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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2019, 01:14:34 PM »
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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2019, 04:59:05 PM »
That looks great!

Is the final project after the mods still 1/35, or are you planning any "scaleorama effect"?


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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2019, 06:08:23 PM »
I love this, it kind of looks like something that would fit in the Metal Gear universe!

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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2020, 03:24:12 AM »
That looks great!

Is the final project after the mods still 1/35, or are you planning any "scaleorama effect"?


Sorry I missed your comment.

Yes, I am keeping it as 1/35 as an autonomous weapons system. I haven't done anything to it since last time but hoping to get back to it this coming weekend.


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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2020, 03:25:33 AM »
I love this, it kind of looks like something that would fit in the Metal Gear universe!

Sorry I missed your comment.

Thanks! It will be a 1/35 autonomous weapons system. Hoping to get back to it this weekend.

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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2020, 08:26:21 PM »
Finally got the Pod Ball and guns painted. As you can see from the paint streaks, everything was painted by hairy stick. I still need to gloss coat and weather it though. I will do that later today. I haven't started on the legs yet.

I am leaving the muzzles in brass. I like the way they look and didn't want to cover them in paint.


The aluminum tube is stuck through the sides for me to hold it when I am ready to gloss coat and weather it.



I am going to add the mouth on the front of the Pod Ball. I have full color high visibility decals and low visibility decals. Trying to decide which to use.



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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2020, 09:30:16 PM »
Looking really good.

I don't think you can go wrong with either low- or hi-vis markings...big help, I know.

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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2020, 12:09:12 AM »
I'd go low-viz markings with hi-viz mouth & eyes. ;)
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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2020, 01:56:13 AM »
Looking really good.

I don't think you can go wrong with either low- or hi-vis markings...big help, I know.

Thanks! Yeah, decisions. decisions, decisions. I went with hi-vis.

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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2020, 01:56:39 AM »
I'd go low-viz markings with hi-viz mouth & eyes. ;)

Thanks! I went with hi-vis.

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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2020, 02:03:59 AM »
I gloss coated the Pod Ball today and applied some decals.

I went with hi-vis because I painted the center piece of the Pod Ball black. If I went with the lo-vis/black decals you wouldn't see them. I only used partial hi-vis decals. I didn't want the mouth taking up the whole thing. The ammo feed chutes are Live Resin 1/35 .50cal rubber belts. I glued the bottom ammo feed chute on backwards. I forgot to twist them for the correct ammo feed direction. I also added a DUKE antenna. Still needs weathering and a flat coat and I still have to work on the legs.





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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2020, 04:07:27 AM »
reminds me a bit of these:

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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2020, 09:03:57 PM »
reminds me a bit of these:



Yeah, the drone spheres from the movie Oblivion. Those were really cool!

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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2020, 09:05:30 PM »
So I was up until 10pm last night painting the legs. I woke up at 6am this morning and started weathering them.


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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2020, 10:23:24 PM »
Nice! :smiley:
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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2020, 01:00:41 AM »
Great weathering!

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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #44 on: July 28, 2020, 12:11:55 AM »
Finished!








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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #45 on: July 28, 2020, 01:10:31 AM »
Oh, it's quite big, isn't it! :icon_surprised:

Seriously, I was thinking it was a fair bit smaller than this but the figure gives it the scale it was missing earlier.

So, it's not exactly a stealth drone, is it ???

What it is is an excellent build! 8) :smiley:
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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #46 on: July 28, 2020, 01:26:44 AM »
Oh, it's quite big, isn't it! :icon_surprised:

Seriously, I was thinking it was a fair bit smaller than this but the figure gives it the scale it was missing earlier.

So, it's not exactly a stealth drone, is it ???

What it is is an excellent build! 8) :smiley:

Thank you! It is just an amalgamation of ideas that were running through my mind to try to get a mech type autonomous weapons system. It isn't exactly what I wanted but it is what I could do with it from the parts I had. It was a fun build and while it isn't exactly what I wanted it still looks pretty cool.

Yes, it is fairly big. In the position it is posed in the photos it is roughly 210mm or just over 8 inches long and 130mm high not counting the DUKE antenna. The height to the top of the DUKE antenna is roughly 150mm. The legs are fully articulated so they can move to make it longer and higher.


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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2020, 02:50:39 AM »
Gee that came out well in over all concept build and details like dirty feet and pod eyes  :smiley:

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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #48 on: July 28, 2020, 07:22:53 AM »
Damn, that turned out great!  :smiley:
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Re: Bandai Mobile Pod Ball
« Reply #49 on: July 28, 2020, 10:08:35 AM »
That looks great! The decals give it quite a personality!