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deepstriker
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: November 26, 2006
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Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 02:22 AM UTC
After a too long hiatus, with most of my kits scattered around the world and my tools in Italy, I managed to retrieve them and go further with a project I started quite a long time ago: The 1/20 Falke (from Maschinen Krieger) in 1/20.
No excuses for not finishing this one!
And then there is the secret project .....



The kit is pretty straightforward. However, if built closed, as I did, I feel like that the fact that Hasegawa used only two shells to make up the hull leaves a lot of room to inaccuracies in the building process. What I mean is that any little misallignment in the two shells reflects in the allignment of the other parts (above all the intakes in the front) besides the Km long horizontal seam line.
Also, but this is known, the engine supports have to be sawed off if you want to paint the engine separately from the hull, which I think is natural.
deepstriker
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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KitMaker: 162 posts
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Posted: Sunday, February 06, 2011 - 09:08 AM UTC
I got sidetracked with this project. Taking advantage of a "Turbo Contest" Organized by the sci-fi community I'm involved in (www.nkgcommunity.it) the contest was aimed at entering a model that had to be finished in 9 days.
This is my 1/20 AFS Luna Pawn





It's a little nice kit, but the arm and leg joints need to be scratchbuilt with Milliput. I left the original on due to the time constrain, but the next one will be a different story. Finishing a model in 9 days has been challenging but I needed it, I really needed to get back on track after a long hiatus.

ric
almonkey
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: March 23, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 06:06 AM UTC
9 days!!!!
i take my hat off to you ric, if i finish a kit in weeks, never mind days i consider it a speed build!
and to echo derek, i think the weathering on this is nicely done,not too over the top if you know what i mean.