Author Topic: FichtenFoo's Light Martian Hovertank NOW AVAILABLE!  (Read 20396 times)

December 10, 2009, 07:23:09 AM
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December 10, 2009, 08:56:09 AM
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December 10, 2009, 09:30:45 AM
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AWESOME! Why am I never the first to know!? And thanks for ordering one! Please post in-progs when you get it!

December 10, 2009, 02:23:30 PM
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'scuse my bad manners  - thought I'd posted here before. Too many forums, too many years!  :D
Great model - can't wait...

December 10, 2009, 02:48:13 PM
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No worries! Looking forward to seeing what people do with it! Post pics when you start!

December 11, 2009, 01:01:45 PM
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Joust ordered mine from my Local Hobby Shop here, in Italy  :-)
I have some cool bits from various T-62 T-72 tanks I collected right for in this project  ;)
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December 11, 2009, 02:43:36 PM
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Bollocks! I'm not showing you mine if Francesco's doing one!!  ;)

December 11, 2009, 02:52:21 PM
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Sweet! Can't wait to see it! And dwartist... post it anyway! Best way to get better or at least get more confidence!

December 12, 2009, 02:16:35 PM
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Sweet! Can't wait to see it! And dwartist... post it anyway! Best way to get better or at least get more confidence!
I was kidding!! I'd be delighted to post it here, thanks...

December 23, 2009, 01:58:22 AM
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Got mine yesterday - on my birthday too! How's that for timing. Great design and a wonderful piece of casting (a couple of troublesome resin blocks but, hey...). I'll keep you posted!

December 23, 2009, 06:37:24 AM
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Which ones did you find troublesome? I found that with the exception of the back of the engine and the underside of the hatch's thick "gates", neither of which is a visible portion of the model, it all went together quite easily.

December 23, 2009, 09:33:50 AM
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The hatch, certainly, but manageable. The gates at the front of the hull had broken off with a small piece of hull (easily fixed with a little putty). Nothing that you don't get generally with resin kits and (the point I was trying to make) nothing unexpected or unsolveable. The finished product will be well worth the effort. One of the fan grill covers was bent and I emailed Mig Pro to suggest packing this more carefully (rather than loose in the box) but, again, nothing that can't be corrected by the modeller with a little experience.
It's a great vehicle, Michael, I'm delighted with it!

December 23, 2009, 10:51:05 AM
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Awesome, glad you like it! That's too bad though that there was a few issues like the bent piece. Since I was doing the box art I didn't get a "packed" version. When mine does arrive though I'll be sure to check and see.

January 07, 2010, 08:12:41 PM
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When can we expect heavy martian tank in production?  ;)

January 07, 2010, 08:14:45 PM
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Heh... haven't even started one! I do have ideas for other hovertanks though.

January 08, 2010, 06:46:14 PM
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But you already made one. is it too expensive to produce?

January 08, 2010, 07:05:40 PM
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Oh... wow... probably. It's like 4x bigger than the one I did for Mig. I should do a side-by-side. Plus it was never meant to be cast so there's lots of undercuts and such. It'd be easier to do a new one that try to make that one castable.

January 22, 2010, 12:46:32 PM
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Just arrived mine!! :D :D :D
Ehi people, this kit is GORGEOUS!
Resin is really top-notch, highly workable and ANY bubbles at all!
I expected smaller, but the shield is huge!
I'm amazed by details, master Foo did an awesome job on this one!
Another positive point of the model is that you can display  it in fly mode, or on the ground. In fact it has 6 cool little legs under the shield.
A true BEAUTIFUL model, wasn't able to resist to start it immediately :)
My respect Michael!

z
p.s. I already see a new thread on WIP section soon!! :lol:
« Last Edit: January 22, 2010, 12:50:13 PM by ZLuca »

January 22, 2010, 03:19:27 PM
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I saw this on the MIG website but al sold out :( :(.  It does look really cool!
SNIFFING RESIN DUST IS FUN!!!!!!

January 22, 2010, 03:28:07 PM
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