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HG RCK-76-02 Guncannon...
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 1:53 PM

Pretty long name for this:

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I need a break from airplanes for a while so I'm gonna try this. Picked it up at a swap meet for ten bucks. The plan is to build sub-assemblies, paint the sub-assemblies, then do some weathering and then final assembly. That's the plan anyway. We'll see as we go along.

Rinsed everything in Dawn and warm water and now the sprues are drip-drying in the dish drainer in the kitchen while I study the instructions.

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OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Watchmann on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 4:49 PM

Looking forward to it.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:48 PM

Oh this is awesome Frank! I bought a couple of Gundam kits but so far haven't finished any. Maybe this will be the year! Looking forward to seeing what you go here!!!

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

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:48 AM

OK, so the weather finally warmed up enough that I could go out on the patio/paint bench and do a little painting. I shot all the pieces/parts with Stynyl Rez Gray Primer. Now all the sprues are laying on my work bench in the house. I'll let the primer cure over night then tomorrow do some panel pre-shadinging like I did on my last two Mustangs. The kit comes molded in two shades of gray plastic and I want my guy to be more colorful.

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This is going to be a different kind of build for me because of how these models go together. I'm going to do a lot of the painting and decals and clear coat sealer before assembly. Kinda backwards, sorta. Hope it works.

Gamera, you need to finish your gundams. What I like about this kind of build is I'm not limited by having to be true to the facts and history of a typical airplane or armor build. makes the job so much easier.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 24, 2020 8:48 AM

Frank: I'll try to get something done. I really need to push some of these armour builds over the finish line first though. 

I'll admit you're really inspiring me to get my rear into gear though! 

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

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, December 24, 2020 2:13 PM

Painting and clear coat are done. The sprues were painted with AK Aluminum and Tamiya Flat Red and clear coated with Tamiya Gloss Clear. Now to put this guy together.

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Oh yeah, the red paint isn't real even because I want to show a lot of wear and tear. Hope it works out OK.

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 10:39 AM

Well, the major components are complete and almost ready for final assembly. Still some fiddley parts to attach at the end. have some detailing to do before final assembly that's easier to do now. Gonna be pretty neat to see this standing on the shelf. The scale is 1/144, the same as my Boeing Clipper airplanes. It'll be interesting to see them together.

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:01 AM

Cool project, Frank. Nice work and I am looking forward to how this turns out. It should look awesome!

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:38 AM

That does look really cool! 

Think I will try to start one of my gundam kits in 2021. 

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

 

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:09 PM

Nice to see a Gunpla build!  The Gundam Origins MS designs are a nice update from the old TV show.

Are you basing your color scheme on the original TV Guncannon?

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:41 PM

I'm calling this one done. It ain't pretty but it wasn't supposed to be. After all, it's been out in the field engaged in combat. The paint is Tamiya Flat Red and AK Dark Aluminum with some green and yellow accents. Lots of Tamiya Black Panel Liner and some random decals from the decal stash. For armament it has a rocket launcher on the left shoulder, a three-barrel gatling gun on the right shoulder and an assault rifle. A nice touch is that it comes with a stand to pose the figure. I may do some more detailing later on and the figure still needs some Dullcote to seal everything. I posed it with my two Boeing Clippers because they are all the same scale. Whoda thought. So, without further ado, here it is:

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Posted by Watchmann on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:52 PM

Nice work, Frank.  I like those Clippers as well.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 7:00 PM

Hi Frank;

   He's looking pretty decent. I like the Clippers better though. Not only are they Boidies but theys boidys that can be floaty thingys too! I am reading a book series right now that has mech Armor that reminds me of this.

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:26 AM

Looks cool, Frank! 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:07 AM

Looks fantastic!!! 

Too many people go with brand new clean or beat all to hell- I love the compromise you've reached here! 

 

I know you said this was a change of pace but I'd love to see you build a few more. 

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

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:13 PM

Gamera

Looks fantastic!!! 

Too many people go with brand new clean or beat all to hell- I love the compromise you've reached here! 

 

I know you said this was a change of pace but I'd love to see you build a few more. 

 

I'm always on the lookout for something different, Gamera. I've been thinking about a Bandai Sand Trooper or a Speeder Bike. Some of the Warhammer kits look pretty interesting too.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 31, 2020 7:19 PM

All of those sound cool Frank.

The Warhammer stuff has some really neat designs if a little on the expensive side.

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

 

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