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RAPTOR! Romulan AT-ST Robot...Finished!


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#21 Ira

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:30 AM

It looks like you decapitated a bird from a Judas Priest album cover to get the head. :-)

 

Thanks Lee!

That's Wild! I googled Judas Priest and they do look similar.... B)



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:10 AM

CUT IT OFF!

 

I decided to cut off this part of the Head.

 

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I removed it with a Cut-Off Wheel in a Dremel Tool. Then I sanded it smooth with a Sanding Board and cut out the hole so it was symmetric.

 

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Next I cut a piece of plastic to fill the hole. First I bent the plastic piece to match the curve of the head and then glued it in place...

 

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More Coming... B)


Edited by Ira, 12 August 2013 - 05:11 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 12:26 PM

I would be scared to see what your dreams consist of. :lol:  Your builds are so of the charts it's unreal!! Love them!! Keep it up Ira!!

 

Thanks James!

Only Sweet Dreams... B)



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:10 AM

Ira, your creativity never ceases to amaze me.  I think I will eat some sardines with chocolate milk before I go to bed and see If I can dream up some stuff as cool as yours.

 

I don't know about sardines, but I think the best way to come up with new designs is to spend a lot of time researching Sci Fi & Automotive Subjects, and Build a lot of Models... B)


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 01:30 PM

You have incredible vision for cool projects ira. lts so cool watching the progress...



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 03:30 PM

Uh.  Oh.  Er.  Hm.  Whazzzzzzzup?  

 

 

(Yeah, I'm speechless again.)



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 03:33 PM

Very cool!  Looks like The Federation is going to have to watch out.  It appears that the Romulans & the Galactic Empire have a trade agreement.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 03:41 PM

TWO SCOOPS!

 

I found 2 Scoops in two Polar Lights-Willy Wild kits.  I trimmed off the Scoops Supercharger Mounts and then Sanded the Scoops bottoms flat.

 

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I cut out a rectangular piece of plastic to use as a base for the Scoops and glued it in place. Then I glued the Scoops on top of the base.

 

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Here is a photo of Raptor with the Scoops in place!

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:57 AM

Ira ,it looks like a space chicken ,VERY COOL! :wub:

 

SPACE CHICKEN!!!

 

Yeah, it definitely looks like a bird... B)



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 04:50 AM

Wow! You just don't waste anything, do you?? :) Great looking build, Ira!! Again!!

 

Thanks Tony!

Yeah, I love Saving Glue Bombs & Raiding the Parts Boxes... B)



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:02 AM

IRON BIRD BASE!

I decided I wanted a different shape for the Raptor Base, so I glued 2 Star Wars-Pod Racer Bases together...

 

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I covered the base with Paper Mache. You just mix White Glue with water and coat pieces of newspaper with the mixture. Then you just apply the wet paper to the base. You can build it up in layers or even rough shapes.

 

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Next I sprinkled Sand over the Wet Paper Mache. This gave me a Real Nice Texture on the Base. Then I put the Base out in the Hot Sun for a few hours to dry.

 

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More Coming...



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:10 AM

IT CRACKED!!!

 

I painted a Very Heavy coat of White Acrylic Paint on the base and then put it out in the sunshine to dry out.
It dried out Real Good! The White Paint Cracked all over the Base, giving it a very Natural Dirt-Like appearance.

 

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After the Base was dry I sprayed it with 3 different shades of Brown. I will be adding Details later...

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:20 PM

Nice base!

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:24 PM

As soon as I saw the kits you were using......I said 'why didn't I think of that!!!!'.....cool



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:28 AM

You have incredible vision for cool projects ira. lts so cool watching the progress...

 

Thanks Carl!

So glad you are enjoying the build, me too... B)



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:49 AM

WHICH CAME FIRST?

 

Dolores found some Plastic Eggs at the store for me so...it looks like we are going to have a little Romulan Egg Robot!
I roughed up the Egg surface and gluing area with sandpaper and glued it together with Zap-A-Gap. Then I applied some putty.

 

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Here is the Egg after some Sanding and Priming...

 

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I am going to add "Legs" from the Alpha Centari UFO Kit. I traced the Legs-Mounting Slots from the bottom of the UFO.

 

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Then I used a small drill bit in the Dremel Tool to make the Mounting Slots.

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:04 AM

See I knew it was a Space Chicken :)



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:18 PM

EGGS WITH LEGS!!!

 

I cleaned up the Legs from the UFO and Test Fit them in the Slots.
They fit pretty good, now where is that glue...

 

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Here are the Legs glued in place...

 

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Here is the Egg on its Legs!

 

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A little more putty & primer, and we will be ready for paint!

 

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More Coming... B)


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:56 PM

Can't wait to see where Ira's mind goes next! Awesome!

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:11 AM

Uh.  Oh.  Er.  Hm.  Whazzzzzzzup?  

 

 

(Yeah, I'm speechless again.)

 

Thanks Dan!

B)