Monday, July 19, 2010

hello all, I have a few things to share this week.
First I got home from work today to find 2 packages waiting for me.
Ah that joy of joys we all know.
Pak 1 had the amazing RB26 1/72 A-wing in it, the second Ive bought. Id love to buy more but Im not rich and it is a limited run. Im not greedy, Id like others to own one.
besides being one of the most detailed little kits ever, it also has the clearest resin canopy ever. Damned impressive.
The second pak contains the Scale Solutions 1/72 TIE Predator. Wayne always surprises me with the way he packs things. All that protective styrofoam when others(including myself) would be satisfied with using a baggy.
Anyway,its a solid chunk of resin, quite heavy for its size. And well worth the money, Im going to need 2 more I think.

Next up, a little experiment that has actually gone right. Shrinking a mold! Yup, I casted up some random parts to see if this trick would work for me and Lo! It has.
Here is the result, down by 15% Id say.
I just added 50% mineral spirits to the rubber, mixed thoroughly, poured and allowed to sit for about3 weeks and the rubber slowly shrank. The rubber was set enough within 24 hours at which point I removed the pieces and let the shrinking commence.
Its just good to know that it does work, Im not a great caster either. So anyone can do it. This will be useful.
Thats all for now. Later.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ok, the first small update and this one is about the Hunchback.
I spent the last few days prepping the legs for a new knee joint and adding guns in place of the old arms. Im liking it but I'll let you be the judge.

Friday, July 9, 2010

A beginning

Well finally, after many a moon, and after following other awesome builds all over the net, I have decided to start blogging about the piddling crap that clutters my work bench.
Some of you out there know me and want to see how I scratchbuild models, others couldnt give a crap. Some just want to see what Im up to now.
Well its usually Star Wars subjects and Battletech mechs that keep me busy, and I regularly switch my focus back and forth.
Right now Im back on a BT kick. Thanx to a couple of kits coming from RavenStar Studios.
Chris(aka RSS) juts released a Hunchback mech and a Wolverine mech.
Photos here:
Im rarely happy to leave a kit as is..... and the Hunch is no exception. Im going to modify it slightly.
1- Im going to lose the arms and put on large lasers
2-going to saw the legs and add pose-able knee joints
3- shortening the ankle ball joint a little, just dont like the way it is right now.

Well Im new to blogging so I dont know when the next post will be, a day or so, and I'll post some photos of what Im talking about.

Oh and I'll post some shots of what else is on my work bench.