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Offline taiidantomcat

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Start!!
« on: January 30, 2020, 11:36:18 AM »
Feel free to post your build plans, strategy, the kit(s) you will be using and any other cool or pertinent stuff you feel like sharing before getting started.
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Offline Frank3k

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Re: Start!!
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 05:44:03 AM »
I'm starting with the Revell First Order Special Forces Tie Fighter. Not much of a plan other than squeeze parts together and pray to Saint Amigdala that my Mitocondria are up to the task:


Offline apophenia

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Re: Start!!
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2020, 05:56:48 AM »
... Not much of a plan other than squeeze parts together and pray to Saint Amigdala that my Mitocondria are up to the task:

 ;D ;D ;D May the Mitochondria be with you!
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Offline Frank3k

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Re: Start!!
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 07:17:29 AM »
Done. This was not a fun build.

The Farce was definitely with Revell - they should borrow a kit or two from Bandai to see how to make properly fitting snap-tite kits. Many parts had poor fit (I had to glue a couple) and almost all have visible seams. The details and painting isn't great either. Oh well, it takes less space built up and I think the wings will make a good model base - a space port launch site or something. I would have been pissed if I'd paid the original $35 for this! No wonder it was on deep discount.



Here's Kylo Renfaire inspecting this POS:



I feel like building a Miniart 1/35 T-55 with full interior just to cleanse my palate.

Someone on Armorama did a great job - they set it in a WWII jungle scene.


Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Start!!
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2020, 05:04:51 AM »
That's great Frank and a fine way to kick things off!

I especially like the figure you added in the last shot.

I saw a similar Tie Fighter in the Jungle diorama. This one was done like one of those crashed W.W. II relics, covered with foliage.

Your "showroom new" version is very well done!

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Re: Start!!
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2020, 11:55:48 PM »
10:30-ish AM EST start time for my 1/72 Hawker Hunter:



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Re: Start!!
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2020, 08:32:18 PM »
Off and running building a classic box-scale Cutlass against the clock:



7 AM-ish EST.

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