Author Topic: Space Federation Scramble Ship FSS-3R ‘squid’  (Read 4150 times)

Offline buzzbomb

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Re: Space Federation Scramble Ship FSS-3R ‘squid’
« Reply #45 on: December 08, 2019, 06:01:02 AM »
Lovely !

Enjoying this build.. getting my Mojo moving

Offline Robomog

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Re: Space Federation Scramble Ship FSS-3R ‘squid’
« Reply #46 on: December 10, 2019, 03:34:07 PM »
Thanks buzz,  glad to be of service  ;D

Mog
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Offline Robomog

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Re: Space Federation Scramble Ship FSS-3R ‘squid’
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2020, 07:06:05 PM »
Hi all

The first stages of painting are complete, the grab has its final coat and the main body has been primered, this has thrown up a few joint/excessive adhesive problems that need rectifying. The escape pod has also had its finishing coat.

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A small recommendation to the unwise (me!) If you are building something like this with moving parts either paint the finished article by hand or spray all the parts before assembly.  I was hoping that spray painting the construction would stiffen up the joints, in some cases it worked, but on a few joints it locked it solid so I had to drop Tamiya thinners on it to free it up. A small number or joints broke and needed re-glueing. One became seized for good and needed a new part manufactured.

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I'm probably not going to add much more in the way of greeblies, any further detail will be done with decals (which I have yet to manufacture)

Sorry elmayerle/tankmodeler  less real world more Flash Gordon  ;D

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Thanks for looking.......

Mog
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Offline tankmodeler

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Re: Space Federation Scramble Ship FSS-3R ‘squid’
« Reply #48 on: January 08, 2020, 12:57:50 AM »
Sorry elmayerle/tankmodeler  less real world more Flash Gordon  ;D
Hey, it's your model and your vision. I think it's looking just fine.  :D

Paul

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Space Federation Scramble Ship FSS-3R ‘squid’
« Reply #49 on: January 08, 2020, 06:48:29 AM »
What a treat to see an update on this wonderful project Mog!

I like the different colors you chose. Should make things pop nicely.

Brian da Basher

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Re: Space Federation Scramble Ship FSS-3R ‘squid’
« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2020, 07:40:14 AM »
Sorry elmayerle/tankmodeler  less real world more Flash Gordon  ;D
Hey, it's your model and your vision. I think it's looking just fine.  :D
What he said!!  I agree that it's looking great and look forward to seeing the finished item.

Offline Robomog

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Re: Space Federation Scramble Ship FSS-3R ‘squid’
« Reply #51 on: January 10, 2020, 09:18:26 PM »
Appreciate the feedback chaps


More to come soon...........

Mog
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Offline Robomog

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Re: Space Federation Scramble Ship FSS-3R ‘squid’
« Reply #52 on: February 08, 2020, 11:48:43 PM »
Hi all

Apologies. Haven't been in a good place recently, hence the lack of posts, rectifying that now with a progress update

The grab is now complete.

Top.........

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Bottom.......
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As you can see it will now support  it's own weight quite happily, big shout out to tankmodeler for the PVA tip, it worked a treat.

I'm not going to enhance this with any decals, I think its detailed enough.


The main body is ready for its Decals, as is the Escape Pod

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I have decided to leave the burner cans a shiny chrome finish, the decals have been printed, I'm leaving them a couple of days to dry thoroughly before the varnish coat is applied.

On the pod I have changed my mind on having the rotating side boosters, I'm going to opt for a small angled burner can instead to make the design more compact

The next post should be the finished article...........



Thanks for looking.

Mog
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« Last Edit: February 08, 2020, 11:51:19 PM by Robomog »
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Offline kerick

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Re: Space Federation Scramble Ship FSS-3R ‘squid’
« Reply #53 on: February 09, 2020, 11:14:03 AM »
It’s been great watching this build come together! Awesome imagination and skills.

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Space Federation Scramble Ship FSS-3R ‘squid’
« Reply #54 on: February 09, 2020, 11:34:39 PM »
I hope you're back in a good place, Mog.

Your space ship sure is!

Wow those details are great and really look the part!

You're good at this rocket-surgery stuff!

Brian da Basher

Offline Robomog

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Re: Space Federation Scramble Ship FSS-3R ‘squid’
« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2020, 06:44:56 AM »
Thanks guys, Decals are ready so not long now, just waiting for a time slot.

Mog
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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Space Federation Scramble Ship FSS-3R ‘squid’
« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2020, 06:54:32 AM »
Decals too?

This build has everything!  :icon_surprised:

Good luck in the home-stretch, Mog!

Brian da Basher

Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Space Federation Scramble Ship FSS-3R ‘squid’
« Reply #57 on: February 12, 2020, 11:47:50 AM »
AGREED!!!!
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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Space Federation Scramble Ship FSS-3R ‘squid’
« Reply #58 on: February 15, 2020, 02:54:49 AM »
incredibly ambitious! Wow!!  :o
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Offline Robomog

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Re: Space Federation Scramble Ship FSS-3R ‘squid’
« Reply #59 on: February 16, 2020, 04:47:55 PM »
Thanks guys, decals have failed making a new batch.

I will finish this one soon, honest!

Mog
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