Monday, 8 February 2016

The Moebius - starting the underside

So, i had a good look at the underside detail of the upper section of the Moebius and very roughly draw the placement of them on the underside of the ABS sheet.
I'm in the process of applying sheets of Plasticard to that, as it'll be easier to glue the kit parts to it, and re-drawing the shapes onto that, and i've begun adding bits and pieces already.
I'm keeping the area where the neck of the lower section joins to it clear as its ABS too and i figure i'll have a stronger joining glueing ABS to ABS.

Monday, 1 February 2016

The Moebius - flat top

I've made a start on the upper section of the Moebius, and that's pretty easy as its just a flat-top, guessing a lot like an aircraft carriers landing strip.
Made even easier in that i still had a large panel of ABS plastic, so just cut it to size and added Plasticard panelling to match the illustration.
There are some tiny details fore and aft on this to be applied but i'm waiting until i've finished the underside as it being flat like this means its easier to put the details onto the underside.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Rey's staff - nearly done

Here we go with the paint stages of Rey's quarterstaff, and i was lucky in that i had enough of the mettalic grey left over from my Blakes 7 blaster project for the basecoat here.
And i've put in a bunch of weathering, just need to add the rag handgrips now.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The Moebius - neck

More progress on the Moebius.
I've added the one detail up top on this hull and the three below, though i didn't want to make them recessed as in the drawing as that'd be a bit of a palaver, digging though the Plasticard, then the conditioner bottle, then the plaster of paris that's inside.
Instead i've done them as raised details and i've used cut-down cable ties for them.
And i've added the "neck". Handily, the ABS tubing i've got left over from the Blakes 7 blaster is just the right diameter.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Blakes 7 Ore Carrier - new bits on

Right, that's my crappy recreation detail pinged off and the redeals put on.
And i've also added two chrome parts from the truck kit that i'd bought for the piping on the top of the Shuttle tanks - always great when a donor kit offers up more than one part!

Friday, 22 January 2016

Blakes 7 Ore Carrier - getting back on track

Its been quite a while since i've posted anything new on my Blakes 7 Ore Carrier recreation.
It'd been at a standstill for quite a while as i tried to track down two very distinctive shapes at the front, but wasn't having much luck.
Then found that they were from a tractor kit, but that didn't move things forward as it turned out its now a pretty rare thing these day - only one i could find on the 'Bay was 65 quid in the States, so there'd be hefty postage on top of that too.
So i decided to make my own approximations of the pieces, glued them on and that was that - but then the Top Bloke that is Phil steps in and lets me know that he's managed to grab himself one of the tractor kits, and would i like him to cast me copies?
Sure would!
And they've arrived today i'm happy to say. In the end it wasn't a case of Phil having to cast four pieces as there were four curvy shapes in the box, so he's let me have them and cast me the other two.
Here they are alongside the crude one's i'd made - just need to ping them off, and the games back on!

Thursday, 21 January 2016

The Moebius - bubble canopy done

Fast-forwarded quite a bit here with the Moebius - i've finished the seat area, stuck it into the bottom half of the ball, and made a HUD display for the upper half.