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Posted by Porkbits on Friday, November 1, 2019 2:38 PM

All those builds are looking great. Can't wait to see the finished products. Propeller

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 3, 2019 3:29 PM

I have been working on the Striker here and there over the last few weeks. And while i have taken pics, i neglected to post them. So, heres my progress along with the end result.

The pod section went together well.

I had painted the solar panels and had planned to paint the frame before putting it together. But dry fitting showed that wouldn't work, so i assemebled it before painting.

Then masked the panels off, fitted thye wings and painted. I used tamiya making a mix for the grey based on the bandai guide. I did a light wash and oil dry brushing.

And wrapped it up by fitting it to a base. I had planned on making my own anyway, i wasn't to keen on the one supplied. I did use it as a paint stand and it snapped while i was moving the model around, so sort of forced my hand. I have been wanting to add an image to a base for ages, finally got around to it. I added the pic with Mod Plodge. Not perfect but i am pleased for a first attempt.

I did enjoy this my first Bandai kit. But i have to say i do prefer Fine Molds kits. If FM were still allowed to make them and were doing the same subjects, i would get there. But i will deffinetly get more bandai if the subjects are right.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, November 3, 2019 9:51 PM

Bish: That looks cool! Love the Striker and the base looks great!!!

 

Sorry, still not much done on Han, I got some paint laid down on the leather parts of his costume Sat. but had a splitting headache Sunday and got nothing done...

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

 

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Posted by Porkbits on Monday, November 4, 2019 2:15 PM

Wow, nice build of the Striker, Bish. Love it!! How did you create the stenciling on the base? That's a really great touch. Will look awesome on the shelf. 

Sorry to hear about the headache, Gamera. Take painkillers and get back to building! Big Smile

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 4, 2019 2:30 PM

Thanks guys.

PB, its simply a picture i printed out and then stuck on with Mod Plodge, i believe its known as decoupage.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 4, 2019 4:57 PM

Thanks PB, I'm afraid if I keep disappointing Bish I'll end up with a real headache...

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Posted by Porkbits on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:47 AM

Lol! I hope not! I see Bish more of a Gen. Dodonna than Vader. Although it's possible Bish has force-choked a few ppl in his day.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:26 AM

I hope so PB!!! 

 

BTW: A little off subject but I pulled out 'Dog Soldiers' for Halloween. It's a film about a squad of British soldiers who are sent into the woods of Scotland for a wargaming assignment and end up being stalked by a pack of werewolves. I was thinking about you while watching it Bish. Just wondering if you've seen it? It's probably my second favorite werewolf movie after 'The Howling'.   

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:53 PM

I think you give it to much credit guys Big Smile

Ye, i have seen that. Not usually into horror movies but i did like that one. Have not seen it for a long time.

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Posted by Iguana Joe on Sunday, November 10, 2019 11:21 AM

Bish,

I'm new to Fine Scale Modelers. Our local club, GJFSM, just had a build day on Moab where the host told me about FSM and the group builds that are sponsored here. I wish I would have know about this beforehand, because I have a completed small scale Millennium Falcon and an assembled Star Destroyer (unpainted) and now a finished Advance TIE Fighter I built yesterday at our build day yesterday. I did not take any progress photos of these, but I would like to submit them as entries, with further builds showing progress photos. I can show progress photos on the Star Destroyer, and future builds.

Thank you for your consideration..

Iguana Joe

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Posted by Ted4321 on Sunday, November 10, 2019 11:05 PM

K2so is complete.  Earlier I mentioned also building 0-0-0 but I just won't have the time between now and the deadline to finish.  

The k2 kit comes with a stand that I used to hold him upright while adding clear before and after decals.  I had thoughts about panting and adding scenery to the stand but it never came about.  Maybe next time.  Considering how much fun this kit was to build (mixing paint colors, ease/speed of construction, subject) there will be a next time.  Since starting this build I've invested in 4 more SW bandai kits.  

Before applying decals I sprayed with tamiya clear thinned with their lacquer thinner.  After decals I sprayed clear again but to the mix I added flat base to taste.  Flat was the ultimate goal but after reading internet stories of people ruining models, I was sure to use it sparingly.  I think another few drops would have been ok.  Maybe next time.  

There were 2 decals that gave me a hard time and they were ultimately destroyed.  This was no fault of bandai-  I started applying micro set (or sol?) too early then wanted to make an adjustment.  I applied lots of set or sol (whichever one is in the blue bottle and smells like vinegar) but it wouldn't budge and I destroyed it.  The kit comes with stickers but those were a non starter in my opinion. 

Another thing about this kit I really like is the ability to pose k2.  The fingers are not posable but instead are interchangeable between fists and open hands.  I started taking pictures with him in the stand then got him to stand in his own two feet.  Many implications/possibilities for a diorama there. 

Bish, thanks for running the show.  I hope there's another SW group build soon.  

T e d 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 11, 2019 2:22 AM

Ted, that looks really nice, the colours look spot on. Thats really come out well, great job. Thank you for shareing him and i will update the front page tonight. If you want to build another, don't worry about being done by the deadline, you can keep posting even after the GB is closed.

I will do another SW GB but not for a few years, this is the 3rd one i have rund since 2015 and i think the novelty may be wearing off a bit, so i think it could do wth a break.

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Posted by Porkbits on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:33 PM

Ted, your K2 is awesome. Agree with Bish that you nailed the colors, especialy because black is so tricky to work with. You tamed the beast! Would love to have that on my shelf.

Bish, definitely a big THANK YOU for running the Star Wars GBs. They've been really fun, pushed everyone to build more and better, and featured some really nice SW kits. I appreciate your leadership. :-) 

Finally, just returned from a trip to Galaxy's Edge with the family at Disney. Let me know if you guys want to see any pics. PropellerBig Smile

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 14, 2019 4:18 AM

Thanks PB, and yes, of course we want to see pics.

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Posted by Ted4321 on Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:21 PM

Thanks for the kind words guys.  I had a great time. 

And yes, galaxy's edge pictures would be interesting.  The family and I were down at Mickey's over the summer just before galaxy's edge opened for business.  Our bathroom at the hotel was jacked up and they gave us a voucher for lodging so well be going back.  

T e d

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Posted by Porkbits on Friday, November 15, 2019 1:07 PM

Here you go: Smile

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Posted by Bish on Friday, November 15, 2019 1:35 PM

Iguana Joe

Bish,

I'm new to Fine Scale Modelers. Our local club, GJFSM, just had a build day on Moab where the host told me about FSM and the group builds that are sponsored here. I wish I would have know about this beforehand, because I have a completed small scale Millennium Falcon and an assembled Star Destroyer (unpainted) and now a finished Advance TIE Fighter I built yesterday at our build day yesterday. I did not take any progress photos of these, but I would like to submit them as entries, with further builds showing progress photos. I can show progress photos on the Star Destroyer, and future builds.

Thank you for your consideration..

Iguana Joe

 

Joe, very sorry not to have replied. I missed your post completly having been distracted by K2.

I think we can cut a new member some slack, please show what ever pics you have includeing the completed ones and i will get them on the roster.

Welcome aboard.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:24 PM

Sorry guys, been on holiday/vacation and haven't been online much.

Ted: Awesome job there on K2SO! I think you nailed the finish, great work!!!

PB: Very cool, is that Disneyworld or Disneyland? In any case looks really neat!

Joe: Sorry missed your post too, welcome!

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 18, 2019 1:44 PM

PB, that place looks amazing. Thank you for posting those.

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Posted by Porkbits on Monday, November 18, 2019 2:17 PM

No problem! It's really cool.

Gamera, was at Dinseyworld in Florida. :-) 

I think the First Order ride opens in early December. Sounds like it'll be epic. 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:15 PM

Porkbits

No problem! It's really cool.

Gamera, was at Dinseyworld in Florida. :-) 

I think the First Order ride opens in early December. Sounds like it'll be epic. 

 

Thanks! Yeap, sounds pretty cool!

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

 

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Posted by lostagain on Saturday, November 30, 2019 6:32 PM

That looks fantastic PB - a bit far to go for me sadly. And three years until it might open in Japan - my closest Disney...

Some great builds on show here. I have been watching them develop over time, a lot to live up to...

K2 is really good Ted, love the pose on your paint rack!

Lewbud, I like the red colour scheme you have in mind.

Bish, great work on the striker and the Scarif base.

My entry is the Bandai A-Wing, last year's christmas present from my son.

Got the cockpit to gether quickly

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:01 AM

Nice start on the pit.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:24 PM

Piers: Looks good!!!

 

Currently looking at photos of Han Solo's pants- hopefully get the Correllian Bloodstripes painted correctly. Funny you learn something new everyday- I had no idea- I just thought they were cool looking racing stripes!

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:16 AM

Finished Han's pants (still need to add the Bloodstripes though) and he falls off the rack he was standing on to dry and breaks in half again... Bang Head

 

I swear I'm going to start calling him Darth Maul if this keeps up... 

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Posted by Porkbits on Friday, December 6, 2019 1:23 PM

That was weird--FS just spit out a bunch of notification emails for the above posts from a few days ago. Glitch.

ANYWAY--Nice start to your A-Wing, Lost/Piers. Propeller That was a really cool gift from your son. 

Gamera, don't give up...Darth Maul lol. We've all had those kinds of builds? Think I broke the fins off my CH-53E drop-tanks at least two dozen times during the build.

The Rise of the Resistance ride opened at Disneyworld yesterday, sad I missed it by a few weeks! Reviews have been very positive. My wife's co-worker got in line at 6am EST this morning and said it was awesome. Guess I'll have to go back. Hm.

Hope all is well with everyone.

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