a small step to blend in but the port side has a huge gap that going to require alot of putty

Thanks for looking
Ron
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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020 - 06:22 AM UTC
Cool figure Hans.

I'm in on this one with the FineMolds 1/48 Snowspeeder. A cool little kit.




Primed and ready for the cockpit painting.
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 05:01 AM UTC
Great job on the figure, Hans! Looking fantastic!