micro RA2

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  1. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

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    Sorry nothing I just have to use this title... :mrgreen:After nothing had shown us the amazing micro C&C, I felt like posting some pictures of my RA2 models... ^^
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    The Aegis was built over the weekend, the 3 missile launchers are articulated :D
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    This Dreadnought was built a year ago, one of the missile racks can be raised and missile removed, it was very difficult to build at this scale, so I didn't make the other one mobile...
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    I remember the Typhoon Sub was my first model design, looking back a year later I think it's a bit over-complicated :D The blue version was built as a testbuild, and red version was built a week ago...
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    Sea Scorpion! With movable flak gun ^^
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    The models, with the pair of scissors that made them:wave:
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    Just to prove it's not an over-sized pair of scissors... :mrgreen:
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  2. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

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    OH MY GOD! That is just rediculous! :D

    So small yet so cool! I'm surprised they didn't give you a migraine! Very nice designs and builds buddy!

    Any new RA vehicle coming soon?
  3. logicman

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    WOW!
    I'm getting a migraine just looking.
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  4. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

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    Thanks! I have a Kirov Airship printed off but haven't got round to build it... My next design might be another allied navy ship, or the apocalypse tank, but that'll only be when I finish every design I currently have on hand... and finals!sign1

    --Well I only had one migraine and that was when I go to sleep at 3am in holidays... I'm near-sighted anyway so making small models are no problem for me :wave:
  5. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

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    Only one migraine? Impressive! LOL Well they look great Lex.
  6. Nothing

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    absolutely fantastic Lex! that is some good builds there! very clean! im not a huge fan of ra2 but seeing these in the real ill have to go over and get them.
  7. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

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    Thanks Nothing! (no pun intended :D)

    I've finally finished building my own Kirov, that proved to be the toughest model to date, with the 16-piece petals and a total length of ~10 cm at 50% size...
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    The deadly shadow under the sun...
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    "Oh for God's sake is that an Aegis?! Turn back! Turn back!!"
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    --Stop messing around, all of you! Otherwise I'll crush you with my almighty hand of destruction!! :D
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  8. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

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    Dude! You rock! That looks awesome. ;)
  9. Nothing

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    my hats off to you!i looked at this but was scared of the petal arrangement. you are definiately a master builder. i always look in awe at youre builds!!
  10. nibel

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    WOW such a tiny Kirov! And most amazing thing is you still keep so many detail!
  11. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    Hey, i'm trying to build that kirov, any tips? how does the nose come together?

    i'm big red alert fan (dominating RA3 right now!).

    I'm surprised i haven't seen any prism tanks...
  12. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

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    Thank you for you interest! I recommend starting from the middle section and moving towards the ends, and one strip at a time. Due to laziness I haven't drawn joining strips but they should be used, guess that helps ^^ Please do post pics of your build!

    As of the Prism Tanks, I did see someone designing it, but sadly the model isn't released...
  13. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    yeah, becaue i'm having a hell of a time trying to build the thing. I haven't done anything like this before (I'm used to plastic parts that are solid and only require some sanding to fit).

    The closest thing i've done to a card model was a viking ship built in authentic clinker design, with a foam core keel. this kirov takes the cake though, should i be using heavier paper? and how would i make strips to hold the tail and nose in place? its mind bending!
  14. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

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    Sorry if this is your first time, I should have explained better... You just cut strips of paper and glue it to the inside of the parts, leaving a bit outside so the next one can join onto the strip. It's a technique employed almost universally.
    http://www.currell.net/models/concorde.htm
    --this model might serve an example of how strips are employed...
  15. Kjev

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    A weekend build he says! I could work one something for a month and not get that much done, or have it look so good. Those are amazing!
  16. green_elite_cab

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    I didn't see anything on strips, but if i'm understanding you correctly, I should first lay all the kirov's skin strips next to eachother towards the middle, and attach them all with a strip of paper, then attacht the "chain" to the edges of the inner stuctructure one at a time?

    I was almost considering building a "nose cone" or something to hold the strips together at the ends as well (this is where i'm having a hard time). I'm not sure how the tail comes together, since they doo join at such a fine point! I might be able to roll up a "tail cone" to but i don't know how that would work.

    And don't worry about it being to tough on me, lol. I'm always jumping head first into things i have no clue how to do. My first plastic airplane kit was a B17G that i was not prepared for at all. Infact, even today i have problems with airplane kits (which is why as you can tell from my avatar, I moved to trains).

    I almost want to try that dreadnaught, but one at a time, chris!
  17. fico86

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    hey why didnt i see this thread previously? Man that looks awesome! especially the dreadnought and the Kirov. U know Lex, u should put those pic up on ur site too.
  18. Lex

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    >>Chris:

    How's your build coming? I hope you're going well with the "weekend build"... :D

    >>Fico:

    Thanks, also maybe I am considering a site move so I haven't updated by site in a while... Sorry for that ~
  19. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    Well, my primary hobby sucked me in again. Somehow, the trains were less frustrating than kirov airships to build! I still haven't gotten around to the Dreadnaught, but i hope to get both of them done before christmas. They make interesting ornaments....
  20. OhioMike

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    Is the Kirov still available somewhere??? Thanks