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GB5: Period Piece / Re: GB5 Sign-Up
« on: May 28, 2009, 07:06:36 PM »
I'd like to join. I haven't done... well... any models in awhile. Need something to kick me into gear. Making a 50's mech is awefully tempting. I might have a few things in mind. ^_^

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Model In-Progress / Re: GN-X custom scratchbuild
« on: September 25, 2008, 01:26:58 PM »
Woah!  :twitch:
That is cool! I can't wait to see the actual build up of this. Can I ask what you used to do those renders?

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Model In-Progress / Re: PG Evangelion
« on: September 19, 2008, 02:01:27 PM »
http://www.flextex.com/flex-sleeve.html

Braided fiberglass tubing. Avialable from 1/8 to 24 inches in diameter. The braid looks similar in size to mechaskunk's. Not sure how much it is though...  :unsure:

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Model Talk / Re: "Period Piece" Group Build?
« on: September 17, 2008, 07:50:12 AM »
Im not sure what I'd build but, it seems like it'd be interesting. Count me in.  ^_^

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Model In-Progress / Re: Patrol in the Debris Field
« on: January 18, 2008, 08:13:45 PM »
That has to be without a doubt, the most awesome fire/booster effect with LED's that I have ever seen. It looks like the inner metal work of the boosters glowing from the heat of exhaust jets. Its a really cool look. I bet it would be great for an airplane. Makes me want to find something to try that on.  :D

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I shipped out cases of kit 01 in 1/100th from Gundam 00 last week. Gundam Exia I believe it to be. They were going to places around the US, I guess for model shops or something. Never though I'd see stuff like that at UPS. The outer cartons were pretty cool, all tricked out with graphics and stuff.

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Model In-Progress / Re: PG Evangelion
« on: September 30, 2007, 04:38:06 PM »
I'm willing to bet you could weld it together with heat. If its the thick kind of nylon I'm envisioning, I would imagine a soldering iron would work nicely.
Slight off topic though, where did you find this kit? I've wanted to get one but I kept seeing that it was discontinued.  :unsure:

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Build-Offs & Duels / Re: HHHH - Hovertruck - FichtenFoo
« on: July 03, 2007, 04:33:16 PM »
Is it supposed to be a stream or a river?
Usually shallow streams arent so green and murky. But, thats just my 2 cents.  :embarrased:

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Build-Offs & Duels / Re: HHHH - Hovertruck - FichtenFoo
« on: June 26, 2007, 05:13:05 AM »
Where did you get the ray gun that you used to shrink all of this stuff down to that scale?  :twitch:

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Build-Offs & Duels / Re: HHHH - Hovertruck - FichtenFoo
« on: June 21, 2007, 02:13:09 PM »

Does anyone have any pics of weathered tarnished brass shells that have been outside for a while? I was searching around the other day, but not much luck.


I don't have any pics but I used to have an old 7.62mm round that I found in a movie theater parking lot once, so I can describe the color for you.

It'll be a dark brown copper color, really dark. And, it will have that "oil in water" rainbow kind of swirl pattern to it. As well as a bit of that green like on an old penny. I would imagine, depending on the age, that it would be turning black in the recesses and where it's lying. And the green would be more pronounced on the higher areas where it's more exposed.

Because of the copper content, Brass ages almost the exact same way. From my experience anyway.  :razz:

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Model Gallery / Re: FG RX-78-2 and MS Hangar
« on: April 12, 2007, 03:08:15 PM »
I quite like the shading. It makes the kit seem larger than it is. It looks like an MG in terms of scale, just from veiwing it alone with no other models nearby. I think the shading is what does that, and I think it's pretty cool.  ^_^

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Model In-Progress / Re: Kampfer version V
« on: April 04, 2007, 06:01:44 AM »
Do they make 1/100 Vayate kits?  :unsure:

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Model Talk / Re: Type 74 Hovertruck
« on: March 31, 2007, 10:28:09 AM »
Jumbo Grade anybody?  :lol:
http://www.toyking.com.tw/merchandise/3/Bandai_JG_138531.htm

Weren't all of the Hardgraph kits supposed to come with 1/35 mobile suit peices?

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Painting/Priming / Re: Formula 409 and Stripping Models
« on: March 12, 2007, 12:37:38 PM »
I have had success removing spray paint from PVC and polycarbonate with a product call "Adhesive Remover". Its an orange liquid that comes in a clear bottle, it has a little padded squeeze applicator and an orange cap with a spatula shape (to help peel off stickers). It's safe on plastic, glass, wood, carpet, metal, etc. and it works really well at removing paint. Just rub it on and let it sit for a few seconds, then scrub the paint off. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't tried it. I don't know if its available outside the US or not.

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Model In-Progress / Boba Fett's Slave 1 (Fine Molds)
« on: February 22, 2007, 05:31:00 AM »
No word yet, I'll have to try and bump the thread later. But, you'll be the first to know when I hear something back.  :(

In the mean time, I found these:
http://www.starshipmodeler.com/starwars/smith_sw3.cfm
Picture of the actual miniature. Theyre a bit small, but, better than nothing I think.
I also found this nifty build up:
http://www.starshipmodeler.com/starwars/rm_slave.htm

I'll see if I can find anything else.  :)

EDIT: Okay, some people got back to me on the RPF. I've got 2 more links for you and these have much better picture of the real deal.
This one you'll have to scroll down a bit, but there are quite a few pictures of the Slave 1.
http://www.studioscale.com/images/reference/Other/Frank%20Wire/index.htm
This one here, just click on "enter" than "ships and vehicles" and find the Slave 1. You'll see a row of empty boxes, but those are the pictures. Just click on them to view.
http://www.halstensen.com/

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Model In-Progress / Boba Fett's Slave 1 (Fine Molds)
« on: February 21, 2007, 06:55:52 AM »
I put in the word, I'll see if they bring anything to the table and link you to the thread when that happens.  :D

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Model In-Progress / Boba Fett's Slave 1 (Fine Molds)
« on: February 20, 2007, 04:39:57 PM »
There is a forum I belong to, TheRPF, which tends to be a pretty good resource when it comes to all things Star Wars. They also tend to speak your name whenever Mech modeling comes up  :lol:
If you like, I could put up a request (since you have to be registered to post) for some photo's of the actual filming miniature.  :)

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Model In-Progress / 1/35 Briegel (Fullscratch)
« on: January 05, 2007, 06:10:24 PM »
Im sure Zluca would love to give us humble folks an injection kit of that masterpeice but realisticaly I dont think it would be possible. :(
Speaking from my machinist background, you would have to scan the model into CAD, break it into all the seperate peices and add all the hollow spaces and pegs, then design a sprue tree for the parts. After that you'd transfer it to another program and have a machine cut out a mold for it in metal. Mold making is very complicated and expensive keep in mind.
After that they would take the molds and put them into an injection molding machine to create the finished plastic parts.
It just would not be feasible for a small run of kits. Each kit would have cost hundreds upon hundreds of dollars just to make up for the mold creation costs and other fee's they would charge for such a thing.

That being said, this is a beautiful kit and Im glad to have had the privilage of seeing the pics that were posted here and to be able to watch as it was built up. :)

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Model In-Progress / Orbital Frame: Ardjet
« on: November 17, 2006, 06:22:02 AM »
Quote from: "mrmaigo"

Well, if noone else is gona say it... "cock-pit"
Half the size of a house :shock:


Aww come on, its only 20 feet long  :lol:

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Model In-Progress / Orbital Frame: Ardjet
« on: November 16, 2006, 04:20:50 PM »
Yeah, you can get Ardjet in versus mode and since the mech is usualy right next to the screen, its pretty good for getting screens. Alternativly, the cut scenes are really good for close ups and such.  I might have to dust off my game and play it again after this :lol:
Perhaps in the future you could tackle Auuman Anubis with its hundreds of little tiny floating hexagon thingies :shock:

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