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Mospeada Moscato 1/48 Pinky Space Crab "Scarab"

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Hi
This is my very first post in this forum.

So let me present myself. I live in Sweden and has been hooked on the Macross world ever since I saw Robotech all those years back when it aired on TV.

This though, is my first real model build of a macross related mecha, but I have a lot more of them in the stash.

 

I was lucky enough to get hold of the captains 1/48 Mospeada kits. And I started straight away with building the pinky crab, clearing the work bench of all other ongoing projects.

My plan was to build in some articulated joints, but my order for them did not arrive in time so I just drilled and pinned all the parts instead. I'm not going to play around with it anyway so it's no big deal.

All the major parts pinned and attached in a desired pose. Some final adjustments needs to be dona att the final assembly after paint.

 

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Thanks guys.

Continued work with the beam guns.

I had to modify the attachments for the guns with brass tubing because I was not to keen on the supplied bits. It also supplies a bit of adjustments to the guns this way.

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So, I have seen pics of the Gurab with the center line on its "head" and without. I decided to eliminate the center line only because I think it looks better without it.

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Time for paint.

Everything was primed with alclad grey primer & microfiller.

After several sanding sessions to get everything as smooth as possible a black base coat was applied (tamiya X18).

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Everything that is supposed to stay black was masked, which took forever.

The base coats of Tamiya Purple X-16 and Mr.Hobby Gundam Color MS Purple UG08 was applied with additional masking sessions in between.

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The masking removed.

Quite pleased with how it turned out. I had some problems with the paint lifting in some small areas, probably due to me being a bit sloppy with the cleaning of the parts prior painting.

The claws where painted with alclad steel and given a mist over with alclad hotmetal blue.

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Thanks guys.

I didn't want to depict my crab in a shiny new factory fresh uniform. So I applied some weathering, mainly on the lower legs as mud and dirt would have built up during it's operational career.

A Mr.Paint semi matte clear coat was applied after the weathering was done.

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The Legs assembled.

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The sensor eye was next. I cut a groove in it which i then drilled holes and installed thin brass tubing for sensor cameras.

It was painted with tamiya clear red and a silver backing.

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Final assembly

Legs and head assembled and installed.

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Arms assembled and Installed.

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And finally, the guns.

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Thanks for your kind words.

Hera are the final pics of the finished pinky crab. It's been a real joy to build.

Unfortunately, my camera has problems picking up purple colors, so it looks more blue than it actually is in reality.

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1 hour ago, derex3592 said:

Hahahahaah! LOVING the bloody claws!  Just perfect! 

Thanks.

I thought it would add a bit of character and tell a bit of a story that this individual is a bad ass and has seen some action.

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2 minutes ago, RDX17 said:

Nice avatar you got there. ;)

:D Right back at you.

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5 hours ago, Flarpen said:

Thanks.

I thought it would add a bit of character and tell a bit of a story that this individual is a bad ass and has seen some action.

Th Invid/Inbit version of Scar from BSG perhaps! 

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8 hours ago, derex3592 said:

Th Invid/Inbit version of Scar from BSG perhaps! 

Flarpen, your "Scar" Gurab is now officially nicknamed "Scarab."  ^_^

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I LOVE IT!!!  ^_^

Seriously, it came out looking fantastic! I can't wait what you do with the other Crabbies.

Just a heads-up guys: you should totally put a watermark in your pics, so that you at least get credit for it and people don't try to pass your work off as their own. Sometimes I also share pics on social media and give these fine builders the lime-light because frankly, without you, it would just be a pile of pink resin parts.

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3 hours ago, tekering said:

Flarpen, your "Scar" Gurab is now officially nicknamed "Scarab."  ^_^

HA HA. I love that. I'll have to change the title on this thread. :lol:

3 hours ago, captain america said:

I LOVE IT!!!  ^_^

Seriously, it came out looking fantastic! I can't wait what you do with the other Crabbies.

Just a heads-up guys: you should totally put a watermark in your pics, so that you at least get credit for it and people don't try to pass your work off as their own. Sometimes I also share pics on social media and give these fine builders the lime-light because frankly, without you, it would just be a pile of pink resin parts.

Thank you very much for those kind words Cap. Much appreciated.

I do have a lot of other projects going, so I don't know when I can build the other crabs, but when I get to it you'll see it here.

That's a very good point regarding the watermark, have to think about that in the future. If you like to use any of my pics to promote your kits you have my blessing.

/Johan

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16 hours ago, captain america said:

I LOVE IT!!!  ^_^

Seriously, it came out looking fantastic! I can't wait what you do with the other Crabbies.

Just a heads-up guys: you should totally put a watermark in your pics, so that you at least get credit for it and people don't try to pass your work off as their own. Sometimes I also share pics on social media and give these fine builders the lime-light because frankly, without you, it would just be a pile of pink resin parts.

funny story about that.....at one point I was looking on Ebay for Mospeada models and saw someone had a Moscato King Crab kit for sale with MY pic on my kitchen island as the "completed" kit pic for the sale...I thought it was funny. 

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2 hours ago, derex3592 said:

funny story about that.....at one point I was looking on Ebay for Mospeada models and saw someone had a Moscato King Crab kit for sale with MY pic on my kitchen island as the "completed" kit pic for the sale...I thought it was funny. 

Your kitchen counters have been immortalized!! :lol:

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