The Long Road of Kitbashing...

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The Long Road of Kitbashing...

Post by RogueWolf » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:51 am

...Or 'the love of using giant robot shields as starship parts'.

Oh about twelve or fifteen years ago, maybe a few more, I picked up a Gundam Shield and thought, "That has a sleek look to it, almost as if it could be a ship itself."

And So I got to cutting styreen and adding other existing kit parts and came up with one of my first Production kitbashes, the Reflex Class Rapid Response ship;
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Ugh! I've come a long way, baby!

After a lot of trial and error years later I came up with my Vigiliant Class, a follow on design to the Defiant class, again using a Gundam kit shield;
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By far, one of my favorate designs ever.

More reciently, I used another Gundam shield in my Sentry Class design;
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The Sentry Class was changed to the Sparta Class and then put into production;
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For the Seolkis Class build I used three (!) different shields, two plastic, one resin;
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And now Here I am using a Five Star Stories Shield in my big Leviathan Class build;
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And I'm not done yet, I have a few more types of shields and designs waiting on the back bench for when I get around to them! :D
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Re: The Long Road of Kitbashing...

Post by Moongrim » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:13 pm

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Re: The Long Road of Kitbashing...

Post by Del » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:47 pm

RogueWolf, I think the first one is called something else maybe? I can't remember the name, but it's not a Cyclone.
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Re: The Long Road of Kitbashing...

Post by el gato » Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:51 pm

Yeah, the donor ships to the Cyclone carrier are easily identifiable. I don't think a shield was part of it. Or was the "Cyclone Class Rapid Response ship" separate from the Cyclone Class carrier?

And should we start calling you an Agent of Shield? :P
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Re: The Long Road of Kitbashing...

Post by RogueWolf » Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:26 pm

Thanks for pointing that out Del, that ship is indeed not the Cyclone, it is the Reflex Class. I guess I should go back to having a coffee in the morning...

So that should read, "The Reflex Class Rapid Response Ship..." she was named in honor of Reflex Point from the Robotech series.

All in all, I have about two, maybe three more shield based designs sitting around.

-Moongrim, mark or curse? Do you know how hard it is trying not to buy tons of kits just because there are one or two cool parts in them that you could use for a bash? It can get real expensive - real fast!

I like that last part "Agent of Shield" :lol:
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Re: The Long Road of Kitbashing...

Post by Moongrim » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:21 pm

-Moongrim, mark or curse? Do you know how hard it is trying not to buy tons of kits just because there are one or two cool parts in them that you could use for a bash? It can get real expensive - real fast!

Tell me about it. "looking at the amount of garage space taken up by opened model kits".
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Re: The Long Road of Kitbashing...

Post by RogueWolf » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:34 am

OK, I'm sure I have 'Modeling ADD' now.

As I was trying to work on the Leviathan, Seolkis, Possession and Re-Connie - not to mention the Bragging Rights Entry - I got distracted by a 1/350 F-14. Damn thing gave me an idea for a TOS Era scout. I had to drop everything and get to work on this new build.

How's a guy supposed to get anything done? And what the hell is up with TOS era? I don't have anything in that timeframe except the re-connie build.
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Re: The Long Road of Kitbashing...

Post by MEATLOAFr » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:13 am

el gato wrote:And should we start calling you an Agent of Shield? :P

don;t give him any idea's... he's busy enough, and easily distracttteedd....HEY A SQUIRREL, ohhh that's a shiny penny overthere
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Re: The Long Road of Kitbashing...

Post by curt » Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:09 am

Squril... what about the starburst? Oh and dont forget the unicorn that just walked threw with the easter bunny on its back, pooping rainbows, whilst the bunny is throwing modle kits from its basket of goodies...

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Re: The Long Road of Kitbashing...

Post by Tesral » Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:31 am

MEATLOAFr wrote:
el gato wrote:And should we start calling you an Agent of Shield? :P

don;t give him any idea's... he's busy enough, and easily distracttteedd....HEY A SQUIRREL, ohhh that's a shiny penny overthere
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