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16 hours ago, Xigfrid said:

Yep sketchup, it is so user-friendly that you can probably export your first 3D model to print in less than 1 day of software learning time. 

Don’t hesitate to ask any question if needed. 

Hmmm... In that case I need to learn.

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12 hours ago, Xigfrid said:

You should at least try, yes :)

Given how far and fast you picked up electronics... yes... you definitely should.

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You guys need to understand how tech-challenged I am. But where there is a will to build Macross, there is a way.

I've dowloaded the Free 2017 versions, and got some tutorials in my Youtube playlist.  The guy says he will teach you Sketchup and "treat you like a complete idiot", which sounds about right...

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Ok! New funds came in and I have begun the assembly of the Cheyenne I, Macross Zero version. There are a few details that were not really highlighted in the show but that tell the difference between the Cheyenne I and the other versions.

 

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They are available now if you want one you must contact me directly (pm or email).

@Spitfire_BR if you want one in 1:72, you will probably need smaller screws, M1.4x5mm, instead of M1.7x6mm, and all the pins will be 0,8 diameter instead of 1mm diameter. If you can find such material in your hobby shop let me know, otherwise I can look here. BTW,  the model requires a verification and small reinforcements in a few places before printing it in 1:72 scale. 

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They are available now if you want one you must contact me directly (pm or email).

@Spitfire_BR if you want one in 1:72, you will probably need smaller screws, M1.4x5mm, instead of M1.7x6mm, and all the pins will be 0,8 diameter instead of 1mm diameter. If you can find such material in your hobby shop let me know, otherwise I can look here. BTW,  the model requires a verification and small reinforcements in a few places before printing it in 1:72 scale. 

PM sent !

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Reviving an old topic, I know, but I finally got my first pieces together to start building the Cheyenne II. I haven't had a lot of desire to work on a couple other projects I have available, but this something that I am really excited about.

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Early painting and weathering after the long and arduous task of sanding and primering about 3-4 times each piece. Still needs some finer details, but overall, I'm happy with the results.

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Here's an update. The main body is about done, but I need to put in the thrust nozzle and the white tower on the right side of the main body.

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That’s looking really great! 

Just a note about the head, there is a rail inside to put a plastic visor. You can cut it from any clear or colored “eating” plastic box. 

On the one below, I have used a chameleon colored plastic behind and clear plastic on top of this one. 

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On 3/24/2021 at 12:56 AM, Xigfrid said:

That’s looking really great! 

Just a note about the head, there is a rail inside to put a plastic visor. You can cut it from any clear or colored “eating” plastic box. 

On the one below, I have used a chameleon colored plastic behind and clear plastic on top of this one. 

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What is chameleon colored plastic? Is it something that can be bought?

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Here are the galling guns. I used a 1.5mm hand drill to drill in the barrels to give it a more realistic look for both. I did A LOT of sanding and primering on these. Once I felt it was smoothed out enough, I did a heavy coat of matte black. Then I used a gloss clear to be able to apply weathering and not have it stick to the matte so heavily.. I wanted to weather the metal look a bit, so I used Tamiya weathering master set c for the metal effect on parts for areas that would be changed and repaired a lot. Anyways, hope they look alright. 

I'm waiting on the rest of the kit to come this week.

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2 hours ago, derex3592 said:

those look great! 

Thanks. I'm now doing some dark grey trim on some of the pieces, and by tonight, I think I'll be done with all painting on the gatling gun parts. Wednesday, I take a break from the upper body sections, and go straight to the feet and legs mostly, but I will be working on all of it at the same time.

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I managed to get most of the left leg done, as well as the most intensive part of the left arm. So far, I'm happy with what it is looking like.

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I realized after the pictures that I put on the back leg slides wrong. They work the same, but were changed after I uploaded the pictures (was too lazy to redo them). My big error, was forgetting to put in the arm joints before sealing everything up on the main body, so I unscrewed everything and have those going in tonight. I am now  finished with the left forearm completely. Those pics are coming in about 10 minutes. I'm still working on the right arm, but I am working hardest on the other leg now, as I want to get the body on something it won't need to lay down on.

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On 4/5/2021 at 10:24 PM, Jasonc said:

I managed to get most of the left leg done, as well as the most intensive part of the left arm. So far, I'm happy with what it is looking like.

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Nice! That's awesome!

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On 4/11/2021 at 11:27 AM, vsim said:

Nice! That's awesome!

Thank you. This build has had some challenging parts, but is fun.

I only have the missile launchers and the last forearm being worked on, but I am almost out of flat paint. I should have more in by the time I need it.

Here's the build so far. I know the picture is busy, but here is the almost finished work.

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2 hours ago, Xigfrid said:

It’s looking great! I like the choice of colors :) 

Thanks. I should have the right forearme done tonight. I'm still working on the shoulder missile pods, but it requres a bit of work, as making clean cuts from the sprue was impossible. I have started the process of priming and sanding on them to find the areas I need to fix, and as soon as that is done, I still need to wait for some extra parts for the missiles themselves to come in. A finished pic will be up tonight.

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