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  2. It's been a few months since the my last build, the Maquis Raider in February & after just over 2 months of work on a failed 1/350 USS Arizona, it's now time for my next build. This time it's the re-issued AMT 1/25 Batwing from the 1989 Batman movie. Starting off with gluing the 2 halves of each wing together with electrical tape to hold whilst the glue dried. Then continuing on the bottom half of the Batwing with gluing the landing gear covers & filling in the gaps on the landing gear, as the panel line trenches were too deep & sanding those down to still leave a nice line. Gluing the Batman figure together was, the 2 halves of his body & the 2 halves of his arms, which were outer arms & inner forearms with his wrist claws. I test fitted the completed wings onto the bottom part of the Batwing, bit a l shaped locking arm prevented me from removing one of the wings, but it didnt prevent me from running the glue into the wing & again I used electrical tape to hold those down whilst the glue dried Sanding down the seams down from each side of Batman's body & the sides of his arms, I then glued his completed arms into his torso. A gap had to filled in on the bridge of each arm into the batsuit, once the filler had dried, they sanded down really nice. I then started work on the cockpit tub, gluing the seat into place with some tape & a g-clamp to hold the seat down. Then came the stabiliser fins on the bottom & top of the Batwing along with 2 guns mounted on the front sides, which the guns had a massive seam on the inner side, so I sanded those flat to make them mount onto the side of the fuselage better when glued into place. Once all done, I then primered Batman, the cockpit tub along with the dashboard & control sticks/steering wheel. I'd actually forgotten to glue the targeting arm with targeting reticule into place, but instead of having the reticule in front of Batman's face, I instead glued it back onto the targeting arm so you could see Batman's face, but to give it the mounted look just before he pulls it out in front of his face to target Joker standing on the ground in front of his float. Painting everything in matt black, picking out the belt in Humbrol 26 trainer yellow & 61 flesh for Batman's face. Then came the primering of the 2 pieces of the Batwing, all the filling of the deep panel lines left a great finish & the panel lines are still there just a lot less deep. Finishing off the cockpit tub with the console decals & the Batman crest onto the chest of the Batsuit, then Microset & Sol with Humbrol Satincote to seal. The cockpit tub is now ready to be mounted into the underneath of the top half of the Batwing.
  3. Today
  4. Without trying to gender stereotype, but keeping in the theme of the subject, surely any pilot in a suitably pink and sparkly flight suit will suffice?
  5. Yes i know what you are thinking " what the hell is that", well the simple explanation is it is a model of a character from the gaming world. The game is called Metal Gear Solid 4 and apparently it is very popular, Kotobukiya do the kits and i have to say they are superbly thought out and engineered, you would not believe just how many parts there are. The model is called Ray and it is a follow up to the Rex i built for the same customer last year, that was even more complicated but an enjoyable job all the same. http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1477143478 I am not a gamer so my knowledge is limited, it is basically a manned underwater Mecha, the face opens up to reveal the gun, i am not showing it like that as the future is still drying, no touchee. The finish is meant to replicate an aqua marine blue with hints of green blended in, i used a base silver and then a light metallic blue covered with filters of clear green and clear blue. I am quite happy with the rendition, i have another coat of future to add tomorrow but essentially that is it. Just sent the completed images to the customer so hopefully a happy chap. Regards. Thanks for looking. Danny.
  6. Glad to have you aboard Pete!
  7. Very very nice.. Well done, that looks fantastic.
  8. Progress; Dan
  9. After the initial issues I had with the upper walkway surface details, I had another go. This time I used a combination of sources for information and my own imagination. The front walkway is loosely based on the Davis Sissons restoration of the 44inch Eagle One model. The rear is based on some imagination and an old black and white picture. most parts are out of the spares box or scratch built or cast using resin and car body filler. Next comes the job of cleaning up and modernising the leg pods. I've removed the detail on the upper surface and sanded all of the surfaces back to primer or plastic, filling and repairing where necessary. I have also added a new plate to the top of the leg pods so I'm not detailing directly on to the wood. The top plates are installed slightly oversized and then filed and sanded back to match the angle of the leg pod sides. Karl
  10. No EFSF symbols at all, wanted to try and do thing a little diferent than i normaly do, so lots of decals and heavy weathering and no symbols is not to drastic but a bit diferent for me. Decals all finished.
  11. Yesterday
  12. Ah,Will,This is just plain fantastic,I know bugger all about the source materiel,but its just brilliant!
  13. I'm doing the DeAgostini Falcon. It's great. Not posting the build though, there's plenty of builds out there with far more skill than mine. Which is also great. Really good for help/hints etc for us inexperienced builders each step of the build. Edit : Here is the best guide I've seen. It's my Bible.... https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=240711
  14. Which Falcon? Are you posting the build?
  15. Bold choice leaving the EFSF symbol off the shield. It gives it a stark look, almost Zeon. The entire build looks like it's gone a few rounds with the suits from the Kimberlite base! Great work all around. Your fast approaching completion.
  16. Any guesses as to what the two unused parts are for?
  17. Thanks. Decals on the shield finished so i thought i would make a start on the weathering going for a slightly heaver weathered kit than i normaly do. The white decal looks a bit bright but other than thant i think i can flatt coat this and then add some sandy dust.
  18. Nice one, George. Keep them coming.
  19. Here they are: http://manuals.hobbico.com/rmx/85-6459.pdf Jari
  20. this is quite an amazing visual walk through - I'm enjoying this tutorial tour and look forward to your next update
  21. that's a lot of plastic you have there
  22. For those looking , TJD Models in Kent have 2 in stock at £79.95. At least they did on Fathers day. www.tjdmodels.com
  23. krikes - amazing - brilliant - smashing photography and very different from the norm
  24. wow - now that's a real cool SW collection - that's a lot of Bandai and a lot of money invested too! Has the Mrs worked out the price tag yet !! - Keep Calm and Bandai On
  25. this is possibly one of the nicest Sci-Fi dioramas I have had the honour to look upon (IMHO) - absolutely stunning modelling - get it on the show table for the public to enjoy looking at
  26. Where do you click?- I would like print out a copy to go with my Zvezda
  27. "Walking" brilliance - I love it and of course, the mini Hoth base
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