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November 14, 2011, 02:22:12 PM
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ZLuca

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Hello guys!
Finally I found a chance ans some time to show my Kastor WIP.
This model will be produced by Industria Mechanika
http://industriamechanika.com/blog/2011/11/more-kastor-images/

Some words about the model.
I've allways been waiting the moment to start a model of that kind, just needed the right inspiration.
I think it came to me when I've broke my old Trust PC speakers....throat them?? Naaa .....  :lol:
This build were really funny and unusual, and one more time.....it's BEAUTIFUL to have not to deal with arms and legs :)
This hovertank will fit the world of Abakan 2288, the book N.1 I've made and that is published by Design Studio Press http://www.designstudiopress.com/new_site/book_pages/pics_ABAKAN2288/book_ABAKAN2288.html
and consider it a preview of what you will find in second book :)..it will take some years to be done actually



So, with some plasticard and other donor parts  I've started to make some drawing about transforming the main speaker shield in something different





then, with a part from an old hair clippers I've started the front-radiator







Now it was time to shape the shield, so I've add some Milliput to reach the right look



and then obviously, I've sanded it off...



but before reachingm a gloss and super-refined surface I've covered the whole part with Tamiya putty



and everything is smoothed



then I had the idea for the weapon, mixing some Dragon armor with Star Wars (maybe y-fighter, I really can't remember) plastic parts





here I've add some details and cables on it, to give a rail-gun look to it





I've also decided to add a grill under the turrett, so I've cut an alluminium part for a real grill and after made a rough fram around it, I've glued iton the model
Everything will be blended with Epoxy later





After that I've started smaller cannon that will be placed in the turret's balcony





and shaped with Milliput



and lights....



glued on the model...



blended with putty



Now it's time to start the bottom parts. I've used a ZOID part as start (thanks Grail!!:) )and real PC vents and cases




more pics here: http://kallamity.com/products/view/HGKA01

I hope you enjoy guys!

Luca


« Last Edit: November 14, 2011, 04:13:56 PM by FichtenFoo »

November 14, 2011, 03:31:49 PM
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 :lol: :lol:

You are a real Magician.....Great work......as usual..........

Ciao!
Stefano

November 14, 2011, 04:14:39 PM
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I love how you turn everyday objects into mechanical art!

November 14, 2011, 04:17:01 PM
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you really expect us to buy a model kit made from recycle parts! I sent you a mail about the next WF.

November 14, 2011, 05:14:52 PM
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Great job so far!!!  8) So what do you think of Tamiya putty compared to other types of tube putty?

Keep up the great work!!! :-)
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November 15, 2011, 12:05:27 PM
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ZLuca

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:lol: :lol:

You are a real Magician.....Great work......as usual..........

Ciao!
Stefano

YOU ARE!!  :razz: thanks Stef

I love how you turn everyday objects into mechanical art!

Me too....it's the only way to clear some space from garbage around here.... :lol:

you really expect us to buy a model kit made from recycle parts! I sent you a mail about the next WF.

 :lol: :lol: no at all....answered...


Great job so far!!!  8) So what do you think of Tamiya putty compared to other types of tube putty?

Keep up the great work!!! :-)

Thanks Clee!
To be honest, I've always used this putty. I know there are several good ones (and less expensive) maybe.
But I usuallyfound comfortable to spread it with fingers (with gloves) on surfaces, filling holes and other recess with rubber brush....then 5 minutes underr hair drayer and it's ready to be sanded down
I don't know if i'd change it....

z
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November 15, 2011, 12:51:30 PM
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outstanding stuff as always Luca. ill never look at mobile phones and stereo speakers in the same way again fella

outstanding!

November 16, 2011, 02:40:14 AM
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Exceptional work of sculpture!
Unusual subject away from the usual standard! One Zeta's interpretation! :P

Big Luke!

November 17, 2011, 12:00:42 PM
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outstanding stuff as always Luca. ill never look at mobile phones and stereo speakers in the same way again fella

outstanding!
:D Thanks man! I've missed your post here and your update on the mech (AWESOME), sorry ..
Glad you liked!


Exceptional work of sculpture!
Unusual subject away from the usual standard! One Zeta's interpretation! :P

Big Luke!

Thanks Marco, I really appreciated that "unusual" !!:)
I'm happy you like it!

Luca

November 17, 2011, 12:53:02 PM
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Ok guys, let's go on with the WIP.
Castor is going to be finished in next days, those are "old" pics  ;)

This is the beginning of the bottom.
As I told before, the brown part is a Zoids piece a friend of mine shipped out from LA (  :D ).
(It's 3rd time I use a part in that box that I've received from him....very class-assortment man!  ;) )

 

First test of the bottom part hooked to the main shell



....with Milliput on recesses and fan..



Then I've started to think about adding a counter-weight on the back of the railgun
I've cut 3 Evergreen square pipes portions and then I've textured them with Tamiya putty and Kef



the idea was to simulate a concrete counterweight integrated in a metal frame as you find in some cranes or such.




..the brace is made with a Plastruct mast piece



done...



...hooked to the railgun



mounted on the Kastor, and here you can see also the beginning of the back part where there will be engines



3/4 front view, here there is the beginning of the bumper (well...if that's the right name for this part....)



details between  radiator and the bumper (here there will be a camera and whires, sensors, cables, etcc..)



side view: here you can see that I've add another layer of Aves epoxy putty (red one), to melt the grill I've put previously. In addiction I've add lots of stripes, details, holes, panel lines, etc..
I've also add a shield (helicopter part...forgot wich one) on the side of the railgun. Detail of that copter part was just perfect IMO, so I've just add putty on the back to make it thicker and a joint connect to the rail gun.



3/4 back view: here you can see the engine zone almost finished. Metal thrusters were a test for the Iguana (weren't good for the Lady), just perfect for the Kastor. THEY WON'T BE RELEASED IN ALLUMINIUM anyway, I'll use just one as prototype that will be casted in resin...
I've add also a sort of roll-bar to protect engines



opposite 3/4 side view: casting numbers on the back of the turret



left side-view :you can notice that here grills surrounded by red Aves are 2 instead of opposite side where there were just one, 'cause of the weapon...I'm loving those asymmetries more and more.... :wacko:



3/4 right front view: here bumper is finished, with reinforcements and bolts of various sizes



bumper detail..



upper 3/4 front-view



In next set of pics I think I'll show you finished piece and maybe some extra-stuff :)

More pics here: http://kallamity.com/products/view/HGKA01 (second gallery)

thanks for watching guys

z
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November 17, 2011, 01:03:17 PM
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Awesome, love the whole thing and the way you turned the basic shape into something so cool!
The radiator is really great!
The shield looks like it has a bit more texture than the rest of the kit, is that intentional? Might just be the pics though.

November 17, 2011, 01:08:54 PM
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Awesome, love the whole thing and the way you turned the basic shape into something so cool!
The radiator is really great!
The shield looks like it has a bit more texture than the rest of the kit, is that intentional? Might just be the pics though.

Thanks Ez!! Glad you like it!
Wich shield do you mean? The rail-gun one?

z

November 17, 2011, 04:06:42 PM
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WOW !
I am in for the illustration thing ,I will make some for the fun maybe one like the old kit box .

November 17, 2011, 04:26:21 PM
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Yeah, the one on the gun but I looked again on the more recent pictures and it looks fine to me :D

November 17, 2011, 04:53:53 PM
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WOW !
I am in for the illustration thing ,I will make some for the fun maybe one like the old kit box .


Do you really want to make an illustration that has a model made by recycled-parts as subject!!??  :razz:
I really can't wait Master! I love your style!!

Yeah, the one on the gun but I looked again on the more recent pictures and it looks fine to me :D

ok thanks! It has no texture anyway....just small rivets

thanks guys

Luca


November 17, 2011, 05:14:59 PM
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WOW !
I am in for the illustration thing ,I will make some for the fun maybe one like the old kit box .


Do you really want to make an illustration that has a model made by recycled-parts as subject!!??  :razz:
I really can't wait Master! I love your style!!


I will recycle drawing from other people to make it :razz:
I need to practice ,I can't draw my own stuff anymore .

November 17, 2011, 10:20:11 PM
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This is beyond cool.
It is amazing how you put everything together so nicely. :-)

November 18, 2011, 08:23:39 AM
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Some real nice detailed work there Zluca!
I'm always impressed at the details that some people can incorporate in their kits.  You are one of the them!!!

November 18, 2011, 09:17:49 AM
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You are kick ass.  8) This rocks the block.  8)  Let's skate.  ^_^
« Last Edit: November 18, 2011, 09:19:04 AM by Grail »
Throw it Hard

November 18, 2011, 11:55:46 AM
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Yeah, rivets, that's what I meant by texture. But the rest of the gun has them too :-)