Look what i just got.... (NEW PICS)

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Keith, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. Keith

    Keith Sr Member

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  2. Keith

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    Here is the model now:

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    The rear half of the body and the tail fins are filled with solid Polyurethane resin.
    The front half of the body and the engines have been fiberglassed inside and part filled with resin, so its all very solid now and will never go out of shape like some vinyl kits do.
    I molded the T2 plaque from my 1/1 endoskull and cast it in resin.
    I've just got to make a display stand for it now and fit the gun to the underside of the model.

    Thanks wackychimp for hosting,

    Keith.
     
  3. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    are you going to do any weathering to it?

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  4. Keith

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    Narr, i want it clean.

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  5. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    Cool model. Is that the Horizon Flying Hunter Killer?

    Nice assembly, though, shouldn't the tail fins be straight? Also, have you considered getting it chromed or do you just plan to leave it as it is??

    I know... many many questions... sorry. :angel

    Cheers :thumbsup
     
  6. Keith

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    Yes, its an original Horizon model. The tail fins are straight on the model on the box, but they should have a bend to them.
    I wouldn't have it chromed, it would cost too much and the real models were just spray painted silver anyway i think.

    I painted mine in aluminium silver, then it had lots of coats of Halfords automotive clear lacqure.

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  7. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Sr Member

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    Good to see u finally got one Keith, nice job too.

    SAS
     
  8. Yorpheus

    Yorpheus Well-Known Member

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    That would look nice with a few coats of AlClad II
     
  9. Barnstormer

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    It looks like the wings are sagging - that's the problem that I've had with mine. I tried heating and re-shaping, but they go back to sagging when they're cool....
     
  10. Keith

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    The wings or tail fins should be sagging. I filled them with resin to keep them in that position.

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  11. seven

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    get it chrome plated. that would be shweet
     
  12. JSA

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    question from a newbie:

    Should there be any type of detailing on that model, to make it "screen accurate"?

    Things such as different colors in the jet engine fins, or black lines on some areas
    of indentations or lines on the exterior of the model?

    Being just solid silver like that, just seems like there is an extra step to be taken
    to add the super-small details that will really make it stand out and look GREAT.

    JS
     
  13. Keith

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    Here is my custom made display stand.
    The silver pole section is metal.

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    Thanks wackychimp for hosting,

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  14. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    well tell us more about it then :angry

    did you make it?

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  15. Keith

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    The display stand? Yes i made it.
    The black base is from a metal model car filled with resin, the plaque is molded from my 1/1 endoskull and the metal pole which i bolted onto the black base is some furniture thingy that i painted.

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  16. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    oh so you think your the king of the display stands now do you?


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  17. Keith

    Keith Sr Member

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    :lol I don't know about that, but it looks good though doesn't it :)

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  18. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    its ok...........i've seen better :p

    i'm sending you down some black wash for the panel lines :love

    z
     
  19. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    how big is that kit anyway?
     
  20. Keith

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    This paint job is that tough and hard wearing, that it wouldnt have to be a black wash. I could just paint the black roughly all over the panel lines and then T-cut the whole thing later, to remove the excess black ;)

    I'll have a think about doing the lines black, but i'm not sure. I built it as more of an ornament than a model. I might try it and see what i think.

    Glad you think the stand is "OK" though :D You love it really don't you :love

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  21. Keith

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    Its quite big, maybe 16" long. Its 1/35th scale anyway.

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  22. zorg

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    its growing on me...............slowly :$
     
  23. Keith

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    OK, here are your black panel lines zorg:

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    Thanks wackychimp for hosting,

    Keith.
     
  24. natty15d

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    you did the right thing Keith

    The panel lines just finish it off nicely :)

    Stunning........
     
  25. Star Wars Man

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    pimp to the 10000th power
     
  26. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    big improvement.

    did you do the t-cut system?

    z
     
  27. Keith

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    Thanks :)
    I painted the black lines with paint straight from the tin, no thinners mixed in with it.
    Because the model was already polished up, any surplus paint just wiped off with a cloth.
    I then polished the model again with autoglym.

    Keith.
     
  28. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    do you think it looks better with the panel lines?


    come on tell the truth :D
     
  29. Keith

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    hmmmmm...........yeah, it does.

    Keith.
     

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