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Title: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on June 11, 2012, 11:43:42 AM
This is a project I've been looking forward to starting for quite some time, I've been gradually getting materials here and there for the build.
I want to make a combat race car, but not the post apocalyptic 'Mad Max' type or stock car 'death race' type, more like the futuristic Formula 1 of combat racing, high technology big budget well organised and sponsered racing.
From the start I knew I wanted this to be a jet car racing, no wheels, a blend of wipeout, twisted metal and F1, so I got together a bunch of donor kits as well as my huge spares box

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF2359.jpg)

The main body of the racer is going to be the 1/24 tamiya porsche 956, its quite square though being a GT car so to break up the shape I used the rocket engine halves from an apollo 27 model.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF2360.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF2361.jpg)

Then I took my razor saw and cut off the front corners of the light pods, as the flat section will be my weapon bays, I'm going to scratch a couple of mini guns and some missiles for each side

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF2362.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF2364.jpg)

Then to blend in the shape of the front I use aves to marry the sides together with the overall shape

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF2365.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF2366.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF2367.jpg)

I just smoothed it over with water but once dry I'll sand it to blend it and smooth it out.

This is just the first tiny step in the build but I'm already loving how its going, the plan will be to totally re-do the cockpit, which I am planning on lighting with some leds, I really wnat to give this build my all.

More soon guys thanks for looking  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: struschie on June 11, 2012, 12:44:07 PM
I really like the 956 Body with the Apollo Parts! Massive flat fat base for this project - will for sure follow with interest - keep posting so much pictures :)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on June 11, 2012, 01:02:59 PM
Thanks struschie! I think after the krote I must have a secret sanding addiction  :-) I just hope I can do my grand ideas justice
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Will Vale on June 11, 2012, 03:13:01 PM
That's a fine collection of goodies. I can see kitbashing is a good way to reduce the stash - 6 into 1 does go :)

The shape you've got looks really cool so far, it's impressive how a smallish change like the rocket sides alters the entire form. How much is going to stick out the back?

I shall follow eagerly, I was lead coder on a flying F1-styled combat race game (we had ramming rather than weapons) for Xbox/PS2 about 10 years ago, I've had aspirations to scratch one of the vehicles but never done anything with them. Maybe these will be inspirational?

(http://www.secondintention.com/images/33.jpg)

(http://www.secondintention.com/images/31.jpg)

(http://www.secondintention.com/images/34.jpg)

Perhaps more usefully, Stephen Tappin still has a gallery of his work online, including the Powerdrome stuff:

http://www.stephentappin.com/SET/Concepts_Powerdrome_Vehicles.html (http://www.stephentappin.com/SET/Concepts_Powerdrome_Vehicles.html)

Cheers,

Will
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on June 12, 2012, 12:03:20 PM
That is inspirational stuff Will! Mine will be a little chunkier in design, but I definitely think I'll add some side plane airbrakes.  As for the back of it, I'm thinking I want it all to be greebley engine stuff, its not going to be any longer than the actual 956 shape though, and the pod racer jet engines will be used and added to the top of the side parts with the intakes level with side winows.

Had one of those annoying days in the modelling shed today, first of my aves didn't cure properley  :mad , not to self: dont just think what the hell and use it anyway when your aves has turned a bit yellow!  Think it was a bit old so first thing i did was take it off and redo that with some new stuff, then after that all i did was cut my copper tube ready for my chain guns and tidy up my pilot a bit. I have a 1/24 luftwaffe bf-109 pilot I'm planning on using from Legend.

But to top off my annoying ,modelling session realised that my camera has run out of power so couldn't even take photo's of the paltry bit of work I did! So apologies for no photos in this update, will be doing more tomorrow, so there will be more soon, and hopefully it wont be another bad session! 
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on June 14, 2012, 04:32:11 AM
Okay had a chance to work some more on this, started to put together the jet engines so I could properley start to work out shape and how they will fit. Oh and I re did the aves and its fine now (thank goodness!)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF2368.jpg)

Also I put the pieces that should be on the intake end of the engine and mounted them inside the jet nozzle, because I wont be using them so it adds interest and should look good when I light them up, I'll put a semisphere over the hole in the middle.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF2371.jpg)

I've decided I'm going to incorporate the engines into the side vents of the 956, so those intakes will be my jet intakes, just roughly put one in place to give an idea of the design

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF2370.jpg)

I'm going to chop them down in length a little so they dont stick out too far.

Also put the 956 cockpit in just to see how it fits and how much room I have to play around with.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF2369.jpg)

I'm going to cut out that seat and then cover it over with a sheet of styrene to give me a blank canvas to work with, planning on having some lit up consoles all around the pilot (who will be seated centrally).  Getting that done is the first thing I want to do so its ready to be sealed inside, will be sorting the engines out at the same time so I can get it sorted and incorporated.

Going to be working on this later so there should be more later, thanks for looking  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: The Inner Geek on June 14, 2012, 05:02:50 AM
Project is looking great already! But, I'm excited to see how you light up the cockpit. I've had many ideas about how to do that with different projects, but have never actually got around to doing it. If I could do photo etch at home like that Herr Doktor (http://fichtenfoo.net/forum/index.php?topic=6654.msg68608#msg68608) character, I think it would be a lot easier!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Sharkdog on June 14, 2012, 08:02:02 AM
This is already shaping up to be pretty cool. Did you just have those kits lying around through the years, or did you get these specifically with this in mind?
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on June 14, 2012, 12:59:56 PM
Thanks Inner Geek! I've still got to get my around the lights, never done it before! Ah well the deep end is where the learning is done  :-)

Cheers Shark! The kits that were purchased with this in mind were the pod racer for the engines, the 956, and the italieri 1/24 truck accessories, comes with some interesting bits and pieces, especially the big sheet of decals.

Okay so I have now cut the fixed seat out of the cockpit, the piece of white styrene at the back you can see through the hole is just a piece I glued across the back as a brace to keep the structral integrity while I scalpeled and razor sawed the hell out of it!

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1823.jpg)

Then I cut some styrene sheets to cover it and have as a clean base to start my work on the cockpit

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1825.jpg)

Also sanded the aves on the body

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1826.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1827.jpg)

Also got the big bits of resin off the pilot figure I'm using and sawed the parachute of his backside so I can get him sitting in a low position

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1828.jpg)

Wow I have to admit I'm trying to fend off that feeling of being overwhelmed when staring at a big empty cockpit I have to scratch build everything in... And light!! haha, but its all good, I like to add a new challenge to every build I do. So thats the next job to start scratching some control panels/units and the pilots chair.

Thanks for looking more soon  :-)



Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: struschie on June 14, 2012, 09:26:36 PM
The booms sit flush now - looks how it should :)
I like the pod engines and am looking forwad to see how you blend them in.
Any wings back there?
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on June 15, 2012, 04:16:55 AM
Thanks mate! The plan for blending in the engines is to first blend in the clear kinder egg type things the pilot figure is sitting on and then insert the engines into them, so it looks like the engine housing.
As for wings, still undecided, think I'm definitley going to have some form of smallish wings as airbrake controls, but not got that far ahead with the plan yet!  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on June 17, 2012, 01:49:27 PM
Got a chance to do some more work on the racer today, started by sawing the pilot figure in half so I can lean him back further so he fits into the seat properley

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1829.jpg)

Used some aves to fill the gap between top and bottom, also sawed the sides off the bucket seat, again to aid fit.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1832.jpg)

Also got some brass screw caps and placed them over the hole in the middle of turbine bits I put in the exhaust nozzle

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1833.jpg)

Then I wanted to sort out the length of the jets, so started by cuttting through the support bits in the gap

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1836.jpg)

Then cut off the support bits entirely and sanded each end flat, then glued them together

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1837.jpg)

Then grabbed the razor saw and trimmed off the end section to bring them to the length I need.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1838.jpg)

And then sanded them nice and flat

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1839.jpg)

The pilot has a breathing apparatus with a pipe, I wont be using the resin pipe that comes with it, I'll have a 1.2 mm spring tube going from his mask into a respirator unit mounted over his right shoulder.  The "respirator unit" is made from the condensation tank of a tamiya sas jeep, which I glued a piece of PE from the Legend upgrade set to look like the rim of where the pipe inserts.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1834.jpg)

I then drilled a hole through for the pipe to insert into. You can also see the photoetch piece I glued on to the back wall just to add interest, there is one each side.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1835.jpg)

Then glued it into place, along with a 1/35 land mine just as a random detail, also I cut some rectangle tube to use as the control panels so I can just insert an led to light up the contols that I will drill holes for to let the light out.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1841.jpg)

They aren't glued in place yet, will sort out the details on them first, and just to be on the safe side I filled the ends with a little aves just to be sure when they are lit no light leaks out the end.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1842.jpg)

Thats it for this update more soon  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Will Vale on June 17, 2012, 02:47:06 PM
You are distressingly fast at all this, all looking very good.

For the styrene pipes you probably want to paint them (ideally inside, but that's going to be tricky) with black or maybe better metallic paint to prevent light leaks. If you install them as-is and you have a pale body colour you could *maybe* get light diffusing through the plastic and visible from underneath? It depends how picky you are though - I thought I'd blocked out all light from my sub's cockpit but even with two coats of metallic paint inside, thick Bandai plastic, and the top coats you could see the odd tiny leak in total darkness.

Strips of tin foil can be good light blockers too. If it's Evergreen tube another option might be to get the smaller size that fits inside and make a little tray for the LED to sit in. Then you can paint or line the inside of that (easier) and slot it into the tube?

Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: JohnLogan on June 17, 2012, 07:55:40 PM
 8)  This a very cool project.  :D
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: struschie on June 17, 2012, 09:04:44 PM
Great update...!!!!
The intakes now look much nicer imho - good choise :)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on June 18, 2012, 01:42:08 AM
You are distressingly fast at all this, all looking very good.

For the styrene pipes you probably want to paint them (ideally inside, but that's going to be tricky) with black or maybe better metallic paint to prevent light leaks. If you install them as-is and you have a pale body colour you could *maybe* get light diffusing through the plastic and visible from underneath? It depends how picky you are though - I thought I'd blocked out all light from my sub's cockpit but even with two coats of metallic paint inside, thick Bandai plastic, and the top coats you could see the odd tiny leak in total darkness.

Strips of tin foil can be good light blockers too. If it's Evergreen tube another option might be to get the smaller size that fits inside and make a little tray for the LED to sit in. Then you can paint or line the inside of that (easier) and slot it into the tube?

Thanks Will, nice to hear someone say I'm going fast as to be honest with you I was starting to think my pace on this project was pretty slow! As for light leakage, yeah I am going to paint them to cut this out, easiest way to paint inside of tubes is to block one end and just pour in some paint, let it run everywhere then let the excess drain off. Glad you mentioned tin foil, not thought of that, will use that to line the dashboard light box

8)  This a very cool project.  :D

Thankyou John!  :-)

Great update...!!!!
The intakes now look much nicer imho - good choise :)

Cheers struschie! Yeah just wanted to make it look pretty, technically as they are the jet nozzles it should be totally open but I wanted it to look cool!  :lol:  My way of explaining it away is its some kind of jet engine boost limiter so its easier to control and race around the track  :shifty:
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Dinoc on June 19, 2012, 01:15:13 AM
Interesting and promising project! That poor Canon Porsche will find new life after Le Mans ... to be honest they already seemed to come from a SF movie back in 1984  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Will Vale on June 22, 2012, 04:38:50 AM
Lots of creative excuses for those nozzles (which do look cool!) They could be flame holders for the afterburners, or if questioned by someone who appears to know their stuff, claim it's an aerospike engine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerospike_engine)!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on June 22, 2012, 01:02:29 PM
Interesting and promising project! That poor Canon Porsche will find new life after Le Mans ... to be honest they already seemed to come from a SF movie back in 1984  :-)

Thanks Dinoc! Yeah they do look like they are from the 'near future' lol

Lots of creative excuses for those nozzles (which do look cool!) They could be flame holders for the afterburners, or if questioned by someone who appears to know their stuff, claim it's an aerospike engine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerospike_engine)!

Cool I'd not heard of those engines before


Been very busy with the family but finally got a chance to get in the shed today, started by doing a bit more cutting to the bottom of the car at the back ready for when the engines are fitted

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1847.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1848.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1849.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1850.jpg)

Then got back to the cockpit, the way its all going together now I need to get the cockpit done painted and wired with leds so I can get it in and sealed as it needs to be in place before I can get the engines in place.
Started by bending some PE sand channels from the sas jeep upgrade set around one of the cockpit bits, decided to have no controls on one of them just a foot plate as this will be the side where the pilot climbs in and out.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1844.jpg)

And on the other side used more PE from the upgrade set to make some contol panel details, and a bit of copper rod as a lever as the throttle contol or something

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1851.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1853.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1854.jpg)

Decided against lighting the control panel, will just be the dashboard dials that are lit inside, along with a radar hud screen I'm going to add to the dash. Next I'm going to finalise the pilot and make a joystick for him.

More soon guys thanks for looking  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Sharkdog on June 22, 2012, 01:14:58 PM
Lovin' all the little details there :)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: JohnLogan on June 22, 2012, 05:57:40 PM
This is getting better and better.
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on June 23, 2012, 12:50:18 PM
Lovin' all the little details there :)

Thanks Shark!

This is getting better and better.

Cheers John!

Got some more model time today, started working on the pilot, had to do some fine surgery to him, the 956 body is very low so once I got his head on I had to file down his lower back a bit more, snap of his feet and then file the sides of them down. All the while checking the fit, also had to cut down my side panels in the cockpit to also help it fit beter. All in all it was a long fiddely process!

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF2372.jpg)

You can also see in that picture that I've glued in another piece of styrene, this is to just give me an area to affix the joystick base too

For the main shaft of the joystick I just put some thin copper tube in some thicker brass tube, I used tube so that I can make the top piece attach it to the pilots hand and then just insert it into the tube with the minimun of fuss. Also cut a length of 1.2mm spring tube for the pipe going from is mask to the respirator.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF2374.jpg)

Also drilled the hole for the pipe in the pilots face, man this guy has had a rough day today!!

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF2376.jpg)

And have now primed him ready to paint

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF2377.jpg)

I'll brush paint the pilot with enamels, which I will start tomorrow. Looking forward to getting some paint into this build, even if it is just the pilot.

More soon guys thanks for looking  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: ultramini on June 24, 2012, 12:48:56 AM
Big work! Really enjoyable!  ^_^
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: MGmodeler on June 26, 2012, 09:05:03 AM
WOW Hunter great work on this kitbash so far.  I can't wait to see some paint on this esp. the pilot.  I'm scared to paint some realistic looking faces... :wacko:
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on June 26, 2012, 11:58:04 AM
Thanks ultramini!

Thanks MG! Man I hear you about faces, why do you think I went for a pilot whose face is mostly covered by a mask!  :lol:

I wanted to have painted him by now but have been busy with the family, will be painting him tomorrow
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Will Vale on June 26, 2012, 02:54:42 PM
If you're scared of painting faces (which is very reasonable IMO) look away now:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/thread/1304933561/GUNZE+JAGDPANTHER+%26amp%3B+Tank+Crew (http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/thread/1304933561/GUNZE+JAGDPANTHER+%26amp%3B+Tank+Crew)

Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on June 26, 2012, 11:15:41 PM
 :twitch: 1/35th??!! Holy crap.............  :bag:


 :lol:
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on June 27, 2012, 12:13:57 PM
Okay managed to get the pilot painted, used humbrol enamel paint, still need to give him a gloss coat so I can do some pin washes then give him a matt coat to even out the finish.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1861.jpg)

The final paint scheme of the racer is going to be a bright green with some dark green on it so went for a green outfit for the pilot, and did the seatbelt red just as a contrast, the red lenses of his goggles were done by first painting them with silver enamel paint, then putting a blob of tamiya clear red over them. I'm no figure painter but I'm pretty happy with it.

Next I'll prime the cockpit ready for paint, then start work on my dash board display which will be lit.

Been a busy week with the family, not to mention tiring! So progress has been slow , but should be more soon.

Thanks for looking guys  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: wittmann on July 06, 2012, 08:43:00 AM
 :love:

......I love this work!!

Bravo!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on July 06, 2012, 10:32:40 AM
Thanks wittmann!  :-)

I was finally able to get into the modelling shed today!! Its funny you wouldn't think that working your modelling schedule around raising a 4 month old baby would be so hard!  ^_^

First off I finished the figure, gave him a gloss coat then using a black enamel wash added some shadows, then gave it a matt coat and used mig pigments to highlight, and also deepen some some shadows. I have to say I'm really pleased with how the pilot came out, I do feel like my figure painting is improving.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1880.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1879.jpg)

Also got the shaft of the joystick glued in

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1885.jpg)

Then could prime the cockpit

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1886.jpg)

Then I gave it a flat black tamiya coat

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1887.jpg)

The details will be handpainted with enamels.

So thats where I'm at, will be more soon though, work has been insane (which is another reason why this topic has been quiet!) but I'm off all next week so will hopefully be able to get in a good long modelling stint.
Next I'm going to sort out the dash board control/dial panel and start thinking about wiring and stuff.

More soon guys thanks for looking  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on July 10, 2012, 11:39:24 AM
Got the cockpit details sorted

Started by drybrushing with a mid grey to bring out some details and edges

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1888.jpg)

Then put in some details with some red and white, and increased the highlighting of the vents

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1897.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1898.jpg)

Want to keep the details quite simple, dont want it too busy.

Painted the respirator unit a darkish green

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1899.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1901.jpg)

Painted the chair a dark brown, and dry brushed a little silver mixed with grey on the side where the pilot will be climbing in and out of the racer

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1902.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1903.jpg)

Then drybrushed a lighter brown over the chair, and also highlighted the vent intakes some more

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1905.jpg)

Tomorrow I'm going to FINALLY start the dashboard! more soon thenks for looking  :-)




 
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on July 11, 2012, 12:10:32 PM
Okay so for my dashboard I took a 1/24 truck wingmirror from my italieri truck accessories set and chopped the bottom off of it

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1910.jpg)

then glued it to some .5mm styrene sheet

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1911.jpg)

I then trimmed around the edge and sanded it flush

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1912.jpg)

This control unit is going to sit on the dash, i'll drill some holes in it for the lit buttons as I'm going to drill a hole in the dash under it and poke an led through

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1913.jpg)

Go the pilot glued into position, and made the joystick top, and the pilots thumb with aves

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1908.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1909.jpg)

When dry I painted the thumb the green and the joystick top black. Also got the breathing pipe in place, which is 1.2mm spring tube with some fuse wire in it for strength and flexibility which was painted black.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1914.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1915.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1916.jpg)

Just a quick dry fit to show how it will look

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1919.jpg)

Really pleased with how things are going, I'm starting to get over the feeling of being overwhelmed by this build!

More soon guys!  :-)

Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Jiloo on July 11, 2012, 01:57:44 PM
Looking at this make me feel like I'm stick to my airbrush too much. It's like I wanted to paint all with an AB.
Need to open my mind a little bit and use some brush also.

Nice work!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Will Vale on July 11, 2012, 07:00:43 PM
Hairy sticks for the win!

The pilot looks great, he really belongs in that cockpit, and the green/red contrast is smart since it's clearly visible through the windscreen.
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on July 12, 2012, 01:22:55 PM
Looking at this make me feel like I'm stick to my airbrush too much. It's like I wanted to paint all with an AB.
Need to open my mind a little bit and use some brush also.

Nice work!

Thanks Jiloo! I love my airbrush, but its nice to switch to brushes for figures, feels like less hassle!

Hairy sticks for the win!

The pilot looks great, he really belongs in that cockpit, and the green/red contrast is smart since it's clearly visible through the windscreen.

Thanks Will, I am so pleased with how it turned out, and thats exactly why I went for a strong contrast between the belt and the guy, knew there wouldn't be much of a view through those windows.

Cheers for the kind words guys!  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: baphomet44 on July 12, 2012, 11:56:07 PM
This is really damn spiffy. Keep the posts coming! Im dying to see how this winds up
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on July 14, 2012, 01:57:05 PM
This is really damn spiffy. Keep the posts coming! Im dying to see how this winds up

Thanks dude! Me too  :lol:
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on July 19, 2012, 12:28:50 PM
Update time!

Started by cutting some styrene to cover the front of what will be the weapon pods, where the apollo engine pieces meet the porshe body.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1925.jpg)

I then glued them into place

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1928.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1927.jpg)

I filed the front bits before I put the styrene pieces in place but there were still slight gaps, so I brushed some super glue to fill

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1931.jpg)

Next I thinned down some squadron white ( I ususally do this to make it smoother and I find it easier to control) and brushed it into the gap between the styrene sheet and the weapon pod fronts.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1934.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1935.jpg)

Once the putty has dried I'll sand it all flush and start work on the weapons, want to get them done ready for getting the cockpit glued in, going to make some plasma cannons for the front which I'll have a blue led in each, so I need to get them in so I can sort the wiring.

More soon thanks for looking  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: The Magic Tuba Pixie on July 20, 2012, 08:05:50 PM
Wow, I've been using the same Squadron putty and I had no idea you could thin it like that.  That's probably so much easier...
._."

Thank you for posting that!
Also: I really love seeing this model come together like this.  It's really cool, keep up the awesome work!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on July 21, 2012, 01:30:00 AM
Thanks Tuba Pixie!

Yeah you can thin it down with either acetone (nail varnish remover) or what I use most of the time (just because I always have it to hand in the shed) is celluslose paint thinners.
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on July 23, 2012, 01:30:10 PM
Haven't had much modelling time over the weekend, did manage to make a start on the front beam cannons. Was originally planning on gatling guns for the front but I figured such a technologicaly advanced racer which has energy shields would have energy weapons.

Made them out of the jet engines of a tau piranha

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1936.jpg)

I just white tacked one on the front to see how it looks, and I'm happy with it, I'll probably block off the smaller hole and add a little detail to it. Next to them will be 3 missile ends sticking out, which I will make out of some sharpened styrene rod

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1938.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1937.jpg)

As you can see, some of my filler chipped off when sanding so I've put some more squadron over for a second round of sanding when dry.

Thanks for looking guys  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Will Vale on July 23, 2012, 02:18:18 PM
They look good to me, I like the chunkiness in contrast to the sleek bodywork.

I wonder if they might fit better in the outer slot rather than the inner slot of the weapon pod though, so the fairing shape would match the gun? Mind you, that would be mechanically dodgy since their imaginary power lines, support etc. would need to be routed past where the missile exhaust would go...

You could also try them at the bottom with what's currently the RH edge facing down?
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on July 24, 2012, 01:41:43 AM
They look good to me, I like the chunkiness in contrast to the sleek bodywork.

I wonder if they might fit better in the outer slot rather than the inner slot of the weapon pod though, so the fairing shape would match the gun? Mind you, that would be mechanically dodgy since their imaginary power lines, support etc. would need to be routed past where the missile exhaust would go...

You could also try them at the bottom with what's currently the RH edge facing down?

Cheers Will! Yeah I inititally put them on the outside because like you said it fits the shape, but having the missiles on the inside just didn't seem right. I like the idea of having the cannons at the bottom (or even the top) its funny I never thought to flip them round, I'll see what that looks like when I'm next in the shed
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Sharkdog on July 24, 2012, 02:02:04 PM
I'd like to add that your thinning putty with acetone tip is quite the lifesaver. I've found that the Tamiya Basic Putty that I use tends to dry real quick after it leaves the tube, making it hard to get stuff done with it. I got my hands on some acetone and it definitely buys me the necessary time to get it applied :)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on July 26, 2012, 08:19:10 AM
I'd like to add that your thinning putty with acetone tip is quite the lifesaver. I've found that the Tamiya Basic Putty that I use tends to dry real quick after it leaves the tube, making it hard to get stuff done with it. I got my hands on some acetone and it definitely buys me the necessary time to get it applied :)

Its also good to breath life back into my old putty thats gone a bit too stiff!

And speaking of putty had a chance to smooth out my second round of putty, and its gone much better, I'm really pleased with how it looks

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1940.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1941.jpg)

ALso drilled some holes into my control dash board ready for lighting

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1943.jpg)

Its all coming together, I'm trying hard not to impatiently get the cockpit in until its all sorted in terms of wiring and I'm sure where everything is going! But I am now finally past the 'oh crap what have I started stage' and feeling like I've got this build by the scruff of the neck.

Need to get some styrene tube and rod to make a start on the missiles, then I can get the guns attached, still undecided whether to have a lip around the weapon pod face or just leave it flush. hmm will think about that.

Cheers for looking more soon  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: JohnLogan on July 26, 2012, 04:58:45 PM
This thing is cool. Really fine workmanship too. :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on July 28, 2012, 12:04:05 PM
Thanks John!

Had a pretty productive afternoon modelling today, decided I would put a lip around the weapon pods, it just wouldn't look right withought, so I got some styrene coated wire and bent it to shape, which was surprisingly easy, which was then stuck on with liquid cement.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1946.jpg)

Got the putty out again and started to fill a lot of the details on the body that I dont want, like the bit on the front for attaching a towing hook and the roof vent aswell as the little hole for the windscreen wiper to go into, they dont need wipers in the future! :-)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1947.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1949.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1948.jpg)

Then put some putty onto the weapon pod trim ready to blend it in to the body once cured

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1950.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1951.jpg)

Also wanted to get on with the missiles, got  some tube that fits the styrene rod I also grabbed today. I'll be using the rod to make my missiles, I was a little unsure about how to make my missile ends which will be sticking out of the weapon pods, so I just decided to go for the power tools!

I cut sections of my rod, tightened them into the end of a drill which I put in my vice, then turned it on, locked it on, and just shaped it with a file and 300 sand paper, and smoothed with 1200 sand paper

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1952.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1953.jpg)

It worked a treat, they aren't all 100% identical, but I'm really happy with them!

Then once I've cut the end pieces down I'll cut the styrene rod into thin sections to add a bit of detail, and to look like the end of the missile tube they are sitting in

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1955.jpg)

So now I just need to wait for the putty to dry so I can sand it all down then I can affix the weapons.

Mores soon guys thanks for looking  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: The Magic Tuba Pixie on July 28, 2012, 04:58:46 PM
I thought about doing something similar with a drill press for a lance for my Qubeley project.  Do you have any tips for the lathe-simulation process?
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on July 29, 2012, 12:40:32 PM
I thought about doing something similar with a drill press for a lance for my Qubeley project.  Do you have any tips for the lathe-simulation process?

To behonest its really straight forward, obviously the styrene is quite soft so dont press too hard with the file/sandpaper, just let the drill do the work or it will start to go uneven, its just common sense really nothing special, although dont do what I did and tighten the vice too tight and crack the drill casing!  :lol:

Only other thing I would say about it is dont try and just hold the drill in your hand and press it onto the file, its really hard to get it symetrical like that and much more difficult to control the shape accurately.

Just a small update, sanded down all the putty work and got it all smooth, it may need another going over if any slight imperfections come up when its primed but I'll deal with that then.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1965.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1966.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1968.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1969.jpg)

Hopefully I'll be back in the model shed soon, thanks for looking  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: NickM on July 29, 2012, 03:59:15 PM
That makes me want to build a lathe with an old corded drill.  ^_^

Great looking project, I love the Porsche shape.
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: struschie on July 30, 2012, 11:10:38 AM
Yesc- I love the body work...!!!
Cannot stand for the next update - 'hope you'll get some time soon! My popcorn's ready ;)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on July 30, 2012, 11:57:11 AM
That makes me want to build a lathe with an old corded drill.  ^_^

Great looking project, I love the Porsche shape.

Thanks dude!

Yesc- I love the body work...!!!
Cannot stand for the next update - 'hope you'll get some time soon! My popcorn's ready ;)

Cheers struschie! I promise I wont make you wait too long!  :lol:
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: wittmann on August 01, 2012, 04:54:10 AM
 :yeah:

........I follow with great interest..... 8)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on August 02, 2012, 11:34:53 AM
Glad your liking it wittmann!  :-)

Just a small update, I primed the contol unit and the body of the combat racer

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1986.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1990.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_1989.jpg)

I'm so pleased to get some primer down to bring the shape together and get a sense of the final machine!

Have to say as well, I think I'm seriously considering not lighting this, this is an ambitious project anyway for me, and I think the slow nature of this build is because the lighting issue has got my brain in knots! And I dont want this project to end up as a dust gatherer just for the sake of ambition.  So I'm going to have a serious think about that.

More soon guys thanks for the interest  :-)

Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: struschie on August 02, 2012, 12:18:26 PM
Good decission on the lightning issue: Do it that way! You'll have more fun on it being finished w/o lights than shelfed and screaming: You'll never finish me ;)

Primer shows great first shapes - some more filling and sanding, but great blending on that areas. Keep it coming!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on August 02, 2012, 01:17:02 PM
Good decission on the lightning issue: Do it that way! You'll have more fun on it being finished w/o lights than shelfed and screaming: You'll never finish me ;)

Primer shows great first shapes - some more filling and sanding, but great blending on that areas. Keep it coming!

Thanks struschie I needed to hear that, yeah, its official this isn't going to be lighted so I can just crack on with it and stop dragging my heels.
And yeah, its back to the sandpaper! Next job will be a little more filling and sanding.
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on August 06, 2012, 11:33:19 AM
Putty and sanding round 2!

Sanded down the putty I had spread over the imperfections shown up by the first spray of primer, used 320 sandpaper to grind it down and buffed out the scratches with 1200.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2017.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2018.jpg)

Was pleased with the second round of sanding, really buffed out the imperfections and shaped the weapon pods a little  more. Time for more primer to see how it came out.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2020.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2023.jpg)

Just a couple of smallish marks showed up that need sorting so layed down a little more putty.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2026.jpg)

Once thats dry I'll, sand buff and prime again to see how it comes out. Also going to finish the dashboard control unit so I can get the cockpit in and start work on the engines.

Thanks for looking more soon  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: struschie on August 06, 2012, 11:41:40 AM
Good work and thanks for the update in the evening :)
I begin to love the shapes more and more :)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on August 06, 2012, 11:50:58 AM
Thanks struschie! I was pretty annoyed how many imperfections showed up after the first primer spray, but now I feel like I've almost nailed it!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: struschie on August 06, 2012, 12:09:51 PM
Pictures are brutal - arent't they?
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on August 06, 2012, 12:11:48 PM
Yeah the camera never lies!  :lol:
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Will Vale on August 06, 2012, 06:29:27 PM
The surface is looking really nice and clean now though! I agree about the camera, I'm sure pre-internet modelling would have been much easier...
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on August 06, 2012, 10:48:49 PM
haha yeah! I think I need to get a rose tinted lense for it  :D
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on August 09, 2012, 12:15:58 PM
Okay got a chance to get in the shed and do some work, finally feel like I've got some momentum going with this build again.

Sanded down the putty in the 2 small areas that needed it and resprayed the primer and its looking good

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2033.jpg)

Sprayed some tamiya flat black on the top of the dashboard and inside the cockpit area so you cant see any white areas through the windows and just for the hell of it and because I haven't used my airbrush in a while did some preshading.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2036.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2034.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2035.jpg)

I then FINALLY got the cockpit inside

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2038.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2037.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2039.jpg)

Then as I was about to get the bottom on I realised after a dry fit that you can see the white of the plastic through the windows if you hold it at an angle, so primed it

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2040.jpg)

And sprayed it black

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2044.jpg)

Also my cockpit additions mean the bottom doesn't quite sit in position right, its set forward slightly. Which doesn't matter it just means at the front the bottom piece doesn't sit behind the lip its on it, so I'll need to fill and sand that area.
Its actually a bonus in a way because it means the styrene coated wire I added as a lip to the weapon pods now sit flush with the bottom which will make filling and shaping that area more simple.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2050.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2048.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2049.jpg)

Sweet so now thats done I can start sorting out the back end of the combat racer.

Thanks for looking guys more soon!  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: struschie on August 09, 2012, 01:24:14 PM
Gooooooooooooood!!!!
Really looking forward the back now :)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on August 10, 2012, 01:50:11 AM
Thanks struschie!  :-)

Plan for the back is to have the original engine block in its original place on what remains of the back with the two jet engines either side, which I'm thinking of incorporating some star wars space ship bits on for wings/airbrakes. More on that soon!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Will Vale on August 10, 2012, 02:38:52 PM
I'm really looking forward to the contrast between the smooth bodywork and the engine nurnies. It's going to be great :)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on August 11, 2012, 10:33:16 AM
Cheers Will! Yeah a stark contrast like that is exactly what I'm going for

Just a small update today, began work on the back, although to start with I got the bottom plate that would usually lock the suspension in place stuck on

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2056.jpg)

And cut a little more off the back after some dry test fitting of the jet engines

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2053.jpg)

Then I got the regular Porsche engine in place

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2052.jpg)

I then glued it into position as this will have to be fixed in place and painted as it wont fit past the jet engines once they are on

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2057.jpg)

The jet engines will be added either side, and they will also need some paint before being affixed as it will be to awkward once in.  Heres a rough idea of positon

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2058.jpg)

More soon thanks for looking  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: NickM on August 11, 2012, 11:19:35 PM
I love it, looking great!  ^_^
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on August 13, 2012, 01:03:00 PM
Thanks Nick!

Got some shed time in today, so started by priming the engine

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2060.jpg)

Also cut a piece of styrene to cover the majority of the gap underneath where the wheels would have been, this will give me a base to start filling the smaller gaps from

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2064.jpg)

Also after fooling around with parts of the pod racer came up with what will now be an engine cover, it was originaly one of the parts for the pod racer engines, but once its painted the green of the main body I think it will look cool and help tie together the back and front while maintaing the contrast I'm after.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2062.jpg)

And for airbrakes/steering help I'm going to use some parts from an easy build anakin skywalker jedi fighter.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2065.jpg)

Glued a bit of pipe on the bottom edge and will blend it into a black plastic screw cover as a pivot/hinge

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2066.jpg)

So it will roughly look like this

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2067.jpg)

The white tack is making it stick out a little further than it will, and this isn't necessarily the final position, and I'm toying with the idea of putting two on each side, one above the other

Next thing will be to start sorting out the underside, and hopefully it wont be too long before I get to load up the airbrush with some paint!

Thanks for looking guys more soon  :D
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: ultramini on August 18, 2012, 01:33:40 PM
So good!  :twitch:
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on August 19, 2012, 01:04:56 PM
Thanks ultramini!

Okay so I've got the underside pretty much sorted out now.

Started by covering over the remaining gaps with .5mm styrene sheet, And I apologise in advance for the next two photos, they were taken with my phone and thus are pretty crap!

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSC00598.jpg)

And puttyed the living crap out of it

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSC00599.jpg)

Then more hardcore sanding with the 320 grit

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/SDC10848.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/SDC10849.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/SDC10850.jpg)

Also finished off the dash board control unit, and then forgot about photo's till I'd got it stuck in place  :doh:
Stuck a dial decal in the big hole in the middle, put clear red and green into the medium sized holes on the left and added some little levers/switches with some piano wire

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/SDC10851.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/SDC10852.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/SDC10853.jpg)

Just had to add a little more putty to a couple of of spots on the underside and its done, so glad to get that done and dusted. I'm going to add pipes and engine out takes and stuff too, which will be what provides the upward lift to make it hover.

Should be more soon guys, thanks for looking  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on August 23, 2012, 12:31:32 PM
Finally got a chance to get in the shed, my little 6 month old daughter is keeping me pretty damn busy at the minute!

Started by sanding down the putty to touch up the couple of imperfections after the last round of puttying and sanding on the underside, then giving it a spray of primer

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2072.jpg)

I kept looking at it telling myself it was fine, its fine theres a couple of funny spots but its the underside no one will see it.... But I will know they are there *sigh* so a little more sanding and I used some super glue to fill a couple of cracks

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2081.jpg)

Happily after a spray of primer on the front, that bit of putty and sanding looks fine.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2073.jpg)

I also superglued my side fins onto the hinge/pivot part that will then glue onto the engines. Once its dry I'll blend the white styrene tube into the black hing part with some aves so it doesn't look like its just been glued on

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2074.jpg)

Made a decision on the gun placement, going to have the flat edge of the beam cannons rest against the sides of the bonnet at the front, I was hoping that this would also cover the gap, no such luck! So I cut some pieces of .5mm styrene and covered them over.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2078.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2075.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2079.jpg)

There are still some slight gaps btween the styrene and the car, so I just used some super glue slightly as filler, but mainly to act as support when I spread putty over it and then sand it down.

Should be working on this over the weekend, going to make a start at detailing the underside once I've sanded down the superglue thats flilled some of the cracks.

Thanks for looking guys, more soon  :D
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on August 26, 2012, 12:24:20 PM
Update time!

Got the side bits covered in putty and sanded it down, did also use some aves to fill gaps and add support when I sand the putty so it doesn't crack under the pressure

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2084.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2085.jpg)

Also sanded down the superglue I used as filler underneath and some other spots before priming

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2086.jpg)

Then primed the sides of the bonnet

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2087.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2088.jpg)

I then got the aves out to blend in the hinge bits, which I also doubled up with another at an angle, looked a bit underwhelming with just the one.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2090.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2089.jpg)

Before I do anything else I'm going to mask out the windows and put them in place. The kit does come with pre cut masks but they do not stick very well at all, it kept peeling up at the edges. So I'll justuse some tamiya tape and leave a gap around the edge, 1 for the frame and 2 to cover where they glue onto the car to cover any marks.

More soon thanks for the interest  :-)

Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: struschie on August 27, 2012, 03:36:24 AM
Was Long time not here - nice to see you making good progress...!!!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on August 27, 2012, 08:00:22 AM
Was Long time not here - nice to see you making good progress...!!!

Thanks struschie! Yeah I'm just about keeping the momentum going on this one!

Just a tiny update today, masked the windows and got them in place.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2094.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2096.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2095.jpg)

I'm glad to have the cockpit sealed away, now I dont have to worry about dust and primer getting in there! Plus its nice to see the shape come together now the windows are all in place.

Thanks for looking guys  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: struschie on August 27, 2012, 09:03:20 AM
Yes - now get the boom in !
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: NickM on August 27, 2012, 03:56:41 PM
I think you did the right thing fixing the bottom. Those funny spots would drive me crazy too! And it's not like detailing the whole engine and then cementing the hood over it... some people would check the bottom.

I like to think of those precut masks for the windows as templates for real masking. You stick it over the tape you want to use and then cut around it  :D

Can't wait to see more of the engine.
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on August 28, 2012, 01:54:46 AM
Yes - now get the boom in !

Hahaha! Patience dude!  :D

I like to think of those precut masks for the windows as templates for real masking. You stick it over the tape you want to use and then cut around it  :D

Can't wait to see more of the engine.

Man! Why didn't I think of that! :stupid: Good tip. And engine stuff will be sorted soon, need to add a little bit of aves for where the jet turbines meet the car body, but even before they or any other bits go on I'm going to have to paint the engine as I wont be able to reach it once the jet engines are in place

Thanks for the interest guys  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Sharkdog on August 28, 2012, 12:45:20 PM
Steady work there, Hunter. I'm looking forward to more engine stuff, cause the front body is looking pretty much finished now :)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Will Vale on August 28, 2012, 02:18:29 PM
Looks good with the windows on. And going back a bit, I hadn't realised what an awesome shape the floor pan is - the bits you've removed combine with (what I assume are) air ducts to get something which looks like you could race it without it saying "car". Great choice of donor kits!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on August 30, 2012, 05:11:46 AM
Steady work there, Hunter. I'm looking forward to more engine stuff, cause the front body is looking pretty much finished now :)

Yeah thats about it for the front, excpet for the weapons in the side pods, but they will be one of the last things to go on. Just got to add engine outtakes and pipes underneath, attach and blend in the jet engines, and make a shield generator to be mounted on the back along with some rear weapons.

So when you say it like that its nearly finished!  :lol:

Looks good with the windows on. And going back a bit, I hadn't realised what an awesome shape the floor pan is - the bits you've removed combine with (what I assume are) air ducts to get something which looks like you could race it without it saying "car". Great choice of donor kits!

Thanks Will! Yeah thats right I'm using the cars already existing air intakes as the jet intakes, originally I'd planned on having the engines mounted on the side but that just looked silly and made it just look like a car with engines on it!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on September 01, 2012, 10:23:03 AM
Just a small update, had an unexpected chance to get some work done, so made a start on the underside of the combat racer.

For the underside jets that provide the lift I used some hub caps from the italieri 1/24 truck accessories, I only used 3, 1 because I think it looks better, and 2 because the back end needs to be a bit more unstable to make it more maneuverable at the back end

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2097.jpg)

Then added some pipes using some copper rod left over from the krote in my last build, just bent it using a vice and my hands

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2098.jpg)

Then rolled out some aves nice and thin and used a scalpel to cut some rectangles to make some fasteners so they dont look like they are just floating on the underside!

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2101.jpg)

Should be working on this tomorrow so another update will be coming real soon, thanks for looking  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: NickM on September 01, 2012, 11:39:10 AM
For sure I thought those were the side of the little spools for thread on sewing machines. Surprised they are Italeri truck wheels.

Pipes make everything better :) When I do those tie down thingys I use the aluminum duct-tape from the hardware store; the stuff that is actually thin aluminum with a polished side and an adhesive side. Learned it off some MaK guys. Way faster than putty and looks more uniform.

Can't wait to see more details. Hopefully some smaller/different gauges of wire?  :D
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Will Vale on September 02, 2012, 02:37:23 PM
I like the lift engines as a triangle like that. Oddly we used three simulated springs as the suspension for our hover racing game - it gave a good feel because having the two at the front would cause the vehicle (and camera) to react to changes in the track earlier (so you had better feedback and it felt more responsive).

I know this is early days, so feel free to ignore, but I'm not sure if the pipes work for me. I think they could maybe be symmetrical, and run from the individual lift engines to some kind of shrouded sockets (or indeed that notch in the tapered section in the rear of the car). But that could all change as you add more details and stuff to the underneath.

Look forward to more updates.

Will
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on September 03, 2012, 04:53:28 AM
For sure I thought those were the side of the little spools for thread on sewing machines. Surprised they are Italeri truck wheels.

Pipes make everything better :) When I do those tie down thingys I use the aluminum duct-tape from the hardware store; the stuff that is actually thin aluminum with a polished side and an adhesive side. Learned it off some MaK guys. Way faster than putty and looks more uniform.

Can't wait to see more details. Hopefully some smaller/different gauges of wire?  :D

They do look like that now you mention it! Yeah I am planning on a lot more for the underside this is just stage 1, and thanks for the duct tape tip, I'll remember that for the future  :-)

I like the lift engines as a triangle like that. Oddly we used three simulated springs as the suspension for our hover racing game - it gave a good feel because having the two at the front would cause the vehicle (and camera) to react to changes in the track earlier (so you had better feedback and it felt more responsive).

I know this is early days, so feel free to ignore, but I'm not sure if the pipes work for me. I think they could maybe be symmetrical, and run from the individual lift engines to some kind of shrouded sockets (or indeed that notch in the tapered section in the rear of the car). But that could all change as you add more details and stuff to the underneath.

Look forward to more updates.

Will

I hear what your saying about the pipes Will and frankly I'm usually a fan of all things symetrical but when I held the pipe in place I just thought **** it and made it asymetrical, just want (as with the engine) a greeblie contrast to the ultra neat and smooth body of the racer, as I said to Nick, this is just stage 1 so there is still plenty more detail to come to tie it all together.
And great minds think alike as that notch is indeed going to have some pipes from the lower engine going in to it!

Should be more soon, sorry had intended to do some work on this yesterday, but after my little girl decided we should all get up at 4am I was a wee bit tired!  :lol:
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on September 05, 2012, 11:22:08 PM
Just a quick photo to show I am sill working on this!  :lol:

Haven't had much time to work on the racer this week, still doing the underside details, added a few more pipes and a little detail made from an engine piece from a 1/20 lindberg dodge stealth (red bit) and some styrene rod, the pipes are going into a tau gun drone head which I sanded flat on the underside and cut out the little vent to create an entry for the pipes, just to add detail. Will be adding more, and adding some fixing/strappings to the pipes

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2103.jpg)

More work on this soon (I hope!)  :D
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Will Vale on September 06, 2012, 12:40:25 AM
That drone part looks like it belongs there, nice one!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on September 07, 2012, 09:22:03 AM
Thanks Will!

Did some more work on the underside that I'm pretty happy with

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2104.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2105.jpg)

That just needs to be primed I'm calling it done, although I will be drilling a hole in the middle of the bottom jet, for my stand.

Next I'm going to sort out where the main jets meet the car body, there is a step where they meet so I need to add a sloping curved bit, then it will be time for painting the engine

More soon thanks for looking  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: struschie on September 07, 2012, 12:40:52 PM
Nice work, man!
For just the right amount of detail for a such flat surface.
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: NickM on September 07, 2012, 06:51:24 PM
It reminds me of a robot stingray. Sorry, an awesome robot stingray.  ^_^

Beautiful details. Keep the ball rolling!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Sharkdog on September 07, 2012, 10:37:10 PM
Great work on all those bits and bobs on the bottom. Almost makes me a little sad you're going to drill a hole and mount it, after which we'll hardly ever see the bottom anymore.
Unless you mount a magnet inside and get one of those magnetic bases :P
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on September 08, 2012, 08:21:20 AM
Nice work, man!
For just the right amount of detail for a such flat surface.

Thanks struschie! I was really conscious of wanting detail but not going crazy!

It reminds me of a robot stingray. Sorry, an awesome robot stingray.  ^_^

Beautiful details. Keep the ball rolling!

Cheers Nick, yeah it does have that shape for now but "anything can happen in the next half hour"  :lol: :razz: thanks

Great work on all those bits and bobs on the bottom. Almost makes me a little sad you're going to drill a hole and mount it, after which we'll hardly ever see the bottom anymore.
Unless you mount a magnet inside and get one of those magnetic bases :P

Fear not shark I've already though of that, the base I'm using is the clear stand from a tau piranha, and when I actually looked at all the bits it comes with a cool clear ball and socket joint so that I can have it at more dynamic angles so the bottom wont be hidden.
And if I had the money I'd LOVE to have done this on a magnet base!

Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on September 09, 2012, 10:09:30 AM
Okay, got a chance to spray my primer on the underside, also drilled my hole ready for the stand when its done.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2107.jpg)

Also had a little play around with one of the rear weapon options, used the front plasma gun from the tau piranha as a rear facing weapon, the gun drone on top is the shield generator dome, the red bits they are sitting on are just some engine pieces from the dodge stealth to act as a platform

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2102.jpg)

Finally made a start on the annoying fiddley bit I wasn't looking forward to, there is a step where the jets meet the racer body, so I cut some styrene pieces to the circumference of the jet and then cut it to the profile of the car body. This was then glued into position and using aves I will start to blend this smooth with the aid of some squadron white when its dry.
The problem was the jets must be painted before assemble as must the engine parts before even the jets were attached so I couldn't just simply glue the jets on then blend them in.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2108.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/Untitled.jpg)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on September 13, 2012, 12:40:56 PM
Okay, so once the aves was dry I smeared it with squadron white putty

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2114.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2113.jpg)

Sanded the crap out of it, then puttied again then sanded more (sigh!) then gave it a spray of primer to check

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2115.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2117.jpg)

Just a couple of imperfections...so....... more putty!  :D

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/Untitled-1.jpg)

Once thats dry I shall sand some more!

Thanks for looking guys, more soon  :-)

Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hemish on September 13, 2012, 11:11:03 PM
 :twitch: :twitch:
Simply stunning, I love seeing updates in here
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on September 14, 2012, 01:32:32 AM
Thank you Hemish  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on September 15, 2012, 09:01:20 AM
Update!

Sanded down the putty and it chipped in a couple of places so I put down yet more putty

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/Untitled-2.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/Untitled-3.jpg)

Once it was dry I sanded it. One thing I'll say about this project its improved my sanding skills a ton!  :lol:
I then sprayed it with more grey halfords primer from a rattle can, and I'm now really pleased with the finish.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2122.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2121.jpg)

I'm really happy they are done, its been the last remaining fiddly job thats been sweating my brain for weeks so I'm glad I just got it done!

Next will be... Some paint!! FINALLY! Going to sparay the underside and back engine with some alclad metalics, need to get them sorted before anything else goes on as I wont be able to reach it to paint after.

Thanks for looking guys more soon  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: NickM on September 15, 2012, 06:31:25 PM
This is exciting. Can't wait to see the finish!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on September 16, 2012, 11:22:49 AM
Me too Nick! lol

Laid down some paint! Started by spraying down the alclad gloss black primer on the underside of the racer and on the engine

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2123.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2125.jpg)

Then I sprayed down the alclad steel

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2126.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2127.jpg)

Then just to adda little sheen and brighten it aq little I lightly sprayed some alclad chrom over it, focusing on the jets slightly more than the rest.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2130.jpg)

And finally just to give a subtle impression of heat tarnish on the jets I sprayed a tiny bit of alclad pale gold onto them

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_2132.jpg)

Its a very subtle effect that doesn't show up that great in the photo, if you use too much it just looks gold, rather than the yellowing of heat tarnish.

Once its dry I can dry brush with some enamel silver and pick out some details and lay down some washes

More soon guys thanks for looking  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Jiloo on September 17, 2012, 06:01:13 AM
I just love this thread. Not only becouse I love this build.
I can also learn a lot from You. Thanks!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on September 19, 2012, 11:02:13 AM
I just love this thread. Not only becouse I love this build.
I can also learn a lot from You. Thanks!

Hey thanks Jiloo! Glad to know I'm helping out a fellow modeller  :-)

Okay been doing some more work on my combat racer.

I gave my metallics a black enamel wash, which was just humbrol matte black enamel paint in some white spirit.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1012_zps5b79a6c8.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1010_zps4e1305cb.jpg)

Then just dry brushed a little silver on in places, and used a combo of a little black and graveyard dirt pigment powder on the jet outtakes, kept it pretty light didn't want to overdo it.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1015_zps62d517f9.jpg)

Seriously pleased with how that came out, it's just how I wanted it, and makes me really look forward to doing the jet engines!

I also primed a couple of other pieces that need doing, like the engine cover I made, and the rear turret pieces as well as the front guns.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1016_zpsad2d6628.jpg)

Thanks for looking guys, appreciate the interest  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: thejurasikfrank on September 19, 2012, 03:03:47 PM
I really like it hunter. Any electronics coming up ?
cheers
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: JohnLogan on September 19, 2012, 05:48:27 PM
Haven't been on for awhile, This thing is just so cool!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on September 19, 2012, 11:39:09 PM
I really like it hunter. Any electronics coming up ?
cheers

Thanks Frank! That was the original plan, but I'm pretty new to kitbashing and scratchbuilding, so it was enough of a challenge without thinking about lighting, and in the end I decided I'd rather keep the frustration levels as low as possible so it doesn't end up gathering dust on a shelf and being sworn at!

I am however going to light my next model, got a vinyl Tsukuda Hobby ABC Warrior that needs sorting and I'm going to give him red led eyes. Thats once I've finished my Crow build which hasn't had any work done on it in a while  :sarcasm: Oh well its good to have things in the pipeline!

Haven't been on for awhile, This thing is just so cool!

Cheers John, glad you're liking it  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: thejurasikfrank on September 20, 2012, 08:58:41 AM
Right on hunter,
Keeping it simple seems like the wise choice.
I keep telling my wife (and myself) that my next model will be a finemolds assemble and paint project. She doesn't beleive me; she says I love misery too much   :D  It's true that I love the satisfaction of having taken a junker of a kit and improved it by adding here and modifying there, and sanding, priming, sanding again, swear, scREAAAAM  :twitch:  ...there's something about those MPC/AMT/ERTL models that makes me happy in a disturbing way :sick:
Cheers !
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on September 23, 2012, 12:27:27 PM
Right on hunter,
Keeping it simple seems like the wise choice.
I keep telling my wife (and myself) that my next model will be a finemolds assemble and paint project. She doesn't beleive me; she says I love misery too much   :D  It's true that I love the satisfaction of having taken a junker of a kit and improved it by adding here and modifying there, and sanding, priming, sanding again, swear, scREAAAAM  :twitch:  ...there's something about those MPC/AMT/ERTL models that makes me happy in a disturbing way :sick:
Cheers !

I totally agree its a sadistic pleasure I think! :lol: Its definitely satisfying to put your self in the middle of a styrene s*** storm and come out the other side with a great model for the shelf!  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: struschie on September 25, 2012, 10:30:36 AM
Whow - you've been busy since my last visit here - cool!
Right now I cannot imagine the whole setup with th eengines . Doesn't it look too naked behind the streamlined front? My kack of imagination
i think :/
Coming together nicely - cool paint till now :)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: ultramini on September 25, 2012, 11:53:15 AM
You're doing a really great work, with a lot of nice touches...
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on September 25, 2012, 11:13:04 PM
Whow - you've been busy since my last visit here - cool!
Right now I cannot imagine the whole setup with th eengines . Doesn't it look too naked behind the streamlined front? My kack of imagination
i think :/
Coming together nicely - cool paint till now :)

Thanks struschie! I do want a contrast between front and back, but trust me once its all together with engine cover turret and pipes with the jets and side fins in place it will all come together! (I hope! :D )

You're doing a really great work, with a lot of nice touches...

Thanks ultramini! I think the same about your zaku build, enjoying watching the progress on it  :-)

I will be doing some work on this later, I've just been waiting for some supplies to arrive that I didn't realise were so low, so I haven't had an update recently, but should be one tonight.

Thanks for the interest guys!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Will Vale on September 30, 2012, 03:48:09 AM
If you do find the contrast is too high between front and back, you could add some curved styrene fairings raised above the surface of the engines, so you still have your nurnie pits but there's more continuity with the bodywork. I suspect that with the wings/fins it's not going to be an issue though since they should provide the same continuity.

Also is it just me or does the bottom view look like a Cybermat from Dr. Who?
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on September 30, 2012, 11:50:16 AM
If you do find the contrast is too high between front and back, you could add some curved styrene fairings raised above the surface of the engines, so you still have your nurnie pits but there's more continuity with the bodywork. I suspect that with the wings/fins it's not going to be an issue though since they should provide the same continuity.

Also is it just me or does the bottom view look like a Cybermat from Dr. Who?

I keep thinking it looks like a sort of steampunk manta ray! Thank for the fairing tip, even if it is fine, you've got me thinking Will! In fact the original plan was to get some dot mesh and curve it to the same curve of the engine and have it sitting slightly off as like a sort of heat sink, but I couldn't find any.

Progress has been slow at the minute, sick baby followed by sick girlfriend, and we're moving house and I've just had to help my brother with his move! Man it never rains but it pours!!

Realisitically I'm not going to back in the shed till wednesday, but there will be more as soon as possible!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on October 08, 2012, 01:57:44 AM
Well after what feels like an absolute age, the house move went fine everythings sorted, and I got a permission slip to hit the shed!  :lol:

Started by priming my side fins.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1021.jpg)

My colour scheme is going to be bright green and purple, started by spraying some green paint onto the front guns, fins engine cover and the rear turret and shield generator.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1023.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1022.jpg)

Then came the tedious masking out ready for the purple details

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1026.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1025.jpg)

I then sprayed down some purple, I mixed my own shade using a combination of tamiya purple, tamiya pink and tamiya red.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1027.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1029.jpg)

The main body of the combat racer was also sprayed purple, the main colour will be green, I just did this so that I can easily mask out whats to remain purple then spray the whole thing green

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1030.jpg)

I also primed the jet engines using an ingenious paint rack!  :D

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1019.jpg)

There were some marks that I hadn't noticed/forgot about, so I spread some squadron white over it ready to sand once more

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1024.jpg)

Okay so thats where I am at, next will be sanding and painting the engines.  Feel like I'm back on track with this now, it was really nice to get a substantial amount of work done on it.

Thanks for looking guys, more soon  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Alb on October 08, 2012, 03:26:39 AM
Great kitbash job !    :D
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Will Vale on October 10, 2012, 02:17:45 AM
That colour scheme certainly touched a nerv.
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on October 10, 2012, 04:02:11 AM
Great kitbash job !    :D

Thanks Alb!  :-)

That colour scheme certainly touched a nerv.

 :lol: I thought you might comment on the colour scheme Will especially after I sent you the link to my evangelion F-22!! What can I say I'm a sucker for green and purple!  :D
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on October 12, 2012, 01:48:17 AM
Had some unexpected shed time which was nice so managed to get the masking tape off and check out the paint job, have to say I love it, but as I said I love the green and purple combo  :-)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1032.jpg)

Just to mix up the metalklics so everything doesn't end up being the same alclad steel finish (not that I dislike it just for variance in shade) I mixed some silver and black enamel paint and brushed on some details on the guns, shield generator vent asnd engine cover vent and enginey bits

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1040.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1041.jpg)

And I also sanded down the jet engines

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1043.jpg)

I also realised that the plasma gun from the tau pirahna needed the barels drilling out, it wouldn't look right as a now 1/24 piece without


(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1036.jpg)

So next steps will be spraying the jet engines, plasma gun and side fin hinges with some alclad metalics, and also masking out the details for the paint scheme on the racer. Its all starting to come together nicely, I'm really looking forward to the next steps.

More soon thanks for the interest guys, your inputs always appreciated  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Sharkdog on October 12, 2012, 04:07:31 AM
The green pops as a kind of neon colour in the pictures, definitely makes it 'futuristic'.

Lookin' excellent, man.
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: thejurasikfrank on October 12, 2012, 01:22:42 PM
Great colors !
I'm really enjoying looking at you progress.

Cheers
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Altitron on October 15, 2012, 08:38:27 PM
Beautiful work!

 - Alty
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on October 16, 2012, 01:53:02 AM
@ Shark, frank & Alty

Thanks guys appreciate the comments!  :-)

More work has been done on the racer

Started by masking out the hinge/connector part of the side fins

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1047.jpg)

And giving them a coat of black alclad gloss primer before hitting them with some alclad steel

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1048.jpg)

Then removed the masking tape, and I'm really happy with how it came out

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1059.jpg)

Gave the rear plasma gun a blast of the same metalic treatment too

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1055.jpg)

The engines got there first feel of paint, too, again I did the gloss black primer then the steel, but I didn't go too heavy with the steel as I want it to be quite dark, but I did spray some aluminium over it to lighten slightly and to just give another subtle variance in tone to my metallic finish.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1058.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1061.jpg)

I am going to add some handpainted detail, various washes and some cables, this is just step 1.

Then came the task of masking out the main racer body ready for its coat of green! Didn't want to go too crazy with the detail, as its going to have a ton of sponsor decals all over it, so I just kept to a centre stripe, the doors, and a the front of the weapon pods being purple. Once this is done I'm going to mask the edges and give all the purple details a black outline.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1063.jpg)

So next up will be more green paint for the racer!

Thanks for looking guys, more soon  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: thejurasikfrank on October 16, 2012, 08:26:13 AM
Looking GREAT hunter  :yeah:

I specially like the engine cans, they look very promissing!

Cheers
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: struschie on October 16, 2012, 10:01:23 AM
Cooool updates! The colors aren't mine - but nonetheless I'm in love with this beasty :D
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on October 17, 2012, 01:39:41 AM
Looking GREAT hunter  :yeah:

I specially like the engine cans, they look very promissing!

Cheers

Thanks frank! I must admit I'm very much looking forward to fooling around with the engines

Cooool updates! The colors aren't mine - but nonetheless I'm in love with this beasty :D

Cheers struschie, I think by the time its finished you will love the colours too!  :D
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: struschie on October 22, 2012, 11:59:34 AM
Ready when you are :D
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on October 22, 2012, 11:24:18 PM
Ready when you are :D

Okay well now your FINALLY ready struschie I can begin  :lol:

We now have green!

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1066_zpse3e327b9.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1067_zpsd0fac974.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1068_zps4b68eec3.jpg)

I then masked out a thin line around the purple detail at the front so I could give it a black outline

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1081_zpsa057df98.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1083_zpsb46dc328.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1084_zps77211fe5.jpg)

I didn't mask and spray around the doors because they have a deep indent around it which I will panel line  with some lighter fluid and black enamel paint.

Speaking of which, that was the next step for the rear turret pieces and the fins, after they had been sprayed with a coat of future, I miixed up some black enamel paint with some lighter fluid for a panel line wash which I smeared into the panel lines

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1074_zps07ae4a08.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1073_zps341fb9f2.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1075_zps3b8bcc07.jpg)

Then after leaving it to dry for half an hour, wiped off the excess with some more lighter fluid on a piece of kitchen paper, and I'm very happy with how it came out.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1077_zps1b5366d9.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1078_zps2d989686.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1080_zpsd5bf0f96.jpg)

The next thing I will be doing is panel lining the doors and then clear coating the racer ready for some decals, and I will be detailing and finalising the engines before attaching them.

Thanks for looking guys more soon!  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: thejurasikfrank on October 24, 2012, 08:54:21 AM
This is looking great!
The panel lines are very sharp.
I have a question: why are you using lighter fluid ? does it have different properties then turpenoid (white spirits) ?

Thanks!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Altitron on October 24, 2012, 11:16:20 AM
This is looking great!
The panel lines are very sharp.
I have a question: why are you using lighter fluid ? does it have different properties then turpenoid (white spirits) ?

Thanks!

I was going to ask the same thing. Those panel lines look killer! What's your process?

 - Alty
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on October 24, 2012, 11:17:05 PM
This is looking great!
The panel lines are very sharp.
I have a question: why are you using lighter fluid ? does it have different properties then turpenoid (white spirits) ?

Thanks!
This is looking great!
The panel lines are very sharp.
I have a question: why are you using lighter fluid ? does it have different properties then turpenoid (white spirits) ?

Thanks!

I was going to ask the same thing. Those panel lines look killer! What's your process?

 - Alty


Thanks guys!

The benefits of using lighter fluid I find, are it flows really well, much better than other thinning agents I've tried, so you dont have to rub a lot over it like a wash it wicks down lines very well, you just need to have plenty of fluid on the brush and dab it on the lines and it does the work for you, the ratio I use is 60/40 paint to lighter fluid.

Plus lighter fluid thinned enamel paint dries very quickly, in like 10 minutes, so you can wipe off the excess and see your results very fast. Its a tip I picked up from the gundam guys, I think major williams was the first person I saw use it on one of his builds, and like I said just through experience I've found this technique gives the best results.
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: thejurasikfrank on October 25, 2012, 04:05:03 PM
Wow! Great tip, thanks.

Cheers
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: JohnLogan on October 25, 2012, 06:18:10 PM
That black lining between the green and purple, really makes it pop. :twitch:
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on October 25, 2012, 11:28:46 PM
Cheers guys! I'll be doing more work on this at the weekend, so there will be an update soon  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on October 28, 2012, 04:44:43 AM
Update time! Been working on the engines.

Started by giving them a silver dry brush using humbrol enamel paint 11

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1085.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1088.jpg)

And then picked out some details hand brushing red, brass and gold enamels

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1089.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1090.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1093.jpg)

I'm really pleased with how that came out

Next up was attaching the engines, which was a real fiddly pain! But I'm pleased with the results, its finally starting to come together.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1094.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1095.jpg)

And a couple of shots with the engine case on, but not glued in yet

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1096.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF1097.jpg)

So next up will be sorting out the rear turret and the cabling for the engines

Thanks for looking guys more soon  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: struschie on October 28, 2012, 05:25:34 AM
I indeed start to like the color ;) Pod Racer engines rock - yeah!
Will there be a cover above the transitgion to the engines or is this final?
 Would love to give this beast a ride...!!!!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: thejurasikfrank on October 28, 2012, 09:21:15 AM
Awesome  :yeah:

I really like the difference between the front and back structure, truly original.
Are you going for a light or heavy weathering?

Cheers
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Altitron on October 28, 2012, 10:27:36 AM
This is looking awesome! I'd recommend some ailerons to build a transition from the sexy, sleek front-end of the racer to the gritty, industrial engines.

 - Alty
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: JohnLogan on October 28, 2012, 08:32:26 PM
Oh wow, that thing is looking so sweet.
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on October 29, 2012, 12:13:09 AM
I indeed start to like the color ;) Pod Racer engines rock - yeah!
Will there be a cover above the transitgion to the engines or is this final?
 Would love to give this beast a ride...!!!!

I knew it!  :D
No no cover as such, but the turret and shield generator will be on the edge of the transition with the generator actually sitting half on half off the roof just to break up the harsh edge of the roof

Awesome  :yeah:

I really like the difference between the front and back structure, truly original.
Are you going for a light or heavy weathering?

Cheers

Thanks frank, weathering will be very light, want it to be fresh for the grid! Planning on having a high gloss finish with a mass of sponsorship decals.

This is looking awesome! I'd recommend some ailerons to build a transition from the sexy, sleek front-end of the racer to the gritty, industrial engines.

 - Alty

Thanks Alty, I am toying with some aileron type ideas using more pod racer parts

Oh wow, that thing is looking so sweat.

Thanks John!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Sharkdog on October 29, 2012, 01:57:37 AM
I really like how you broke up the drybrushed metal with some detailed parts on the engines. Really makes a difference.
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on October 29, 2012, 02:50:59 AM
Thanks Shark! Yeah it always amazes me how such a simple techniques can make such a big difference to the look and feel
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Jiloo on October 29, 2012, 07:00:11 AM
Love enamel work on the engines.
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on October 29, 2012, 07:31:31 AM
Cheers Jiloo!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Beork on October 31, 2012, 01:28:12 AM
wow, lovely engines, nice and busy.

Are you going to keep the contrast between the front and back part this big or are you going to add something to make the transition smoother?

Very EVA colourscheme by the way
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on October 31, 2012, 02:42:19 AM
Thanks Beork!

I do want it to be a fairly stark contrast front to back, but once the turret and shield generator are on it will smooth it out, plus I'm thinking about putting some more flaps on the roof, as well as the double wing type flaps that will be fitted to the sides of the engines so its not going to be so stark when I'm finished
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Will Vale on November 02, 2012, 02:19:22 PM
The engines look excellent, lovely filigree touches of other metals.

Sorry this is a bit late, I've had my head down trying to finish something (and probably failing!) this week.
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on November 06, 2012, 12:15:40 AM
Cheers Will! No worries mate, look forward to seeing your next bit of work

The weather has been really cold and crap here so I didn't get into the shed, but I'll be doing some work on it tomorrow so should be more soon
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on November 08, 2012, 02:51:01 AM
Okay so I got back in the shed last night and was able to do some more work on the racer  :-)

Started by sorting out the cabling using some yellow coated wire that came with my italieri 1/24 truck accessories, and also used some spring tube with copper rod to hold the shape as some larger pipes comiung from the two holes on either side of the body

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_0002.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_0001.jpg)

And I glued the engine cover into place now the cabling is sorted and I know it wont obstruct further construction

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_0005.jpg)

I also dry fitted the shield generator dome and the rear turret to get a sens of how its going to look and to double check no cabli obstructs its placement. I was planning on having the shield generastor directly on top of the turret, but it hid a lot of the detail of the turret and I think it looks better on the roof anyway.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_0013.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_0009.jpg)

I'm really pleased with how it looks, this will be the final positions, I'll get them glued in, next up will be some decals! Main front weapons and the side fins will be glued on last. Should be more soon guys (i hope!) thanks for looking!  :D
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Jiloo on November 08, 2012, 03:13:39 AM
Can't wait to see it finishied.

Can you tell what paint you used as a base for engines? Think it was Alclad, 'couse I can see bottles and thinner on your workspace.
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Sharkdog on November 08, 2012, 03:55:17 AM
Wewt, cables and piping!

It's really coming together now, especially with the few coloured pieces on the engine, it breaks up the extreme difference between the two sides and really makes it one whole :)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on November 08, 2012, 05:36:22 AM
Can't wait to see it finishied.

Can you tell what paint you used as a base for engines? Think it was Alclad, 'couse I can see bottles and thinner on your workspace.

Cheers Jiloo, yes it is alclad, sharp eyes!  :-) The gloss black primer with alclad steel sprayed over the top.

Wewt, cables and piping!

It's really coming together now, especially with the few coloured pieces on the engine, it breaks up the extreme difference between the two sides and really makes it one whole :)

Thanks Shark, I must admit as sure as I was about the look after a few comments about the harsh contrast I was starting to worry it would be too much but now I've done the dry fit I'm very pleased with the look!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Jiloo on November 08, 2012, 06:36:19 AM
The gloss black primer with alclad steel sprayed over the top.
You mean Alclad primer?
I have never used Alclads before, but I like the effects, so will try them with pleasure.
Now I'm using Gunze Super Metallics, and I'm very pleased with them both the durability of the coating and the metal shade. Usualy lay them over black Gaia primer. But Alclad has so much more shades that it is very tempting ;)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on November 09, 2012, 02:40:16 AM
The gloss black primer with alclad steel sprayed over the top.
You mean Alclad primer?
I have never used Alclads before, but I like the effects, so will try them with pleasure.
Now I'm using Gunze Super Metallics, and I'm very pleased with them both the durability of the coating and the metal shade. Usualy lay them over black Gaia primer. But Alclad has so much more shades that it is very tempting ;)

Yes the alclad gloss black primer, although a lot of the time now, I spray regular primer first to check for imperfections, then the gloss black. I've only ever used alclads for my metalics, I'm a huge fan of them, as you say they have a very wide range of shades and the finish is bulletproof! I'd highly recommend them, only thing is they are a little on the pricey side
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Jiloo on November 09, 2012, 04:14:41 AM
The gloss black primer with alclad steel sprayed over the top.
You mean Alclad primer?
I have never used Alclads before, but I like the effects, so will try them with pleasure.
Now I'm using Gunze Super Metallics, and I'm very pleased with them both the durability of the coating and the metal shade. Usualy lay them over black Gaia primer. But Alclad has so much more shades that it is very tempting ;)

Yes the alclad gloss black primer, although a lot of the time now, I spray regular primer first to check for imperfections, then the gloss black. I've only ever used alclads for my metalics, I'm a huge fan of them, as you say they have a very wide range of shades and the finish is bulletproof! I'd highly recommend them, only thing is they are a little on the pricey side
I know what you mean. For me there is no greater primer than Gunze Surfacer. It's exelent microfiller. Then I spray black gaia which is very smooth, but do not fills so good.
Gunze Super Metallics are not the cheapest one too, and Alclads have bigger bottles. I love them Gunze SM's, becouse in many ways they are the same as Alclads (quick dry, very hard surface, good airbrush flow, beatifull finish), but there are only 6 shades including only one gold. Definitely need to try Alclads. Thanks for your opinion.
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on November 19, 2012, 10:14:52 AM
I got the decals in place, with the aid of micro set and micro sol . Used the large decal sheet from the italieri 1/24 truck accessories and another sheet that I think came with the tamiya pit crew, not sure. Still some to do on the side fins and stuff, but thats the body done, just need to spray a coat of future to seal them once the micro sol is dry.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF3002.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF3001.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF3003.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF3004.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF3005.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/DSCF3006.jpg)

Next up will be sealing all that in and then getting more decals on the side fins, rear turret and shield generator. Then its just a matter of getting all the bits glued on and then its pretty much done!

More soon guys thanks for looking  :-)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: struschie on November 19, 2012, 10:54:38 AM
Nice lots of decals - but the windshieled turned out horrorful... :/
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Sticky Fingers on November 19, 2012, 12:33:58 PM
Loving this! (http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o182/brandzai/emoticons/cheers.gif)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: thejurasikfrank on November 20, 2012, 10:21:53 AM
Awesome hunter!
I said this before but here I go again, I really like the difference between the front and back structure. The decals are tiying things up nicely.

Nice lots of decals - but the windshieled turned out horrorful... :/

LOL

Cheers
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Beork on November 20, 2012, 10:23:10 AM
Coolness! really love the overload of sponsor decals!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on November 20, 2012, 02:17:22 PM
Nice lots of decals - but the windshieled turned out horrorful... :/

What?? Clear windscreens are for sissy's!  :D Cheers struschie

Loving this! (http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o182/brandzai/emoticons/cheers.gif)

Thanks sticky!

Awesome hunter!
I said this before but here I go again, I really like the difference between the front and back structure. The decals are tiying things up nicely.

Cheers frank, thats cool you can say it as many times as you like  :lol:

Coolness! really love the overload of sponsor decals!

Thanks Beork, I'm really pleased with how they look  :-)

I'm hoping to get this finished at the weekend, so with any luck the next update will be the final (or penultimate!) update.

Thanks for the comments guys
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: wittmann on November 20, 2012, 03:11:12 PM
 8)

Well done! Inspiring idea.....     ;) :D
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: NickM on November 20, 2012, 11:56:40 PM
It's like watching a child grow up! ... pretty sure that came out wrong. It's been amazing to follow this build and see all the challenges you faced and overcame. The Racer looks fantastic!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on November 22, 2012, 02:38:47 AM
8)

Well done! Inspiring idea.....     ;) :D

Thanks wittmann! :-)

It's like watching a child grow up! ... pretty sure that came out wrong. It's been amazing to follow this build and see all the challenges you faced and overcame. The Racer looks fantastic!

Thanks Nick! Its cool I know what you mean, I'm really pleased that even though I felt like it a couple of times I never gave up on it!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on November 25, 2012, 12:09:18 PM
Man I am so close to the end now I'm really forcing myself not to rush and screw it up!!

Okay so I got the decals on the side fins, the micro sol is still drying in these photos, I'll seal them with future along with the ones on the body

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_0029.jpg)

And I also did the missiles, this has been a behind the scenes headache since day 1! Got the missile tips ground down okay on my make shift lathe, but cutting the thin tube sections I needed was something I have been putting off and off, after numerous cheap tools and failed solutions I decided to cut them by hand and if they aren't perfect so be it.
As it turns out they weren't bad at all, so I trimmed down the missile tipes got them glued in plce, put a small ball of apoxie sculpt in the bottom so I could fiddle with the position and get them paralell with the tube, left them to dry then primed them along with the base panel of the rear turret which still needs paint.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_0022.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_0028.jpg)

I have now glued on the fron energy cannons, the shield generator dome and removed the masking tape from the windows.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_0024.jpg)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/IMG_0026.jpg)

All thats left to do is to paint the base plate of therear turret, then glue it in place, glue the side fins in place, seal all decals with future, paint and attach the missiles and then attach to the stand.

So I think the next thing on the board to do with the racer will be the final pics in the complete gallery!  :-)

Thanks for looking guys hopefull more real soon

Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Sticky Fingers on November 25, 2012, 02:13:38 PM
Ooh! Love the dome! :-)
Can't wait for the end of build pics!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: struschie on November 25, 2012, 02:31:17 PM
Please don't finish - I loved the WIP so much :)

Awesome thang, dude!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: JohnLogan on November 26, 2012, 04:17:40 PM
 :-) The more I look at this thing, the more I like it. 8)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on November 29, 2012, 12:34:58 AM
Ooh! Love the dome! :-)
Can't wait for the end of build pics!

Thanks sticky! Its only a small bit but the dome is my favourite part of the model

Please don't finish - I loved the WIP so much :)

Awesome thang, dude!

 :lol: Cheers stuschie! It will be weird when I'm done, I feel like this wip has been going on for ages!  :D

:-) The more I look at this thing, the more I like it. 8)

Thanks John  :-)

Will be working on the final bits and pieces at the weekend, so hopefully it will be completed soon


Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Altitron on November 29, 2012, 04:16:18 PM
Will you be making a dio for this? She looks beautiful!

 - Alty
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on December 04, 2012, 06:23:21 AM
Will you be making a dio for this? She looks beautiful!

 - Alty


Thanks Alty! No, not a dio, its just going to be on a stand.

All elements are complete now, just needs to be glued together, stuck on the stand then its final photo's time! Everythings pretty hectic at home, haven't had a chance to get any decent time in on it, but It should be all done and dusted at the weekend (fingers crossed!)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Will Vale on December 08, 2012, 12:34:40 PM
It's looking just great with the decals, I'm sorry I haven't been commenting for a while but I've been away for three weeks.

Can't wait to see the finished result now :)

Will
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: struschie on December 09, 2012, 09:22:47 PM
I laught out loud, when a 3 yr old boy came yesterday to me with this toy of my son and said: "It's broken - whe are the wings?"
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8198/8257344157_58261ff21e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/struschie/8257344157/)
Porsche CK5 1:43 1980 Matchbox Special (http://www.flickr.com/photos/struschie/8257344157/) von struschie (http://www.flickr.com/people/struschie/) auf Flickr

So seeing more in these shapes seems common among the free minded, I think?!

Sorr for spamming in your thead - I thought it was funny :)
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Hunter Rose on December 10, 2012, 06:28:08 AM
Its finished! Link to the complete listing http://fichtenfoo.net/forum/index.php?topic=6782.msg69865#new (http://fichtenfoo.net/forum/index.php?topic=6782.msg69865#new)

@Will - thats cool dude, and its done so you've timed your return perfectly!  :D

@struschie -  :lol: great minds think alike!
Title: Re: 1/24 Extreme Turbine Combat Racer - Kitbash
Post by: Shawnwatson on January 14, 2013, 08:13:18 PM
The booms sit flush now - looks how it should :)
I like the pod engines and am looking forwad led bulb (http://www.niceledlights.com) to see how you blend them in.
Any wings back there?


That looks no bad to meet. You just need to change them to led tail lights