Bsg blaster

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Rhaven Blaack, May 26, 2012.

  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    YES! YES! YES! YOU DID IT!!! Great, buddy. These things are so tricky but you have tamed them. The first version of these could not be built, and I glued myself to the model more than once when I revised the unfold. Keep it on! You are on the right track!
  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you for the compliment.
    It was indeed tricky, but I just took my time with it and followed the instructions very carefully.

    So for all of you out there that are thinking, "OMG, how can I do this?", trust me, you can do it. Like I said before, just take your time and pay very close attention to the instructions, and you should not have any major problems.
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Small update

    Here is a small update on my progress.

    Here are the fully assembled CAPS (without greebles).
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    CAPS with greebles. As you can see here I raised some of the detail because the texture did not show through that well.
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    Part 19 is a little tricky, but not nearly as teh CAPS were.
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    I know that I keep repeating myself, but if you take your time and pay close attention to the instructions and you will not have any major problems.
  4. Revell-Fan

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    VERY GOOD! :thumb:
  5. zombieofthepast

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    That's really coming along excellent! All those small parts look like a really hard job!
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you for the compliments.

    The small parts really are not all that hard to build. It is just very tedius work though.
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Update

    Well I am back from holiday in the UK.
    I am now back to the test build of the BSG Blaster. Here is an update on my progress thus far.

    I have to say that this model is a greeblers paradice.
    As you can see (and will see in upcoming photos) there are a lot of small parts. So when this model is released and you decide to build it, TAKE YOUR TIME, otherwise, you will frak up.

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    This part is a bit trick to fold and get to get it right. Take your time with it.
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  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here are more photos of my progress.

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    I decided to add a little extra detail and raise the detail of the parts that are shown below in the photo.
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  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here are the last two photos of the main body, before I start on the Barrel.

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    ENJOY!!!
  10. Revell-Fan

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    Extraordinary! Good work!
  11. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I have started on the barrel now. I did not have any fitting issues.
    I did however, break one of my fundamental rules about test building. I added some extra detail to some of the parts where the texturing really did not show through that well.

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    I drilled out the holes in parts 93 + 94 to show the detail and make it look "fluted".
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    I drilled out the holes in part M12 and placed a piece of black paper behind the holes to show the detail and make it look "fluted".
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  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here are more photos of the barrel.

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    Here is the double rail (rear sight). Make sure you line it up with the center line of the barrel.
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    Here is the mussel attached. Pay attention to the guide in the instructions when attching the mussel. Other wise, you can frak it up, and everything else that fits in and around it will not fit right.
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  13. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Finished!!!

    Here are the last of the build photos.

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    A couple of extra greebles on the back end.
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    satellite array in place.
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    Model is now finished.
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    ENJOY!!!
  14. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here are some more photos of the finished model its stand and me holding it.

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    Looking down the business end of one of these can be quite scary.
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    These really are my real hands.
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    I have turned everything over to Revell-fan for review, approval and release.
  15. lehcyfer

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    Wow! Congratulations. Great work :)
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    Stunning! Great work, congratulations RB!
  17. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you one and all for the kind words and encouragement on this project.

    It was an interesting build. I intend on rebuilding it (at a much later date) and putting a bit more detail and clean up some areas that are a bit messed up.

    Right now everything is in the hands of Revell-fan.
    I did not have any problems or issues (other then the fact that it is a very tedious model and I had to pay very close attention to the instructions). So hopefully this kit will be released very soon.
  18. Revell-Fan

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    Right on! Super! However, you've infected me with your super-detailing so that I'm adding some extra parts for layering. CU!
  19. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Then I guess I have down what I have set out to do with my models.
    I am glad that i have "infected" (or inspire) atleast one person with the way that I build my models.

    Reading comments like these, is what drives me to improve my skills and do better on the next model that I build.
  20. oriod01

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    Ok I'm starting to think you guy are sadists, the wait is grueling, LOL. I'm wading in my own drool over here and I'm all out of margaritas.