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Author Topic: The Sprue Lagoon: Gundams and more!  (Read 7948 times)

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Re: The Sprue Lagoon: Gundams and more!
« Reply #60 on: August 01, 2019, 07:30:39 AM »

The BRAT keeps on rolling! Well, not physically, since I havenít done the wheels and tires yet, but itís metaphorically well on its way!

One part of cars I really like is the interior, and while itís simple, the old AMT Brat has some nice detailing. The texture of the carpet and the detail on the door panels and seats is great; itís a bit too bad it isnít going to be more visible! Still, Iíve had a good time building it, and Iím glad that I cut the bucket separate from the bed. Best move ever.

Iíve also got the paint on, and that meant it was time to look at the decals. Since this is an original BRAT, not the reissue, I donít have that super-nice looking new sheet to work with. I had a scan of it, but thatís cheating, and I wanted to make the originals work. WOWÖ thatís quite a fight!

Check out the ups, downs ins and outs at the link below! Despite what it looks like, I think things are getting close!

https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/2019/07/31/brat-update-3-sit-down-dress-up-and-hold-on/


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Re: The Sprue Lagoon: Gundams and more!
« Reply #61 on: August 15, 2019, 07:34:53 AM »

An old adage is ďIf it looks right, it flies rightĒ. This implies that a well-designed, well-flying plane is one that is aerodynamically sound, and that this translates, on some subconscious level, to a perception of beauty. Of course, there are exceptions to this, but by and large it is pretty true. (I think the A-10 is hot, so donít bring that as a counterexample!)

Of course, beautiful planes are one thing, but just like how I like loser cars, I have a thing for making pretty airplanes ugly. I absolutely love it when a plane gets all kinds of lumps and bulges, be it for EW purposes, or some other reason. One thing above all that I love is a big spine! Taking an otherwise lithe and athletic aircraft and putting a MASSIVE SPINE on it just works. OA-4Ms, Thunderstick II Thuds, SufasÖ you name it, if it has a big spine or a hunchback, Iím on it likeÖ well, a fat spine on a lithe plane!

Thus, I was pretty pumped to get my hands on the Zveszda Mig-29SMT. Nothing takes the ďRussian-chicĒ of the Fulcrum and junks it up like a massive hunchback of a fuel tank! Add a centreline tank to add a belly, and the poor SMTís just got ďfat and slowĒ written all over it! Check out Zvezdaís take on this last of the original Fulcrum family at the link below. You canít like to yourself anymore; you know you want it!

https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/zvezda-1-72-mig-29-smt-oob/


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