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#1 Red Comet

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 11:54 PM

My entry for this years Plamo Project WOOB :

http://www.ghostofze...ta/zetawip.html

So far test fitted and beginning mods and detailing plans, HGUC are small so doing these will be a good challenge!

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 09:04 PM

Update - some major cosmetic mods done to the legs :

http://www.ghostofze...ip.html#update1

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:35 PM

Update :

Forearms this time. Added chain and modified with styrene to accommodate this.

http://www.ghostofze...ip.html#update2

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 02:17 PM

Those new arm cables seem a little... anemic?

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 03:50 PM

View PostKOG, on Jan 7 2008, 11:17 PM, said:

Those new arm cables seem a little... anemic?

I have to agree with what KOG said.

They look a bit thin. Unless you add some sort of details around the cables, it's going to look very empty I think.

But other than that, I think it's taking shape nicely.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 05:43 PM

Maybe use some styrene to add three ridges, one on either side, one up the middle? Cut them so that they're a little shorter than the surrounding plastic, so you still get the bracket shape of the depression, but not as severe?

#7 Red Comet

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 10:34 PM

Not bad ideas but the problem I face is that the larger chain is too large to drill holes to fit that's why I went with the smaller chain.

I do agree that it needs something else to fill the area a little.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:07 AM

If you drill down at an angle you should be able to accommodate a larger chain...
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:11 AM

View PostRed Comet, on Jan 8 2008, 02:34 PM, said:

Not bad ideas but the problem I face is that the larger chain is too large to drill holes to fit that's why I went with the smaller chain.

I do agree that it needs something else to fill the area a little.

How 'bout instead of chains, why not make two semi-circle/ near circular stencils of different sizes (depending on how big you want the chains to be), duplicate them onto styrene sheets, and glue them together to replicate the chain look? That way you can sand off the cable ridges on the original part and add your own to your liking. Plus, it should be easier to paint and detail.  

Or if you really want the chain there, would a single larger chain look better than two smaller chains? Just my two cents. :)

#10 Red Comet

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 03:01 PM

View Posttetsujin, on Jan 9 2008, 03:07 AM, said:

If you drill down at an angle you should be able to accommodate a larger chain...

I have already done that with the chain I am using and it's border line for size as it is. Remember this is a 1/144 I'm working on!  :D


View PostTheMaskedBishop, on Jan 9 2008, 03:11 AM, said:

How 'bout instead of chains, why not make two semi-circle/ near circular stencils of different sizes (depending on how big you want the chains to be), duplicate them onto styrene sheets, and glue them together to replicate the chain look? That way you can sand off the cable ridges on the original part and add your own to your liking. Plus, it should be easier to paint and detail.  

Or if you really want the chain there, would a single larger chain look better than two smaller chains? Just my two cents. :)

A single larger chain would look silly as all MS' around that time period had the two conduits running down the forearm. That and drilling a hole big enough is still out of the question.

I have changed the arm design a little. I'll post pics later.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 03:24 PM

Can't wait to see after you put them together. 1/144 is so small, but looking good so far. You are up against couple of good mods over at plamo, good luck, GO, GO, GO. :)

P.S. Happy B-day.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 06:18 PM

Thanks for the b'day wishes!  :lol:

New update :

http://www.ghostofze...ip.html#update3

Changed the arms a little and worked on the shoulder armour.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 09:40 PM

Damn! Your doing good! Keep it up! :D

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 07:42 PM

Thanks! Amazing how much happens when you take the week off work!  :lol:

Update :

Torso modifications this time - added height and width to the upper half of the torso :

http://www.ghostofze...ip.html#update4

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 08:16 PM

New update :

Lots of new mods done to the chest and skirt armours :

http://www.ghostofze...a/zetawip2.html

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