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Godzilla Campaign
TimReynaga
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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 01:06 PM UTC
Looking good Mike - super creative!
Spruslayer
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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 03:27 AM UTC

Trying to wrap this up
Not what i had in mind but close enough for a rookie!
TimReynaga
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:15 AM UTC
After an ititial coat of Tamiya Buff (XF-57) acrylic, the base received a glaze with Winsor & Newton Burnt Sienna artist’s oil color.

A glaze is simply an application of color where the upper and lower layers of paint are optically but not physically mixed; in this case the oil-based Burnt Sienna sits over the tan acrylic to create a dark, streaky filter and make the surface (sort of) resemble wood.

The effects possible with artist's oils are cool, but I have found in the past that they do seem to take forever to dry! Guess I'll switch to the monster while I wait...
TimReynaga
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 04:51 PM UTC
Prepping the creature for paint was a simple, if tedious, task. After filling the numerous gaps with cyanoacrylate (super glue), I sanded the joins with coarse sandpaper to even up some of the disjointed surfaces. Then these were brushed over with Mr. Surfacer 1200.


When this was dry a second coating of Mr. Surfacer was applied with a larger brush using a stippling action to harmonize the repairs with the rough skin of the monster.


After an overall coat of Tamiya rattle-can Light Grey primer, Rodan looks cool test-fit on his victim city!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 01:59 AM UTC
I cannot seem to find the folder for finished builds for this campaign. Has it been made?

Anybody has a link?
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 01:53 AM UTC
Tim, nice progress.

I am calling my F-18 done. Ready to go send some missiles in the face of Godzilla 😉 🙂

Looking forward to follow all the interesting builds in this campaign.







TimReynaga
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:53 AM UTC
Unfortunately, even with everything cemented in place, the fit of the Rodan monster parts was terrible!

I guess I have a bit of filling to do...

TimReynaga
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 03:41 AM UTC
As with the base, the snap-together monster assembled quickly.

Aurora’s sculpting of the creature was excellent


– even better than the original movie Rodan!


SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 07:43 AM UTC
Decals are on!



SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:34 AM UTC
Tim, Great looking base. Looking forward to see it with some paint on it.

My F/A-18 has moved on and is ready for decals. More to follow soon.



TimReynaga
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 08:56 AM UTC
Rodan's base is primed and ready for paint

– but first, on to the monster himself...
Lakota
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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 06:35 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Moving right along and have the model assembled and seams filled. Just have the arm seams to fill. I've found the Tamiya triangle cotton swabs to work well in the hard to reach areas. Otherwise regular ear swabs have worked.

After I'm done with seam filling I will let the putty set & dry overnight. Then I'll wash the model and let dry until this weekend. I tried Krylon rattlecan primer on a piece of the material I had to cut away. It worked great so that's what I'll prime with this weekend.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 04:29 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Still trying to fill seams and cracks with Vallejo's Plastic Putty and glue parts onto Godzilla. It's going to be close. The summer is too enjoyable to stay inside modeling.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 01:35 PM UTC
I'll post some pics when I get a bit farther. The seam filling has lowered my drive and I had to finish a figure for another campaign, BUT July is my push on the King.
North4003
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 05:00 AM UTC
The kits are coming along nicely.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 11:28 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks Tim
Not only am i a rookie modler,im also notech savy



No worries, Mike - I'm not much for the tech stuff either!

More work on the wrecked city for Rodan:

The tall building’s interior surfaces also received a quick application of talus rubble, but I didn’t like the highly visible snaptite pin and socket in one of the interior corners...


...so I hid it under a collapsing floor made from plastic sheet.


These simple changes don’t amount to much, but they do help integrate the buildings into the scene.
Spruslayer
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 01:25 AM UTC
Thanks Tim
Not only am i a rookie modler,im also notech savy
TimReynaga
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 12:19 AM UTC
Mike,

Nice progress on your Godzilla!

By the way, if you remove the letters thumbs from your picture links, they will appear full size when you post them:



Spruslayer
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 02:53 AM UTC
This is where im at with the Godzilla,dont think im gonna make the deadline but who knows
North4003
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 02:00 AM UTC
How are you all doing with your projects?
Lakota
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 02:30 PM UTC
Tim,
Great idea with the RR talus and Mr. Surfacer. I'll have to file that one in the old Mk. I Memory for future reference.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 01:55 AM UTC
Guys, a lot of great modeling taking place.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:17 AM UTC
Nice work on Godzilla, Don. Filling gaps on models isn't my favorite task either!

Although attractive and quick to assemble, Rodan's buildings didn’t fit very well into their associated rubble piles on the base. I filled the gaps with small “talus” model railroad rocks set in place with Mr. Surfacer 1200, a lacquer-based modelling putty.

Liberally brushed over the rocks, the Mr. Surfacer smoothed the sharp surfaces on the rocks and helped them fit in with the soft detail of the molded rubble.

I also applied talus bits to the inside of the crushed building.

Even though it won’t be very visible once the roof is attached, it will serve to suggest the wrecked interior.


Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 07:44 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I did a little work on my Godzilla figure. It's going to take longer than I thought. I'm using an acrylic filler for the joint gaps.
This is going to be a lot of work. I've dry-fitted the legs, I need to fill the joint between the body and the tail sections before I glue the legs on.


Take care,
Don "Lakota"


TimReynaga
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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 01:30 PM UTC
Construction of Rodan begins with the wrecked buildings on the base.

Designed as a snap-together kit, the simple ten part wrecked buildings display base assembles quickly and easily.

I had built this kit as a kid when it was first released back in 1975, but this time around the detail on the parts seemed a bit mushier than I remembered...


Looking through my parts bin, I found a few fragments that I had saved; for some reason this Polar Lights reissue actually is noticeably softer than the original Aurora release...