Friday, July 26, 2013

Vulture Delay: Update

Just heard from the caster...another 2-3 weeks.  Frickity, frackity.....#@$%*!!!!!

Here is why the Vulture has been delayed.  The dark paint job on the originals hid a world of sins. The caster is working on fixing them so we have quality kits.

Before:



After:



50K views....awesome

Over 50,000 unique page views.  Awesome!  As a "thanks" here are some pics to enjoy!





Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Reworking the Thor

Some time ago I built the upper body of a Thor to go on the legs I got from Scott.  The legs he made were bang on to the MW4 design, but I never liked the way they attached to the hip.

So, I decided to play with them and see if I could make them more TRO-ish. After some work with plastic and Aves, here is what I came up with.  The rocket launchers are not attached yet...



I also put on a new shoulder rocket launcher.  This came in a box of greeblies from one of my customers.  Yeah, its a lot of holes, but I don't care if its too many...I think it looks groovy.




Sunday, July 14, 2013

Damn Fur Babies

So, Clan Fur Babies strikes again.  Somehow, my 17 pound behemoth Victor managed to get into the hobby room, knock over an office chair and smash the Fafnir. Last week was a rebuilding week.  Anyway, a lot of the damage is repaired.  Here are a few quick pics of the painting progress.




Saturday, July 13, 2013

More Frustrations

Some time ago, Scott and I traded mechs...a Daishi for a Kodiak.  The casting he sent was a rough one, but hey...its a Kodiak.  I have been trying to fill all the airbubbles and decided a quick shot with primer would help find them.  That's when I discovered that the resin Scott had is probably a bad batch.  Every piece I primed is bleeding...oozing resin oils.  This is because the resin is bad or it was not mixed right.  Now, as he made the parts at different times I find it hard to believe that he poorly mixed every single batch.  More likely, the resin is funky...which happens.  It saddens me greatly as the Kodi is one of my favorite mechs...and now I am going to have go consign mine to the scrap pile.





Thursday, July 4, 2013

NAIS: R&D Update

Data Intercept Successful.....
Comstar Relay H0025G-006[00]...
Partial Decryption complete...
Message Follows...

From: Dr. B. Banzai
New Avalon Institute of Science
Research Update
Mech Design and Implementation Division
Security Level: Delta Epsilon 669 Alpha, Highly Classified








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