Saturday, 26 December 2009

Revell 1/144 - F-14A Tomcat "Jolly Rogers" - Completed

Revell 1/144 - F-14A Tomcat - 2

6 month after buying the revell tomcat its finaly complete. One very long build as i keep getting distracted by other models i want to build which also means i got a very large collection of models that need to work.


Really very happy with the way its turned out, know there alot more that i could again which i will do when i start another f-14 build next year.


Full weapons load which came with the kit.



Love how the wash brings out all the panel lines.



The Jolly Roger.




Revell 1/144 - F-14A Tomcat - 1


Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!!! Joy and good will to all.

For the first time i get to have a white Christmas, just like on the Christmas cards.

Looking like it might be my first white christmas.


Sunday, 20 December 2009

Star Wars The Clone Wars - Commander Gree -

Star wars Clone Wars - Commander Gree - 7

Picked up a new clone commander from my local supermarket surprisingly, noticed that the shop had a new toy section and being geeky like i am i went and had a look to see what they had. Caught my attention was the excellent selection of star wars figures. When ever ive been to Toy-R-Us all the good star wars figures have all gone but at the supermarket they had all the good ones,sweet.

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Went ahead and picked up Gree to add to the my clone Commanders Cody and Rex. Would have bought R2-D2 and C-3PO but i think they were releashed last year so no longer sent to shops. After i left the store and returned home i regretted not buying the Jawas, OT goodness.

Star Wars The Clone Wars - Commander Gree - 3

Quality little figure, really dig the design of the clone in the series and it looks like all the the clone are really accurate to the on screen conterparts. Paint app is nice and clean, articulation is lacking but then a figure at the size woud have to loose articulation over how good the figure looks.

Star Wars The Clone Wars - Commander Gree - 6

Gree has got to have one of the most unusally hair cuts in the show so far, from production art ive seen looks like there going to be even more crazy haircuts to help the clone indivdualise themselves. Removable helmet looks and fits perfectly.

Star Wars The Clone Wars - Commander Gree - 4

Unlike the plain white cannon fodder clone, Gree comes with a pistol and holder and a nice bondilear over his chest, which is scuplted to fit around he figure perfectly. Figure also comes with a big chunky projectile toy (different to what shown on the packaging) but not a fan of those so did'nt bother to take pics of it.

Star wars Clone Wars - Commander Gree - 5

Saw Commander Gree in the latest Geonois arc that was outstanding, did'nt speak at all if i remember.Ian

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Star Wars 1/144 - Y-wing with R5 unit -

Star Wars 1/144 - Y-wing with R5 - 6

Finished F-toys 1/144 Y-wing with a new R5 unit replacing the original which came with a R2.

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Frist removed some flash, applied a Pro-modellers wash, painted the pipes in a rusty colour and finaly weathered up with a tamiya weathering master.

Star Wars 1/144 - Y-wing with R5 - 4

If only these f-toys star wars vehicle had clear cockpit, be great to get to have a orange jumpsuit pilot visable.

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I like side profiles.

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R5 unit i sculpted, the top of the head red detail is a decal which came with the y-wing.

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Reminds me of the last scene of ESB.

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Can't figure out which pilot this Y-wing belong to from Gold Squadron

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Sunday, 13 December 2009

Starting a 1/144 McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

F15 -E  Eagle

Beautiful image i found on Flicker.

Making my next jet build a McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, will problie make her a Strike Eagle. Always liked this jet next to the F-14 and F-16, espeacially as i got to see it transform into Starscream every Saturday morning as a kid. Have'nt decided the deco yet USAF or JSDAF or maybe even a low vis Starscream, but that would need homemade decals, which i have'nt yet seceded at.

2 kits ive had stored away waiting to build a F-15, A J-wing Model/toy and a second hand LS model which has all the parts taken off the sprue but is complete.

Starting a 1/144 F-15 Build

Decided to go with the LS for the most part, it has better panel lines compared to the J-toys which are more like gorges.

LB has no cockpit, weapons and fuel tanks so taking those from the J-toys, really liking the fuel tanks from that one.

Going to put the coskpit from the J-toys into the LS, massive gap between the body and cockpit on the LS.

J-Toys and LB 1/144 F-15 comparison.

Got the main part of the cockpit in there with a little plasticard to fill in the spaces.

To solve the massive gap between cockpit and body, i saw a tutuorial once using plasticard to fill in the massive gaps when assembling older models, instead of fill up the gap with a load of filler. See if this work when the glues dired.

1/144 J-toys cockpit in the LB F-15


Monday, 7 December 2009

F-toys 1/144 Star Wars Collection 3

F-toys 1/144 Star Wars Collection 3

Great news, a fighter assortment with the awesome b-wing but another x-wing, should have been the screct item imo. Was hoping F-toys would make some RotJ fighters as ive got this idea of making a little dio with tubes red and gray for the inside of the Death Star 2.

Silhouette of the screct fighter, if it a tie-interceptor thats a bad choice for a secret item considering how popular it would be, would want a few of those and thats going to cost.

Droid tank seems a little random.


Sunday, 6 December 2009

Bandai HG 1/144 - ZAKU II - Completed

HG 1/144 Zaku II 10

Got my first gunpla all finished up, had to start with the Zaku II as its the first suit i saw in the first gundam i watched.

HG 1/144 Zaku II 13

Quite a few things i would do differently, like the remove the red on the legs. Going to build another Zaku II in the future i hope since they always roam in packs.

HG 1/144 Zaku II 14

HG 1/144 Zaku II 12

HG 1/144 Zaku II 11

HG 1/144 Zaku II 5

HG 1/144 Zaku II 4

HG 1/144 Zaku II 8

HG 1/144 Zaku II 1

HG 1/144 Zaku II 2

Still need to buy some little plastic gems which i hope i can use in the sights of the basooka and machine gun, maybe even use one on the eye.

HG 1/144 Zaku II 3

HG 1/144 Zaku II 6

HG 1/144 Zaku II 5


Thursday, 3 December 2009

Not a 1/144 scale SR-71 Black Bird

Comparason with F-14, Blackbird should be twice the size.

As soon as i saw this kit in the model shop it was an instant buy, the Blackbird's got to be one of the coolest jets around.

Has 1/144 on the side of the box but once opened the size of the cockpit looked very small. So i assembled the fuselage and measured her up, then checked out the stats on Wikipedia and reckon this is probable more 1/220, way to small for me.

Should be twice the length of the F-14 Tomcat above. As the kit was not looking all the good to me i decided to ditch her and use the parts i like for future scratch building.

Hobby Craft SR-71 Blackbird, 1/144 on the box but way to small.

Here she is in action, what a beauty. Looks like there are other kit available so will buy one in the future.

SR-71 Blackbird Over Snow Capped Mountains [1680x1050]

Would not be able to resist adding a little Decepticon decal underneath, make my own 1/144 scale Jetfire.