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 on: February 13, 2019, 02:24:47 PM 
Started by thegunny - Last post by Smegalot
Looks good

 on: February 08, 2019, 09:48:51 AM 
Started by thegunny - Last post by thegunny
Now with Mini-Me  :)

 on: February 07, 2019, 08:12:44 AM 
Started by Mechworker - Last post by Mechworker
When it comes to the Automotive Dark Ages, there are a few certainties you can almost always rely on. One of those is that it was a bad time to be a storied nameplate, because the chances of you surviving with your name intact was pretty much nil. That’s why I love that era, from about 1973 to about 1987 so much; the cars in it were so lacklustre and neutered that people can’t help but want to forget them.

One good example is the Nova. While most people will choose to remember the late ‘60s and early ‘70s muscle-era pocket rockets, the truth is the Nova died a long and slow death, wasting away until replaced by the exciting, modern and much-ballyhooed Citation! (Nevermind it’s resurrection as a badge engineered Corolla…) For me, the thrill isn’t the early Novas that everyone remembers. Nope, it’s the cruddy, wheezy late models, the shadows of their former selves, that turns my crank.

For that reason, I was very excited to finally be able to get my hands on a copy of Round 2’s version of the MPC 1979 Nova – Squad Rod! As if the last Nova wasn’t sad enough, the MPC attempt to create a Police Hot Rod is just, well… disquieting. Check out this loserly last stand at the link below!

 on: February 05, 2019, 01:00:44 PM 
Started by thegunny - Last post by thegunny
Finally got around to posing the Nemo the way I wanted to but didn't have the right base.

Was lucky enough to score a 2nd in Mech-2 at the 2018 QMHE with it in this configuration.

 on: February 05, 2019, 12:52:35 PM 
Started by thegunny - Last post by thegunny
But wait there's more  :)

 on: February 05, 2019, 12:49:28 PM 
Started by thegunny - Last post by thegunny
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

 on: February 05, 2019, 12:31:19 PM 
Started by thegunny - Last post by thegunny
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.

 on: February 05, 2019, 10:06:39 AM 
Started by thegunny - Last post by thegunny
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 doesn’t look too bad (I hope). Had a small FUBAR. The upper collet on the spear split and disappeared down the carpet monster’s throat so I cut the end off of the shaft and redrilled the hole and just glued the spear head directly to the shaft.

 on: January 25, 2019, 09:26:07 AM 
Started by Mechworker - Last post by Mechworker
Despite building them very rarely, I really do like space ships. On one hand, they really let  you use your imagination, since they’re not real. On the other, most ships of which there are kits are so famous that to paint them in other than their “accepted” schemes can often be considered akin to heresey! I’ve always wanted to build my “own” ship, with its own back story. However, I’m not up for that kind of scratchbuilding, so that left me high and dry.

That was until I came across the Wave kit of the Solvalou, a non-scale kit of the main fighter from the video game Xevious. Since I’m no gamer, and never was, I had no connection to the ship, nor did I have any preconceived notions about how it should look, scale or anything else. So, I finally had a chance to get imaginative!
I had great fun paying tribute to my two favourite books, the Usborne Book of the Future and the original TTA Book (Spacecraft 2000-2100AD) with this little model, which turned out to be a great kit!

Check out my personal addition to the TTA universe at the link below, and let me know what you think!

 on: January 11, 2019, 11:45:41 AM 
Started by Mechworker - Last post by Mechworker
When most people think of a collection of vehicles from the mid 1950’s, they think of T-Birds, or Tri-Chevies or at least something with fins. Barring that, at least most people think of something with four wheels! However, I am not most people. For me, while they’re visually interesting and neat in real life, cars of the Fifties have never really “done it” for me as modelling subjects.

No, I like the weirder stuff, so when I got a collection of vehicles from the mid-‘50s, it was a bunch of Japanese three-wheeled commercial vehicles! Thanks to LS (and Arii thereafter), my lust for oddball automotive subjects can be at least somewhat appeased! Check out my collection of 5 three-wheelers from the fun and simple 1/32 “Owner’s Club” model series. You’ll never see a Big Wheel the same way again!

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