Jump to content

Welcome to Large Scale Modeller: The home of the large scale military model builder. 

[CAT]CplSlade

What I've been doing this afternoon...

Recommended Posts

Been working on an M35 Mittlere Panzerwagen ADGZ for a campaign on another site, and while waiting for some things to dry decided to work on another campaign entry that I got on Father's Day. It is pretty much OOB, but I plan on doing a little weathering to knock off the plastic's sheen. This is the limited edition with the lighting kit for the engines. Still have to paint the pilot and canopy frame.

xcn3KeX.jpg

Replaced the cockpit decals with paint as well:

tjMke43.jpg

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder where the landing gear go on that thing?  Seems like it'd be a logistical nightmare.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If Star Wars were a science fiction series, I might worry about it without reasonable explanation (without consulting Wookieepedia, my assumption is they are space-only and rest in specially-designed bays as seen in the star destroyer hangars and the Death Star).

 

Fortunately, Star Wars is science fantasy and I do not have to worry about it.

 

 

But I do anyway because designs that don't make any basic practical sense bug the shit out of me. Probably due to me being a heavy reader of hard SF like Hal Clement, Clarke, Heinlein, Niven, etc. Back when people wrote stories and not agendas. Doo, dooty-doo...

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, GazzaS said:

I wonder where the landing gear go on that thing?  Seems like it'd be a logistical nightmare.

The wings on top and bottom fold against the long wing, and a “foot” comes out of the engine pod.

I have a 1/48 scale Resin kit made by Alfred Wong I bought about three years ago.

 

84598E15-E5F3-4AD0-8E87-BC2D6A38E10D.jpeg

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's strange, as there does not seem to be any indication of this on the model itself and both sides are almost mirrors of each other. The light blue-gray piece you can see on top of the engine unit is duplicated on the 'bottom' side. Unless there is a landing pad for days they want to park facing the other way? How much room is in the engine for landing pads anyway?

 

THIS IS WHAT BUGS THE SHIT OUT OF ME.

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Heh...  very clever!

 

When I look at spacecraft in movies or TV I sometimes try to reason out the reasoning behind the shape of the ship.  I know...waste of time...

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To me, the coolest looking space ships were always the Klingon Battle Cruiser 

battlecruiser-unexpected.jpg

or the Bird of Prey

latest?cb=20090610115812&path-prefix=en

I know the long neck says "shoot here"... but I think they look awesome.

 

And another thing...  Why do Tie fighters need Solar panels?  To heat the steam in their boilers?

 

Gaz

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am reminded of Silent Running by those greenhouse pods.

Personally I am not a fan of Martin's fiction, and slogged through Game of Thrones to keep my wife company. At any rate, apparently it has been canceled so who knows how it would have turned out in the long run. That ship would make a neat display piece if it was of a decent scale.

 

IRT Gaz:

I have my sights on acquiring one of Polar Lights new Klingon cruisers at some point to complement my TOS Enterprise.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
42 minutes ago, [CAT]CplSlade said:

I am reminded of Silent Running by those greenhouse pods.

Personally I am not a fan of Martin's fiction, and slogged through Game of Thrones to keep my wife company. At any rate, apparently it has been canceled so who knows how it would have turned out in the long run. That ship would make a neat display piece it it was of a decent scale.

 

IRT Gaz:

I have my sights on acquiring one of Polar Lights new Klingon cruisers at some point to complement my TOS Enterprise.

I built an unlighted Klingon Battle Cruiser years ago before I knew how to make a plastic model look more interesting.  Hand painted, it looked like crap.  I didn't know anything about air brushing or weathering.   I can see that the lighting is hugely important in making these models look good.

 

Gaz

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Bomber_County said:

Must admit never built any sc-fi in my whole life.........is that sad?.........

I wouldn't say it's sad.  My first Sci-fi kit was the original USS Enterprise...dunno the scale.  One of my Mom's boyfriends actually built it.  I've only done two since, and neither were really great fitting kits, which looked ghastly once I was done with them.  You can really only build what suits you.  I'm glad nobody has ever asked for me to do a commission build...  because if it were out of my narrow focus, I'd hate it.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Took a break from the B-wing (need to get the batteries for the lights) so I doodled around with my M35 ADGZ and a Trumpeter Karl-Gerat (I had to cut off all of the wheel support arms after realizing I had set them all in transport mode and I wanted to show it in firing mode. Hooray!), and today I worked on my Eastern Front build:

 

Elqa6WN.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice clean paint work there, buddy!  Always hated those things in IL-2 Sturmovik.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/4/2019 at 12:47 PM, Bomber_County said:

Must admit never built any sc-fi in my whole life.........is that sad?.........

WE are a sad PAIR Phil....... a pair of what I'm not sure, .................. but you are not alone buddy..... I confess I have never done a sci-fi kit either.................. well maybe I have, I did do a real nice Tom Cat once..... 'The Final Countdown movie'.................. does that count?? Naw, I thought not.....:rolleyes:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think this counts as Sci Fi, but I have to admit, that it's not finished until now. It will be the Hover Ship, with the crazy ground crew and some resin parts of the Berlin Wall in a fun what if scenario.

Cheers Rob

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/3/2019 at 11:20 PM, [CAT]CplSlade said:

That's strange, as there does not seem to be any indication of this on the model itself and both sides are almost mirrors of each other. The light blue-gray piece you can see on top of the engine unit is duplicated on the 'bottom' side. Unless there is a landing pad for days they want to park facing the other way? How much room is in the engine for landing pads anyway?

 

THIS IS WHAT BUGS THE SHIT OUT OF ME.

Cat, I’m with you there. I love GOOD science fiction as much as anyone else, but I’m way too much of an aviation guy and I always struggle with the basics.

Like air breathing turbojets in space, open F-86 style inlets on the front of fighters, atmospheric maneuverability in space, engine and weapons SOUND in space, no reentry issues with thin skinned fighters, etc, etc. yep, I’m a horrible fan, but I try to look the other way for a couple hours as I take it in.

Space 1999 was by far my favorite, at least technically speaking, same, more or less, with Star Trek until it started getting corny of late. Yeah, I’m a Picard-O-holic.

So Yeah, I get peeved as well. LOL!

So now, off to find that 1/48 Eagle 1....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/4/2019 at 6:17 PM, GazzaS said:

I wouldn't say it's sad.  My first Sci-fi kit was the original USS Enterprise...dunno the scale.  One of my Mom's boyfriends actually built it.  I've only done two since, and neither were really great fitting kits, which looked ghastly once I was done with them.  You can really only build what suits you.  I'm glad nobody has ever asked for me to do a commission build...  because if it were out of my narrow focus, I'd hate it.

I know Smitty has a hankering for the truly stupidest of all sci fi kits. The Haunebooboo flying dinner plate in full it’s Waffen SS idiocy.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Clunkmeister said:

I know Smitty has a hankering for the truly stupidest of all sci fi kits. The Haunebooboo flying dinner plate in full it’s Waffen SS idiocy.

Is that the bell thingy?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Clunkmeister said:

Space 1999 was by far my favorite, at least technically speaking, same, more or less, with Star Trek until it started getting corny of late. Yeah, I’m a Picard-O-holic.

My favorite 1999 episode is Dragon's Domain, with the people-eating monster in the graveyard of ships.

I'd love to get a really nice model of an Eagle. The Hawk not so much but I would not turn one down if it was offered to me.

Not sure about the new Picard show as I have been off Trek since Abrams shat on it.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Is that the bell thingy?

It's a bleedin' flying saucer with Nazi markings.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...