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Luna - Madness in the streets

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  • Member since
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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Luna - Madness in the streets
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:15 PM

I'm trying to get the model juices flowing again, so I decided to pull something out that is totally outside of my normal range.  I think this one fits the bill.

It looks kind of like Mad Max meets Bladerunner.  The driver figure is also included, with optional heads featuring a normal lady's face and hair, and another one which I dubbed "lady after the accident."  That head is an all-metal mannequin-like thing with an integral neck brace.  Makes me think of the Humoungous from Road Warrior.  "...you shall have your revenge.  But, we do things MY way!"  Pics to follow.

So anyway, the chassis went together quickly and without any problems.  And then the old habits returned to complicate the build.  The kit has a bunch of crazy exhaust pipes coming out the back end, but I wanted something different.  Recalling the 1980s anime Bubblegum Crisis 4, where the antagonist was a cybernetic car(!!!), I decided to dress up the back end to have that anime feel.

Kotobukiya makes a wide assortment of detailing parts for sci-fi kits, so I selected two duct sets.

I did use the two largest kit exhaust pipes, because they seemed like a good match.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:24 PM

That looks awesome G, like to see what you do with it.

Steve

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:47 PM

That looks pretty wild - like an armored lambo.

Thanks,

John

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 5:02 PM

I am mulling the possibility of modding the "after the accident lady" figure to a seated position to fit within the car.  My figure-fu is very weak though.Stick out tongue

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Posted by PhoenixG on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:02 AM

The car makes me think of the original Death Race movie with David Carradine.

The mods for the exhaust are so well done.  It looks like OOB.  Can't help but think there is one monster of an engine under the hood. 

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:49 AM

"After accident lady" won't be having a, um, hand grenade tho!  Surprise  Death Race - ah yes David Carradine as Frankenstein.  Cue the Edgar Winter Group!

I am planning on adding some armored cheek blocks up front, again inspired by the Griffon car from BGC-4.  More Kotobukiya parts will be used ("minus molds").

Still not too sure about those harpoon things on the roof.

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 1:22 PM

So these are the figures that come with the kit.

Two complete figures, one with a normal head, and the other fully clad in a metal casing.

And a stuffed animal?

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:41 PM

Ohhhh that's so cool! 

I looked on HLJ and it's backordered or I'd order one myself. I've been playing a bunch of Cyberpunk 2077 and that'd fit right in. 

Looking forward to seeing how you paint her up! 

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

 

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Posted by PhoenixG on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 8:07 PM

Box art implies the character is holding an amorphous pink stuffed rabbit by the ear?

lol, interesting choice in props.

On The Bench:

Airfix 1/72 King Tiger

FF Trandoshan miniatures

ARII 1/100 VF-1J

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Posted by PhoenixG on Monday, November 1, 2021 3:57 PM

Real G, you must be clairvoyant.

FSM posted this product review two days after you started your thread.  Bow Down

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Airfix 1/72 King Tiger

FF Trandoshan miniatures

ARII 1/100 VF-1J

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