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

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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.
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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 - 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 - 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 - 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: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 10:15 PM UTC
Progress has slowed due to being back on night shift but the bases are done.

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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 12:17 PM UTC
Oh dear, just ordered another two Clone troopers
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 11:48 AM UTC
More boy ?

I knew that would happen.

Really nice Lucky

P
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 12:18 AM UTC
Ok the two assembled and the red one chipped, bases to be cleaned up and primed tonight then the edges will be done tomorrow. The two troopers while get weathered tomorrow and their weapons painted.



So many colour schemes I think I need a few more
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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 08:21 PM UTC
Thanks guys, well home from work and back out with the paint.



Should have him all assembled tonight, then comes the detail painting and chipping.
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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 11:29 AM UTC
All looking good mate, do you ever stop!
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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 02:03 AM UTC
You missed out.....off to bed now!

Have a quiet day tomorrow pal.

Baz Tom Crilly are I are attending
Staffs Moorlands IPMS show.


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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 02:03 AM UTC
......and i thought i was an eclectic modeller!

the star wars stuff all looks great, still haven't got my hands on any yet,because i spent last months modelling allowance on a bunch of aeroclub stuff which is becoming scarcer all the time.

the steampunk dragonfly is something different, as i would expect anything in that genre to be nowhere like as delicate looking as that.

as for the submarines, resurgam is latin for "i will rise again" good name for a sub!
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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 01:59 AM UTC
Films and pizza finished, masking tape out, paint applied (RLM 23) unmasked and head / body built. Lower legs will get sprayed tomorrow after work and the bands around the arms. Then on to some chipping.

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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2016 - 05:05 PM UTC
BST

Right off to get pizza!
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2016 - 04:42 PM UTC
Is that through any kind of space time continuum Wormhole or BST?

Only asking, hoping it's helping, probably not !

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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2016 - 04:34 PM UTC

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That's cheating....watching them all alliver again, and expensive too with the pizza and beer!

:)

P



Now there's a thought, although I'll have to fore go the beer, got to be at work at half five tomorrow morning.
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2016 - 04:05 PM UTC
That's cheating....watching them all alliver again, and expensive too with the pizza and beer!

I thought you were supposed to use www.Wookiepedia.com
:)

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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2016 - 03:57 PM UTC
No problem Paul and I agree they do look nice with a touch of colour but then they can't all be command you do need grunts. Thinking I could do a Phase II command but I'll need to watch the films again to make sure I get the details right, oh what a chore
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2016 - 03:47 PM UTC
Sorry Lucky I misled you, I bought a couple of diecast articulated ones a couple of years ago.
I stripped and fettled them and repainted two for Holly.
I still have to do Darth Maul as well, but withbher being in Taiwan for the year teaching there is no rush!.

I have to say these look better with the touches of colour in my humble onion op:)

Paul
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2016 - 03:25 PM UTC
Hi Paul, you already got two and painted? They only got released a few days ago in Japan!

Well as for finish this one will be a basic trooper so no colour just need to do the Heavy blaster and see where I can paint instead of decal. The second trooper, my original plan was to finish as a Phase II but I may now do as a Sargeant with the green trim on the helmet and stripes down the arms. If I do that I'll need to get another so I can still do a Phase II and a Lieutenant with the blue stripes/trim.



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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2016 - 03:04 PM UTC
Ah know I know what that one is lucky, I painted two for my daughter.
So apart from the whites and the weathering,
what colour trim will he get?

Paul.
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2016 - 02:51 PM UTC
Ok Star Wars time again possibly one of the first in the country, my two Clone troopers arrived yesterday so while at my local club night watching a demo on 3D modelling I started one. Assemble completed this morning.

Assembled but not yet painted, decaled, weathered etc here is the Phase I trooper with heavy blaster. The head on the base is the option in the box for a Phase II trooper with rangefinder device and along side the base is a blaster.

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Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 07:21 PM UTC
HMS Holland 1, update, almost ready for paint.



Now a composition for my next build, a little poetic license used as although they were all around at the same time I doubt they ever anchored together.

HMS Conqueror, HMS Invincible and HMS Cumberland at anchor 1914. These are 1/700 Kombrig resin kits from Russia and been in the stash for longer than I can remember as has the base.

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Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:43 AM UTC
Cheers Paul, they are fun

Notification that my 2 clone troopers have been dispatched although they are coming by row boat as they are not expected until beginning of August.

Any way the Typ IIC u-boot has finally had the darker hull colour airbrushed on but while I was at it out came the Holland class (left) and the Resurgam (right) both also 1/144.
Resurgam was the first British mechanically propelled submarine (second in the world) and was built in 1879 designed by Reverend George Garrett. It was powered by a closed system steam engine giving four hours endurance and had a crew of three.