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Excellent conversions! It's great to have a ton of bits and gubbins floating around- but you have to have the eye to see how they can be used, as you have done here. Well done.

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I second the admiration of your conversions. Very on point for the grimdark feel.

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Assembling Runabout #2, trying something a bit different by leaving off the side engines entirely making a skinny shuttle.



Maybe add another set of winglets and some bits to hide the engine attachment and it's done.

For contrast, here's Runabout #1



Might need to buy Runabout #3... Such a good kit.

 
   
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London

Great kit, and (as I have said in other threads) I am always a fan of you glamming it up so that the machines are not carbon copies. When you look at a board it is nice to see unique vehicles rather than row upon row of the same vehicle, and in practice, most vehicles have some modifications etc. to them so that no two are alike. Your plog certainly has variety

Thanks for sharing



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Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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 IGtR= wrote:
Great kit, and (as I have said in other threads) I am always a fan of you glamming it up so that the machines are not carbon copies. When you look at a board it is nice to see unique vehicles rather than row upon row of the same vehicle, and in practice, most vehicles have some modifications etc. to them so that no two are alike. Your plog certainly has variety

Thanks for sharing


Thanks, hopefully I'll get a nice group shot before too long.

 
   
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Two more shuttles ready to take flight!





Another Runabout, and 2001 Moonbus. The Moonbus is a reissue of an older kit and just annoying to build. Nothing quite fit right and it took a lot of squeezing. I was also let down by the design. 2001 was a serious hard sci fi film famous for the quality of its designs but this was disappointing. It's supposed to skim over the lunar surface but it has no where for the fuel and reaction mass of its thrusters! Certainly not in the same well-thought-out-league as the Clipper shuttle and Discovery.

I like that its not as famous as the Runabout or other ships I'm using, and it makes a great boxy passenger shuttle, but I don't think I'll build another one.

Plus I have to tear off the damn engine and straighten it. Why did I notice that after the glue dried!

 
   
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Agreed- 2001 is an excellent hard science sci-fi movie and the Moon Bus makes for a great shuttle. I suspect that the engine was just fine until you weren't looking and then the gremlins came out and did their thing. (Unless you happen to have had a Northrup Grumman engineer named Murphy helping on this job?)

Nice work all around.

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Oh however will I turn this Medieval peasant into a 40k peasant?

How can I make him fit?

(spies sprue of gas masks)



Et viola!

 
   
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That is fantastic! The combination works perfectly- simple yet elegant in its simplicity. Rock on!

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I really love when folks explore life in the 41st millennium outside the battlefield. You do a great job with all the interesting and unusual models and the unique conversions. Shuttles are looking great.

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Nice work. Despite the assembly difficulties you've got me thinking about getting the moonbus now...

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Some more civilian WIPs.

First off a slew of Reaper Bones townsfolk from various sets.



Some mercenaries and nare'do'wells. I have to recommend Reaper's Dreadmere mercenaries, a great looking set full of character.





Some of the great and the good



A mysterious cyborg who haunts the town with his two assistants.



And finally some Maelstroms Edge Broken.




 
   
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Nice work on the civilian ragtag gang

Thanks for sharing



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A wandering peddler leads his pack "animals" to the space port.



Medge drones with some bits from the old Imex chemical plant for platforms and some resin crates I got on ebay in 2015 (I know this because they were wrapped in newspaper from 2015 )



I'm especially proud of how awkward and overloaded they ended up looking. Impractical complicated machines doing the work a simple truck could are an important part of the 40k universe.

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Very imaginative- the kind of second-hand utes a back-country peddler could afford and tinker to keep running, and then have to overburden to get any profit value!

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Great sadness at the Kyoto homestead.



After (literally) years of planning and gathering bits I started my cargo shuttle, the Roq-50.

With a Container Store box as the core, the plan was to add bits and build a ramp so Rhinos and Chimeras can just drive off of it.

BUT my superglue does next to nothing to it. Bits never adhere or fall off in a stiff breeze. I tried scruffing it but it made no difference. My guess is it's the box's PVC plastic.

Should I try 2 part epoxy glue or give up and build myself a styrene hull?

 
   
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Another option might be UHU or a glue gun? Filing it might also help.

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The 2-part epoxy should surely hold, but Camkhieri gave me a tip back when I was building the Athena halftrack and had trouble getting things to stick, which was to add some baking soda to the cyano-acrylate glue- it acts as a super accelerator and made it much easier to get things to bond.

I'm not sure if it would help get the superglue to 'bite' on the slick plastic, but I found that it did bond hard plastic to: white metal, 'milk jug' plastic and soft 'engineer' plastic. Might be worth a try.

Depending on where the glue had to go, I would either put down the glue and then sprinkle baking soda on it, or put down the baking soda and drip the glue onto that.

It can leave a visible slushy line if you're not careful. I found it looked rather like weld lines- although that may not be suitable for a craft intended for atmospheric and exo-atmospheric flight.

I frequently use JB Weld Steel 2-part epoxy for connections that have to be really tough.

Good luck! This already looks to be a very interesting project.

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Thanks for the tips, between here and Facebook I think I have a couple of options. Insaniak, the king of gluing together things that should never never be glued together recommended something called Loktite Plastic Bond so I may try that. And lots of scruffing.

Giving more than a passing thought to Legos.

Kyoto Secunda and her clone sister Kyoto Secunda Prime have surely outgrown their duplos right?

I mean I bet they'd never even notice...

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Meanwhile...

WIP Runabouts.



Trying to resist temptation to build Runabout #4.

 
   
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Don't mind me, just parking some inspiration.



Cool box submarine from Japan's Ultraman. If I have to go with plan B for the cargo shuttle it makes for a nice base.

No model in the right size but that's what foam core is for.


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I can stop any time.



Honest.



To my credit some are already in progress.

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Hahaha!

I do a Bones run every once in a while with my DND group - I think we need to hit $80 for free shipping so we always go a bit burko on the bones. Good haul!

Hope the cargo ship works out for you, that's an exciting build.

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Some progress today



The great and the good



A crew



Some Macro Servitors ready for work



Some wanderers in from the wastes.



Some bodyguards and naer'do'wells.

As you can see whoever has the gasmask concession for Letham is making a fortune.

 
   
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So Kyoto Secunda and her clone sister Kyoto Secunda Prime painted their first models last night.

Reaper Bones figures we'll use for Talisman Legendary Journeys.

Not bad for 2 eight year olds.


Kyoto Secunda's Ogress.

"Now I'm an expert on Daddy's browns"



Kyoto Secunda Prime's Ranger and Sorceress.

"I picked green because it is a forest color and red because it looked magical"


 
   
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Those are both fantastic! Very crisp and clean for 8-year-olds.

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Last Night on Earth 
   
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Edinburgh

Loving the civilians and trade caravan creations, grim dark needs more of this fun. All of the shuttle projects are looking great already, your star port really is a tonic for the weary hobbyist!

Re. PVC project, I would have suggested epoxy but I know the plastic you mean and I still wouldn’t be certain... :S

   
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Some bits of scatter terrain.



2 guard huts (Proxie Miniatures walls, bits from Medge and other places, plastic Easter egg for the dome)



A building offering hot showers to weary spacemen. (Plastic container and Medge terrain sprues)



Or is it hot showes...



And most in demand objective in the game... the outhouse!

 
   
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Working the backlog...

31 more IG and 2 sentinels.



Enjoying the Proxie Miniatures brick walls for terrain, they should look like they're moving through a ruined slum.

 
   
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You’ve got some work to do!
And the painting skills of Kyoto Secunda are quite good. Way to raise ‘em right.

   
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 DJJazzyJeff wrote:
You’ve got some work to do!
And the painting skills of Kyoto Secunda are quite good. Way to raise ‘em right.


Just ordered the Frostgrave female wizards and soldiers, so now they can be introduced the wide wide world of plastic glue.

 
   
 
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