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GROUP BUILDS => 2007 Group Builds => The Knackers Yard => 2007 One Week Group Build => Topic started by: Andrew Gorman on August 25, 2007, 05:06:41 pm

Title: I'm In- Does A Spacecraft Count?
Post by: Andrew Gorman on August 25, 2007, 05:06:41 pm
I usually build at a glacial pace, so this will be therapeutic for me!  I'm turning a couple of 1/144 fighters and some random bits into a small spaceship kinda like the AMT Leif Ericson-
http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/le.html (http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/le.html)
It's tiny- 4 or 5 inches long, but tiny makes for fast building.  I might be over-excited by a whole weekend off, but progress is being made between  doing everything else.
Andrew

 
Title: I'm In- Does A Spacecraft Count?
Post by: nev on August 26, 2007, 03:34:52 am
Spacecraft absolutely count.  Like it sez in the rules - any subject, any scale.
Title: I'm In- Does A Spacecraft Count?
Post by: Andrew Gorman on August 30, 2007, 06:54:19 pm
Progress!  It's pretty much assembled, with only a few small fins and the nose cone to add.  I'll post some pics as soon as I can find the camera.  Base coat of paint tonight, decals tomorrow and I should finish just under the wire.  This is fun!
Title: I'm In- Does A Spacecraft Count?
Post by: BlackOps on August 30, 2007, 08:13:15 pm
Looking forward to seeing this done, I have this kit and have been debating whether or not to build it as the Leif Ericson or maybe getting a little freestyle with it. I sure wish I could get ahold of one of the original Leif kits!
Title: I'm In- Does A Spacecraft Count?
Post by: Captain Canada on August 30, 2007, 09:01:11 pm
Wow...is that ever gonna look cool ! Thanks for that link as well....I love the little mini-scout ship that comes with the kit, looks kinda like a bug !

 :party:  :cheers:
Title: I'm In- Does A Spacecraft Count?
Post by: Andrew Gorman on August 30, 2007, 10:50:37 pm
This is not  the AMT kit!  Just an unholy amalgamation of tiny bits- 1/144 Rafale-M upper fuselages, submarine dive planes, a WWII drop tank, etc.  It's falling together pretty well. Originally I was hoping for something like an old Battlestar Galactica  Eastern Alliance Destroyer, but the Heller Rafale fuselage didn't split at the right spot.  With one week to build I have to adopt, adapt, improve!  It's your spaceship, freestyle rules O.K!
Andrew

 
Title: I'm In- Does A Spacecraft Count?
Post by: BlackOps on August 30, 2007, 11:08:56 pm
DOH! I guess I should slow down while reading posts! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with, Spaceships and What-If are perfect for each other!
Title: I'm In- Does A Spacecraft Count?
Post by: Andrew Gorman on September 01, 2007, 08:51:16 am
Progress pictures are up at:
http://groups.msn.com/ModelersAndHobbyForu...eweekbuild.msnw (http://groups.msn.com/ModelersAndHobbyForum/oneweekbuild.msnw)
Andrew

 
Title: I'm In- Does A Spacecraft Count?
Post by: BlackOps on September 01, 2007, 09:04:58 pm
Taking on a great shape!
Title: I'm In- Does A Spacecraft Count?
Post by: Andrew Gorman on September 02, 2007, 11:23:03 pm
Heading down to the wire, another pic at
http://groups.msn.com/ModelersAndHobbyForu...eweekbuild.msnw (http://groups.msn.com/ModelersAndHobbyForum/oneweekbuild.msnw)
Some filler, a coat of paint and it's looking better.  Still need to pretty up the paint job, add the "dive planes" to the tower and stick on the decals.  I WILL finish that in the next 24.5 hours.  I even had time to build a stand.  I like kits with stands.
Andrew

 
Title: I'm In- Does A Spacecraft Count?
Post by: Brian da Basher on September 03, 2007, 12:51:06 pm
Looking good Andrew! It looks like you're on track to make the deadline!

Go, Andrew, go!

Brian da Basher
Title: I'm In- Does A Spacecraft Count?
Post by: Andrew Gorman on September 03, 2007, 09:31:25 pm
Done!
Completed pics in the finished projects thread and at:
http://groups.msn.com/ModelersAndHobbyForu...eweekbuild.msnw (http://groups.msn.com/ModelersAndHobbyForum/oneweekbuild.msnw)
This was fun, and I'm looking forward to the next one week build!
Andrew

 
Title: I'm In- Does A Spacecraft Count?
Post by: Brian da Basher on September 04, 2007, 07:30:33 am
Wow that's really cool Andrew! My hat's off to your talent, skill and imagination!
:bow:
Brian da Basher
Title: I'm In- Does A Spacecraft Count?
Post by: Supertom on September 04, 2007, 08:18:45 am
Man you really chopped up the Rafale parts because I still can't see anything on it that resembles a Rafale, even after looking at your in-progress shots!  Good job.
Title: I'm In- Does A Spacecraft Count?
Post by: frank2056 on September 04, 2007, 10:52:35 am
Andrew - that looks fantastic! You should post it on the SSC board at SSM
Title: I'm In- Does A Spacecraft Count?
Post by: Rafael on September 04, 2007, 01:24:11 pm
Great work, Andrew!! :thumbsup:

The combination of shapes and bits to achieve the overall effect is awesome!!

Rafa