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Gimme Shelter posted a topic in Work In Progress - SF & RealSpaceThis kit is a monster - both in sheer size and by measure of the amount of work that will be needed to complete it. Ordered from Randy Cooper in the US in the Spring, this must be one, if not the last of his old Devastator mouldings. A nice challenge ahead - when was a short run resin kit ever meant to be a simple lick and stick job. If I'm honest with myself, I'm quite looking forward to the amount of work needed here. The Hangar parts are not really usable due to shape distortion so I have commissioned a 3D build which will be an upscaled hanger produced for the Zvezda 1/2700 ISD - the proportions and dimensions work well when enlarged and nothing that a bit of filler and plasticard wont put right to blend the hangar into the hull when I get to that stage. Randy is working on a new and much improved ISD kit in the same scale with some updates and what I believe to be a more simplified build - but here goes my attempt. Randy's new ISD is based on the larger 9 footer studio model used in ESB and RoTJ - his Facebook pages are being regularly updated for anyone in the market for one of the new kits - I have slipped one on back order for myself hoping that this build will be the "dress rehearsal" of the 2.
Gimme Shelter posted a topic in Ready for Inspection - SF & RealSpaceMany thanks to all those who came over to the IPMS Farnborough table at Telford over the weekend and for the kind words expressed about our display - here's my completed Randy Cooper resin (and tons of plasti-strip and plasti-card add-on greeblies) Imperial Star Destroyer. I based it on the original Devastator from ANH but the display has a touch of all 3 of the original films: The captured rebel blockade runner in the main hangar, the Falcon hitching a lift behind the tower and an Imperial Lambda Shuttle casually cruising ahead of the bridge - celebrating 40 years of Star Wars this year. Thanks also to all of you who complimented me on the model at Telford, your compliments were a great reward for all the months of work that went into the build.
Out of the frying pan, into the fire. With Randy's resin Star Destroyer completed, I've got to work on his 1/96 scale Jawa Sand Crawler. Its a bit twisted and warped, and there is a lot of flash as excess resin to trim off before assembly starts, but it looks to be like a really good kit and with much fun ahead for me - its a shame the UK weather is not so forgiving now as I would have preferred to have undertaken all the sanding and band-saw work outside if possible to reduce the dust factor. What an iconic vehicle this is.. One word springs to mind..... OOODEENIE ! Its so big, it make the Lego model look small
Gimme Shelter posted a topic in Work In Progress - SF & RealSpaceOh yeah, I've really got my hands full now for the rest of 2017, and the Mrs hasn't yet worked out the price tag, or how much space these 2 bad-bottom boys will be taking up when built... 2 of a kind, yet miles apart in quality. Anigrand is a lot more of a build friendly kit and a lot smaller, but the Randy Cooper variant is in a league of its own - exceptional and massive. Anigrand provide a tiny resin and PE Lambda Imperial shuttle (Tydirium) while Randy provides a Blockade Runner. Possible fibre optic challenge here. Lets get the workbench cleared off...... boxes open Randy's kit first.. and now Anigrands ...