When I was in Florida in December 16 I picked up 3 of the Metal Earth Star Wars “kits” from the Disney outlet store (the one on Vineland Avenue if anyone knows it). They were reduced down to $4.99 but reduced further at the till to $2.99 (plus tax of course). Never built one before but at that price I was willing to take a punt on them.
Another old kit which I’ve never posted about, the 1:16 scale Ma.K. Raptor. This is a different scale to the normal Ma.K. kits which are 1:20 (so slightly smaller than this). This one is all resin and at the time of innocence that I got this (from eBay) it hadn’t crossed my mind that it would be anything odd. Well turns out this is a recast of an original which seemed to only be available at Wonderfest in Japan.
Starting to do some random posts of old builds and starting with the long since discontinued Revell Starfury which featured in the Babylon 5 series.
These are really nice kits and Revell released an initial version and then a limited version which featured more, and different, wing art.
For my first one I decided to do something a bit different and based it on a post which was seen in the background of the Head of Security’s office (Garibaldi for anyone who remembers it). This was of Daffy Duck.
So, still prevaricating on finishing Igor and got distracted again. This time by the Guardians of the Galaxy kits.
Picked this one up off eBay for a decent price because the box had been damaged (like I care, it’s already been thrown out). It is the 1:9 scale version from Dragon. There is a larger scale version of Rocket but this one has the full sized Groot and is in scale with the other Dragon kits.
Haven’t made any progress on any new build over the last few weeks so thought I would add something from the back of the shelf. So picked this old favourite, which is the Face Mask from Predator 2.
This is a fibreglass, one piece kit, so the majority of the work is in painting for which I followed the instructions supplied by the maker. There was a number of washes applied over the top of the gold to give it depth and texture. The eye pieces are mesh glued over the top but unfortunately these are solid and it can’t be worn (at least as is). There are 3 red LEDs on the side to simulate the laser sight that the Predator uses. As this was made years ago it might be feasible to replace these with proper laser pointers if you were so inclined.
Been away so no progress on any new models, so timely to add another from the back of the shelf in the form of this figure kit of Kryten which was issued by Sevans an absolute age ago. It was painted up in Halfords spray paints if I remember rightly, with the details done in which a brush. Continue reading Kryten→