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PeeDee
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 11:48 AM UTC
More boy ?

I knew that would happen.

Really nice Lucky

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Littorio
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 12:17 PM UTC
Oh dear, just ordered another two Clone troopers
Littorio
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 10:15 PM UTC
Progress has slowed due to being back on night shift but the bases are done.

PeeDee
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 02:23 AM UTC
Loveky kits these Lucky,
But I don't think anyone could hold a weapon
of that length on target with any hope of aiming accurately.

They still look good though.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 03:00 AM UTC
It's Sci-fi Paul, perhaps the weapon has some sort of stabilizers built in.

In the films you see them bring the weapon to the shoulder to fire and they also fire from the hip.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 11:12 AM UTC
Lucky, it's not the weight of the weapon mate, it's the oberall length of the weapon.
The tiniest arm or muscle movements make the other end of the barrel move exponentially off aim.
Fring from the hip is usually only an option as a quick reaction or to spray an area with an mg. or smg.
So unless the projectile or particle beam is self guided to the target, it becomes innacurate,
hence the invention of the bipod.

This weapon is so long in length it would have to have an anti gtavity device fitted and the firer also has restricted vision.
Being a stormtrooper must have been a lady, a big white target visible for miles with limited ability to fire back accurately.
good job they were the bad guys.

Great model kits though


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PeeDee
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 11:12 AM UTC
Lucky, it's not the weight of the weapon mate, it's the oberall length of the weapon.
The tiniest arm or muscle movements make the other end of the barrel move exponentially off aim.
Fring from the hip is usually only an option as a quick reaction or to spray an area with an mg. or smg.
So unless the projectile or particle beam is self guided to the target, it becomes innacurate,
hence the invention of the bipod.

This weapon is so long in length it would have to have an anti gtavity device fitted and the firer also has restricted vision.
Being a stormtrooper must have been a lady, a big white target visible for miles with limited ability to fire back accurately.
good job they were the bad guys.

Great model kits though


P
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 02:31 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Lucky, it's not the weight of the weapon mate, it's the oberall length of the weapon.
The tiniest arm or muscle movements make the other end of the barrel move exponentially off aim.
Fring from the hip is usually only an option as a quick reaction or to spray an area with an mg. or smg.
So unless the projectile or particle beam is self guided to the target, it becomes innacurate,
hence the invention of the bipod.

This weapon is so long in length it would have to have an anti gtavity device fitted and the firer also has restricted vision.
Being a stormtrooper must have been a lady, a big white target visible for miles with limited ability to fire back accurately.
good job they were the bad guys.

Great model kits though


P


I always got told "size didn't matter" .
Looking good Lucky, ordered myself one as well.
Andy
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 10:54 PM UTC

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good job they were the bad guys.

P



Paul, Clone Troopers were the good guys until order 66 was issued.

Regarding the weapon these 'sci-fi advanced' weapons were used from the shoulder in the films and that's what matters.

Andy, thanks and have fun with masking and painting yours once it arrives.
PeeDee
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Posted: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 02:59 AM UTC
Good guys and bad guys depends on which side I
am on Lucky.

Paul.
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2016 - 02:45 PM UTC
Ok the Clone troopers are finished.

Phase I trooper:







Phase II Coruscant Shock trooper:





Hope you like them as I have got another two coming
PeeDee
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2016 - 06:41 PM UTC
They look TERRIFIC.

best yet IMHO.

Paul
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2016 - 09:57 PM UTC
more nice work mate! i was never too sure if i liked the look of the mark 1 clone troopers, but as the films came out it was interesting to see their armour become more stormtrooper like, which is ironic as by that time the empire had stopped using them!
Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 08:15 PM UTC
Change of pace and the siren call of the sea, back to HMS Cumberland

Main deck and hull painted.



HMS Invincible a step or two behind Cumberland.



The base has been primed and painted black ready for the sea
Littorio
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Posted: Monday, July 11, 2016 - 12:36 AM UTC
Well that was quick, two more Clone troopers have arrived already, that all means the ships go back on the back burner. So watch this space for some more colourful troopers
Littorio
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 12:43 AM UTC
Started work on the next Clone trooper Phase I, a Lieutenant with the blue stripes. Still need to paint the stripes on the arms and the elbows, base needs filling and painting and paint the blaster rifle all followed by a bit of weathering.

Once this ones done it's onto a Phase II Utapau clone trooper with orange markings Think I'll get one more after that and do a Sergeant with the green markings.

I think Andy is doing a Captain.

PeeDee
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 01:14 AM UTC
Really nice that one Lucky.

Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 01:29 AM UTC
Looks good with some colour on them.
Building my first Clone Trooper atm, not a fan of the new instructions.
Andy
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 01:39 AM UTC
Cheers Paul and Andy.

Andy I agree about the instructions but after the standard trooper the rest have not really followed the instructions due to the need to paint before building for most of the parts. Only used the instructions when making sure I was fitting the correct handed parts for a right arm etc.

Progress will slow a bit as my work roster is all over the place for the next couple of weeks.
Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 10:52 PM UTC
Back from a weekend away at the Present arms show in Essex, this is a military vehicle show with a model show included. I stayed over night on the Saturday which was a bit odd, having a beer in the beer tent and enjoying the nights entertainment standing side by side with a US fighter pilot a Heer officer and a desert RAF navigator.

Nice QL



The show was very good with perfect weather and I got in the spirit



My car joined in


Oh I got best figures in the show, judging is done by walking around all the club stands. In the box is a mug with the best in show 2016 figures and Essex MAFVA titles.



And to keep me busy I started this beastie, Russian Slava class cruiser the Moskva
PeeDee
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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 11:35 PM UTC
Well done Lucky, and the model is in keeping
with the cosplay......sorry authentic gear

Paul
Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 11:49 PM UTC
Thanks Paul, by the way the cap tally reads 'Black Seas Fleet' and the Moskva was/is the flagship of the Black seas fleet, so perfect combo. Oh the cap is a genuine item and the shirt was a brand new original issue.
PeeDee
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 12:21 AM UTC
Sorry mate, you are now officially way to cool now to be a humble model geek like the rest of us then.

Please do not let this catch on, I will have to find a kilt for Telford to even compete,
and Barry will have to wear a Tankies
'Pixie suit'.

Keep up the great work Bud.

Paul.

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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 02:45 AM UTC
Well done mate, the Star Wars collection is definitely growing.
Loving the hat.
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 03:11 AM UTC

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Loving the hat.
Andy



Thanks Andy and your not forgotten, as our token Frenchman I have a cap for you