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1/72 Scale V-33 Storrk Carrier

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  • Member since
    January 2021
1/72 Scale V-33 Storrk Carrier
Posted by PFJN2 on Monday, June 20, 2022 12:05 AM

Hi,

I saw this kit at a local hobby shoptoday.

It seems to be for some sort of futuristic Robot Transport VTOL from some Japanese Anime that I am not familiar with.  In general giant robots anime isn't something I follow much, but the aircraft looked interesting and not overaly expensive, so I bought it.  Although the craft has a recess in its underside where the top of a giant robot could be carried, I think that I may try and fill it in and make the model into more of a generic all-round VTOL type transport/gunship.

The kit actually appears to be a Snap-Fit kit in a couple colors, plus a smokey clear for the canopy, but I ended up gluing it together to make sure nothing gets knocked off.  It went together really well, and there is a bit of clever engineering in how some of the parts are put together to give them extra rigidity (especially the vertical tails Smile).  Here is where I am so far.

Stork2

I went for an Earthy colored base coat in part because it was what I had readily available, but also because I think it might help give the finished build a bit more of an other worldly look than just going with the base drab green recommended in the instructions.  I'm still not very ggod at spray painting but I may try and do a little masking and spraying with a lighter color to give it a more camoflage final look.

Pat

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, June 20, 2022 9:13 AM

Interesting kit and build, Pat. I think I'll be looking for this kit. Could be an interesting "what-if."

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, June 20, 2022 2:53 PM

That's a cool one I haven't seen before. Yes

But I could see it looking pretty natural in, say, USMC colors....Pirate

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
  • Member since
    October 2021
Posted by PhoenixG on Monday, June 20, 2022 9:53 PM

The lines of the model give it a striking look.  Like where you're going with the color scheme! 

On The Bench:

TBD

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Monday, June 20, 2022 10:17 PM

Hi,

Thanks for the responses.  Here is an image of the bottom showing the recess for the robot.  I am thinking of maybe plating it over, but haven't fully decided how yet.

Pat

Bottom

PS.  Sorry for the shadows.  I didn't realize how darl they were til after I posted the image.

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 8:10 PM

Wow, it does remind me of the dropship from 'Aliens'. Maybe you could fit a small APC in the robot recess like the Alien dropship carried??? 

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

 

  • Member since
    October 2021
Posted by PhoenixG on Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:27 AM

Gamera

Wow, it does remind me of the dropship from 'Aliens'. Maybe you could fit a small APC in the robot recess like the Alien dropship carried??? 

 

 
Or three massive bombs! Big Smile

On The Bench:

TBD

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Friday, June 24, 2022 8:44 PM

Gamera

Wow, it does remind me of the dropship from 'Aliens'. Maybe you could fit a small APC in the robot recess like the Alien dropship carried??? 

Hi,

That might not be a bad idea.  I may have to see what kind of 1/72 vehicles they have at my local hobby store Stick out tongue

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Monday, June 27, 2022 9:19 PM

Hi,

Things are moving along (slowly). Stick out tongue

Top

Starting in on camouflage

Bottom

Also working on sealing up the bottom

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