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MOSPEADA HORIZONT in 1/350?


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After causing massive trauma to all your wallets with my last few projects, I figured I'd offer something a little bit lighter, and still lots of fun.

Enter the MOSPEADA Horizont drop carrier.

Since I already offered a STARFISH (Garfish) in 1/350, it seemed only natural to follow along with the Horzont in the same scale. Official stats would put it at @14.37cm in length, which is a bit on the small side, even if I use the Sentinel Legioss figure proportions as a size reference, so I reckon it'll be closer to 18.5 cm when I've "Moscatofied" it. I haven't worked out all the stats & features for the kit yet, so I'll be updating that later in the week. Price will be $144 CAD + shipping. Note that the shipping charge is the same for one as for two kits.

For those who pre-order, you will also have the option to get extra Legioss/Tread escort units. Those will come in packs of three. Once the pre-order window is closed, those extras will no longer be available.

Here's to me hoping I can get at least 30 orders.

 

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If budget allows, I would love to put my name in the hat for this one!  I had to miss out on the Garfish and the Lloyds, :unsure:, but I'm one of the lucky few with the big carrier ship, can't remember the name right now, this would be a great companion to that! 

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20 minutes ago, sierra-ii7 said:

I would be down for 2 - love this design - About time :) and THANKS

Me, too!  In a genre with so many outlandish types of vehicles, there's something great about a Space Truck that flies containers from surface to orbit.

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Just working on the kit features. I'll update the first post officially before the week is out, but here's what you can expect from the kit, if I get enough backers:

-included (Legioss) fighter & Tread, which can be built attached to the main ship, or displayed separately.

-Cargo containers can be built/displayed separate from the main ship, and will feature optional landing pads and open hatch with inner detail, or at least the frontal section of the pod (the cargo containers seem to have divided sections for equipment & personnel.)

-waterslide decals

-roughly 19cm long

Price: $144 CAD + shipping

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Maybe make some accommodation for the addition of standard sized, say 1/4 x 1/16" cylindrical or 1/4" x 1/16" square - in pairs if possible, neodymium magnets to make the container pods routine detachable... it's something I plan to do regardless., but preexisting recesses would make things easier.  Just a thought. :drinks:

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2 hours ago, mechaninac said:

Maybe make some accommodation for the addition of standard sized, say 1/4 x 1/16" cylindrical or 1/4" x 1/16" square - in pairs if possible, neodymium magnets to make the container pods routine detachable... it's something I plan to do regardless., but preexisting recesses would make things easier.  Just a thought. :drinks:

I think I can manage that, at least for the mating surfaces that connect the cargo containers to the main craft. I had experimented with trying to incorporate magnets into the castings themselves, but more often than not, it was a failure because the magnet would impede resin flow, or shift/flip around inside the part and then be useless. Offering pre-machined recesses in some parts with a vanity cover seems like a good alternative. 

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Hi guys.

I'm officially opening up the payments for the kits today. All payments by Paypal and Bitcoin are welcome, as usual. You can use the price list in the first post to determine the amount to send, just be sure to include a breakdown of your order along with your payment so that I know what to process! If paying with BTC, just send me a PM when you're ready to send payment and I'll do the currency conversion on the spot, because it fluctuates quite a bit.

Example:

-2 Horizontal ships: $325

-1 fighter/booster combo (3 fighters, 3 boosters): $20

-Total: $345 CAD

For international customers, you may place your orders with Return 2 Kit Form as usual

I've already started drafting technical drawings for the ship. Shocking thought it may seem, none of the reference art ligns-up properly!! So back to my tried-and-true method of starting with the most prominent line-art and back-engineering it. I'll start the actual building process once the first 30 orders are placed.

Aaaand... Go!

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I'm in for 2.   And a small fleet of Alpha/Beta combos.   Just sent payment.  Thanks Shawn for the heads up.

Carl

P.S.  Will the Alpha/Beta combo be separable?  Available in any other modes than fighter?  The combo gerwalk mode would be nice and may be the only other mode doable at this scale.  Not sure...

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Can it be attached to the Horizont like this with the box over the cockpit?

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8 hours ago, captain america said:

Yes it is, because only the first 30 orders will be able to get escort sets. From order 31 onward, they will no longer be available.

Don't understand your answer, i didn't wanted escorts set 🙄

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11 hours ago, CoryHolmes said:

I'll take one ship and a fighter/booster combo set, please.  Total price is $174 Canadian Rubles, correct?

Oe Horizontal Ship kit includes one fighter/booster. The addition of the fighter/booster combo (3 Legioss, 3 Tread) brings the total to $206, as detailed in the first post.

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7 hours ago, wwwmwww said:

I'm in for 2.   And a small fleet of Alpha/Beta combos.   Just sent payment.  Thanks Shawn for the heads up.

Carl

P.S.  Will the Alpha/Beta combo be separable?  Available in any other modes than fighter?  The combo gerwalk mode would be nice and may be the only other mode doable at this scale.  Not sure...

 

Can it be attached to the Horizont like this with the box over the cockpit?

 

-The fighters will be separate from the bosters. Aircraft mode only, as the booster is so small at 1/350 that it's barely larger than a quarter (wings excluded).

-Yes, the Horizontal Ship will have attachment points and the drop-down box for the fighter cockpit as a display option.

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12 hours ago, captain america said:

Oe Horizontal Ship kit includes one fighter/booster. The addition of the fighter/booster combo (3 Legioss, 3 Tread) brings the total to $206, as detailed in the first post.

Aaaaand *ding*  $206 Canadian Rubles are working their way through the interwebz to your account as I type this 😁

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Captain’s log: August 19th, 2021

And so it begins! As per my usual procedure, I’ve collected as much visual reference as I could on the ship itself, scrounged-up a few blocks of modelling board, and some styrene sheet, which will be needed for the cargo container hulls. 

Upon scrutinizing the Anime style sheets, I was (not)  shocked to learn that, just like everything else from the series and this era, the drawings don’t correspond to each other. Fair enough, I decided to back-engineer the most prominent beauty-shot and make usable diagrams from that.

I printed those out, as well as scale diagrams for the fighter/bomber, and since that’s probably the most challenging part of the build, I decided to start there.

Pic 01: since I’ve got the diagrams printed, I might as well start cutting some of them out. This is warm-up for the uber-tiny Tread diagrams.

Pic 02: my poor eyeballs! The parts are so small that I can barely machine them, and will need to resort to some old-school hand sculpting to get this little guy looking right.

Pic 03: after a bit of hand carving, those fiddly little bits are starting to look like something. Smaller details are made with styrene, and bonded to the modelling board with regular old Tamiya cement.

Pic 04: not looking too shabby. I’m using one of the castings for the fighter I included with the Starfish (Garfish) to adjust the fit of the Tread. The fighter itself is absurdly tiny at 1/350, and the (Tread) booster isn’t much bigger.

Pic 05: some of the tools I used to carve the Tread mini-me. From left to right: dine razor saw, hobby knife, steel files (for finer finishing), diamond files for shaping, and home-made chisels made from old flat-blade screwdrivers.

Pic 06: it’s kinda starting to look right at this point. A little more refinement is needed, then I can prime it.

Pic 07: the finished part, now primed and awaiting a little wet-sanding. No, it doesn’t transform!!

Pics 08-10: the two units can be built combined or left separate, so you have even more display options. Now that this little falla is done, he’ll be put aside so that I can turn my focus to the mothership. Tune-in next week to see more!

 

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1 hour ago, CoryHolmes said:

I'm surprised the lineart left that gap between the fighter and the bomber, when they're combined.  Some of the other art has the wings flush against the bomber/booster unit.

The plan and side diagrams of the Legioss/Tread in image 02 are reference drawings that the animators used: everything that was drawn for the anime/publicity art was based  on that standard. Even the toys and resin models reproduce that gap, so I'm not quite sure what you're referring to.

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