Author Topic: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III  (Read 1282 times)

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« on: December 02, 2017, 07:36:23 PM »
Hi guys

No backup story for this one. I just liked how the name sounds :)

Just took some parts from a now defunct MaK Falke (hence some of the parts arae already painted),
partial wings from a Star Wars Shadows of the Empire Xizor's Virago,
and some additional random bits and pieces of unknown provenience.


And that is the result:






















The Spirit is pretty much ready for painting,  but the base is still under construction.


Thanks for  watching!
« Last Edit: April 16, 2018, 04:18:59 PM by Antonio Sobral »

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 11:29:55 PM »
The gun is from a Hasegawa 1/20 Pkf.85 Falke Antigravity Armored Raider (I have 2, one almost finished, one not started).
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 11:35:52 PM »
The wings angle is surprising, are they flapping wings? :smiley:

Offline AXOR

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Re: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 07:19:11 AM »
It is a pleasure to discover new works from you,very inspirational as always.
This is my kind of kitbash.
Alex

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 08:34:04 AM »
Actually, just realised that the fuselage is also from a Hasegawa 1/20 Pkf.85 Falke, it's one of the forward nacelles (taken from a P-38 Lightning, itself) & reversed! :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 04:40:45 PM »
WOW!  8)

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 04:43:51 PM »
Hi Guys

Thanks for the comments.

No flapping wings, unfortunately! But thatīs something to revisit in a future project!

Indeed it is some bits and pieces of my late Hasegawa Falke (may its polystyrene soul rest in an everlasting peace...;))
Fortunately I was able to salvage some parts...

But letīs talk about the base, instead!

This time I wanted to try something different, so please find below some self explanatory photos.

















There are still some small details to be added (a ladder in the maintenance pit, etc.), but you got the idea, right? ;)


Thanks for watching!
« Last Edit: April 16, 2018, 04:19:44 PM by Antonio Sobral »

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Re: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 05:42:40 AM »
Got the idea ... and it is already a lovely piece of work  :-*
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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2018, 09:35:38 PM »
And after all this time, finally some painting.







Some sort of  tigermeet wannabe scheme, so to speak :)


Thanks for watching!
« Last Edit: April 16, 2018, 04:20:12 PM by Antonio Sobral »

Re: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2018, 09:55:38 PM »
That...
Is...
AWESOME!
 :-*

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2018, 07:45:57 PM »
Woh! Bright! 8)
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Offline ed s

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Re: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2018, 08:41:26 PM »
 :icon_vader:  Most Impressive.

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2018, 06:01:53 PM »
Hi guys

Now with the Easter Bunny gone, is finally time for the tiger to reveal itself  ;D




















Now is decals and dark wash time, before the final matte coat.


Thanks for watching!


« Last Edit: April 16, 2018, 04:20:56 PM by Antonio Sobral »

Offline ed s

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Re: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2018, 09:13:08 PM »
Very creative idea and well executed.

Good one

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Re: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2018, 03:58:17 AM »
 :smiley:
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Offline John Howling Mouse

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Re: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2018, 09:52:19 AM »
Phenomenal idea and craftsmanship.  Skywrath IS a terrific name, too, btw.  In your imagination, how does this craft achieve vertical lift and descent?  I did not see a ventral view.  Do you envision rotating nozzles (mechanical thrust diversion) or some sort of anti-grav?  Very, very interesting!
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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2018, 04:17:59 PM »
Hi guys

Thanks for the comments!

And I have absolute no idea about those things work!  I only build them... :)


But this one is finally done, after a few last minute tweaks.

Please find below the photos:





























































Thanks for watching!
« Last Edit: April 16, 2018, 04:23:07 PM by Antonio Sobral »

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Re: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2018, 06:04:59 PM »
..  err..    WOW !

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Skywrath Corporation - Spirit Mk III
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2018, 07:20:26 PM »
Nice use of leftover bits! :smiley: :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."