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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”!
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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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5 years 2 weeks ago - 5 years 1 week ago #1 by yak
Mad maxed Datsun was created by yak
So thought i'd have a go at a GB and with 1/35 Battalion and Xtr3meNZer's mad maxer styled cars looking so awesome thought i'd try my luck at something similar. So hopefully these pics are what's needed i wont make a start until monday most likely so if there not could a mod let me know what is needed and i'll take some more. I'll be using parts from the following kits as well as ever green plastic sheets and tubing to make this happen.









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5 years 2 weeks ago #2 by PJNZ
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Good one Yak - Give it heaps!
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5 years 2 weeks ago #3 by Xtr3meNZer
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Awesome, another apocalyptic theme :) Glad I helped inspire you somewhat :P Will be watching on
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5 years 2 weeks ago #4 by yak
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Cheers guys, I didn't sleep very well last night so i got up at 6 and made a bit of a start on this before i get into the day's list of chores. Some of the amt bits aren't molded very well with seams though them and not square. just as well this is meant to look like its been peaced together out of bits and peaces. And covered in mud or something later on.

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1/25 Revell Datsun 720 Kingcab Rebuild
1/24 Hasegawa Mitsubishi Galant GTO MR race car
1/24 Fujimi Nissan S14 Silvia (early)
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5 years 2 weeks ago #5 by Xtr3meNZer
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That's very cool. Going to be a monster
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5 years 2 weeks ago - 5 years 2 weeks ago #6 by Michaels Models
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Nice and quick progress.... I don't have that talent lol :unsure:

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5 years 2 weeks ago #7 by grover
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That is going to be monster Yak. Really looking forward to it. Pitty about some of those parts but hopefully they wont be too much of a pain to get looking good.

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On the Bench - Tamiya 1:48 F-117
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5 years 1 week ago #8 by Bishop
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:woohoo: Great ideas going on here. I love the idea of a workshop. It would have to be in a warehouse or a cave surely.

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5 years 1 week ago #9 by yak
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Thanks people :) I got a bit more done tonight, started making the insides and floor area nothing too pretty as the idea is it's had plates welded into it to reinforce it and make the occupant safer from gun fire etc. But over the day it has developed a bow in the chassis and with the crappy amt parts i'm just not feeling it :unsure: it's not really what i had in my head when i came up with the idea. It needs to be lower and the wheels wider out from the body it's just looking to monster truck. I know i'm using a MT as a donor but it's all i had. Maybe going flat out on models for the last few weeks after not doing much has me a little modeled out. Will see what happens tomorrow i'm hoping this isn't going to be my first kit that gets binned.



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1/24 Tamiya Mazda RX-7 S4
1/25 Revell Datsun 720 Kingcab Rebuild
1/24 Hasegawa Mitsubishi Galant GTO MR race car
1/24 Fujimi Nissan S14 Silvia (early)
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5 years 1 week ago #10 by 1/35th Battalion
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Hey it's just a monster truck, ;) :whistle: Straight outta the recent Mad Max movie.
It's what you do with it that makes the difference mate. Go for those extra panels and whatever else you might think of. To steal a phrase: Just Do It :P
You know you can, and there's no rush at the mo for this GB.

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5 years 1 week ago - 5 years 1 week ago #11 by 1/35th Battalion
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And another piece for reference and inspiration; an actual model . . . :lol:

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5 years 1 week ago #12 by Bishop
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These are such good models. I love the scratch work on the suspension

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5 years 1 week ago #13 by Xtr3meNZer
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Do keep at it dude, it is looking good :)

Just remember, these vehicles are just thrown together out of a lot of stuff - doesn't matter if it's not perfect etc :) Enjoy throwing it together
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1/35th Battalion wrote: And another piece for reference and inspiration; an actual model . . . :lol:

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Thanks guys and sorry was tired and frustrated with this, don't know why i thought i could use monster truck parts and not end up with a monster truck! anyway 35th this is awesome and along the lines i was aiming for i really needed to use something like the hilux kit you're using. So i guess i'll have to make the best of this and let the monster live :P if no one objects i'll edit my title and first post and change from the japanese theme to a mad max one.

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5 years 1 week ago #15 by Tiger
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Go hard Yak.
Should be an interesting build and looking forward to checking out your progress :)
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5 years 1 week ago #16 by yak
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After i bit of thought i am now happy with what i've got and where i want to take it. I have change the theme from a japanese one to a mad max one not a really big change but i like to have a story in my head as to why this car is like it is :blush: Anyway have done a little more to the inside. Now i'm off to what the new mad max movie to get some ideas.





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1/25 Revell Datsun 720 Kingcab Rebuild
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5 years 1 week ago #17 by Wally
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Cool, very cool!

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5 years 1 week ago #18 by yak
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before a make a start today heres last nights effort.
engine mounts


chassis pretty much finished





where the fuel tanks will go


transmission tunnel and seat mounts


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5 years 1 week ago #19 by yak
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and it needed a bit of an attitude adjustment so i move the front spring hangers up and took 5mm out of the axle mounts




need to cut out the guards and add some flares i think. Also i had a go at dechroming some parts but its left the plastic with a really smooth finish like its got a coat of resin or something on it . Can anyone who done this before tell me if its ok to paint on or will it need to be sanded up to get a good key?
here's a pic of some of it next to the standard plastic from the kit


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5 years 6 days ago #20 by Michaels Models
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Looking good Yak.

I have found that you need to make sure the clear/yellow film like coating has been removed. Most of the time I end up using a #11 blade to pick it out of the corners and then give it a sand before adding primer.

By any chance are you using a miter box to help make your cuts? The joining angles on you chassis are a work of art and your cuts look super straight... something I fail at and I had been meaning to get a miter box.

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5 years 6 days ago #21 by PJNZ
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Good stuff - great progress!
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5 years 6 days ago #22 by yak
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Thanks Michael. and thanks for the info on the yellow film i'll try clean as much off before painting as i can. As for my cutting of joints etc they are free hand with a razor saw. a miter box is a great idea i'll have to look into that myself the later at night it gets they get a bit dodgy, the small angle braces on the gearbox member, mid chassis brace and the ones in the fuel tank area are a bit off but hopefully some well placed mud or dirt weathering will hide those little sins. Tonight i've done a bit more to the inside and it's mostly done will try make a roll cage for it next.






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5 years 6 days ago - 5 years 6 days ago #23 by yak
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And a couple with the motor in to see how it sits



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5 years 6 days ago #24 by Tiger
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Oh this is coming along nicely :)
Chassis is just superb.
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5 years 6 days ago #25 by Xtr3meNZer
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This is looking fantastic! Great work on all the scratch building you have done here, it looks great!
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5 years 4 days ago #26 by Bishop
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Just great work.

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5 years 19 hours ago #27 by yak
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Thanks people. I hurt my back the other day and haven't been able to sit at the desk for a few days but managed a bit today.
where the hatch latch would have been.

tail lights removed.

radiator panel

and engine bay, I'm going to try make it look like they have hacked out the original body work with a gas axe or similar to make it fit the chassis that has been made for it

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1/24 Hasegawa Mitsubishi Galant GTO MR race car
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5 years 18 hours ago #28 by Xtr3meNZer
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Nice work on that mate
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5 years 7 hours ago #29 by Tiger
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Really nice scratch work going on here, its looking awesome :woohoo:
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4 years 11 months ago - 4 years 11 months ago #30 by yak
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the result of all the scratch building. Think i'm heading into bishop territory :unsure:

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1/25 Revell Datsun 720 Kingcab Rebuild
1/24 Hasegawa Mitsubishi Galant GTO MR race car
1/24 Fujimi Nissan S14 Silvia (early)
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