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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:20 PM

Thanks G. I am the same with this, but it will get there in the end.

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

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:03 PM

Oh that looks cool Bish!!!

Han is still sitting here, really need to get the few details done and him finished... Embarrassed

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

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 2, 2020 2:46 PM

Finally got round to getting the pics together of the STAP, which i actually started in Nov, but i am taking it slow.

I have put it together in sections and will paint it that way before putting everything together.

First the top of the STAP.

And both halves of the body.

And the riders platform.

And then the droid, the body and head have al ben put together.

And the legs and arms.

Its since been primed, so now ready for paint. Just got to decide what colours i am useing.

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

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Posted by Ted4321 on Friday, January 10, 2020 12:38 PM

I think the snow speeder is in my top 3 favorite star wars vehicles.  

Nice progress GA. Looking forward to more. 

T e d

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 10, 2020 11:28 AM

The speeder looks just right GA. She's going to look perfect with a little weathering. 

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

 

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Posted by Porkbits on Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:04 PM
Looking good!
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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 9, 2020 2:54 PM

The speeder is coming on nicely.

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

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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:49 PM

Here is an update on the snow speeder everyone!

Then with primer and grey coat, and hightlights on parts.

Then where it is at now.

NowI have to add the different colored panels and do some detail painting then clear coat, decals and weathering!

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 29, 2019 6:56 PM

I did add some dry-brushing but it does need more. Going to try a little heavier and use a little lighter silver colour too. Thanks guys!!!

Cemented Han back together today, hopefully not much longer...

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

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 28, 2019 9:26 AM

Looking good G. Te, a bit of highlighting on the blaster will really set it off.

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Posted by Porkbits on Saturday, December 28, 2019 9:02 AM

Looking good! Only thing I can think of for the blaster is maybe drybrush a bit of silver to highlight raised features...? 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 11:23 AM

Mostly finished Han's hands yesterday. Still need to blend in his knuckles a little more. And the blaster needs something...

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

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 8:23 PM

Hi Ted, this is my high tech set up below. I use the camera on a tripod so I can max out the f stop at 22 for depth of field.

The bolts are the clear red plastic, unpainted. I think how much they pop out of the photo depends on whether they are angled to pick up the sun light or the light reflected off the sheet of white paper.

I was suprised at how much infill light came from holding up the sheet of white paper to reflect light.

By this time the clouds had gone so the light is too bright and sharp to take good photos - even though I was in shade.

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Posted by Porkbits on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 4:39 PM

Oh, and sorry, Ted...very nice looking ATM6. Smile 

Happy Holidays, everyone.

PB

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:53 PM

Whoops! Sorry!!! 

Embarrassed

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Posted by Ted4321 on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 7:11 AM

Lostagain-

Great results!  Nice photobooth as well.  I will be stealing your technique Yes

My brother bought me the at-st kit which comes with the clear red blaster bolts.  It looks like you used them for some of your shots.  The instructions give suggestion of painting with clear red mixed with white.  I'm curious, did you paint yours?  If so, do you mind sharing what colors you used?  

Great job!

T e d

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Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:32 AM

Thanks for the kind words fellas, it looks that good due to careful photo selection and editing.

The pictures were taken on my back deck on an overcast morning to reduce shadows and a sheet of white paper to get a bit of backlight. The model was on the darkest coat in the wardrobe. I was pretty happy with them.

No more spoilers please...

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 23, 2019 8:09 AM

Oh cool, am looking forward to the STAP, Nebulon, and SD!!! 

 

And why I'm not a Jedi- (slight spoiler) to the end of SW:TRoS...  

 What I'd have said:

 

'I'm Rey.

Rey PALPATINE!!!' 

'You got a problem with that Censored!?!?'

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

 

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Posted by Porkbits on Sunday, December 22, 2019 4:23 PM

Thanks, Bish! Looking forward to see your STAP.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 22, 2019 9:16 AM

Thanks PB and don't worry, you won't be alone. I still have to get some pics up of my STAP and get some more done on it.

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

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Posted by Porkbits on Sunday, December 22, 2019 8:37 AM

Piers, your A-Wing is awesome. Dynamic presentation and just the right mount of weathering. Wish was on my shelf! John, great job on those TIEs, and Gamera, finish Han lol!

Thanks for hosting the GB, Bish. I hope to finish the Bandai SD and garage kit Nebulon after the holidays, so probably way after GB deadline, unfortunately.

Saw RoS last night, and although it was enjoyable, I thought the story had a lot of problems. 

Hope everyone is well.

PB

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 22, 2019 8:02 AM

Piers: The A-Wing looks awesome! Love the in-flight shots!!!

Bish: Glad to hear you enjoyed the movie!

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

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 22, 2019 4:42 AM

Thats a stunning loking build Piers, reall nicely done. Loks great with the turret. Got you on the front page. Thank you for taking part.

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

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Posted by lostagain on Sunday, December 22, 2019 3:06 AM

And now the A wing is complete!

The construction was very easy as is common with the Bandai kits from what we have all seen. So I had fun with the painting to get to the finished product.

Again Bish, thanks for running a very entertaining and enthusiastic group build. Now I can head off to see the movie...

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 21, 2019 4:26 PM

Just got back from watching Ep IX and really enjoyed it. For me the best of this trilogy and really cleared things up.

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

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 21, 2019 3:21 AM

There was a programme on the BBC the other day all about the making of the original movie and they were talking to the British guy who was responsable for many props including the weapons. Its just so British how these things were cobbled together. He even had one of his original light sabers that he had made for Luke, they cost about £12 to make.

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

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Posted by lostagain on Friday, December 20, 2019 8:35 PM

Thanks Cliff,

Getting closer now, glossed up ready to do the panel lines:

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 20, 2019 10:50 AM

Piers: That looks good! Is that a worn green panel you're adding on the starboard wing? I like the way it looks! 

 

Actually Han's gun was based off a broomhandle Mauser. It's just the kit gun has an added brace and a few extra knobs on there. Not sure why they molded it that way. I did look around in case he did use different blasters in the three movies but I didn't see anything that looked much like the kit part. 

The real prop: 

The kit part, notice extra brace on the gunsight and a few extra knobs on there. I thought maybe they were casting stubs and thought about cutting them off but I don't want to be too rash:

  

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

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, December 20, 2019 6:23 AM

falconmod

Ok this is cutting it really close.   I want to change my entry to this:  1/144 Ban Dai Tie fighter and Darth Vaders fighter.  forgot I finished these the middle of last month.

Then I can at say I finished this GB.

John

 

John, yep, thats fine. I'll sort the roster out ove rthw weekend.

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

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