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Information and discussion of group builds and campaigns.
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Official tread: Sci-Fi III
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 618 posts
ModelGeek: 41 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 07:51 PM GMT+7
Got some better images of my Metal Earth models.















Is there a campaign gallery hiding somewhere as I can't seem to find it.
ti
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Dalarnas, Sweden
Joined: May 08, 2002
KitMaker: 2,065 posts
ModelGeek: 177 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 11:38 PM GMT+7
Shame. I would loved to have joined, especially having completed 7 builds already. I have one planned already but I am already in the process of building something. Will there be a continuation or a follow up campaign in the future?
ClaytonFromEllijay
#454
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 10, 2016
KitMaker: 1,259 posts
ModelGeek: 40 posts
Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 01:58 AM GMT+7

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Shame. I would loved to have joined, especially having completed 7 builds already. I have one planned already but I am already in the process of building something. Will there be a continuation or a follow up campaign in the future?



This one runs until 12/31/17, so there's a reasonable amount of time left, Charles...
Scipio2010
#401
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Georgia, United States
Joined: December 08, 2013
KitMaker: 223 posts
ModelGeek: 24 posts
Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 04:55 AM GMT+7
Iain, those kits came out great. I must admit that I hate working with PE so kudos to you for pulling off those builds.
ClaytonFromEllijay
#454
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:33 AM GMT+7

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Iain, those kits came out great. I must admit that I hate working with PE so kudos to you for pulling off those builds.



I must say I've never seen anything like them...they look amazing.
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 618 posts
ModelGeek: 41 posts
Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:10 AM GMT+7
Compared to normal PE they are fairly easy even some of the more fiddly bits. Because of the fact they are designed to go together without glue, you don't need to fiddle about getting bits to stay lined up while glue dries or you apply solder.

The most critical thing is following the correct order of instructions, as some parts can't go on if you mix up the sequence.

The fact that they are laser cut and etched stainless steel means there is quite a bit of detail and texture on them and the parts are well thought out so you end up with a reasonable facsimile of the item in question.

I recommend having a good pair of PE scissors, I use the xuron needle scissors(I forget the model number), some flat jewellers pliers for bending, and some small needle nose pliers.

I also have a brass rolling set which came in handy, but is not a necessity.

There is quite a good selection of kits, including a tiger tank, "P-51", and space shuttle, as well as the whole range of Star wars and star trek kits.
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,349 posts
ModelGeek: 499 posts
Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 07:40 PM GMT+7
Iain, really nice builds. Thanks for sharing the better pictures. Nice work!

Charles, we still have some months left for this campaign, so feel free to join.
Normally unfinished builds are allowed for the next campaign, so if your build for this Sci-Fi III campaign is not finished by the time the campaign ends, you can finish your model for Sci-Fi IV.
What are you planning on building?
Scipio2010
#401
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Georgia, United States
Joined: December 08, 2013
KitMaker: 223 posts
ModelGeek: 24 posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 03:15 AM GMT+7
I finally finished up the Trooper this weekend. I was waiting on the base to arrive in the mail (its a drink coaster made from slate with the Imperial logo stenciled on it).

So I present to you all a Recon Trooper from the 18th Special Reconnaissance Squadron during operations on Kashyyyk around 10 BBY.















SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 04:11 PM GMT+7
Looks Awesome, Shawn! You should be proud of this one!
Lakota
#123
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New Mexico, United States
Joined: November 17, 2008
KitMaker: 718 posts
ModelGeek: 33 posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 11:55 PM GMT+7
@Shawn-Excellent work! Love the chipping and scratches on this figure.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Lakota
#123
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New Mexico, United States
Joined: November 17, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 08:29 AM GMT+7
Howdy Y'all
I've been painting my AT-ST. I'm using some old Polly S Blue Gray 5-P for the final coat. I've tried to go light to let some of the previous Medium Blue layer create some shading. I'll add a little more paint tomorrow. The light is getting darker due to thunderstorms so I'll take a break today.




I'll try to remember to use a circle template and add a lighter layer to the hatch a.k.a. "modulation" without mixing paint. Don't know if it will work but it's worth a try.


I'm not getting the exact results I wanted but I'll try to create more contrast with the "wash" I'll add later. Any comments or suggestions are welcomed.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 09:11 AM GMT+7
Looks good so far, Don.

Looking forward to see more when the washes go on.
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 866 posts
ModelGeek: 71 posts
Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:30 PM GMT+7
Progress update, all joins pre-paint and weapons ready, more to come.

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SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 09:23 AM GMT+7
A little more progress on my Dust Tactics 1947 walkers. Next are the decals and weathering.

More to follow soon

Scipio2010
#401
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Georgia, United States
Joined: December 08, 2013
KitMaker: 223 posts
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Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 11:27 PM GMT+7

Jesper,
Love the splinter camo! looking forward to seeing more.

Don,
Its always hard to really see the color modulation in pictures, but your AT-ST looks great so far. My only recommendation would be to spray some thinned down darker gray into the 'shadowed' areas and recesses.
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 - 12:41 AM GMT+7
Thanks for the comment, Shawn. Much appreciated.
Bluestab
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South Carolina, United States
Joined: December 03, 2009
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 10:26 AM GMT+7
Big update.

Let's get started with the backpack. I assume this is a power source...at least that's what I am saying it is for this project. And can also be used to mount auxiliary weapons, using a universal mount.
The weapon mounts are a mix of bits from the spares. The bases are wheel hubs from an old US Halftrack. The arms and weapon bases are extra suspension parts from a Trumpy E-25. I would have liked to of been able to get them to fold away, but they never would work like I wanted. There's some misc. bits there for detail...centers from Panzer IV wheels and extra return rollers from a Mirage Vickers tank.
I have seen some of these kits offer rocket pods. And the Mechwarior geek in me wants over the shoulder rocket pods. I went with rocket pods. I tried scratching up a few but didn't like how they looked. I cheated and borrowed a pair from the spares...they were originally intended for a Panda Huey. I think they are undersized but they will work for now.
I also added lift points to the rocket pods and backpack. I added some stretched sprue down the rocket pod sides just for added detail. The antenna is from the spares. And there's some X panel covers added to give some detail.
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I wanted to add some extra offensive firepower. As is, the kit weaponry was limited to the nebelwerfer looking deal and a claw...which I decided to remove. I had added the pulse lasers to the hand-side arm for close-in defense. I figured it needed something for medium range and air defense.
I had a cannon pod for a Tamiya Marder IFV and it mounted directly in one of the mount holes for the claw. I used a length of zip-tie for the armored ammo belt. I had the ammo be stored in the arm drum. I added strip styrene to help diffentiate between the ammo compartment and the nebelwerfer looking thing. Sorry about the picture quality.
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Backpack and cannon pod mounted.
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I decided to re-address the pulse lasers on the other arm. I removed the center barrel. I added cables to the sides (stretched and formed sprue) to help show these were energy weapons.
I had removed the armor plate hat covered part of the foot. They were hinged and would get caught when I moved the feet. I wanted to add some detail so I found some odd bits in the spares. I put them on the front of the each foot.
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All assembled and given a second coat of gray. I like ow the rocket pods change the whole stance of the mech.
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Assembly is done so now we finish. I had decided to go overall lightish/medium gray. I gave it a wash to help with details. I then gave it a heavy was for grime. I dry-brushed it with dark gray. Then dry-brushed with Testors Metallic Interior Blue...alien alloy. I also used this for the cannon barrels and ammo belt. I added decals, then another grimey wash.
The decals are a mixture. The kits markings have a lot of stencilling in alien script, so that worked for me. I used some of these for maintenance use on the weapons. I modified some for "shoulder-patches". The BanDai decals were a bit fiesty to work with but were pursuaded to snugging down with a bit of Solvaset.
For the "national insignias" I wanted to use something that would not be mistaken as Terran. I took a pair of markings for the WW2 German 15th Panzer Div. I turned them on their side with the points facing away. At a glance they still look sort of "balkenkruez-ish" so I might add something to modify it a bit more.
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Anyway, I think that's mostly all for the mech. I still have to make the pilot and address a few details. If time allows I want to use this in a diorama along with cyborg infantry, female vampy soldiers, signs of a battle (wrecks), and dinner...I mean prisoners. To contrast with the bleakness and brutality of the scene, I want to have several of the female vamps exhibiting their maternal instincts as they dote on a little girl. As they see it, she's a potential recruit.


SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 05:58 AM GMT+7
Wow, That is an awesome build, Alex!!

Really nice weapon loadout you have made. The paint job is nicely worn. Looks very realistic.

The ideas for the diorama are as always wild and ambitious. I love it.
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,349 posts
ModelGeek: 499 posts
Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 08:52 AM GMT+7
A little more progress on my Dust Tactics walkers. Weathering is underway and next are some details and the bases.

More to follow soon







Bluestab
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South Carolina, United States
Joined: December 03, 2009
KitMaker: 2,044 posts
ModelGeek: 69 posts
Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 04:30 PM GMT+7
Thanks. My modelling is shifting more towards what-if subjects so I'm really enjoying this build.

The Dust Walkers look nice. I like that whole what-if setting they have created. And their walkers look great.

I'm pretty interested in seeing Clayton's Nautilus built up.

What more can I say that hasn't already been said about those metal kits? Amazing work. And that AT-ST. I'm not a huge Star Wars fan but the AT-ST is definitely a sharp looking mech. And that Back to the Future Delorean should be fun.
ClaytonFromEllijay
#454
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 10, 2016
KitMaker: 1,259 posts
ModelGeek: 40 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:15 AM GMT+7
Alex- Looks great-and almost plausible...
Jesper- I was drawing things like this as a kid 50 years ago...I should have kept at it!
Mrclark7
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 04, 2017
KitMaker: 219 posts
ModelGeek: 5 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 04:31 PM GMT+7
Wow, took me a while to find this thread.

I was going to do this in another campaign. But I had a light bulb moment and want to do it here. It will be finished in a couple of days.

SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,349 posts
ModelGeek: 499 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 06:35 PM GMT+7
Thanks for the comments, Clayton and Alex.

Kelly, welcome onboard. A funny little kit.
Mrclark7
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 04, 2017
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 06:37 AM GMT+7
Thanks, might seem odd now, but I think it will come full circle understanding once done.

Mrclark7
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 04, 2017
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 01:00 PM GMT+7
Two of the little guy before last nights air brushing getting done.

Might have it done tonight. Still thinking of a diorama or not.