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Hello again!!

This time I will share a fast project that was very fun to do, very enjoyable (Thanks Cap). I decided to do this baby crab with a simple paint scheme, with no weathering, only preshading. I replaced some of the resin joints for ball joints from kotobukiya to make it posseable, making easier the process of painting, assembling and correct the pose to the end. I also replaced the original eyeball and made my own from a clear piece of sprue.

Now, I need to find time to finish the pinky space crab, wich is ready for receiving paint. I`m eager to work on that one.

What do you think?

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Awesome work. I love these mechs. They make no sense but then who cares right? What scale is this?

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I wonder why the topic was moved to "Anime and Sci-Fi" where you can post off topic if the Inbit is a Robotech character, and it is a Kit.

Awesome work. I love these mechs. They make no sense but then who cares right? What scale is this?

Althought it is 1/48th scale the kit is pretty small, watch it compared to a 1/72 Gerwalk:

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Great job! I've been contemplating whether to weather the Inbit kits. I really like the shading you did.

If you make it weathered I deffinitely want to see it, I was very tempted to do it that way...I still have the second baby crab, so...

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I wonder why the topic was moved to "Anime and Sci-Fi" where you can post off topic if the Inbit is a Robotech character, and it is a Kit.

I think you just answered your own question.

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LOVE this. The 'panel lined' look is amazing. Its hard to tell whether is was brush or airbrush painted - looks like the best of both techniques.

I can see the ball-joint added to the back heels - nice.

Why did you decide to use a piece of sprue for the eye instead of the one included? Color?

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LOVE this. The 'panel lined' look is amazing. Its hard to tell whether is was brush or airbrush painted - looks like the best of both techniques.

I can see the ball-joint added to the back heels - nice.

Why did you decide to use a piece of sprue for the eye instead of the one included? Color?

Thank you. The Black lines were masked and airbrushed, some brush touch ups were necesary.

I wanted a smaller and rounded clear eye Ball, so the light reflects better on the Back of it and make it look like a LED (in some angles), as you can see in pictures.

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The eye looks great that way. I will not be doing LEDs in mine so maybe I will try the same as you.

If you have time, please post some more detail about which joints you switched for ball joints . . .

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Looks great! Nicely finished. The only thing better than this is a basket of REAL crabs and butter sauce! :rolleyes: - MT

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I hope this helps:

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You can see a comparison between original parts vs parts that were modified or prepared for pinning and ball joints. Basically I cut the original resin joints, sanded the area, and used a dremel tool and a pin vise to fit the new ball joint system, I used cyanoacrylate to glue them in place, then I primed, masked and painted as usual.

For other parts, I just used brass beams and cyanoacrylate.

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It does help - thx.

Some of the ball joint systems I have worked with, the socket will unexpectedly crack - and need replaced.

Which would be painful if its already been mounted in and painted like you've done . . .

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