Author Topic: 1/48 Front Mission BLIZZAIA ver.large (scratchbuilding)  (Read 13119 times)

June 27, 2010, 01:13:32 PM
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Okey, okey...... so, no texture it is.   :-). I will remove the texture added to the forearm.
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June 28, 2010, 12:52:43 PM
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August 01, 2010, 02:57:05 PM
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Although I don't play Front Mission, but I always admire scratch builders. Will keep an eye on this for tips & tricks.  8)

September 17, 2010, 03:44:56 AM
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Excellent scratchbuild :lol:. Can't wait for more WIPs  :taz:.May I ask as to how do you acquire the ball joints or where they scratchbuilt as well? I'm curious too as to their articulation ^_^
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September 18, 2010, 02:57:28 AM
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Cool build and wip!  I also wish they would make Front Mission kits. Starting to come together nicely. I'll definitely tune into your progress!
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September 18, 2010, 08:45:16 PM
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I vote no textures. This is great work on a great subject. One of the reasons I've liked ezechiel's amx-84 build is it reminds me of something from FM4. It's a great game.

Anyone know if there's a FM5 on PS3?
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September 18, 2010, 10:51:37 PM
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Anyone know if there's a FM5 on PS3?

"FM Evolved" comes out on PS3/360/and PC Sept 28/2010.
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September 19, 2010, 07:25:40 AM
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September 19, 2010, 12:16:34 PM
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And it's most likely gonna suck ;_;
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I would have to agree there. I was really disappointed with "AC For Answer" as well. Armored Core: For Question, is more like it. They seemed to make it f*%kin impossible.
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September 19, 2010, 02:27:12 PM
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Sadly I haven't really liked and AC game since AC2, unless one of the newer ones is fantastic and I just never tried it.
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September 20, 2010, 07:36:52 PM
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Hi dudes;

The model is the final sanding process...... hopefully soon i will be making some molds. I will be posting some pics soon. The work on this has been a little slow lately...... ;)

Red: The ball joints are fron kotobukiya and you could find  then at HLJ.
Ezechiel: Yeah, it´s going to suck  :(, no more strategy for FM, just shooting and shooting and shooting and............ so on   :angry:.
Funaka: There is a FM 5, its name is Scars of war, but it was released  for japan market only ........ pity  :(, FM evolved will be more like AC...... just dont like it...... but the mech design still awesome

Well see ya soon i hope

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October 25, 2010, 10:17:08 PM
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I find scratchbuilds like this very exciting, and inspiring, awesome work! I agree, don't hide all your beautiful detail behind texture, it looks fantastic as-is. Let's see more!

April 09, 2011, 05:43:07 PM
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HI folks;

Time for a major update..... since my job and my little girl kept me busy for a long time, the progress in this work has been really slow   :(, but i´m back  ^_^........  one month ago or so i retook this project and could achive a lot of progress on it.

1.- I proceeded to apply putty all over the pieces...  :twitch: I used Mori Mori yellow putty...... this thing is really amazing... dries very fast and sands really smooth. The only thing is that it´s not easy to find... thankfully i have two sets  :razz:



ooh i forgot , i made a mold for the hips so i was able to obtain the two i needed to build rigth and left. They are pretty the same but the position of the joint was the exact opposit in each other.

2.- Once the parts were sanded and primed y proceeded to apply a layer of satin varnish (to prevent any possibility of the silicone stick to the part), and then  tadaaaaaa¡¡¡¡¡ i could finally start with the molds for the entire model.

First of all i glued the parts to the "filling rod", and then this to a base. I used a sharpie to draw where the opening cut has to be done to pull out the master once the silicone rubber is dry. You just draw a line in the base and it will be transfered to the silicone rubber.



I used some chopped tupperware as the silicon mold container. This has to be perfectly glued to the base to avoid any leak of rubber material. I used hot glue... a lot :lol:

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April 09, 2011, 06:05:40 PM
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Ok...... i mixed and poured the silicone rubber very carefully, and got my molds  :lol:...... they look good don´t they?... i was really excited about it.



Well, there was a problem  :(, i ussually use Smooth-on rubber for my molds, becuse it doesn´t need to be degassed and work very nice with the pressure casting, but since i don´t live in the states (i live in Venezuela) this is imported and very expensive. So, i decided to to try with a new silicone rubber that is being produced locally...... ooops, i didn´t have a vacuum system for silicone degassing (i already have one now  :shifty:), and the mold resulted to be full of bubbles  :twitch:  :twitch:, and when pressure was applied to the resin when casting look what happened.....



Horror¡¡¡¡¡¡, i was in shock and really pissed off  :mad. I thougt.... "if i want it to be sold to other modelers, i can´t offer this thing", so what to do?..... I decided:
First: used this ruined cast (i sanded an repaired it), to at least view how the final model would be.
Second: Make new molds, degassing the silicone.

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April 09, 2011, 06:18:40 PM
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Meanwhile i was bullding the machine gun. I used a kotobukiya kit, made a mold of it and modified it to get what i wanted.



And finally...... i sanded, sanded, sanded an sanded again the ruined cast  :(. then primed it. Here is the result.



The kit will consist of more thar 40 pieces.

NEXT STEP..... ASSEMBLY    :drool:......... i hope when you see the whole thing somebody would be interested in get one cast.... but of course not from the ruined molds  ^_^.

 When new mold are ready and the test cast is done i´ll post how it looks so any body interested can see the cast quality. I will be using smooth-on urethane plastic for the castings.

That´s all for now i hope you enjoied.
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April 10, 2011, 02:05:25 PM
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Ughhh... I am sorry to hear that you had so many problems  :(

But it looks like you solved the problems with the molds.

I am looking forward to seeing the finished model.  :-)

 
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April 10, 2011, 04:31:59 PM
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That is still one freakin sweet kit mate.  One question, did you try letting the silicone cure under pressure and not just the resin?  I know that if the silicone isn't cured under pressure when the resin is poured and cured under pressure that kind of mushrooming happens as the resin is filling in the air pockets in the silicone.  Not to talk to you like a dummy or anything I don't mean to be offensive, just tryin to help if it's possibly needed.  Have you decided on pricing yet? 

April 10, 2011, 05:43:16 PM
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Clee: Thanks man. That was really awfull and frustrating...... But as Walt disney used to say "Keep moving forward"  :-)

Helmos: That was exactly what happened...... Yes, one way to prevent this is letting the rubber cure under pressure; but I´ve been told that degassing applying vacuum to the rubber prior pouring is more effective, so i´m going to try this first plus I already got one device to do it.... Anyway any advice is very welcome, so thanks a lot for yours.  :D. about the pricing I think it would be around 70  USD plus shipping, but i couldn´t tell this is the final  ???
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April 11, 2011, 12:49:27 PM
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Really looking forward to see the whole kit built! Good luck on the casting!

April 11, 2011, 01:32:09 PM
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What Ezechiel  said..  :-)
Looking cool man. I can't wait to see it either.
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