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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Group Build
The main criteria for this build is to have fun!
(Build dates: Saturday 24 October 2015 - Saturday 15 October 2016)

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Parameters for this Group Build
Pretty much any subject is allowed, as long as it’s not real. Examples include Gunpla / Macross / Gundam, TV/movie models, Warhammer, Apocalypse, Steam Punk, Sci-Fi, Bio-Mechanical, Fantasy, Figurines (not based on real people). Out of box, aftermarket and scratch built all allowed. 3D printed items are also allowed but must be totally created by you, not edited from someone else’s work or had elements imported. No partially started kits or work allowed. Entrants must have been be KM members for at least 2 months. Normal vetting for any cynical entries as usual.

All entries must have a build log posted in the group build forum presenting regular progress. Judging will be by community vote and possibly guest judge (to be confirmed). Prize(s) are also to be confirmed. Entries are welcome from KM members outside of NZ and if you win a prize you just need to pay the international shipping. Voting will run for the week following the 15th October 2016, ending at midnight on the 22nd October. A deadlock will be decided by a separate run-off vote. An affordable donation to Kiwmodeller.com is always much appreciated from those participating.
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Sci-Fi & Fantasy GB: Bandai 1/72 Resistance X-Wing

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4 years 9 months ago #31 by Xtr3meNZer
It's a shame you've had a problem I have the X-Wing star fighter, and hopefully that's all good. I didn't mind so much the plug in parts on the AT-ST, but the fit was really quite good, and no problems.

Good luck when you get back to it.

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4 years 9 months ago #32 by johnsnz

Craig Sargent wrote: And John S, I'll bring the OT X-Wing to the next club meeting and we can haggle a price :)


Sounds good.... I'll check my canopies on my TFA X wing and see if they are ok if so I might be able to assist...

Cheers

John

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4 years 9 months ago #33 by Grant

Craig Sargent wrote: While the fit is good, I dislike the slot and tab puzzle type construction and resorted to removing the locating pins to help with better fit. You can leave them there if you are happy with a more toylike assembly, but for me it is just annoying.


I think I feel the same about the speeder bike and scout to be honest. Construction doesn't really feel like making a model. It's more like putting together Lego. There is none of the problem solving and bodging I'm used to with the crappy kits I usually build. :lol:

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4 years 9 months ago - 4 years 9 months ago #34 by Craig Sargent
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johnsnz wrote:

Craig Sargent wrote: And John S, I'll bring the OT X-Wing to the next club meeting and we can haggle a price :)


Sounds good.... I'll check my canopies on my TFA X wing and see if they are ok if so I might be able to assist...

Cheers

John


If you are planning to build yours with the non-glass canopy, then that would be appreciated (and hopefully it is flow mark free). Might be enough enticement for me to get the kit back on the bench.

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Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
Eduard/Hasegawa 1/72 Liberator GR.V
Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
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4 years 9 months ago #35 by Gary
I have to agree with all the above comments, I built C3P0 and the MEch thing, both from Bandai and both feel like Lego to build.
I think Bandai have the edge on detail but I prefer the construction of the Finemolds kits.



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4 years 9 months ago #36 by Webby_NZ
I have to disagree with the simplicity of the builds and the 'snap kit' comparions, Check out the entries for the GBWC and you will see what a simple 'snap kit' can become.

I find the engineering and design that Bandai have done with so many of the kits to be the best available and as much as I enjoy the challenge of a traditional 'scale model assembly', I appreciate being able to sit down in front of the telly with the wife (rather than hiding in a dark room) and a few of hours (panel lining/washes and markings take longer) have something ready for the display cabinet as much like the eggplanes etc it really heps keep the mojo up and the family see things appearing in a finished state and dont think im stashing styrene for the zombie apocalypse where its sure to be almost as valuable as fuel and ammunition.

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4 years 9 months ago - 4 years 9 months ago #37 by NZEOD
The old one is the Incom T-65B The new one is the Incom T-70, just as a bit of useless info
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4 years 8 months ago #38 by Craig Sargent
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The advantages of buying from an established and reputable seller? One new canopy on the way from Bandai. Once it arrives, if it is in usable condition, this will be back on the bench.

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Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
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Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt

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4 years 8 months ago #39 by Xtr3meNZer
Oh that's awesome :)

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4 years 7 months ago #40 by Craig Sargent
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Replacement canopy has arrived from Bandai. And it has the same flow marks! :angry:

I'll complete this build at some stage, but my motivation for this has gone out the window. Back to the Harrier and Jaguar.

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Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
Eduard/Hasegawa 1/72 Liberator GR.V
Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt

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4 years 7 months ago #41 by Grant

Craig Sargent wrote: Replacement canopy has arrived from Bandai. And it has the same flow marks! :angry:


I checked my Snowspeeder and it has these too. They are very prominent. :whistle:

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4 years 7 months ago #42 by Powder
This evening I've been working on an old model that had some flow lines in the canopy.
I tried sanding them out with initially with some well worn 600 grit wet & dry. Moving in the sandpaper around in small circles until the flow lines were gone.
The affected area of the canopy was opaque after this but with no obvious sanding lines.
I followed this up with some 2000 grit wet & dry which brought back a lot of the transparency to the area.
I then rubbed the area with white tooth-paste on a rag and the canopy is looking great. The whole operation took less than 5mins and I'm really happy with the results.

I'm not sure how bad your flow lines are but I was really surprised at how easy mine were to fix.

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4 years 7 months ago #43 by Flying_Kiwi
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johnsnz wrote:



"You need to sell the OT X-Wing to John S"



"I need to sell the OT X-Wing to John S"



"Move Along"


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"Move Along!"



I MISSED this Hilarious guys people are staring because i'm laughing so much.... nice one


good save on the canopy powder i' WAAAAAY to scared to try that,... but it worked??? may practice on a bit of clear later.

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4 years 7 months ago #44 by Bishop
Tamiya has stuff you can polish it with too. I've never dared sand clear stuff, but everyone does so now days.

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4 years 7 months ago #45 by johnsnz
Craig,

Here are images of my canopy...,








Let Me know if it's better than yours and I'll bring it along next club night.

Cheers
John

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4 years 7 months ago #46 by Craig Sargent
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Thanks John. Does look remarkably clearer than either of mine. Bring it along and I'll check to see if it is. Would be good to get this kit back on (and off) the bench.

As for polishing out the marks, that's not an option. The flow marks are through the clear piece and you cant polish the bits below the surface - not only that, but the areas where the flow marks are sit below a very raised frame, so you would not get into the corners even if you could polish them :(

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Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
Eduard/Hasegawa 1/72 Liberator GR.V
Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt

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