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Author Topic: Mars Attacks Martian Warrior...aaack-aaack (Modified)  (Read 10958 times)

Offline fumblethumbs

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Re: Mars Attacks Martian Warrior...aaack-aaack
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2014, 06:32:43 pm »
Ahhhh Yes..."Relationship Maintenance"!  ;D
Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
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Re: Mars Attacks Martian Warrior...aaack-aaack
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2014, 07:31:22 pm »
Yep! Truth of the matter is.... when our girls moved out I took one of their rooms and turned it I to my mancave....60" bigscreen, xboxOne, surround sound, model workstation, etc.....Momma decided she wants a girl cave, so I have to oblige.....almost done now, but cold enough to snap nipples off in the shop today, so I caught a small break!
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Re: Mars Attacks Martian Warrior...aaack-aaack
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2014, 09:11:12 pm »
You know the drill Joe......

Yes Sir.
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Re: Mars Attacks Martian Warrior...aaack-aaack (Modified)
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2014, 08:46:29 am »
Okay guys, humble beginnings.....

As I'm gonna be lighting this kit every way I can, I started by drilling out access for wiring....the most obvious place to start will be the lamp post.

Then I moved on to the lamp post base. Straight forward assembly, but some ugly seams that need cleaning up, so out with the putty (Tamiya Fine White) and sandpaper. After a few sessions of fill-sand-prime I got everything nice and smooth then shot a coat of Tamiya gray primer. Test fit on the base....may need a little fine tuning for a nice seamless fit.

The kit provides a hollow aluminum rod for the lamp post, which is pretty cool, but the fit into the base is crap, so that is gonna need some fixing too.

Lastly, I'm not happy with the sewer grate, so I think I'll be drilling it out to provide more "depth" to the scene....maybe integrate a "glowing" effect from underneath???

Thanks for looking! As always, comments (good or bad) always welcome!

« Last Edit: March 04, 2014, 07:19:09 pm by TrekWorks »
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Re: Mars Attacks Martian Warrior...aaack-aaack
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2014, 11:58:50 am »
That is a fine start now be sure to do that glow from below...Ha, Ha...I love it!!!
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Re: Mars Attacks Martian Warrior...aaack-aaack
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2014, 12:10:11 pm »
Thanks Joe!
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Re: Mars Attacks Martian Warrior...aaack-aaack
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2014, 12:11:45 pm »
Nice start!
That glowing effect is a great idea!

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Re: Mars Attacks Martian Warrior...aaack-aaack
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2014, 12:12:33 pm »

Lastly, I'm not happy with the sewer grate, so I think I'll be drilling it out to provide more "depth" to the scene....maybe integrate a "glowing" effect from underneath??

Great idea! You could use some resin for the "liquid" flowing underneath if you ream out that grate.

There's nothing like flowing raw sewage under a street grate to make a kit come alive!  :P
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Re: Mars Attacks Martian Warrior...aaack-aaack
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2014, 12:15:00 pm »

Lastly, I'm not happy with the sewer grate, so I think I'll be drilling it out to provide more "depth" to the scene....maybe integrate a "glowing" effect from underneath??

Great idea! You could use some resin for the "liquid" flowing underneath if you ream out that grate.

There's nothing like flowing raw sewage under a street grate to make a kit come alive!  :P

I have to concur! Great start and now I have to go watch the film again.
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Re: Mars Attacks Martian Warrior...aaack-aaack
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2014, 12:18:36 pm »
Thanks guys!

Lufty-I love the idea of raw green sewage!
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Re: Mars Attacks Martian Warrior...aaack-aaack
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2014, 05:55:07 pm »
I agree, the sewage is an awesome idea.
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Re: Mars Attacks Martian Warrior...aaack-aaack
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2014, 06:55:20 pm »
"Radioactive" Raw Green Sewage!  8)

Nice start Jeff!  Prep work is looking great.  :)

Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
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Re: Mars Attacks Martian Warrior...aaack-aaack
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2014, 07:01:34 pm »
"Radioactive" Raw Green Sewage!  8)

Nice start Jeff!  Prep work is looking great.  :)

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Re: Mars Attacks Martian Warrior...aaack-aaack
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2014, 09:30:59 pm »
Nice start keep it going.

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Re: Mars Attacks Martian Warrior...aaack-aaack
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2014, 01:26:38 am »
looking good! Looking forward to the final product! good luck!
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