Cheers guys. Spent a little bit of time over the last few day... well hours actually putting the rear section together and I finally finished tonight. It was a massive job. Cutting the tiniest of parts off sprues, sanding and then gluing in place. Spent more than my fair share of time on my hands and knees looking for some part that pinged out of the tweezers. Some of the gluing is messy so thank god for the invention of glues like Tamiya Extra Thin. I would never have been able to make this with the glues I used as a kid.
I didnt take too many photos during this. I just wanted to push on and get it built. Shes done though, and while it's not all the work I need to do on the top half, I do get to hang it up and work on the bottom now, which will include something I'm really not sure how I'll do. Will reveal what that is soon, and may need some ideas from you all.
Your shots show just how well Finemolds did in recreating the film builds. As with the Gery Anderson team's ( Thunderbirds ) use of Airfix and other model kits for their vehicle detailing, you can see some of the parts here recreated, that the ILM guys used. No less than three Panther rear decks, a Panther Jack and someone's front suspension just to name a few. Outstanding. You've made a great job of putting it all together.
Cheers guys. Yeah I've heard armor guys have picked out the parts used but I wouldn't have a clue. I did pick up some sub machine gun and ammo drum and there was also a browning or 50cal with part of the barrel in there. Home sick today again so if I get a chance I'll push on with the build
Bishop wrote: As with the Gery Anderson team's ( Thunderbirds ) use of Airfix and other model kits for their vehicle detailing, you can see some of the parts here recreated, that the ILM guys used. No less than three Panther rear decks, a Panther Jack and someone's front suspension just to name a few.
I was going to ask about this. I can see the parts now.
This is REALLY IMPRESSIVE!!!
You make me want to build a Sci-Fi model someday ....
The time and effort you are expending on this is totally worth it.
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I have seen some good effects done with white and light blue to make the 'thruster' effect
Things like this
Stand aside caffine, this is a job for alcohol.
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Cheers webby. I don't know if that would work on this scale and with all the detail, but I have another idea. I'm thinking of painting the reactor parts in chrome, and getting a piece of old Overhead Projector Paper and spraying that in clear blue, and laying it inside the grill. Will try and steal some tomorrow from work.
If you go with the paint option, I say go with the top left painted bit on the engine section you posted earlier. It needs to be the lighter blue I think. The blue you used, was it a clear blue or normal opaque blue? I know Gunze, tamiya and ammo all do clear blues which might look better (if it 's not already what you are using).
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