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Posted 30/11/2005 17:50


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The model has to hide behind a pile of college work just for a couple of days.

The round feet would be a cool tribute to Geoff Taylor's "Dead London", and would be generally more stable.

As for the handling machine, I'll be starting that before the FM's paint is dry!!




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Posted 30/11/2005 18:54


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A Handling machine?!  Oh no!  Bib Fortuna - your number's up!

 

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Posted 30/11/2005 19:13


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Fortuna might be a bit gristly for the martians palate!


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Posted 04/12/2005 18:59


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Tail fin construction

This is carved from balsa wood and then filled. The mounting block for the rear leg is contained inside.

 

Sanding and priming

..again using three grades of sandpaper, then another coat of filler primer.

 

 




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Posted 04/12/2005 19:05


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Looking good Poyks, looking good.

But what Star Wars Figure gets terrorised by the Martian Handling Machine?

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Posted 04/12/2005 19:16


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how bout gweedo he would look good in the claws of a HM



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Posted 05/12/2005 20:18


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Wow...You have a lot of patience. I would love to be able to make something like that. I am not patient however, and I cant wait to see the next stages, and the finished product.

Brilliant project...keep up the good work


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Posted 05/12/2005 21:07


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Thanks

 

Line detail

I've marked out the line coordinates with a marker pen and placed masking tape alongside to guide the knife blade.

 

...and this is the result.




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Posted 06/12/2005 12:16


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its not taking you long! looking good!
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Posted 06/12/2005 17:37


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Leg slots and priming

After careful measuring I cut the slots for the front legs, then after adding final body details added a couple of coats of grey car primer.

 

Top coat

Looking shiny after three coats of Ford Nimbus Grey metallic spray paint.




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