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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 06:09 PM UTC
Jesper: Looking great. Nicely buried.

David: Nice Start!

Don: those things are tiny!! Looking good though.

Alex: Coming together very nicely. Great theme and use of space.

I've opened my box, but not much else. Hopefully I can get cracking on it in November.



Still looking for appropriate decals for low vis US Military. Might go aggressor squadron, since I'm not finding much for Marines or Navy.

Happy Modeling,
Zon
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 08:37 AM UTC
Good to see you at least Got the box opened

Looking forward to see more
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 07:12 PM UTC
Tail modification in progress:



There will be smooth curved plate cover and the extra three gun turret included in the kit once done. So far easy and quick kit to build. Seam lines need normal amount of work, but no fit issues at all.
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 08:05 AM UTC
Love seeing people to mods and improvements Pasi. Great stuff.
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 09:52 PM UTC
Ohh god... I already have so many unfinished sci-fi builds. I can't have another one.

I just keep an eye of this thread in the hope of finding inspiration to complete at least one of them.

Florre
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:25 PM UTC
Hi all,

I noticed this campaign, and remembered I have a figurine in my stash that would fit in. I bought it a long time ago, I think it's Warhammer 40K, not sure. I already painted a bit, but wasnt happy with it so I just sprayed a new layer of primer. It's small, 5 cm high or something, will be a challenge, I'm not really a figure-painter looking forward!

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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 12:10 AM UTC
Welcome Hans,
Looking forward to your build. Do your best, share what you do and you will improve your skills and have fun. That's what's it's all about.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 12:22 AM UTC
Thanks, I will!!
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 10:12 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I've got a couple of idea I'm playing around with for the AT-M6 models. The first idea is to build a battle line. Awesome, but it could also be boring, I don't know.

I would need to build one or two more models for the battle line. The next idea I got when I noticed I could use a piece of wood with a nasty knot in it to replicate a shell crater. I could position the crater between the walkers like this:

Or I could place the crater slightly in front of them like this. It would also balance some of the "empty" space.

Any suggestions? Your ideas and comments are appreciated.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 02:16 PM UTC
Don, I vote the last setup.
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 05:49 PM UTC
Nice layout, Don. I would also go for the last setup.
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 07:36 AM UTC
Don, I like the last set up as it controls your attention more. Possibly stagger the vehicles slightly to get a more 'in action' pose than a parade line up?

Forgive my hasty cut and paste but something like:



They crater could have been caused by the lagging vehicle. It stopped to blow something up and then moved forward again, so they are both now walking past the debris field it created. This would give you the ability to place some scrap parts in the foreground to assist 'fill' that void too.
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 02:18 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Thanks for the input. That will be plan-third set up with the walkers staggered. I knew I was missing something, just couldn't figure out what it was and how to address it.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 11:04 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
A little more progress. Masked parts of the walkers to try to get some tonal variations.

It doesn't show up well on the photos. I started overall with Tamiya rattlecan NATO Black; I followed up with Tamiya IJN Gray (Kure Arsenal) and then masked some panels for PollyScalle Ocean Gray O-5.


Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 01:09 PM UTC
Pasi: Nice start. How is that kit to build? I've been thinking about that one for a while now.

Hans: Welcome and looking forward to see how that turns out.

Don: Nice progress on your walkers. Looking good.

I've managed a bit of work on my Viper, but mostly cleaning parts. The flash was incredible, and a couple of visible ejector pin marks that needed filling. This one is turning out a bit more complex of a build than I was anticipating, but manageable. Just need to keep in mind a good sequence between painting and filling seams.



Happy Modeling,
Zon
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 - 03:58 PM UTC
Quick question before I get any further in to this build.

Do you prefer the current plan...Borderlands/Sci-Fi-esque space frontier colony? Or, a more realistic super hero based group?

I liked the Watchmen movie (never seen the tv series) and I've taken an interest in The Boys series. The whole lunacy of Batman/Joker co-dependency per the Killing Joke story line. Or Superman nutting up and becoming a tyrant during the Injustice: Gods Among Us storyline (what the Superman vs. Bat Man movie should have been tailored after).

The super hero has been romanticized and idealized, but what would these people really be like in a real world setting? And with the Avengers series winding down, it could be fun to poke a bit of fun at the genre. I'll give it a couple of days for feedback.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 - 05:45 PM UTC
Great to see the good progress on soma my builds. Looking forward to see more!

Alex, I would go with the Sci-fi setting. I have never been much of a super hero guy. Also it might be difficult to show the story of a super hero gone bad vs. a super hero going good in a diorama. However, no matter what you choose I am sure you can pull it of. Just my two cents.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - 02:39 AM UTC
Thanks Zon. The Arcadia is good kit. No fit issues at all and nice design. I don't like the "wooden" rear structure, but otherwise no complaints.
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2019 - 04:09 AM UTC
A little more progress on my AT-AT. Still a lot of weathering to do, but hopefully I can get it done this time around.

I am also working on the AT-ST wreak from FFG. I might as well do a full vehicle graveyard



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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2019 - 11:21 PM UTC
Good day to all of you! After a 10 year break, with two small intermissions, I returned to model building a few weeks ago and rejoined the Kit Maker Network yesterday.

I stumbled upon the Campaigns area and immediately took interest in this one. About 4 days ago I started a new science fiction project, hoping to refresh my scratch building skills while using up a bunch of spare tank parts. With the permission of the campaign leader, I would like to join 'Sci-Fi and What If VI' with this project, the 1/350 scale Deep Space Research Ship Patience.



Patience currently measures about 17 centimeters in length. The image above shows the forward telescope array and central spine. Fabricating the living quarters, building the drive, detailing, and painting await.

Thank you for your consideration!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2019 - 05:38 AM UTC
Welcome onboard! Nice scratch building project!

Looking forward to see more 🙂
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 03:03 PM UTC
Welcome aboard Doug.

Jesper, I'll just keep with the sci-fi theme. I might do the super hero idea at some point, but I'd like to take my time and really plan that build out.

BTW nice work all. I've been down a couple of days so no work done this past weekend. It gave me time to think and now I get to see if those ideas can be put to use.
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 02:08 PM UTC
Howdy Doug
Be sure to keep us updated. Looks like a fun and rewarding project.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 02:02 PM UTC
I've got to remember to bring the camera or phone down to the workshop.

Cockpit of the Viper is weathered and the fuselage halves sealed up. Managed to get a coat of Mr. Surfacer 1500 Gray laid down as well as an initial coat of MM Light Gray.

Decided I'm going to paint the stripes so masking will begin in a day or two.
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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 06:20 PM UTC
Sounds good, David!

Looking forward to see the pictures