Saturday, 18 July 2009

Double Jeopardy!

I haven't done any hobby stuff today, I've been too busy cleaning, shopping and doing the family thing to get my hands on anything hobby related. However, I have managed to get a couple of pix taken.

First up, here is an idea of how big the Stealth fighter/bomber is:

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Next up is a pic of the 1/60 scale Scopedog out of its box and with a Grymn next to it for scale. You'll also notice my conversion in the pic just to show his size as well:

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Some things to note about the Scopedog:

1. The head, Body and leg tops are a single die-cast piece. There are no hip, waist or neck joints.
2. The arms are plastic and one piece as well. There are no joints other than where they attach to the torso.
3. The lower legs are plastic and only have a joint where they attach to the die-cast metal upper legs.
4. The visor is plastic and raises to show a hole for the pilot to look out of.

Plans for the Scopedog:

1. Chop the arms off.
2. Chop the torso off the top of the waist.
3. Separate the lower legs from the upper legs.
4. Remove the visor.
5. Segment the arms and shorten the various pieces.
6. Shorten the lower legs and segment them.
7. Build a new abdomen and upper legs.
8. Make all of the new bits in a way that can be cast, in component form so that they can be positioned in a number of ways.

The result (hopefully), will be a Scopedog with torso, arms and legs that can be glued in a number of positions. The arms and legs will be shorter (to reflect the pilot being a Grymn and not a human) but the body will be the same size. I will also be adding a bit more detail, sorting out the hands to look a bit better and making a better rifle for the thing.

I plan on this taking a long time...but I hope the end result will be worth it.

There you have it!

See you on the dark side!

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