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


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#61 Ira

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:03 AM

GREEN & GREEBLIES!

 

I started adding color to the Raptor. I am using 4 different shades of Green Acrylic Paints so far. I'll be adding Metal Metallic Colors after I finished with the Greens. This is Fun Stuff, Kind of like "Paint By Numbers".

 

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Adding More Greeblies!
I cut the top of the thin strips, on the backs of the legs, and pulled them open and then slid the Springs in place.
 Old Gears from clocks were then glued on the inside legs with a chrome caps added in the centers.
(Greeblies are Fun Details that you add to Sci Fi Models.)

 

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Even More Greeblies!
I also added Radiator Hoses, Ala Kart Gear Shift Levers, Brass Gears and some old Green Glass Rhinestones.

 

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More Coming... B)



#62 Ira

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:01 AM

Fabulous work Ira! 

 

I love looking in on your builds- I'm always amazed at what you come up with.

 

David G.

 

Thanks for the kind words David!

So glad you like them so far... B)



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 04:57 AM

EGG PIPES!

 

I started to paint Green Highlights on the Egg...

 

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Next I decided to add a couple Pipes to the Egg.
I cut 2 lengths of Aluminum Tubing and then 2 more one size smaller.
I started the Pipe Holes with an X-Acto Knife and enlarged them with a Reamer.

 

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Here are the Pipes glued in place...

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 07 September 2013 - 08:40 AM

EGG EYE!

 

I measured to find Front - Center, a good place to add a Sensor...

 

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 Found a Glass Rhinestone for the Sensor. I drilled a hole for the Sensor with a Number 11 blade in an X-acto knife. Then I trimmed the edges of the hole on an angle so the Sensor would set flat.
I painted the area before attaching the Sensor. Green Acrylic Paint and a Green Sharpie were used to do the graphics.

 

 

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And maybe a little Green in the back...

 

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:52 AM

GOING UP!

 

The Egg needed some Lift, so I decided to add a Vertical Thruster!
Starting with A Zinger Wheel, I cut most of the back off. Then I sanded the back smooth.

 

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Here it is in place...

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:20 AM

Ira, you are the master of WILD & CRAZY, you have a very prolific imagination my friend, keep the chick and chicklet updates coming!! :D 



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:54 AM

How did I end up riveted to a build in All The Rest???

 

oh yeah, Ira's mind exploded again!

 

:o  :blink:


Edited by Foxer, 09 September 2013 - 12:56 AM.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:29 PM

Looking good Ira !  Only you could make a egg look cool !



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:44 AM

Ira, you are the master of WILD & CRAZY, you have a very prolific imagination my friend, keep the chick and chicklet updates coming!! :D 

 

Thanks Larry!

Just a few more WIP Updates Coming, almost Finished... B)



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:26 AM

Love the thruster !

It won't be long now :D



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 04:56 AM

FINISHING THE PAINTING!

 

I'm almost finished hand painting the colors for Raptor. I ended up using Silver, 4 Shades of Green, Flat Black, Gloss Black, Gold, Gunmetal, Flat Aluminum and Brass Paints. First I painted all the colors with 2 coats, then I came back and painted over any mistakes.
I used a Black Sharpie to paint the Horizontal Windows on the Raptor Head. I also used a Green Sharpie to outline the Green areas before painting.

 

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I am using The Detailer Washes on the Raptor.
I started with the Raptor Engines and the Egg Thruster. I laid them down so that The Detailer Wash will settle down in the Engine and Thruster Crevices. After they dried I turned the Raptor on its side and added Wash in areas that needed extra attention.

 

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More Coming... B)


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:37 AM

Cool. Never tried a robot, could be interesting.

 

Mark



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:32 AM

How did I end up riveted to a build in All The Rest???

 

oh yeah, Ira's mind exploded again!

 

:o  :blink:

 

Thanks Mike!

Yeah, this is the first Robot Model I've Built. It's Great Fun... B)



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 04:50 AM

WASHES!

 

I decided to put a Graduated Wash on the Raptor. I started with a Grey wash and applied it from just under the Wings and Down to the Feet. Then I applied some diluted Black Wash from midway down the Legs to the Feet. Next I applied a coat of undiluted Black from the Knees down to the Feet.

 

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I applied some Testors Dullcoat to the Body of the Raptor, none for the Head.

 

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I didn't apply any Washes or Dullcoat to the Head. I like the Clean Look on top with the Dirt building up all the way down to the Feet.
When I added an Amber Rhinestone to the Eyes the Raptor seemed to come Alive! Well maybe it just looks more alive now.
I'm doing some last minute Detailing and mounting everything to the base, so the next Photos you see will be of the Finished Raptor!

 

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Finished Photos Coming Soon... B)



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:21 PM

Wow!



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 05:44 PM

Very cool Ira !



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 04:38 AM

Looking good Ira !  Only you could make a egg look cool !

 

Thanks Ray!

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:24 PM

It's alive !!!



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 01:48 PM

Love the thruster !

It won't be long now :D

 

Thanks Bob!

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:34 AM

Cool. Never tried a robot, could be interesting.

 

Mark

 

Thanks Mark!

B)