Bring on the Kaiju's!

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Cybergrinder, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    Ok, I started Striker Eureka from the movie Pacific Rim over the weekend.

    Let us just set the mood first....

    the template is from paper-replika, and as usual for Julius' work, a very nice template to work with!

    I started with the recessed parts which came together nicely


    The I attached the flanks and the upper part of the chest to those pieces;


    And stuck them together!

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    The lower part of the chest was then attached, then the back


    Then, I managed to drop my knife into the body :banghead: while trying to knock out a dent which resulted in some "open surgery" (i.e.: cutting open the back) to get my knife out.

    I didn't have the camera nearby while I was building the head, but, here is the completed head attached




    I'm going to see how it looks before I choose how much greebling (if any) I do
  2. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    looks great - how big will it gonna be?
  3. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    According to Julius it will stand 60cm tall, I've made a stand which would add 2cm to the overall height.
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  4. GyverX

    GyverX Member

    So far its a great looking build. Props to ya!

    If I might ask...

    What kind of paper are you using?
    It looks like a matte but what G/2

  5. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    Its normal 80gsm ;) It should be fine with the design being very "boxy". Also every other model I've built from paper-replika has been fine :)
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  6. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    80 gsm? That's pretty fragile. I'm staying tuned nevertheless! :)
  7. Neon Neuron

    Neon Neuron New Member

    It's one thing to see the renders of a model, but, to see the actual build...So much better!
    Pacific Rim is one of my all time favorite movies. I cant wait to see the rest of the build progress.

    Revell-Fan - What weight do you build with?
  8. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    I have to admit, the 80 is a bit flimsy, but I'm going to fill the bigger parts with the ultimate internal support substance.

    Bucket loads of bog roll.

    And I was mucking around with the camera last night...

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    Thank you JJ Abrams for scarring me for life & messing up the Star Trek franchise....
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  9. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    If you spray the inside with a layer of construction foam, it will stiffen up tremendously, and all you need is a thin 1/8th in layer. Looking good!! :)
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  10. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    Thanks Zathros, I'll bear that in mind!
  11. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    I use 160 gsm paper. I has always served me very well with all of my builds, and I really hope it will be sufficient with the beast I'll be tackling soon. ;)
  12. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    What will that be, he asked in a curious, inquiring manner.... ;)
  13. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Core systems transferred to probe craft..! ;)
  14. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    So, another weekend, some more building done;

    I finished the front of the chest portion;

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    And does anyone spot my nice new craft knife?! A gift from my birthday, it's very nice....

    Then I attached the torso, now the "six pack" section is a bit long so I'm going to wait & see how the hips connect in case there's any trimming required.


    Then I started on the "coat tails" (dunno what else to call them.... :)) Here they are completed


    And then attached

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    And here you can see the "surgery site" from when I dropped my knife in the body. (And my son did the same thing!) Fortunatley there's a nice big piece that will cover the "wound" :)
  15. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    OUCH! Kaiju attack! :)
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  16. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    'Tis but a flesh wound! ;)
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  17. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    I see - white flesh! ;)
  18. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    Got some time in yesterday and ....


    He is Healed! Hallelujah! ;)

    Admittedly this part would have been easier to attach before the "coat tails" :banghead:

    Then the bit that sits behind the head



    And attached :)



    So, all that remains is to build & attach the "rocket packs" then the torso is done.
  19. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    This is coming together nicely!
    I may have to try my hand at this someday!
  20. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    Thanks RB, it's quite a fun build! (so far...) ;)

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