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2014 SCI FI HARD SCIENCE GROUP BUILD
Posted by waynec on Friday, May 23, 2014 8:40 PM

2014 SCI FI HARD SCIENCE GROUP BUILD

START 22MAY14 (because one cannot argue with KAHN. see sci fi forum for explanation)

END 04JUL15 (INDEPENDENCE DAY)

anyone who has started can finish after the deadline and claim the badge.

This will be a "hard science" group build, no figures. a German PANTHER from Harry Tuttledove's 4 + 2 volume WORLD WAR series would be pushing it.

ASAU (Any Scale, Any Universe) so STAR TREK, STAR WARS, JULES VERNE, etc. pretty much any TV or movie or book.

CHANGE: having read the ipms nationals category, it looks i have to allow Mecha (Gundams, Robots, etc., from Kits)  if i want to build my TERMINATOR ROBOTS which is why i started this thing to begin with. so NO FIGURES. sorry for the confusion. pm any questions. thanks.

i would like to include a box art of the kit  as well as the usual info in the roster. the plan is to post a pic of the finished build next to the box art in the roster. i realize this could get out of hand but it's worth a try and i am doing it in BRAILLE SCALE GB.

Obligatory WIP pics to be posted.

Have fun, get crazy and try something different. i certainly am.

THE BADGE

ROSTER

AARON SKINNER - 1/4105 MOEBIUS BATTLESTAR PEGASUS;  PARAGRAFIX PE, MADMAN LIGHTING

ARCHANGEL SHOOTER - PEGASUS WotW MARTIAN WAR MACHINE

BECKYHEAD - 1/48 X,FINEMOLDS -WING

CODYJ - MOEBIUS  LOST IN SPACE ROBOT

FALCONMOD - 1/20000 ROBOTECH AR11 ZENTRADI SPACESHIP

FLY-N-HI - MPC X-WING FIGHTER WITH LIGHTS

GAMERA - 1/1000  POLAR LIGHTS D-7 tlhIngan may'Duj (Klingon Battlecruiser)

HOGGARTH - REVELL SNAP TILE SLAVE 1

JIBBER - 1/44 POLAR LIGHTS PLANET CRUISER C-57D WITH LIGHTS

KAFZIEL - 1/35 HALCYON ALIENS APC

LEWBUD - 1/30 ACADEMY STARCRAFT TERRAIN MARINE

MACH71 - vacuum form STAR TREK PHASER FINISHED

NUCMEDTECH - BAMBAM 1/4205 COLONIAL BS VALKYRIE and maybe 1/72 STAR WARS HAILFIIRE DROID

P MITCH - HERB DEEKS FLASH GORDON series EMPEROR MING'S ROCKETSHIP

ROB GRONOVIUS - 1/72 BANDAI VF-1A VALKYRIE SUPERFIGHTER

ROB H - MOEBIUS BATTLESTAR GALACTICA 

ROB SHERMAN - 1/32 MOEBIUS CYLON RAIDER FINISHED

SCHATTENSCHATTEN- ANIGRAND STAR DESTROYER WITH CUSTOM LIGHTING

SENORMODELER - FINE MOLDS MILLENNIUM FALCON

SHIVNIGH - SOMETHING COOL

SILENTBOB33 - AMT/ERTL JEDI STARFIGHTER episode III

SLW 45 - BANDAI ZEON MOBILE SCOUT

STIKPUSHER - AMT 1/537  K'T'Inga buv tlhIngan may'Duj

TIM KIDWELL -  1/48 FINEMOLDS STAR WARS SNOW SPEEDER

WAYNEC - 1/32 T-2 AERIAL HUNTER KILLER

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Posted by Fly-n-hi on Friday, May 23, 2014 8:59 PM

Count me in!  I'll build an MPC X-wing fighter.  I'm gonna use it to try out some new weathering techniques...but also build a quality model.

Here's the box art:

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, May 24, 2014 12:56 AM

waynec

START 22MAY14 (because one cannot argue with KAHN. see sci fi forum for explanation)

no you can not!

Ok, I am in with this for now- since I bought it with this GB in mind...

AMT 1/537 scale K'T'Inga Class Klingon Battle Cruiser

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Fly-n-hi on Saturday, May 24, 2014 1:15 AM

Are you gonna light that bad boy up Stik?

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, May 24, 2014 1:16 AM

I have never done that before...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by pyrman64 on Saturday, May 24, 2014 1:25 AM

Would a Warhammer 40k subject qualify?

What about using alternate markings/paint schemes....ie. RotJ speeder bike w/police markings or X-wing w/Luftwaffe markings?

I once did a Naboo fighter in desert camo, complete with RAF roundels! Cool

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by pyrman64 on Saturday, May 24, 2014 1:39 AM

Fly-n-hi
Are you gonna light that bad boy up Stik?

stikpusher
I have never done that before...

Stik, you could use this

and it can be yours (for $30.00USD+s&h/VAT/title/factory prep/etc.) by going to http://www.jimnohio.com/misc.html

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by P mitch on Saturday, May 24, 2014 2:38 AM

I didn't get a box!! Just a sheet instructions and about 6 parts. Still if I pass the requirements count me in for Herb Deeks Evil Emperor Rocketship, which is Mings ship from Flash Gordon from the 1940's film series

Phil

"If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: it's all balls." R J Mitchell


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Posted by waynec on Saturday, May 24, 2014 8:32 PM

i just posted a change to what is going to be allowed. mech and robots per ipms category description are allowed. no figures. thanks for understanding. apologies for the confusion.

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, May 24, 2014 8:34 PM

I need to enter another GB like I need another hole in the head but whathehell please put me down with Polar Lights D-7 Klingon Battlecruiser.

She's 1/1000 scale so I guess that makes me Kha... um Stikpusher's 'Mini-Me'...

She comes with 35 parts and is snap-fit so even I can hopefully get this built in a reasonable time frame....Angel

Think I'll paint over the chrome engine grills- not sure the Klingons of this era were big on pimping out their rides...

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Fly-n-hi on Saturday, May 24, 2014 9:04 PM
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Posted by silentbob33 on Saturday, May 24, 2014 9:29 PM

Great start on that X-Wing!  I've built a couple of them over the years but I've never had the skill to try and light anything up.  Just wait until you start accurizing the cockpit.

Wayne, I've got to sign up for this, but it will probably be a while before I get building.  I'll build Revell's Jedi Starfighter from Episode III.  I'll get a box pic put up as soon as I'm able.

On my bench: Encore 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly

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Posted by waynec on Saturday, May 24, 2014 9:51 PM

Fly-n-hi

Are you gonna light that bad boy up Stik?

voodoo fx has a lighting kit for my T-2 HUNTER-KILLER. and i think they are desgning one for the T-2 TANK.. i may do  that. as well hung for a sheep as a lamb.

FLY-N-HI great start on the GB. after doing armor, some of these kits don't have many parts so it's going to put more emphasis on painting, my weak area, and weathering without overdoing it. 

GAMERA i hear that about joining another GB. i've never hosted one and now i am running 2.

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, May 24, 2014 10:44 PM

Fly-n-Hi: Wow, looks good, I don't think I'd have the guts to try to light something that small!

Wayne: Nice looking badges- I slightly prefer the one on the left but they all look good.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Fly-n-hi on Saturday, May 24, 2014 11:20 PM

silentbob33

Great start on that X-Wing!  I've built a couple of them over the years but I've never had the skill to try and light anything up.  Just wait until you start accurizing the cockpit.

Wayne, I've got to sign up for this, but it will probably be a while before I get building.  I'll build Revell's Jedi Starfighter from Episode III.  I'll get a box pic put up as soon as I'm able.

Thanks silentbob!  I would like to get one of those Jedi Starfighters.  I've got some ideas for painting one of them in Alclad II and masking off some panels and using Alclad II clear colors.  Good luck on yours!

waynec

voodoo fx has a lighting kit for my T-2 HUNTER-KILLER. and i think they are desgning one for the T-2 TANK.. i may do  that. as well hung for a sheep as a lamb.

FLY-N-HI great start on the GB. after doing armor, some of these kits don't have many parts so it's going to put more emphasis on painting, my weak area, and weathering without overdoing it. 

GAMERA i hear that about joining another GB. i've never hosted one and now i am running 2.

Thanks waynec!  And thanks for hosting this GB!  I hope the turn out is good.  

I didn't even think about lighting up that Terminator HK.  That would be sweet!  I say go for it!

Gamera

Fly-n-Hi: Wow, looks good, I don't think I'd have the guts to try to light something that small!

Wayne: Nice looking badges- I slightly prefer the one on the left but they all look good.

Thanks Gamera!  This really shouldn't be too tough.  If you wanna see tough...here's a Polar Lights 1/350 Refit Enterprise I've been working on for a few years:

She's got about 150 LEDs in her!

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Posted by pyrman64 on Sunday, May 25, 2014 2:42 AM

Let me ask this again.....are alternative markings permitted?  For example, can I build a Trade Federation Tank in Heer markings or would it have to have the Federation markings?

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by waynec on Sunday, May 25, 2014 3:13 AM
pyrman64

Let me ask this again.....are alternative permitted?  For example, can I build a Trade Federation Tank in Heer markings or would it have to have the Federation markings?

Yes you can do an alternative.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 26, 2014 8:38 AM

Yow, Fly-n-Hi that 1/350 Big-E is gorgeous!

Got a little done on the D-7. Funny I've heard a lot about how good these new Polar Lights kits are but I'd had a bunch of seam issues. No big problem but I've been puttying and sanding the heck out of her.

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Posted by jibber on Monday, May 26, 2014 10:21 AM

Wayne I'd love to participate but it's like a kid in a candy store, I don't know what to build. I have a few thoughts but I can't pass this one up. Could you please put me down and I'll figure out something.

BTW those badges are awesome, thanks.

Terry

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Posted by jibber on Monday, May 26, 2014 10:27 AM

I agree with Gamera on the left badge, it just jumps off the page.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 26, 2014 11:03 AM

Hey WOW Terry, that is awesome! Looking forward to seeing how she comes together.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, May 26, 2014 11:05 AM

I will join this build. Although I have hundreds of sci-fi kits, I've narrowed it down to the 1/72 scale Bandai VF-1A Valkyrie Super Fighter.

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Monday, May 26, 2014 11:48 AM

I suppose I'm in. I don't want to sign up for too many GBs for next year, but this one is really hard to resist... Damnit, count me in!

I won't tell you my exact project, but It's going to be something special. Wink The subject is a Star Wars ship...

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Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, May 26, 2014 1:25 PM

Here's my box art for the front page Wayne.  I see now it's the AMT/Ertl kit, not Revell.  Guess that's what I get for having too many kits in the stash.

On my bench: Encore 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly

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Posted by Hoggarth on Monday, May 26, 2014 4:03 PM

Wayne,

Here is what I'll do for this GB. It's a bit on the cheesy side, but this was cheap, and it will give me a good chance to work on my painting and weathering.Maybe even some modifying. Plus it's Slave 1 Wink

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Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, May 26, 2014 4:33 PM

No worries about being cheesy, I have more than a few of those Revell snaptite Star Wars kits in my stash Smile

On my bench: Encore 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly

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Posted by waynec on Monday, May 26, 2014 5:58 PM

Gamera

Fly-n-Hi: Wow, looks good, I don't think I'd have the guts to try to light something that small!

Wayne: Nice looking badges- I slightly prefer the one on the left but they all look good.

i'm leaning towards that one too. probably lighten up  the words a bit more so they stand out a bit more.

TO ALL i hope you had a happy and THOUGHTFUL Memorial Day. we went to Ft  Logan national Cemetery in Colorado for the annual ceremony. i met a lady who was in Holland in the winter of '44/'45. she asked if i was a veteran and thanked me. she remembers the food drops the allies did because the Dutch were starving. She moved to the US after the war and became a citizen and still remembers fondly her liberation by US and Canadian forces. ( i was reading an article about that in ARMCHAIR GENERAL magazine last night,)

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Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, May 26, 2014 6:25 PM

Rob that's a great choice!  I've loved Robotech since I was a kid.  I've been looking to pick up some kits, but I never seem to think of it when I have the money.

On my bench: Encore 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly

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