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1/20th scale Hammerhead Shark model
Posted by sharknuts on Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:20 PM

Hi to all

I just recently built this 1/20th scale Hammerhead Shark model, produced by Fade to Black model kit. This model is 6 inches long, and was difficult for me to airbrush, because of it's small size!

It didn't say on the box what species of Hammerhead Shark this was, however I can see by the shape of the head that this is a Great Hammerhead Shark! 

By the way, if anybody out there is wondering how good is the Harbor Frieght deluxe airbrush kit, that goes for $20.00 dollars, well here's what I achieved with that airbrush!  sharknuts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Pawel on Sunday, November 10, 2019 1:57 PM

Hello!

We don't have too many modellers around here building scale models of fish... Now I had to write you something, otherwise it would be a pity to see such a nice build without any comments. Now the hammerhead itself looks like a spaceship! - was my first thought. I like your painting of it, too. Thanks for sharing and keep those fishies comin'!

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, November 10, 2019 1:58 PM

I like it too!  So does the guy sell these kits?  I Googled but came up empty for a website.

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Posted by West Coast on Sunday, November 10, 2019 7:50 PM

Great paint job you captured the skin tones perfectly its nice to see something really different. This Hammered would look great in an acrylic pour, have it lurking under some sailors that have abandoned a sunk battle ship.

 

Dave Pedersen

 

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, November 10, 2019 8:21 PM

That's really nicely done.  I was searching for the kit but cant find it.  Where did you get it?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by knox on Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:21 PM

What a great job! I really love the look of this model. Reminds me of an old movie called “ Islands in the Stream”.  

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, November 10, 2019 10:12 PM

knox

What a great job! I really love the look of this model. Reminds me of an old movie called “ Islands in the Stream”. 

I’m not a movie buff, as all I can come up with is a song by Dolly Parton! Surprise

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Posted by sharknuts on Monday, November 11, 2019 12:39 AM

Hi Real G

If you are interested in this Hammerhead Shark kit, you can contact Ed Angelette and his email address is,  gfan1995@gmail.com 

By the way, this hammerhead Shark kit comes also in 1/10th scale.

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Posted by sharknuts on Monday, November 11, 2019 12:43 AM

Hi John

If you are interested in this Hammerhead Shark kit, you can contact Ed Angelette and his email address is, gfan1995@gmail.com 

By the way, this hammerhead Shark kit comes also in 1/10th scale.

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Posted by sharknuts on Monday, November 11, 2019 11:52 AM

Hi Pawel

Thanks for your comment and interest on this obscure model!

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Posted by Real G on Monday, November 11, 2019 12:08 PM

Thank you Sharknuts!  Is the model resin cast or 3-D printed?  How much cleanup did you need to do?  Your finish looks impeccable.

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Posted by sharknuts on Monday, November 11, 2019 2:54 PM

As far as I know, it is 3D printed, and no flash is present on this model, therfore the only cleanup I had was the seams where I glued the fins and mouth on. 

By the way, all the parts was such a good fit, that I did not have to use any putty, just cyanoacrylate glue to fill in gaps if needed.

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Posted by Real G on Monday, November 11, 2019 4:40 PM

OK then, so probably SLA printed, that's great!  Thanks for postng the pics and providing a contact for the maker!  YesYes

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:07 PM

Hi!

    What a pretty predator fish!. Hammerheads are very unique! Especially the Scalloped Hammerhead . Ya know! I wish they would do other Fish. Like say the Whale Shark or maybe some smaller Reef Fishes.

      Imagine the awesome blast of colors you could have !T.B.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:35 PM

Oh wow that's a great job on the shading and paint work! Bravo sir!!! Heart

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

 

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Posted by Real G on Monday, November 18, 2019 11:44 AM

Sharknuts,

I emailed Ed Angeletti and he was super prompt in responding!  I have a hammerhead kit heading my my way.  Can't wait to have a look at it.  I'll definitely be using your build as reference and inspiration!

Ed doesn't really have an internet presence on the Google, which is a shame since he offers some interesting kits.  I told him I'll have to pass on the Orca because at 24" long it is bigger than a 1/350 SSBN!  The 36" long Megalodon even more so!  Stick out tongue  But want to get the Archelon kit (a giant prehistoric sea turtle), and Ed mentioned a Manta Ray is under development!

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:27 AM

Howdy ;

       Real G. Next time you communicate with him, would you ask him if he does a " Scalloped" Hammerhead, Please ? T.B.

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:11 PM

Will do!  He said the next kits will be a manta ray and a narwhal.

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Posted by Real G on Friday, November 22, 2019 11:59 PM

I recieved the kit today, and wow I’m impressed!  The skin has unbelievably fine details sculpted in them.

Thanks Sharknuts for showing us your wonderful build up and providing the source of the kit!

I was so impressed that I am going to order another one - this one will become a Christmas present for a friend who has a penchant for quality exotic kits.

But first I am going to take photos of the parts and marvel at them!

Edit:  Close scruitiny of the parts tells me the master might have been SLA printed, then the kit was made by casting resin copies.  The casting looks first rate and I think the only parting line is along the belly, but appears to have been cleaned up.  No 3-D printing striations are in evidence.

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Posted by sharknuts on Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:29 AM

I am glad to hear that you're pleased with the kit. I would like to see your finished Hammerhead shark model, when you're done building it! sharknuts

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Posted by sharknuts on Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:33 AM

By the way, did you order the 1/20th scale, or the 1/10 scale Hammerhead Shark model?

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, November 23, 2019 5:29 AM

I ordered the 1/20 kit.  6” is plenty.  Ed mentioned the Archelon turtle is 8” long, so it wil be pretty big since the shell displaces more volume.

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:32 PM

G, I'd love to see that! And Sharknuts I'd love to see any other models you build.

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

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:52 PM

That is a superb job on a really nice subject it would be god to see more of. Thanks for shareing and bringing this to our attention.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:53 PM

Real G

Sharknuts,

I emailed Ed Angeletti and he was super prompt in responding!  I have a hammerhead kit heading my my way.  Can't wait to have a look at it.  I'll definitely be using your build as reference and inspiration!

Ed doesn't really have an internet presence on the Google, which is a shame since he offers some interesting kits.  I told him I'll have to pass on the Orca because at 24" long it is bigger than a 1/350 SSBN!  The 36" long Megalodon even more so!  Stick out tongue  But want to get the Archelon kit (a giant prehistoric sea turtle), and Ed mentioned a Manta Ray is under development!

 

G, when you e-mailed him, did he send you a list of what subjects he has?

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, November 23, 2019 5:26 PM

Bish,

Here’s what he wrote:

”Yes sir, we have 1/20 scale hammerhead $50 (about 6 inches) a 1/10 scale $100 (about 12 inches) 1/20 scale megalodon shark $350 about (36 inches) a leopard seal $30, and orca $275 1/20 scale (about 24 inches) this summer we will have 1/20scale mako, tiger, and 1/10 scale great white. once we start production on those I'll get some pics ready.”

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, November 23, 2019 5:55 PM

Thanks G. I might have to consider that Great White.

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

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, November 23, 2019 9:15 PM

Geez, that thing is awesome! 

Chad

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