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December 11, 2011, 03:14:48 PM
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FINALLY back to the bench! In anticipation of getting, shipping and painting the upcoming Remora kits from Industria Mechanika, Ian McQue and FichtenFoo (me!) I started on the cargo for the two I'm building for Ian and I. Check the link for lots of technique info and pics. Can't wait to get my hands on the kits now... gonna be 2 piles of heaping rusty goodness.

http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/tag/remora/








December 14, 2011, 08:05:54 PM
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Started testing some paint techniques on my plaster bridge pylons for the base. I'm testing on one I broke accidentilly this morning. Now I have to wait a few days for the new ones to fully cure. Bah! Details on my site: http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/tag/remora/






December 14, 2011, 11:45:38 PM
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Few dys to cure ?! what kind of plaster are you using ? I often use plaster for renovation and it cures so fast. It's hard like stone in about 15 minutes and heats like hell. Working with plaster is very technic. I use what we call here plātre de Paris. It's plaster with accelerator so you can sand it in the hour.

December 15, 2011, 06:27:30 AM
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Ahh, so that's the difference between plaster and plaster of paris. It's very hard after an hour, but doesn't heat up. Then it takes a few days until it fully expels all the moisture. I still have half a large tub of the plaster, but next time I'll get the PoP. Thanks!

January 11, 2012, 02:20:50 PM
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As promised... Progress! Finished the clean-up and started primer and paint. I primed with dark gray and "red" dumplicolor auto primer, then airbrushed on a coat of Tamiya Flat Hull Red and sponged on some watered down Orange Tamiya for the rust. This is just a basecoat that will show through after the next step: the hairspray chipping technique.

More pics and info here: http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/tag/remora/






January 11, 2012, 02:41:25 PM
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Looking good Michael. How did you plan on dealing with the weight for the hovering effect? I'm still war gaming that part... "Q"

January 11, 2012, 03:27:32 PM
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Thanks. Well, I plan on having a REALLY strong single rectangular tube disguised inside a bridge tower. Two round bars will extend from the tube through drilled holes and the tube then filled with resin for added strength. The two rods will go into the remora through a front bumper tire which should hide them fairly well and give the impression that it's using the tower as a pier of sorts.

January 11, 2012, 04:08:51 PM
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nice Dio !
the hull is one part  :twitch: wow ... looks like you can kill someone with it .

January 11, 2012, 04:41:42 PM
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It's about 1.5 lbs so definitely a weapon! He used a really strong slow-cure resin to do them so the side walls are nice and sturdy.

January 11, 2012, 04:51:18 PM
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Your stuff gets more and more lifelike every time. Museum quality. It's amazing to look at the first kits you posted, then to compare them to your recent works.

January 11, 2012, 05:01:08 PM
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It's about 1.5 lbs so definitely a weapon! He used a really strong slow-cure resin to do them so the side walls are nice and sturdy.
it was a nice idea to make it black too, looks like more deadly, and easier for the chipping ? you made the first kit that can kill :)

January 12, 2012, 12:40:23 AM
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Wow! Great start, looking stunning already Michael, the bridge and footings look sweet  :-)
'Your knowledge of scientific biological transmogrification is only outmatched by your zest for kung-fu treachery!' ~ Black Dynamite

January 12, 2012, 03:24:43 AM
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The pier looks pretty awesome already, this is gonna be another neat diorama :)

January 12, 2012, 03:17:31 PM
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I already love them! :twitch:
I really can't wait....
Luca

January 13, 2012, 10:45:56 AM
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I wait mine to begin

January 13, 2012, 01:02:15 PM
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 :twitch:

....GREAT Job...........as usual...
The primered/orange base for the rust is amazing....


January 14, 2012, 12:26:01 PM
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Thanks guys!

I've been quite busy since the last update. Check out the two hulls and fin progress for the two build-ups. There's LOTS of progress pics and build-step info on the link.

http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/tag/remora/




January 17, 2012, 06:40:09 PM
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Oh that's looking cool! I am stalled on mine at the moment. I started back to school Monday and am swamped with homework, field sessions etc.  :meh: Hoping to get back at it soon though. "Q" :)

January 18, 2012, 02:28:32 AM
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I received mine yesterday. Thank you for this Fuc.....Marvelous Kit.

January 18, 2012, 04:42:09 AM
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My preference goes to the blue but they are both great.