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That came out great! A great build and finish. I can't tell you how many times I have had to mix custom paint for Macross models. That's my only beef with them, all those crazy colors. - MT

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On 9/17/2017 at 4:07 AM, spanner said:

It is gorgeous eh! We did a trade, one of the TV VF-1A brownies I was selling for the built Regult.

 

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Looks nice!  :good:

If you get a chance.....can you take some pics of just the Regult kit and the Yamato v2 VF-1A side-by-side?  They look like they scale pretty well....at minimum as well as the HMR Regult and VF-1do...

 

 

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Regult build ups continue with a new commission build. This time a Scout Pod in custom Subaru WRC colurs :D

I'm still at the cleaning and prepping stage and with a bit of luck I can get this in primer in the next few days. 

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- Brett

 

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More work today messing around with the stance to be a bit dynamic. All flex points are pinned with 3mm brass rod for strength  (including the foot base joint). The front toe is raised as a crushed vehicle will be placed underneath it. 

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-Brett

 

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More progress pics. Tamiya TS-54 laid down as a substitute for "Zentran Blue". After this hardens I'll mask up for the rest of the otherwise standard colours. Also I got some pictures of the finished base which has been tuned from Australian Red Gum especially for this build. I think it turned out great!

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- Brett

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More progress. Grubby weathered engines. The story is that a Zentran team resprayed a scout they found in WRC blue but didn't bother with the rest. There Zentran why would they - if it works why fix it! The metallic blue will stay relatively fresh while everything else will be weathered.20180131_210630.thumb.jpg.534f31e8e8588ad9b6acebe6cf7c5dd7.jpg20180131_212010.thumb.jpg.a7287d8c6be7a31ccd9a182bd405f7e6.jpg20180131_212024.thumb.jpg.8f6ace84e87b506820f7226f27b65264.jpg20180131_212043.thumb.jpg.09408cf385b9233198b967b70876fc60.jpg

Enjoy!

-Brett

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Tonight I mocked up the pod to the custom Red Gum base. Pretty happy so far. :D

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There is still more work to be done on the legs before I move onto all of the EW kit. Although eventually I am going to have to face up to fixing the paint issue on the top of the body <_<

- Brett

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Its been awhile between posts. I had a peeled paint issue on the main pod which required a full strip and repaint. Combined with a work trip away and picking up a bug at the airport and my modelling time was shot to pieces.

But the build is back on track and tonight I started the weathering. 

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- Brett

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Some nice chipping there. I don't have the patience for such detail.

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19 hours ago, arbit said:

Some nice chipping there. I don't have the patience for such detail.

Thanks Arbit. I have been using the Rinaldi Studio SM.03 book as a guide:

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Some more progress on weathering.

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And I am in the process of getting these decals printed:

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Cheers,

 

Brett

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That's looking good Brett! Just seeing this now. The base is classy and the blue paint looked very "automotive" before adding the other colors. Great paint chipping. Nice sponsorship decals. They going on the pod?:p Just kidding!  Looking good! - MT

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On 02/04/2018 at 5:54 AM, MechTech said:

That's looking good Brett! Just seeing this now. The base is classy and the blue paint looked very "automotive" before adding the other colors. Great paint chipping. Nice sponsorship decals. They going on the pod?:p Just kidding!  Looking good! - MT

Thanks MT.  Just a little more progress on this one. 

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Plus I started messing around with concrete slabs for the base.

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- Brett

 

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Most impressive work, Brett!

The chicken wire for rebar is very clever indeed and adds extra realism to an already beautiful build.

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This is amazing! I don't know how I went this long w/o noticing this thread....

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