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In Topic: Live action Robotech movie

28 March 2015 - 08:36 AM

For a long time i have thought that Mospeada has a pretty logical set up for a trilogy.


First movie starts with a bang,  character and story into thru the Mars assault force,  protagonist  winds up on a journey with more character intros,  ends with a bang acquiring protoculture fuel,  new alpha and a victory for the hero's.


2nd movie more journey,  more backstory and development of the Invid,  enter Marlene and love interest,  end in a logical place like Denver or New York.


3rd movie,  moving towards final objective,  resolve all the love interests,  ends in big victory for the hero's.


It's not to unlike,  structurally anyway,  Star Wars.

In Topic: V2 Monstar Instructions thread, first build

24 March 2015 - 01:09 PM

There is not a ton of decals,  but they really add that extra little bit.  Getting close to done.




Thru the building of this i have found that i will need to make and send out a few little bits,  I will send them along with the decals.  One of them is this bottom leg strut cover,  seen in grey  It's a simple little part but makes a better transition into the foot. Also need to send out those vents and 2 detail bits for the backplate.



In Topic: V2 Monstar Instructions thread, first build

23 March 2015 - 10:25 AM

Decals have arrived.



Moved the pretty much done monster to the spraybooth/fan area for future clear coating on the parts that need to get the decals.  Hope to decal tomorrow,  few more tweaks,  flat coat and done (hopefully)




In Topic: V2 Monstar Instructions thread, first build

20 March 2015 - 12:50 PM

Thanks,  here is the reinforcement for the cannons,  a little tricky to mark the centers but not bad,  using 5/32 tube because it's strong but still has some give for positioning.



In Topic: V2 Monstar Instructions thread, first build

20 March 2015 - 07:56 AM

So maybe i should have done this a bit earlier but it does not really make a difference,  but now that we are in final assembly with the legs etc i made a working stand out of plywood.  Really simple,  a piece of scrap from Home depot,  mark the feet location.  Drill a hole for a self tapping screw and a counter sink on the bottom.  Place partially assembled monster onto stand,  drill a pilot hole (again a bit undersized for tapping) into feet.  Screw the screws until feet are nice and secure.  Now i can transport this to the spray booth for gloss coat on the parts that will get decals/touch ups etc.  I can also move it around without having to touch the actual model.



To secure the assembled drive unit thingy i use the usual 5 minute epoxy and use a rubber band to hold it in place while i make sure it's centered.



For the arms,  it's pretty straightforward to attach them at this point.  What i did was kind of pick where i wanted them posed,  found some junk to hold it in that place while the 5 minute epoxy cured,  repeat with the other side using the same junk.