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  1. #121
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    Re: Scorn's Workshop

    That's not a bad idea. The MP Guntank definitely has slightly smaller guns, but the core of it is closer to the Guntank than the RMV-1. No core fighter, but still has the general shape of the RX75.

    Still, yeah, I think it may be a good donor kit

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    Edit to add: The Origin Guntank Early Type's guns look a little stubby!

    Here's what I'm looking at:


    I bet I can reuse the arms and wheel plate/treads as is. The wheel covers will need changed to cover the whole sides of them. I can probably get away with reusing the base, with some minor modifications. If I end up using a torso from a regular Guntank, modifying it so it's got a wider range of motion shouldn't be too bad. Alternately, I may just scratch build it since the backpack will need scratch built anyways. The guns I may modify from existing guns, or just make my own from telescoping brass tube; we'll see. The head is a scratch build, no question lol

    In fairness, I'm planning for it to be on the receiving end of the Gouf Custom's sword in a diorama, so I'm not too worried about it being as poseable. That being said, if I end up 3D printing some of the parts, I should plan on it being more serviceable than a one off.

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    Re: Scorn's Workshop

    Wow, those guns are smaller than I thought. Also, the MP version's torso looks a little shorter and wider than the standard Guntank. Since you mentioned that you have a 3D printer, the manufacturing of parts should be no sweat.
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    Re: Scorn's Workshop

    Well, still got to get through the digital design first :P but yeah, I'll probably ship it out to Shapeways to get it printed, because I want to try to build in as much detail as possible.

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    Back to the regularly scheduled Guntank in progress LOL got to shading on this finally. Most of the gunmetal I did with nuln oil, but I've been doing the shading with the Vallejo black wash. Something interesting I've noted, is that while shading, I tend to get a bit on either side of the panel line. After giving it a moment and wiping it away, what I end up with is something that's very similar to a preshade. It doesn't get the hard tideline of just letting it dry, but it definitely stains the paint that it touches. So sort of a good and bad thing, but I like the subtle effect it gives.



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    Base colors nearly finished, the gray needs another coat though. Shaded most of the rest, so it'll be highlighting soon. (I won't mention the tracks I haven't done anything on yet.....)



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    I'm now in multiple tracks of progress, mild pun intended. Finished recoating the gray and touching up the gunmetal, finished shading and highlighting the red, blue, and yellow, did some assembly, and haven't started the tracks :P



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    Back to the airbrush! Finishing up some old projects




    And starting some more scenery!


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    Get to put this one in the done box! More pictures in my completed thread.


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    Re: Scorn's Workshop

    I think I should start broadening my modelling horizons. Specifically, into dioramas. Here's the start:



    It's going to be a long abandoned tank by a large jungle river, sort of like the Loboc river in the Philippines. Not this tank in particular, I'm building a new one for this specifically. I'll be trying out heavy weathering, scratch building the rear railing, vegetation and water. No way but to dive in!

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    Nice to see another trying their hand at a dio, your going to love it. Just remember making good trees will be especially important for this dio so start practicing now. They look and sound easy to make, they are not!

    Good luck with it have fun, i will be watching this build. RPC.

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    I'm hoping so - I'm going for a water base, too, just to make it harder :P yeah, I'm trying to decide what all kinds of foliage I'm going to stuff in this thing - since it's a jungle river bank, there should be lots.

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    Man, dioramas really don't look very interesting at first lol



    It'll probably be a bit before I can get back to this, since our second kid is due any day now.

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    Re: Scorn's Workshop

    This is SUPER FIDDLY lol

    Good thing it'll be an abandoned wreck....


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    Well it is a Feddy tank sooo... ya it would be abandoned. They most likely saw a ZAKU coming and ran away.
    All dioramas look like crap at first, so far you have a good base to work with. Question what product are you going to use for water and white caps on the waves?



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    Re: Scorn's Workshop

    pretty much lol

    I'm planning on it being a pretty sedate river, so more ripples than whitecaps. My current plan is Realistic Water, tinted a greenish blue, then either gloss mod podge or something for larger waves. I might do the waves then a thin layer of realistic water again to tone them down a little, I haven't really decided. I suppose it'll depend on how the waves look lol

    There's lots of waters I could use, but "hard to screw up" and "basically no fumes" are both helping out there lol

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    Finally finished the railing, started in on the rest of it. I figured it got tagged from across the river by a Zaku machine gun, so it's got 5 holes across it from the spray. AP shells don't leave a particularly dramatic entry - I'm thinking of maybe countersinking each hole to simulate the metal bending in as it got punched through. Any other suggestions? Weathering will help, since those spots will rust a lot faster, but I dunno.

    For scale nerd reference, I started with the 120mm MG having a 75mm bullet (following a thread by the inestimable Mark Simmons), which is 0.5mm scaled. I used a slightly larger bit for the hole, then tried a 1mm bit for the initial countersink. I think I need to try something closer to a 3 or 4 mm bit for the counter sink, just to make it a little more noticeable.


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    Re: Scorn's Workshop

    What I have done in the past with like WWII kits. I heat up a needle and use that to help make the entry and exit holes. The hot needle melts just the very edge of the hole and makes for a good "Melted metal" look to entry points, or for and exit I would set the needle in and let the plastic melt around it for a second then pull it out and some of the plastic would come out with the needle and give the start of bent/ripped metal.. A hot needle also makes great Beam saber cuts.

    What scale is that tank? It looks a bit more detailed than my 1/144th scale.



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    Re: Scorn's Workshop

    It's 1/144, one of the ones that came in the HG Zaku Ground War set.

    The hot needle might do it - I'm trying to simulate hits from a Zaku machine gun, so I expect there'd be entry but probably not too many exits.


 

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