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FineScale Modeler Heroes & Villains Group Build 2014
Posted by Tim Kidwell on Friday, August 9, 2013 2:17 PM

Hello everyone!

Aaron and I are huge fans of fantasy and science fiction. What's more, figure models are something that we both enjoy building and finishing, and we're keen to explore some new techniques, so why not have you guys come along with us for the ride?

Here are the ground rules: 

First, the model must be a figure and it must be recognizable as a fantasy or science-fiction hero or villain from TV, movies, or comic books. A figure of Gen. George S. Patton would not fit this group build. A figure of Iron Man would.

Second, the figures must be 1/16 scale (120mm) or larger for a human, humanoid robot, droid, or other creature. Though they are models and cool, gaming miniatures and busts will not be allowed.

Third, no semi-factory-finished or pre-finished models or toys. These have to be model figures you build and finish.

Lastly, nothing raunchy, hyper-sexual, uber-violent or gory, and absolutely no nudes. Basically, if you have to ask yourself, "Would this be OK?", it's probably not. However, if you have a question about the suitability of a particular model, send Aaron or me a personal message.

If we can get six of you interested in the build, I'll get a badge made and make the launch official. There are a lot of great kits out there now from a bunch of different companies, not to mention the older kits floating around in your stashes, so we shouldn't be hurting for subjects.

The group build will start on Oct. 1, 2013, and finish on March 31, 2014. Keeping the build compressed makes sure Aaron and I keep working, otherwise, we're likely to wait until the last two weeks to try to finish something. (See the World War I Aeroplane Group Build.)

To get things rolling, I'll build the Moebius Models 1/6 scale Conan the Barbarian: Death on the Black Coast resin model, and Aaron will enter with Halcyon's 1/6 scale Judge Dredd vinyl offering he scooped out of the Way-Back Machine.

The deadline for signing up for the group build is Dec. 31, 2013. 

Heroes & Villains Group Build 2014 Vlog Episode 1

Heroes & Villains Group Build 2014 Vlog Episode 2

Aaron Skinner - Halcyon 1/6 scale Judge Dredd

Tim Kidwell - Moebius Models 1/6 scale Conan the Barbarian: Death on the Black Coast

Gamera - Geometric Designs 1/6 scale Captain Jean-Luc Picard AND 1/6 scale Romulan officer

Ruddratt - 1/8 scale (?) Predator

GregBale - Revell/Aurora 1/8 scale Superman

Bobbaily - Moebius Models 1/8 scale Green Goblin

Bish - 1/4 Darth Vader

Chuck Davis - Atlantis 1/12 scale Zorro

Wing_Nut - Moebius Models 1/8 scale Creature from the Black Lagoon

Jgeratic - Kitbashed 1/12 scale Red Sonja

Pmitch - Dragon 1/9 scale Iron Man (combat pose)

Shivinigh - Moebius Models 1/8 scale Spider-Man

Rob Gronovius - Polar Lights Godzilla

GMorrison - Dimensional Designs 1/8 scale Captain Nemo

Eagle90 - AMT/Ertl 12" Star Trek Mr. Scott

NucMedTech - AMT 1/6 scale Han Solo

CptYellow - Screamin 1/6 scale Han Solo

Jibber - Polar Lights 1/12 scale Robby the Robot

There are two options for the group build badge:

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Posted by Bish on Friday, August 9, 2013 2:24 PM

cancel that. I just realised what I was going to enter is to small.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 9, 2013 2:51 PM

Tim: Now this is something since it's mostly brush painting I should be able to finish in the listed deadline! I've got a pile of 28, 32, 54, and 90mm gaming figures but I do have a few 1/6th scale vinyl ones too. Mostly they're the  AMT original Trek figures and some Geometric Designs Next Generation ones. I'm assuming these would be ok? I may have some more I'll have to root around the stash.  

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Friday, August 9, 2013 3:04 PM

Gamera - Those AMT and Geometric Designs figs would be just fine.

Bish - What scale is it? If you can come up with a larger fig, we'd love to have you on board.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, August 9, 2013 3:10 PM

The ones I have are all 70mm. I have been thinking about getting a Star Wars vinyl figure similar to what gamera mentioned. If I get one in time, I will be in.

Would a Storm trooper be ok, if not, I will get the Darth Vader figure. I want both anyway.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Friday, August 9, 2013 3:16 PM

Bish -  I think Vader better fits the spirit of the build than the stormtrooper. You got a couple of months to get him.

Gamera - When you decide on which character you want to model, let me know and I'll add it to the list.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, August 9, 2013 3:21 PM

Ye, that's what I thought. I can't find the trooper on E-bay now anyway. I'll get back to you when I get it.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 9, 2013 5:40 PM

Tim: Well since the title is Heroes AND Villains if you would please put me down with both Geometric Design's 1/6th Captain Jon-Luc Picard and their Romulan officer.

Bish: I think it was Geometric did an awesome Han Solo figure, probably would cost you an arm and a leg these days but it was a dead ringer for Harrison Ford.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Friday, August 9, 2013 5:43 PM

Gamera
Tim: Well since the title is Heroes AND Villains if you would please put me down with both Geometric Design's 1/6th Captain Jon-Luc Picard and their Romulan officer.

Well, it sounded better than Heroes OR Villains. Anyway, you got it!

Have a great weekend!

Tim

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Posted by Bish on Friday, August 9, 2013 5:44 PM

Thanks Gamera, i'll see if I can find one. The ones I am looking at are from Screamin, I think. The e-bay site don't say, but it looks like theirs.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 9, 2013 6:16 PM

Thanks Tim!

Bish: Now that you mention it, I think the Solo figure was from Screamin' too.

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Posted by ruddratt on Friday, August 9, 2013 7:32 PM

Tim, you can absolutely count me in on this one! I have a resin kit of the Predator that I'd love to enter. It was purchased online by me from a shop in the UK over a decade ago and is no longer in its original box, so I'm unsure at this moment of the manufacturer or the scale, but I'll do a little digging and see if I can come up with more info.

edit - found this old image in my photobucket account......

Doesn't give me the scale or the manufacturer, but my guess on the scale would be about 1/10 to 1/12 scale. Posed as is, the kit measures 7 1/2" high.

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Posted by gregbale on Saturday, August 10, 2013 9:56 AM

Wow, you guys are showing a fiendish proclivity for ego-busting choices for the GBs!

Haven't done figures for about 20 years, but, hey...public humiliation is nothing new to me. I'm in---going old school---with the grandaddy of hero figures, the ex-Aurora 1/8 (I think) Son of Krypton...Superman. (Actually, I think it's the Revell "Retro Classics" re-release.)

I look forward to being schooled (in every sense of that expression) by you figure guys.

Greg

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Posted by bobbaily on Saturday, August 10, 2013 3:15 PM

I'm in-not sure with what yet-have to check and see what my LHS has in stock.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 10, 2013 3:35 PM

I thought what the hell, and went and ordered the Darth figure today. I think its from Screamin, but will confirm when it arrives.

Greg, that's makes two of us. I have only done 35tyh and 72nd figures for diorama's. This will be my first stand alone figure.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Saturday, August 10, 2013 4:10 PM

ruddratt

Doesn't give me the scale or the manufacturer, but my guess on the scale would be about 1/10 to 1/12 scale. Posed as is, the kit measures 7 1/2" high.

I'll put you down! Is a Dark Horse model? 1/6 scale perhaps?

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Saturday, August 10, 2013 4:25 PM

Bish - We'll get the details for the model when it arrives. Glad to have you aboard!

Bobbaily - Looking forward to your choice! Welcome!

Greg - We said we're trying to go in different directions with these group builds, both to challenge ourselves and to try to mix things up a little. I hope we're succeeding.

We have a number of figure modelers on the Forum, so hopefully a few of them will jump on. Also, I'm excited to see you guys who aren't figure modelers per se giving this a shot. That is AWESOME!

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 10, 2013 4:29 PM

Things like this are a good chance to try something new and pick up tips from those with a bit of experience. I have been planning on getting a few of these kits for a while, so this is the perfect excuse.

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Posted by Chuck Davis on Saturday, August 10, 2013 4:31 PM

OK, guys...I'll admit you were right.  This is about as far out of my "modeling norm" as you could get.  Having said that, the WW1 Group was great.  So...put me down (especially after you see my attempts at figure painting!  HAH!).

I assume a 1:12 Atlantis Model Zorro will allow me to embarrass myself among my peers?  If so log me in...thank you.  I think.

But hey, how hard can it be?  A guy in a black cape and black mask, riding a black horse.  Yeah, right...

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 10, 2013 4:56 PM

Chuck Davis

 

But hey, how hard can it be?  A guy in a black cape and black mask, riding a black horse.  Yeah, right...

 

Chuck

That was my thinking. Minus the horse.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Saturday, August 10, 2013 11:16 PM

Chuck Davis
I assume a 1:12 Atlantis Model Zorro will allow me to embarrass myself among my peers?  If so log me in...t

Chuck, you're in!

And with that, we have ourselves a group build! The more, the merrier! I will put an order in for a badge on Monday.

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Posted by Kugai on Sunday, August 11, 2013 1:03 AM

This sounds fun, but don't add me to the list just yet. I have a Zeiram kit that might be good, but I want to see if I'm likely to have the time for it.

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Posted by ruddratt on Sunday, August 11, 2013 1:42 AM

Tim Kidwell

ruddratt

Doesn't give me the scale or the manufacturer, but my guess on the scale would be about 1/10 to 1/12 scale. Posed as is, the kit measures 7 1/2" high.

I'll put you down! Is a Dark Horse model? 1/6 scale perhaps?

Could be Dark Horse, Tim, but I can't say for certain. Been scouring the web for any info on this kit and so far, nada. As far as the scale goes, I'm basing my new estimate on the fact that Kevin Peter Hall, the actor who portrayed the creature in the first two films, was 7' 2" tall. I then measured sections of the kit and figured that standing upright it would be just under 11" in height, did the math and came up with a 1/8 scale result.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Sunday, August 11, 2013 9:21 AM

A little inspiration for Aaron:

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Posted by wing_nut on Sunday, August 11, 2013 5:46 PM

I will oficially join the fray with a Moebious ''Creature Frm The Black Lagoon''.  Sory for the typos but way to manybirthday margatiteas to figure out how to spell check on the new tablet.  Ick!

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Posted by ruddratt on Monday, August 12, 2013 1:31 AM

Looks like this is shaping up to be quite the GB. Really looking forward to this one - man, it's been ages since my last figure model (well, actually 7 years, but you get the idea). Back in '06 was when I built this 1/10 Andreas miniatures bust........

Mike

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Posted by Aaron Skinner on Monday, August 12, 2013 7:43 AM

wing_nut

I will oficially join the fray with a Moebious ''Creature Frm The Black Lagoon''.  Sory for the typos but way to manybirthday margatiteas to figure out how to spell check on the new tablet.  Ick!

Is that the new kit of the Gillman carrying the girl?
Cheers, Aaron

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Posted by Chuck Davis on Monday, August 12, 2013 8:33 AM

Wow, Mike...that looks fantastic!  I'm looking forward to learning a lot from you guys on this one...

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 12, 2013 8:38 AM

Nice work Mike, love the patina you've got going there on the bronze/brass (whichever it is, I get mixed up) helmet!

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, August 12, 2013 8:40 AM

Kugai - There's a spot open for you when you're ready to go!

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