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Hasegawa 1/20 Grosser Hund 6 years 8 months ago #1

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Hello,

I am new here and have been watching Steve's superb Grosser Hund diarama build. I recently built the same kit and thought I'd share my experience. I normally prefer to build automotive subjects so this was definately something different!

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Hi Paul, Welcome to KM. How about a couple of photos of your GrosserHund completed. And perhaps some of your other work too :cheer:

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Thanks David. My plan is to insert pictures with the text and show the whole build, but I haven't figured out how to do that yet. I must be missing something simple right:)

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Hey Paul,welcome to the group,good bunch over here,
If you want to add photos do not use the quick reply to topic section at bottom of page,
Hit the reply button on the bottom of a post,then this will take you to a new message page and you can add photos and insert them into your message.
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Thank you Glenn, My lovely wife came home and spotted something that seems kind of obvious now. Computers are not my strong point but hopefully I will get my head around this one, and continue on with my build report from here!

Paul

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Right, so hopefully I have got over my newbie bugs and can continue from here..

I don't know much about the Maschinen Krieger story but this is on the side of the box.



So I still don't really know much.....

Lots of parts for two arms and two legs. Very nicely moulded styrene and some crisp vinyl.


My first step was to make lots of parts into as little as I could. I glued and cleaned what ever I could to make some sense of things.

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Ha - now you've got the hang of it :whistle:
Lookin' good so far. I'll keep watchin', as I'm sure many others will too . . . Again, Welcome :cheer:

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Hey ya Paul. Welcome. That looks like a bit of a crazy build there, i,ll watch :-)
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Hasegawa 1/20 Grosser Hund 6 years 8 months ago #9

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Hi Paul - welcome to the site. It looks like you are at the stage I was about 6 weeks ago.

As kits go this one is really good. I am a SI-Fi nut but have never really gotten into the M.K story or fully undertand it. I would of perhaps not been a kit I would have purchased but Hasegawa have done an excellent job of it.

The engineering, design and production of the kit is right up there. Instructions are very detailed (even though there is a bit of direct translation here and there) but from a pictorial view they are great.

I would give the kit a 9 out of 10.

Pros - its 100% articulated which is really neat, any pose is possible
- no seam lines or flesh - nice clean well engineered parts
Cons - it's 100% articulated which is a bit or a problem when painting and tring to gt it to "STAY"
- decals a a bit too thick.

Keep up the great work - looking forward to seeing some more progress on this one!

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Welcome aboard Paul.

I've seen a pic of Paul's finished Grosser Hund already and this one will be a real treat. I can also safely say that Paul's car models are unsurpassed in NZ.

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yeah crazy times! I am more comfortable surrounded by car parts..

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Thanks Steve. I couldn't have put it better. It was a very good kit, as is all the Hase stuff these days. The moveable parts definately have their pros and cons. When it came to displaying though I was glad to be able to move it around to suit my base. I would have much prefered some nice Cartograf decals, but the kit ones ended up doing their job ok.

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Thanks Craig, and hello:) Feeling a little self consious about my car models all of a sudden. Still haven't done a REALLY good one. I sure hope the model gods allow that one day though.

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Already I can see that Mr Grosser is going to be wobbly on his feet, so I inserted these tubes in his feet for later..


After a lot of sanding, priming and getting the parts looking good I was about ready to try some pre shading. I'm a bit out of water with armour type stuff, so was trying things as I went.


I primed with semigloss black then sprayed with Tamiya XF60 Dark yellow, then masked and sprayed with Tamiya XF61 Dark green. I was trying to make a kind of organic looking camouflage. It's different than others I have seen but being Sci-fi I figure gives me some room to move. Still a ways to go...


Cleared with Johnsons/Future then decaled, cleared and matt coated. I have done some light shading from above and below but was waiting until everything was together before continuing. You can already see here the possibilities with all the moving parts!


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The main body. I remeber I wasn't very happy with this at this stage!


Lower arm and hand. The moveable parts just keep on comming. The hand, elbow joint and armour all move.


The other fore arm is this kind of laser cannon thing, very cool.


The head was another very nice piece of kit. Made from a surprising amount of parts, and with options for early or late armour, and with another moveable joint in the middle!



I had been gathering a fair few parts by now and it was getting time to start joining things together. I put these rods in the feet and got ready to start the major assembly.


Now his feet are planted firmly on my work base..

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Welcome to the site Paul, That's looking REAL nice, Steve "W" warned me that you'd be posting lots of good build logs :)

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At this stage he is getting near completion. It's amazing what is moveable. Every joint, armour over the joints, chest plate belly plates etc etc. It is really quite an impressive piece of engineering. Very hard to handle though! I have everyhting else prepped and ready to put on at this stage.


With the assembly done I tried some weathering. I reeeeally didn't know what I was doing, so I just had fun. I did lots of shading with the air brush and lots of experimenting with what ever I had at hand. It's a good release messing up a model!




I really needed a base. I found this piece of drift wood and rounded it off to suit the wood base I had.


Screwed and glued them together and air brushed a black stain I had mixed up at the hardware store. I didn't want a diarama as such, but was trying to kind of blend the base into the model.


Then I carved out some foot prints and made holes for the steel rods.


Added a couple of tiny pieces of greenery and mounted Mr. Grosser to his new home. This is a very good kit which I also found to be very enjoyable, and time consuming! Highly recommended if it is your thing, or like me, feel like something different.

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Great, Fantastic. Excellent Job!. What a great idea for the base. I agree with your last comment that it is a time consuing kit - but it is out of the ordinary and after doing Modern Armour and a WW2 Battle Ship for most of last year it was a real neat diversion!

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Thanks Gary. Feeling a little guilty I hadn't heard of it until recently! I'd like to post more builds as time permits. Gota support the local site:)

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Thank you Steve. I think it may have felt like a long time because I was away from my first love. Have to do that sometimes though!

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No worries Paul, to be honest I don't think the members do enough to advertise this site (yeah you, ya bunch of slackers :P ). But to in all seriousness I do know that it's not widely publicised even at club level. I know that not all of the Auckland boys know about the site, I think Peter Harrison (gepete) should do a write up on how awesome this site is in one of his fantastic news letters that he puts out each month.
I'd like to see all of our members supporting the site via Trademe, so whenever they sell anything modelling related they put something like "Proudly Supporting Kiwimodeller.com" I know a couple of members do this already but there's loads of people here that buy and sell on TM every day.
End of the day it's a site that's hear specifically for the users, I make no money from it, in fact it costs a lot to run but I love doing it and I like the community that we've built up over the last couple of years that the site's been running.

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Well done Pauly.



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Seriously good work. And nice to see sumfin diff rent. Interesting that another member is working on the same kit with a slightly different twist. Good work both of you . . .

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That looks great Paul. I'm liking the camo pattern it looks good. Dio base is a good idea to, nice effect I think.
Look forward to seeing more. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks David, It's nice to do something different:)

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Thanks Dave:)

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Gary, There seems to be a good number of members, so it seems like things have evolved in their own way quite nicely-as good things do. I will be sure to mention it where I can.

Paul

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Thanks Paul, that's all it takes :)

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