Looking good Guy.
Looking good Guy.
Is this a scratch build or the 1/24 scale kit?Sorry if I'm a bit at a loss.I haven't been keeping track of this thread,but it looks AWSOME!
Its all in the title mate, studio scale.
Got some more work done today, I'm on a roll but everything else has took a back seat, and about bloody time.
Finished one off & 90% done the other.. The top section is all K&S tube with the exception of a small styrene tube.
There not perfect & some area's are just a representation of the opriginal, bloody hard to make these with out a lathe or any known parts.
Hoping to have these mounted tomorrow & possible all painted. I'm on my last dregs of primer & its a bit old so they need a good clean up.
Some fany work for sure with allot of K&S aluminum&brass tubing.It would be a heck of allot easier with an engine lathe.Too bad I'm not allowed to work on my own projects at school,otherwise I'd turn some barrels for you.It be good practice for me.Be better to program it in on the CNC lathe.FaNTASTIC WORK gUY!
Those look perfect don"t sweat it man!
I have no idea if the original ones were turned
on a lathe but i doubt it!LOL
Perfect Guy !
I'm too ran out of Tamiya gray primer, and all the shops are out of stock They only carry the white primer which is *****.
I don't know how I gonna finish my shuttle whitout primer
Most Tamiya aerosols are in short supply right now Julien. As i read it, TS and PS are in abundance but, AS and Primers are low or no stock in Europe....i need some AS20 but its like £10 a can from HK right now, and ive another 5 weeks till it in UK stores.
Thanks Lee, I think I'll have to order one from HK , but it will take some more time... But I'm tired of visiting every stores and seeing only this white primer on the shelves. I hate it ! £1 is still a good price for us in France though, we use to pay more or less this price (and about £12 for a primer can) here.
Is the Tamiya white primer that S*#^@!?*%?What about Mr. Surfacer primer?There's like...three different kinds to choose from.
If you want a killer primer, try UPOL self etching grey....im using it on my Snowspeeder and Cloud Car right now and its awesome, cant say im a fan of the Tamiya...guess its just preference.
OK thanks for the info, but I dont know if we can find the Upol brand here, is that an automotive primer or a modelling primer ?
Yeah the white tamiya primer is really bad, it's thick, don't cover nor stick well and it's shiny.
Julien, I just gave up on using any more primer tonight. Being impatient I couldn't wait till tomorrow to get these done. Then about 2 mins ago I found a full can of primer...DOH!
Just got back from a family dinner & decided to plough on regardless of adding any more primer. I've basically finished them tonight, just the mount point to drill now.
I first used some Tamiya rattle gun metal
Then added the white barrel & a light mist of White all over.
Next was the flat black all over aside from the barrel, & adding the A wing red to the gun ends.
A misting of a pre mixed blue/grey from one of the panels on the body & a good all bout of weathering & this is what you get.
Hopefully these will be in place tomorrow.
WOW those look fantastic Guy!
Just be real careful when you drill into
the wells, if they are reinforced well
you will have no problem!
Killer Guy ! I can see you paint your fingers at the same time, I use to do it too !
Can't wait to see them in place and finally to be able to see this awesome model finished !
What's next my friend ?
I'm dreading it mate, although I have worked out how to do it if it all goes **** up, I think???
Good thing its all going to go smoothly eh! ;-)
Cheers Julien, Its still needs quite a bit of paint work on the back end & the fins need weathering on 3 sides but thats all in a days work I hope.
Oh yeh! I forgot I need to finish the canopy as well!
Whats next. To be honest I just worked out how many resin kits I have un built & I guess the one I was working on before the A wing was the shuttle so I could try n get that finished. I also have a Tie Bomber to consider.
I really do want to tackle a build of my own design as well.
Got some good news as well, Where expecting our first baby in May 2011 so I need to get my arse in gear.
Last edited by Guy Cowen; Nov 7, 2010 at 7:08 PM.
As long as I dont have to deal with soccer I dont mind
We're both really chuffed thanks. I guess it was about time as I also turn 40 later this year, time to be an adult at last I thinks?
Best thing is I'll get to use the R2D2 baby grow I bought at CIV, now thats what I call thinking ahead
Got there at last, only minor stuff left to do now.
Mike, It was a tense moment but the drilling went well mate....few!
Cheers Lee, I always doubted myself when it came to these guns for some reason. When I last did work on this I really took a back step from them & considered paying someone to do them for me. I'm so so glad I didn't go down that route now.
Another couple of days & it will be 100% completed, & prob my first build that will be also. I think everything I've ever done is still a WIP.
Beta start thinking bout that Tie Bomber next I reckon?
Yeah, been looking at my TIE, more so, its looking at me with disgust for being left so long, i built the engines, and cut the cockpit dome, and that was it lol.
Ill get to it, not yet, as i want to work more on the RT, drag the snowspeeder over the finish line, along with the cloud car....and another project i have that may make progress on before Xmas.
I don't know if thats not the original filming mini
it looks damn close.......! I don't think there is that much more you could want out of it, some of the limitations are in the parts you had to work with,
but you really made the best of it! Remarkable the ability to capture the essence of the original from the building to painting and weathering........great job once again Guy!
Oh and congrats on the baby!
Fantastic Guy~! Thumb UP
I can't classify the difference between origianl prop and your SS A-Wing.
Maybe, you stole this from Lucas museum.
Your painting skill is the best of the best in this forum...I will request you the painting for my SC
That's a fine bit of studio scale. And, congrats on the new addition!