[WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Stormsurge

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El'mo
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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Air-Caste

Post#261 » Aug 23 2016 06:28

I think I will go for a combination. If I do what you have done for the flight stand and also drill a hole at the centre of the + for a long metal rod I should have the best of both worlds. I like higher stands for my aircraft just to make it easier to get under it to move ground forces but the flying base will fit better in my display cabinet.

Looking forward to getting the beast on the table ;)

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Air-Caste

Post#262 » Aug 24 2016 01:53

Progress :)

Some minor filling so sanding required then looking good for priming on the weekend.

The Barracuda's main guns are magnetised along with the turrets but the Tiger Shark is a magnet free zone...

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Agentarrow
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Post#263 » Aug 24 2016 02:07

That was quick, I still don't have one 'Cuda assembled

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El'mo
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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Air-Caste

Post#264 » Aug 24 2016 02:23

Come on AA - catch up ;)

There are still the little bits to do but I am determined to spray it on the weekend so I am cracking along as fast as the glue/filler dries.

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Air-Caste

Post#265 » Aug 24 2016 02:46

In my defense, I did not have a complete fuselage until last night.

I will also be out of town this weekend, so you're going to get further ahead.

Are you planning to keep your split camouflage design for these, or are you going to try some higher-altitude camo?

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El'mo
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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Air-Caste

Post#266 » Aug 24 2016 03:03

I plan to keep the same camouflage scheme on all my flyers just for consistency plus my old 'Cuda is already in that scheme.

According to the fluff, the Tiger Shark AX-1-0 is designed to take on heavy armour so it would be more of a low-level flyer so the camouflage would help it to blend in from fighters at higher levels .... that is my story anyway ;)

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Shas'O Darklighter
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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Air-Caste

Post#267 » Aug 24 2016 04:24

Any chance you could put a picture up of the old Barracuda next to the new ones for a size comparison as they look huge next to that Tiger shark.... Also the speed at which you put them together is commendable and mighty impressive!

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Air-Caste

Post#268 » Aug 24 2016 05:02

Check out this page for a size comparison. They're a little more slender but otherwise almost identical in size to the original.

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Air-Caste

Post#269 » Aug 24 2016 08:07

Thats really handy, was just considering that as I read through the thread. Naturally very envious of the flying goodies :)

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Air-Caste

Post#270 » Aug 25 2016 10:56

Thanks for the link. I'd missed that post first time around... ops!

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