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S.O.T.D Round 1 Round up

by Stryder on Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:29 pm
SM- "Good evening sports fans welcome to a special extended edition of Slam of the Day with the final two matches from round 1, as always I am joined by my green skinned compatriot Alan Grotson"

AG- "Thanks Snot, it has been a manic couple of weeks with controversy, old habits and ,of course, slams and strikes"

SM- "Thats right and tonight we begin with the the Cleveland Bay Buccaneers against the Dovah Kings"

AG- "This match had the hype of a final as both teams had come off some extreme pre-season friendlies with the Dovah Kings showing why that even though they are women, don't think they are weak"

SM- "And the Buccaneers having one of the highest body kill count of any team in Dreadball history. The match started with the Kings.."

AG- "Why are they called the Dovah Kings if they are a currently an all female team?"

SM- "Don't know you can ask them when you interview them for their round 3 game"

AG- "Erm...."...

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Panzerzug BP44 First Mockup

by Spack on Tue May 29, 2012 8:23 am
To make sure that the locomotive and tender won't look too big or too small alongside the existing OO scale trains that my son has on his railway a card mockup of the Sketchup model has been made. Using the Flattery plugin it was pretty easy to unfold the model faces to create a flat printable mesh that could then be folded and glued.

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This is scaled at 1:87 (which is HO scale rather than OO, but means that the train will be in proportion to the track width), and next to a small 0-4-0 steam engine looks about the right size. This card mockup will also be used to find a chassis to fit the locomotive, and I've already got donor parts for the tender chassis from an old flat bed carriage which has 6 wheeled bogies at each end (the tender is sitting on one of these bogies in the photo below).

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1/72 BF 109 Propeller Repair

by Spack on Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:00 pm
Some time ago my son and I built a Revell 1/72 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 model kit. The canopy has not been glued on as I wanted him to paint it first, but it ended up sitting on a shelf for months and at some point one propeller blade has broken off and been lost. This month my son wants to paint it, so it's time to repair it as it'll look odd with only two blades instead of three. I was first going to try to use some plasticard to repair it, but that was a non-starter as the blade is very thin and has a twist to it that would be extremely to replicate in this way.

Luckily I have some Oyamru "instant mold" that I bought a few years ago, and has previously been used in other projects. This stuff is great, as it's a thermal setting plastic - when it's put in boiling water for about a minute it goes very soft, and then hardens as it cools. Once cool it holds a perfect impression of the item it has been molded around. I couldn't find any "green stuff" putty kicking...

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New Plans

by Jay on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:32 pm
9 months nearly since the last post and no pictures, hrmm. Change of plans! I started to assemble on mass and relieased several things. A) Wasn't happy with the models B) Wasn't happy with the weapons & accesroies and C) Had no concrete plan for how many and what kind of troops I wanted.
So the project took a back seat while I got on with starting from scratch. A clean slate...sort of. Since picking up the hobby back in 07 I've ploughed loads of money into nothing because I've rushed, changed my mind and then changed it again. Hell I probably have been able to afford a complete DKoK army going off what I've spent so far! That being said I've now got a ton of models that need so much repair work it's not worth the effort.

The biggest obstacle for me has being finding the right balance between W40k/Imperium and the Helghast theme, because I can't sculpt or model it has been so far simple head swaps but this never really satisfied what I had in mind. Something that always bothered me...

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Panzerzug BP44 Train Day 2

by Spack on Tue May 15, 2012 11:15 pm
Not much progress today, decided to add some track to the model and duplicate the tender (the real train had two tenders, one behind the locomotive and one in front), and add a rough camo texture to the armour plates. Once the chassis frame and buffers are added it will look a lot better, hopefully I'll progress with that tomorrow, and if there's time also add some of the larger hatches and the driver windows and vision slits.
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