Another pair of ESB Pods

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by tk1608, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. tk1608

    tk1608 Sr Member

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    Hey Guys

    I decided after seeing all the fantastic pod builds on here, and seeing Lee's pods in the flesh, that I had to have some too, so...

    It seems quicker than it is because I've had the hull for this built up for a while..
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    Nothing new here, You've seen it all before..not sure if the engine nozzle is 100% right, but I think it's close enough..
    I made this front bit so I can take it in and out. I'm gonna put a blue LED inside for the engine, and this removable front part will allow me to switch it on and give access to the battery..
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    I wanted it self contained so I can fly it round the room...:behave
    It just pushes in like this..
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    And the smaller one...
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    There you go..

    Cheers

    Phil
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2012
  2. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    Very nice Phil, i like your front plug, very neat! Do wish id lit mine now and then, maybe next life!

    Lee
     
  3. Aurora

    Aurora Well-Known Member

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    Always nice to see these
     
  4. jawsmodels

    jawsmodels Well-Known Member

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    Yeah these are great.
    Nice work.
    Did you sand the hull edges to glue them or just stick them straight to each other.
    Its a fine line for assembley along the hull rims & just though everyone may have flatened the rim a little?
     
  5. tk1608

    tk1608 Sr Member

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    Thanks guys,

    I didn't flatten the hulls, but I added some styrene rod on the insides to give me more to glue to.
    I'll take a pic of the smaller pod to show what I've done...

    Cheers

    Phil
     
  6. tk1608

    tk1608 Sr Member

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    Primer time..
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    Just to show how I joined the hulls of the smaller pod..I tacked the hulls in place lightly with some cyano, and then stuck some rod in there with liquid cement to beef up the joint..
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    I did this to find the center..
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    Engine end..it's a bit of a mish mash of stuff I've seen done on the other builds on here, with a bit of matilda tank thrown in..
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    Almost done, just the tank track links to add on the panel behind the plastruct lamps..
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    I didn't have enough 8 rad drive shafts to add the detail between the hulls...I think I used a couple on the falcon..never mind. Plastruct rod went there instead. I scratched the F1 car intake things by matching a part donated by Lee, Thanks Lee,:) I couldn't work out how to cast it being an odd shape. I think I need a two part mould to do it successfully, but that's beyond my basic casting skills. Anyhoo, I think it looks not too bad, and under paint it'll be good enough..

    Cheers guys

    Phil
     
  7. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    Phil they both look great. Really glad you did them, we'll maybe have to get four on display at the next meet, now all were missing is a Star Destroyer lol.

    lee
     
  8. tk1608

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    More piccys..almost done..

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    Done..

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    So that's it...
    The markings were done on the bigger pod just with tamiya tape over the base colour and dark grey over that, remove tape and hey presto !
    The smaller one was a bit of a faff, airbrushed black through masks, then a sharpie for the thin lines...thanks to Lee for that idea...then just a misting of the base colour over all to tone it down and get rid of the sheen of the sharpie marker..

    Cheers

    Phil
     
  9. Guy Cowen

    Guy Cowen Sr Member

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    Looks stunning mate, looking forward to seeing them in July
     
  10. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    There perfect Phil, really, really nice models, your paint is superb too.

    lee
     
  11. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Excellent!!
     
  12. Mike J.

    Mike J. Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Agreed! :love
     
  13. FlyAndFight

    FlyAndFight Member

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    It's amazing how the paint just brings it all together. Excellent build(s)!
     
  14. DesTROYer8564

    DesTROYer8564 New Member

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    Very cool. It would be great to have one in a diorama with a probe droid emerging from the crater on Hoth.
     
  15. KrokoHunter

    KrokoHunter Sr Member

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    Looks awesome, mate .. I like the preshading .. and I really like how everyone of us has made our own personal interpretations of some of the details ... really makes them personal ...

    Great project!
     

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