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So the new year starts with some scratch/ kit bashing building practice, i want to build one of the Revell tugboats into a flying Sci-fi junk boat but that is going to take a lot of building that i need A LOT of practice in. So this a practice project, its a deep space probe/ship/satellite with a hint of retro and Ma.k. influence. Starting point is a yakult bottle.

 

 

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Had a go at using milliput as well, i will be using a lot more of this.

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Fitted the nose and what will become sensor domes, these will be filled in and shaped with milliput once the resin glue is dry.

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You can see my box of plastic bit for building into stuff!

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Nice little project there! Great work so far and will be watching what develops.

:popcorn:

Geoff

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I'll be watching too. Nice work so far.

I like the tugboat idea too. 

I presume we're talking Ian McQue style?

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Nice! Nothing like a bit of scratching, and as a ma.k fan.im drawn to any build involving a yakult bottle!

 

And yeah I love the idea of making your own version of a flying tug, I've seen resin kits on the industria mechanika site that are cool but waaaay out of my budget!

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17 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

I presume we're talking Ian McQue style?

 

Yeh thats the guy, i really like his art and sculptures, im not sure i can do the subject justice but I'm going to give it go hence the practice.

16 hours ago, Hunter Rose said:

I've seen resin kits on the industria mechanika

Me to but wow they look amazing there are some good WIP on pinterst that im using as reference for having a go at making one myself.

 

Just on with the sanding and filling thats probably going to take a few days to sort now before adding a few more details.

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So while im waiting fot the filler to dry on the DS Yak-ult i have started my next scratch build. This one is a 1/72 scale mini space tug.

 

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Influenced by this totally amazing but of art.

 

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Just about finished the cockpit and engine just the cleaning up to do.

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This slots in to the white nose but im not sure i want to use it now?

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First round of filler and primer done on the 1/72 mini space tug. Happy with my scratch-bash build so far, need to make a start on the under side now.

 

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 Its even got wing mirrors......

 

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Still lots of sanding to do on the DS Yak-ult and the collusion dive has separated from the body so i will need to fix that before adding the rest of the greebles.

 

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Nice work, like the look of the space tug, you thinking of a good few aerials on it? 

 

More greebles for the Yak-ult please!

 

Geoff

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1 hour ago, Bugle07 said:

Nice work, like the look of the space tug, you thinking of a good few aerials on it? 

 

More greebles for the Yak-ult please!

 

Geoff

Ask and yeh shall receive....lol.

 

Finished off the underside of the mini space tug and added a couple of antenna, its now ready to paint this weekend. I might have a go at using chipping solution.

 

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Nice work so far.

Now, if it were mine.....

It's a space tug so it needs reactor jets to steer.

I'd add random access panels here and there,

plus big rivets as per the McQue picture above.

And, a tug needs anchor points and/or manipulator arms.

(Hope you don't mind the comments).

It's a long learning process! Keep them coming.

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14 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Nice work so far.

Now, if it were mine.....

It's a space tug so it needs reactor jets to steer.

I'd add random access panels here and there,

plus big rivets as per the McQue picture above.

And, a tug needs anchor points and/or manipulator arms.

(Hope you don't mind the comments).

It's a long learning process! Keep them coming.

Cheers Pete and thanks for your comments, totaly agree with them and i think most folk. I will be adding a few panels with PE details. I have not added them yet as last time i did the rust thing with chipping liquids i lost all the PE detail, we will see how it turns out. 

 

Big rivets i hadn't thought about but i might see if i can come up with a few, the other things are all great but as this is a mini tug i figured it would just be using a magnetic hook for pulling stuff via the 2 massive jets on the back. I have the idea that the tug would be pulling the DS Yak-ult after re-entery

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For the big rivets, get a pack of dress making pins (cheap as),

cut just below the head & superglue into small holes.

They're metal, easy to do & look like the real thing.

Failing that, it can be done with stretched sprue (even cheaper)

but it will take a bit of practice.

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