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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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The Universe is vast beyond measure, and within it exists untold dimensions. Beyond these is “Te Kore” - The Nothingness. In between the reality of our existence and Te Kore “The Kiwi Modeller Sci-Fi and Fantasy Group Build”!
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.
Thanks, and Enjoy!
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4 years 5 months ago #61 by 1/35th Battalion
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grover wrote: Great work D1. I take it you're going to see the back of the dials? It may be small stuff to you but it's that small stuff that ends up making such a huge difference.


Cheers Grover. Yes the dials will sit above the dash with a cable exiting each. I intend to have a small PE nut on the back of each as well, from which the cables will exit and disappear into the dash. Just for that little bit of added texture.

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4 years 5 months ago #62 by Tiger
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Lots of little stuff going on here Dave :)
Just a little post :silly:

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4 years 5 months ago #63 by Bishop
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Great detail going into this. Fantasy stuff is at it's best when it's made to be plausible.

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4 years 4 months ago #64 by 1/35th Battalion
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Some more continuance of the story . . .

I have now cut the front and rear wheel arches, rear completed and the fronts are in process. The rear arches have been opened up 6.5mm with the fronts a mere 3mm.
In each instance I have removed the moulded in arch flare with a scriber very carefully, and if necessary, cut more out then reattached the arch flare after some thining.
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The rear part of the wheelarch flare cut off.

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The part removed...

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Thin the back out and reattach . . .
Cover with putty, allow to dry and sand . . .

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The rears completed - rough, but sufficiently apocolpytic

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I have added a one piece back the pickup deck

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Representations of fuel lines and the locating clips. Crap photos sorry . . .

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The added gauges mounted and wired

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And a few other bits have happened too which I'll cover next.
Onward . . .

David

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Tamiya 1/24 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI (1993 DTM) - "Built to Race" GB
Revell 1/24 '77 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 - getting the "Mad-Maxed" treatment - moving to the "Diorama" GB

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4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 4 months ago #65 by 1/35th Battalion
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Like the additional rear shockies. Had a shocker doing this and broke one shocky. Hping some dried dirt and grease will cover the rebuild adequately :P

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I have decided to make the rear orange tank something that would be useful in the Post Apocalypse scenario, a water tank. I'll fashion a tap to add to it.
Much more to do, but getting closer to primer for some of the parts . . . yay!

'till next time . .

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Tamiya 1/24 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI (1993 DTM) - "Built to Race" GB
Revell 1/24 '77 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 - getting the "Mad-Maxed" treatment - moving to the "Diorama" GB

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4 years 4 months ago #66 by Bishop
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B) Mate the scratch work on this is just beautiful. I'm really liking the work you've done on the suspension, the whole chassis in fact.

Amateur plastic surgeon!

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4 years 4 months ago #67 by Xtr3meNZer
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So much detail for such an awesome build. You're really knocking this one out of the park mate.

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4 years 4 months ago #68 by Tiger
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That's a pile of scratching Dave, looking shit hot though :whistle: :)

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4 years 4 months ago #69 by grunzter
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wow, looking cool, love the home made stuff! :woohoo:

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4 years 4 months ago #70 by grover
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That's a great update Dave. Can't wait till you start putting some paint on this amd bringing all that detail you've added to life. The dials look awesome too btw. Do you have decals to put on them?

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4 years 4 months ago #71 by yak
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This is awesome! :woohoo:

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4 years 4 months ago #72 by PJNZ
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Very cool Dave!

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4 years 4 months ago #73 by Michaels Models
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Been ages since I have checked it here.

Looking awesome David, some series scratch building skills man.

Michael

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4 years 4 months ago #74 by 1/35th Battalion
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Hey, thanks for stopping by to take a look and thanks also for the positive feedback.
Very small update as life has been getting in the way of the build. :P

As I will be including a Nitrous oxide system for Massive boost to the already boosted engine, I needed some switches to be the functionaries of that, so I very carefully cut out the switch panel off the chevy blazer donor parts box radio and hey presto - Switches for the Nos.

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The front guards are now completed and have the suitably rough Post apocalyptic "Cut 'n Bog" look.

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The rubber tyres from the Aoshima Hilux have big Fat seams around them, so I took to those with a Flexi Sponge 180 grit sander.

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I have decided to go with a dual wheel set-up on the rear of the truck so needed something to make that work. What I came up with was two different size wheel backs from different kits and joined them together to form a sort of centre wheel between the two rears. As the inner wheel had a proud rim which spaced the rears too far apart I removed that and this now fits nicely inside the inner wheel with the flat of the outer side sitting butted up against the same part of the inside of the outer wheel. :silly: :blink:

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It looks a bit like this . . .

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Lots more to do . . . Thanks for stoppin' by and comments are always welcome...

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4 years 4 months ago #75 by Bishop
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The double wheels is a great idea. The workmanship in these builds is just top notch.

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4 years 4 months ago #76 by grover
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That's looking good David. Like Bish, I think the dual wheels are a great idea

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4 years 4 months ago #77 by yak
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Oh man that is looking awesome :woohoo:

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4 years 4 months ago #78 by Xtr3meNZer
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Nice with the dual wheels dude. Nice to see it all coming together like this :)

The "cockpit" should look good also with all these extra buttons and dials :)

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4 years 4 months ago #79 by Michaels Models
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Those dual wheels are awesome Dave, it has changed it from a jacked up ute into a beast.

Michael

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4 years 4 months ago #80 by Tiger
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:woohoo:

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4 years 4 months ago #81 by Webby_NZ
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dualies = awesome
fantastic attention to detail with the switches for the nos

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4 years 4 months ago #82 by 1/35th Battalion
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Thanks for the comments everyone, most encouraging.

Been building a few wee bits to complete the chassis setup.
Have used some Evergreen styrene shapes and sheet . . .
The instructions for the Aoshima Hilux indicate positioning the rear driveshaft in a particular manner. I gave this little thought because I've changed out the engine, moved the main rear suspension rearwards and beefed that up, so whatever fitted was ok. As it happens I was still placing that part as indicated in the instructions. While doing some research I found that that was actually incorrect for the given vehicle (oops for Aoshima). There is a collar midway along the driveshaft which, in reality, is mounted to the mid-set chassis cross-member, but this just did not line up on the kit, and now that I had added another fuel tank, was not going to work around the way it should have been. Solution, add another cross-memeber. I had been playing with the idea anyway as I needed someplace to mount the Traction Rods I'd planned to add to the rear axle housing. [All that extra horsepower and torque needs tying down you know ;) ] So I have crafted/scratch built all of that, albeit somewhat over scale and roughly done.
Used these and some 0.25mm sheet for the cross-member.

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And these to make some wee pivot mounts for the Traction Rods.

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Which ended up looking like this . . .

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I cut the rods out of what had original been the rear stays for the trucks rollbar and use a round microfile to add the rounded end profiles.

It all mounted up like so . . .

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Although not pictured I also shot a small amount of primer on a couple of parts. Wow, what a difference it makes with everything one colour . . .

See you all in the next instalment . . .

David

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Tamiya 1/24 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI (1993 DTM) - "Built to Race" GB
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4 years 4 months ago #83 by Xtr3meNZer
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Wow, that looks amazing! very nice indeed!

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4 years 4 months ago #84 by Bishop
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Oh, masterpiece!!!. You'll need to display this on a mirror. Excellent work.

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4 years 4 months ago #85 by grover
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Brilliant work Dave. This is what it's all about. :woohoo:

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4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 4 months ago #86 by yak
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wow this is looking so good. you might have to do a little dio with it on its roof so you can show all your brilliant work off.

Rob

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1/25 Revell Datsun 720 Kingcab Rebuild
1/24 Hasegawa Mitsubishi Galant GTO MR race car
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4 years 4 months ago #87 by PJNZ
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Awesome work!

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4 years 4 months ago #88 by Tiger
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Smashing it D1 :woohoo: Awesome

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4 years 4 months ago #89 by Kiwimav
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:ohmy: :woohoo:

AWESOME work Dave...love the scratch building...damn that dualie is gonna look fine...well done mate
Want to see more

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Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.

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4 years 4 months ago #90 by grunzter
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Wow, im impressed with that leaf spring, tie rods, diff cover... I mean everything is cool!! :woohoo: :woohoo:
Nice work!

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