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The Catapult / MG Guntank
« on: February 05, 2019, 12:49:28 PM »
Straight OOB MG Guntank.

Great kit with lots of gimmicks that you never use. Tons of parts that really serve no purpose unless you want to play with it like a toy.

Built it with a fair bit of battle damage, left cannon jammed to the rear (that took way more surgery than you could possibly imagine), right arm shot to sh!t and dangling down plus various other impact marks. Added some spent shell casings falling off the rear to give the impression it was firing the BFG. Bandai as usual have stuffed up the relative size of the weapons to the scale of the kit. The guns are supposed to be 120mm but don't scale out anywhere that, more like well over 200mm and the bazooka launchers on the arms are only supposed to be 40mm but are bigger in diameter than the guns.

Paints were Tamiya for the most part. Earth for the base colour with green, yellow & black for the camo. Decals are all from the Bandai set for the Guntank and the base has some plaster dragon's teeth and 1/35 tank traps.

Was lucky enough to take out 1st place in Mech-1 at the 2018 QMHE

Mecha Plamo Display / Fist of War "Nothung"
« on: February 05, 2019, 12:31:19 PM »
Rocket Models (or Model Collect outside Japan) 1/72 E-100 Ausf.Sechsfubler "Nothung"

Huge model for 1/72 scale. Pretty simple parts set as all the legs are the same so you get 6 sets of each sprue needed for the legs. Only problem with that is any error in the moulding is repeated 6 times and believe me there were plenty  >:( Hull went together pretty easy but the AA turrets need a bit of TLC. The main turret is completely out of proportion to the huge hull and legs and looks a bit strange (as if the whole doesn't  ;) )

Painted in late war German ambush colours using Gunze paints and weathere with the usual suspects from Vallejo, AK & Tamiya. I chose to do some of the legs in various states of finish depicting repairs and replacement legs.

All in all a bugger of a kit to assemble but once done is pretty impressive. It's only one of a whole range of legged tanks although most of them are only 4 legged and use a different design leg which goes together a lot easier than these.

The Catapult / MG Shin Musha (now with Mini-Me)
« on: February 05, 2019, 10:06:39 AM »
I stuck to an all metallic scheme using Gunze & Tamiya acrylics. Main red is Gunze Metallic Red with Gunze Clear Red on alternating panels. Black is Gunze Metallic Steel Red and the grey parts either Metallic Grey or Steel. The white parts are Gunze Silver and I used Tamiya Metallic Brown for the wooden parts.

The decals are mostly Bandai from the set for the Shin Musha. The kit shows two types of Shin Musha and I combined both sets of decals where space permitted. 165 all up.

Final clear was Gunze laid on as wet as possible. This did upset the Gunze Copper I used for the pipes but it doesnít look too bad (I hope). Had a small FUBAR. The upper collet on the spear split and disappeared down the carpet monsterís throat so I cut the end off of the shaft and redrilled the hole and just glued the spear head directly to the shaft.

Mecha Plamo Display / Ma.K. Oskar "Lost"
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:16:11 AM »
Finally dipped a toe into the Ma.K. pond. A Strahl forces SK362 Panzer Spahwagen Oskar automated reconnaissance hover tank. Iíve called it ďLostĒ as itís aimlessly wandering a wasteland somewhere due to a communications breakdown, slowly rusting away due to the acid rain.

Paints were mostly Gunze with a bit of Tamiya and Vallejo. Weathering was done mainly with Vallejo pigments and AK Interactive washes with a final brush over with various Tamiya makeup kits. The dust from under the skirts was done using fish tank filter wool with Vallejo pigments rubbed into it. Thanks for looking and I hope itís not too hard on the eyes.

Pilot's Rec Room / GW 40K Taurox half track
« on: July 04, 2018, 09:09:56 AM »
Something a bit different. Gunpla is a bit on the nose for me at the moment so I thought I'd have a go at one of the ugliest kits in 40K, the Taurox. Picked it at a swap meet a month or so ago for a good price (thankfully  ;) ) and them went and spent about as much again on bitz  ::)

The wheels were some resin ones I picked cheap from a sale somewhere and most the extras came from some bloke on ebay that breaks up kits. It's not built to the rules as I don't play anymore so I decided to use as many weapons in the box as possible.

All hand painted with Tamiya mostly and Gunze for the figures of which I know suck so don't look at them too long and it'll be okay :-). The first pic is what it's supposed to look like and the last few are of the cabin before the lid went on. Hope it's not too hard on the eyes  :)

Pilot's Rec Room / 1/48 Tamiya Elefant
« on: April 16, 2018, 10:49:57 PM »
What's this? Another tank. Yep my break from Gunpla is still going strong.

Built this OOB using the sticker set that Tamiya offer as an add on for the zimmerit (the lumpy finish for all you non armour types  ;) ) Paints are Gunze with AK & Vallejo for the the weathering. I used some Wilder Earth Texture for the first time and am impressed. Stays where you put it and looks fairly realistic once dried.

Pilot's Rec Room / 48 Ford Coupe "Moonshine Express"
« on: March 29, 2018, 03:06:24 PM »
After 25+ years of sci-fi, itís tanks, planes and now cars. What next? Ships?

In my late teens I used to make cars by the truck load but havenít touched one since around 1980. Nothingís changed kit wise, this Revell 48 Ford Coupe is just as crappy as they were back then. Anyway enough reminiscing and back to the model.

ďWell my nameís John Lee Pettimore, same as my Daddy and his Daddy before.Ē

The opening lines of one of my all-time favourite songs, Copperhead Road. Whilst I like to look at nice shiny cars I couldnít make one in a million years so what could I make with my limited skills but a moonshine runner and what better scenario than Copperhead Road. Yeah I know itís not a Dodge but the 48 Ford is pretty close shape wise and itís all I could find. The kit is by Revell, itís the two in one Police/Deluxe kit. Pretty ho-hum compared to todayís kits. I had a bit of a fiddle with the suspension to crank it over, added a driver, bucket seat, shotgun and some whiskey barrels, painted it semi-gloss black and went OTT with the weathering. Not use to dirtying up black finishes so it got a bit out of hand. Hope itís not too bad on the eyes and I promise to get better  :)

Mecha WIP's / Viewing pictures
« on: February 26, 2018, 04:39:12 PM »
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Mecha Plamo Display / Viewing pictures
« on: February 26, 2018, 04:38:33 PM »
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Mobile Suit Hangar / Viewing pictures
« on: February 26, 2018, 04:37:29 PM »
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The Catapult / Viewing pictures
« on: February 26, 2018, 04:36:49 PM »
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The Catapult / HGUC 1/144 RGM-79(G)
« on: February 26, 2018, 04:32:00 PM »
RGM-79(G) ďSabreĒ

Bandai HGUC RGM-79(G). The new 79(G) is a great kit. Only a few seams to deal with and the new joints make it really posable. I made this pretty well OOB with a few additions from Bandai Builders Parts and Kotobukiya, namely the extra armour, the axe, some antennas, smoke launchers and grenades. The M61A5 tanks, the Hovertruck and the extra missile launcher all came from the UC Hardgraph Ground War sets.

Everything is brush painted using mainly Gunze acrylics with Tamiya & Vallejo for some of the details. The main colours are from the US SE Asia scheme as used in Vietnam. Weathering is done with a combination of Vallejo pigments and AK Interactive washes with the Tamiya makeup set used for highlights and dust.

The base is an artistís canvas panel that you can get from most cheapo and art shops. The basic ground cover is a mat I picked up on the cheap at QMHE a few years ago. Added extras like tank tracks, footprints, rocks, tree stumps and some ejected cartridge cases. I also modified the breach of the 100mm machinegun to show a case being ejected.

Joint Exercises / QMHE 2018
« on: January 22, 2018, 08:17:24 AM »
Here's the latest from the committee

The Catapult / MG MSA-003 Nemo (updated pics)
« on: November 13, 2017, 05:59:52 PM »
MG MSA-003 Nemo Deep Strike Unit.

Parts used:
MG Nemo, P-Bandai Ballute Pack, Weapons Container & 180mm cannon from MG RX-79[G], Anti MS shotgun from MG Kampher, pistol & rifle/grenade launcher from Kotokukiya. Drones are made from the large radome in the Bandai Builders MS Radome 01 set with missiles left over from the Mosquito that I built a while back. Decals (all 131 of them) are mostly from various Bandai ZZ sets.

As it is an infiltration unit it has no shield or beam sabres as getting up close and personal is not the mission. I havenít added any battle damage just a bit of paint damage here and there from skulking around in the rubble waiting for a target. I tried to paint it in colours youíd see in a bombed out city and as such the only weathering is to make it look dusty from the rubble. As an elite unit it would be well maintained so once again no battle damage or really mashed up parts.

The Ballute Pack has been left looking newish as they are a one off use pack that would be disposed of after landing. Once on the ground it can be configured with or without its booster unit or carrying the Weapons Container. It has two drones accompanying it to clear the way during the drop and to provide fire support once on the ground.

The Catapult / "Powerballs" HGUC RB-79 Ball Twin set
« on: October 29, 2017, 02:56:27 PM »
Something different  :o :o

Some left over 1/35 wheels, a Koto Flexible Arm kit, some left over HG weapons and a couple of balls.

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