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Quirtra Queramitzuu: Kamikaze Space Cucumber

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I wonder when mine will come...

It went out today, so roughly 2 weeks. Hopefully less.

Oh, and here is the addendum on how to do the ship's antennae out of stretched sprue...

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Wow Cap, that antennaes looks great!! Thanks for the addendum!

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My pleasure! As you can see, there's just no way that these ultra-fine antennae could have been cast successfully, and the procedure involved in doing them yourself is pretty easy and actually rather fun. The other reason that I chose that particular technique is that you can get really organic looking spines that are a perfect look for Zentradi ships. Prickly cucumbers are da best!! ^_^

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Fun for sure! I can't wait for my kit to arrive! She's a-gonna be a-hand a-paintehd!

Edited by ruskiiVFaussie

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My pleasure! As you can see, there's just no way that these ultra-fine antennae could have been cast successfully, and the procedure involved in doing them yourself is pretty easy and actually rather fun.

I'll have to keep that on file for my old Imai kits as well. I've got some sprue left over from them, but have lost a couple of antennae over the years. Thanks, John!

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Hi guys.

I wanted to give notice that I'll be keeping the Quelamitz project open until November 1st, so for exactly 1 more week. After that, I'm shutting it down and will begin feasibility studies for the Legioss. So if you really want a Kozmic Kucumber, you've got a week to get your order in ^_^

I would like to order one. I sent you a pm to get the info to send payment. I'm just waiting for a response.

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I would like to order one. I sent you a pm to get the info to send payment. I'm just waiting for a response.

Hi Atoyer. You'll forgive me if I respectfully decline to do business with someone whom I don't know and has but a single post to his tally. In this line of work, one survives by taking all possible precautions.

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Hi Atoyer. You'll forgive me if I respectfully decline to do business with someone whom I don't know and has but a single post to his tally. In this line of work, one survives by taking all possible precautions.

Yea, no problem. I usually get your kits through SSM anyway. Thanks for not leaving me hanging.

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Yea, no problem. I usually get your kits through SSM anyway. Thanks for not leaving me hanging.

A few will be available through SSM. Just keep checking the store.

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Looks great!! I hope to receive mine in the next few days... smile.gif

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Such a beautiful "bluey!" kit!!! Thanks Cap, she's a rip snorter, heavy too!

I'm scared with the thought of Hikaru resting along bluey!!!

:lol:

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Got mine, awesome as usual, it's amazing how small the scout ship is in comparison.

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Got mine, awesome as usual, it's amazing how small the scout ship is in comparison.

Technically, even the Queramitz is small compared to other Zentradi ships, but I'm guessing that they might also be the workhorse of the fleet. In the series, it's the only ship with a main bow gun, thereby making it a heavy-hitter.

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What's funny too is that the tiny scout ship is about 1.5 times the size of an aircraft carrier.

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Looks awesome, next project - 1/100 or 1/200 scale of spy ship from mission "Aoi Kaze" with minature Vf-1J to go with it.

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More like 1/350.

Nah 1/72 ;)

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Bigger is better. Hell, what scale are those Revoltech Valks?

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^^^^^^^^^^^^ Laugh Out Loud... that is hardcore. It's hard enough to score similar size Zentran soldiers...

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I've been fooling around making laser canons from sprues since you posted that little trick. Pretty awesome. ~Edit~ Yeah, I missed the great link in the initial post. Mine's in primer atm too but I needed some color inspiration. Looking at the Kamjin vaiant covered in moss/crud I wish I had bought a second, I may have to really scuzzy mine up, because, well, It's Kamjin :)

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Here is the green paint. I used Forest Green.

The sprue antennae was no problem. The only problem was it has been a while since I used sprue like this so I had to get the feel again. I made a small pile so I have plenty to chose from.

I have been thinking the same thing Ghadrack. I was thinking about trying it first on a 1/2500 Salan Scout.

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Heh, you better not store that space cucumber in the pickle jar you have next to it. It might shrivel up into a scout ship! :p

(lame joke I know but I couldn't resist! :rolleyes: )

That color looks just right. Keep up the good work. It'll be great to see it completed.

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Heh, you better not store that space cucumber in the pickle jar you have next to it. It might shrivel up into a scout ship! :p

(lame joke I know but I couldn't resist! :rolleyes: )

I agree. It is a lame joke. :lol:

Here are some more progress pictures. These will be the last until Monday with Thanksgiving tomorrow and family coming into town. Have a happy turkey day!

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Looks great! Will you add some postshading?

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