I've never heard of them hitting anything this big before...

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That's right! Space reserved for a 1/144 Sandcrawler dio...



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"Where does he get those wonderful toys kits?"
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[size=36pt]YES![/size]
I'm slightly excited for this.
 

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alright, you know the plan and here's where it stands. except the plan has changed and i'm doing this build with the front door on A HINGE and building an interior!!

engine plates


fiddley bits



top

bottom (hole from me for lighting)

side

face back

face top

face!

back end (will drill a little bit to lighten)

some good detail in there!

here too


slight fit issue


setting the scene



heavy bottom

 

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Sweet. That is one kit I'd LOVE to paint.
 

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This is going to be a fun project on the basis of the painting and weathering alone...Really looking forward to getting it to that point...
 

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Man that looks good, where did I put my wallet? What method are you going to use for the chipping?
 

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Good question. I've never tried the hairspray method. I did try acrylic paints over a coat of future over a coat of metal but the paint tore more than chipped. I'm inclined to try the Micro Mask-on-a-sponge method combined with some hand work.
 

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She's going to be a good dio.
But I'm feeling sorry for your poor soon-to-be-abused dremel
 

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Since most of the big pieces are roto-cast I'll mostly use a hack saw. But there will be some light Dremel duty to clean up some spots, mostly making the open front nice and shapely...
 

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Spent a good bit of time hacking at this beast with my Dremel and drill. The base was pretty heavy so I drilled a bunch of lightening holes while at the same time opening up the front ladder entry spots. You can see the blue markings where I still need to shave it all down to make room for the internal levels buildup.



I also used a cutting bit to open up the roto-cast pieces (there are some THICK spots!) and removed the front door. I also hollowed out one of the side entry ramp sections.

 

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Wow ! What a fantastic build . The Sandcrawler has always been one of my favourite Star Wars craft and I've always harboured plans to build one . Can't wait to see her with some paint on . Keep up the good work . ;D
 

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