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Model In-Progress / JTR Style "car"
« on: February 12, 2010, 07:15:27 AM »
This is a fun little kit bash project. The concept is inspired by one of the Junk Tank Rock designs The Viper. I loved the concept and decided to build something similar but with the kits I have on hand. The main fuselage is of course a 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109 the wheels and transmission are from a couple different 1/35 armored car kits. The intent was for this to be 1/35 scale, but the fuselage is a tad too narrow for a driverís shoulders, so either only small guys can drive or Iíll just say itís ďbox scaleĒ.

Thank you so much Francesco for the wheels.  :)

A couple more images can be found here GluhKafer Build Diary

Like the subject asks. Is the Tamiya rattle can Clear Semi Gloss TS-79 a lacquer lacquer or is it some kind of enamel lacquer? I applied a clear coat from the spray can and later applied a couple of MIG filters and the surface is kinda tacky in some spots. 

The Tamiya site says they are lacquers, but I've been able to affect their German Gray with Turpenoid.

Guess I'll just have to set the model aside for a few days/week and hope for the best.

That is a very nice finish on the 234. You have photos of other armor kits you've worked on?

Model Gallery / Re: HAFS Goblin
« on: January 12, 2010, 09:33:11 AM »
Thanks. I've had a lot of real snow reference lately.

Model Gallery / Re: HAFS Goblin
« on: January 11, 2010, 12:34:12 PM »
decoy - Thanks.
Petar - Thanks. I airbrushed a flat over the jacket and pants but maybe not flat enough. The hat should have a sheen, it's leather.

Model Gallery / Re: HAFS Goblin
« on: January 09, 2010, 04:36:21 PM »
Foo - Check Mike's 1/48 Panzer III he's building on MIG. He used the WS Snow and makes the comment that the flakes are too big for 1/48, glad he said it first, cause I didn't want to make him feel bad  :lol:. The WS flake size was OK for 1/20, but it's too large for anything else IMO. Which is unfortunate considering mostly HO model railroaders use the stuff. I'd stick with Micro Balloons for 1/35 and smaller scales.

Nico - Thank you.

Manyueru - Thanks. I look at it as a whole. If anything was missing, it would look empty.

Model Gallery / Re: HAFS Goblin
« on: January 08, 2010, 07:11:41 AM »
Foo Man - I felt the scale of the flakes of the WS Snow worked better.

ZLuca - Thank you very much

MRF - Yeah, I don't post photos of those. Thanks.

Model In-Progress / Re: Hoth Diorama in 1/48
« on: January 07, 2010, 12:40:19 PM »
Good to see you back on this. Love the Snow Speeders. I played with my Kenner one until it fell apart. One of the best SW designs IMO.

Model Gallery / Re: HAFS Goblin
« on: January 07, 2010, 12:34:34 PM »
Looks great as usual. Really like the groundwork and will have to look up your snow technique.

Thanks. I didn't write a whole lot about the snow as I just kinda made it up as I went along. I mixed acrylic paste with WS Snow until it was a thick almost crumbly paste. I used a sculpting tools to place and spread the paste and a small brush dipped in water to smooth things out. I re-applied to certain areas several times over the course of a few weeks and finally dusted some areas and set the loose stuff with thinned white glue.

Model Gallery / Re: HAFS Goblin
« on: January 07, 2010, 11:56:10 AM »
Lovely piece! I'm confused, did you create the design or is it Kow's? Anyway it looks awesome, much better than the awful and awkward Jerry :-)

Thanks. It's a scratch build based on Kow's sketches/paintings.

Hey! Jerry cool.

mvm3897 - Thank you very much.

Model Gallery / HAFS Goblin
« on: January 07, 2010, 09:50:24 AM »
A new year and a newly finished model.

The HAFS Goblin is a Mercenary Heavy Armored Fighting Suit developed on the HAFS Jerry chassis. A new torso/hull was developed which incorporated the armor protection and indirect sighting advantages of the SAFS. 2x three tube missile launchers in armored housings are located on either side of the hull. There is no additional armament.

This scene depicts a Goblin in the Rocky Mountain region during the Mercenary counterattacks against SDR bases on the North American continent. The first fields test for the Goblin occur on December 31, 2885. So this diorama depicts a mechanic making adjustments to the hydraulics in a field shop shortly after the initial production makes its combat debut .   

The Goblin in this diorama is a repaint of a scratchbuild I finished a number of years ago but was never happy with the finish. The figure is from the Hasegawa 1/20 Mechanic Figure Set #1.

Additional images can be found here: HAFS Goblin

The complete build diary can be found here: HAFS Redux

Model Gallery / Re: Maelstrom Exia
« on: October 09, 2009, 07:02:02 AM »
Are you still using alcohol or have you tried the Tamiya Laq thinner yet for thinning.

The HL huh? I looked into that one but got the HP-C plus instead. Iwata all the way.

Model Gallery / Re: AFS - Kestrel Finished was Betty Page ;-)
« on: October 09, 2009, 06:58:42 AM »
Not touchy, just 'splainin.

But maybe I have been staring at the same stuff for too long.

Model Gallery / Re: Maelstrom Exia
« on: October 09, 2009, 06:53:04 AM »
Why your stuff isn't in Dengeki or HJ I'll never understand.

Flawless. I don't know what it is, but the mods/paint/colors/finish is flawless.

Model Gallery / Re: AFS - Kestrel Finished was Betty Page ;-)
« on: October 09, 2009, 06:09:14 AM »
Now that you changed the topic name which was distracting everyone in a negative way...  :sarcasm:

They were just disappointed.

Looks just like the one Lin.K designed. Is that who you got the idea from?

Oh you mean the one that Link modeled from Kow's sketch based on a resin kit that Francesco released based on a model by Alaya-san. That original idea?  :sarcasm:

edit - I haven't seen Link's model since he posted his finished piece. "Just like" is quite a stretch Mike. "Just like" your Martian hover machine looks "just like" something Kow designed. Not really. But anyway, looking at the Lincs photos, I'd have to say I like his design better. I should have actually made the effort to make mine look "just like" his.

Model Gallery / Re: Betty Page with a Huge Rack
« on: October 06, 2009, 11:38:26 AM »

awww. bummed someone else used your tired joke.  :razz:

Model Gallery / AFS - Kestrel Finished was Betty Page ;-)
« on: October 06, 2009, 09:40:42 AM »

This is my latest finished piece, the AFS Kestrel. It is an original design based on a Wave AFS Mk1.

All gear is sculpted in place with Milliput Standard Yellow. The model was painted with Tamiya acrylics. The gear was painted with Vallejo Model Color. The majority of weathering is with  W&N and 502 oils, even the accumulated dust and dried mud on the feet and legs. Only a light dusting of pigments were used at the end. The most challenging part was deciding to dirty up the gear.

Additional images can be found here.

AFS Kestrel Gallery

Model In-Progress / Re: Nutrocker w/Nebelwerfer 142 1/76
« on: October 01, 2009, 08:01:40 AM »
Nice looking details.

Nutrocker with a clear rod. That's so last month.  :lol:

check this out Floating Nutrocker It Floats!

Model Gallery / Re: 1:20 Antigravity Armored Raider Falke (Hasegawa)
« on: September 28, 2009, 09:40:07 AM »
This is totally cool!!!!!!

Love the trailer

Love the finish

Love the extra details

Love the ball bearings

Love the bit of humor with the trunk - but agree it could use a bit of weathering.

This is a great Falke!

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