The original was sculpted... not machined. There are a lot of imperfections and asymmetry throughout the entire Endo. Some areas more prevalent than others. That is our friend Bill's skull and the best one out there.Nothing is symmetrical on that piece. Is it an original or someones copy?
Kind of sloppy for a computer like Skynet to make.
Bandai 1/48 German 88mm FLAK 18They're parts from the Bandai 1/48 88mm Flak gun kit. This same kit provides many donor parts for the "detail plates" on the sides of the endoskull. The parts in the photos are scratchbuilt approximations of the kit parts, which are a bit more intricately detailed. The back wall of the nose is made up of about five different parts from the 88 flak kit. Unfortunately, I haven't come across any really good super close up photos of the actual nose detail, so I haven't been able to figure all the details out yet.
Nothing easy. I have to find the correct kit. Damn.PS- the kit you sent pictures of is not the right one for the endoskull. It looks like its an 88 flak kit, but it's not the Bandai 1/48 kit. A company named Fuman also re-issued some Bandai armor kits in the 90's so you could also try finding a Fuman 1/48 88 Flak But its gotta be the Bandai or Fuman. No other kit will have the correct donor parts.
And I will quote my own words to Rich - the secret that's not really a secret when it comes to replicating something is that it is equally important to have enough information at your command as it is to be able to model something physically. Both can be as challenging. What I'm saying is that Rich has put in a lot of effort and hard work where I do not have the resource or the time for. And it is just as, if not more, important than the build itself. Much thanks, my friend!
I had extraordinary help from my unnamed studio scale source. You are very welcome!Much thanks, my friend!