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Offline taiidantomcat

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HOMEWORLD
« on: February 04, 2012, 06:02:49 AM »




Original by Rob Cunningham





Cleaned up by Norsehound

















fins. the black pieces are legos with a little metal to bring them together and add strength. The red balls are Lego Sockets









Spaceship engines!!  ;D Paper model on top for comparison purposes. Lots of fun airbrushing these  :thumbsup:



Art by Talros

Just a great screenshot^



In the game, Fighters and Corvettes fold their fins for better stowage aboard ship, just like real world navies.  compare with the deployed fins in the picture above this one.

Test fits:





Deployed^





Stowed^





« Last Edit: March 09, 2017, 05:14:55 AM by taiidantomcat »
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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012, 06:08:16 AM »
Wicked!!!

Where did you get the gun?
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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012, 06:15:55 AM »




Yellow on. You can see in the bottom pic that the fins are a different shade of Yellow. The rest of the Model is painted Tamiya Camel Yellow. A yellow closer to the orange side (thought it does not show well in these pics.) So I ran out and went to the LHS and picked up some more Tamiya Camel Yellow but I didn't check the rattle bomb closely enough and its made for Polycarbonate R/C car bodies! Luckily nothing melted but this color is VERY close to a light orange. After thinking about what I should do for a few days I decided to just proceed as planned and have the fins a different tint.



Come prepared^



Kind of a neat scheme onto itself. Mental note  :icon_ninja:







Had to mask off individual sections^













The Fins went superbly. The Airbrake was a pain from start to finish. overall my airbrush functioned perfectly (no jams! or spatters!) The masks peeled up a bit here and there was some overspray in certain areas (all these things are to be expected with a project like this. The First stage of masking red is complete (stripes) . Hope to get stage 2 going (Other parts that must be red to break up all that yellow) in a few days.
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Offline LemonJello

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012, 06:29:06 AM »
Too cool! I will be following this one for sure.

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 06:53:45 AM »
Using LEGO parts in scale modelling is SO awesome!
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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 07:08:12 AM »
As Mr. KoolAid would say....OH YEA!
Doom!
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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 07:35:15 AM »
That's gotta be the most unusual F-14 I've ever seen...

Seriously though, that's amazing work and your painting is contest-winning caliber!

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012, 11:07:27 AM »
Super dang good !!!    Skill and patience shows.   :)
Never even looked at Legos.  Next time at store will check them out.
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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2012, 11:13:57 AM »
As Mr. KoolAid would say....OH YEA!


All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2012, 11:38:04 AM »
SO FREAKIN AWESOME  :o :-*    Is what that is

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 11:02:26 PM »


Panels Done.



Panels undone after adding gray!  :-\



Done with Red



Onto Gray!



Front mask off





Touch up needed here. I ran out of time and paint yesterday. I am still debating if I should break out the airbrush one last time for the front Intake section, after that its all hand brushed touch ups and additions. Then Gloss coat. But in the mean time LOTS of touch ups!  :icon_swat:
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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2012, 12:51:47 AM »
Its getting there! If placed on a contest table, eyes from across the room should be drawn to it. Having followed from the cutting of styrene stock, this is also a very well constructed replica, engineering-wise.

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2012, 03:13:28 AM »
 Ummm....woah. Splendid looking work!

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2012, 06:27:59 AM »
If only I had half your painting & masking skill.

Looks like a million bucks!

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Re: Taiidan
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2012, 07:19:28 AM »
Superlatives just aren't going to be enough for the modelling, masking, or painting here  :icon_alabanza:

But thanks too for the excellent laying out of the concept and blow-by-blow build! Most impressive  :)
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