Marvin Beta Build

Discussion in 'Anime, Cartoons, Figurines & Paperdolls' started by B-Manic, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. paulhbell

    paulhbell Guest

    Not sure what models to have a go at, although I do like the figures. There are loads of space/sci-fi/airplane and boats/ships out there. I have talked about building a 1/200 hms cornwall type22 frigate on another thread,( I already have the plans from a 1/96 'sirmar' hms cornwall, so that should be easy'ish). But I DO LIKE THE FIGURES.

    I do have 2d/3d cad cam experience from when i was able to work in engineering, so that may help.

    As for what next to build, I am going to help my niece build her 'car' models. Then i have a list about 10 miles long, so not sure what to build.
  2. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Kit Now Available Online!!!

    Ah bugrit!!

    Model and instructions are now available for download at

    Merry Christmas one and all - and god bless Tiny Tim:grin:

    P.S. I have problems viewing the kit online - I get error : "Error Reading Linearized Hint Data" - If I right click and save file it's fine?!?!?

    If anyone else has the same problem (or a solution) let me know.
  3. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Many Many thanks!! A fantastic model. One of my all time favorite characters. You model is the best.
  4. Chthulhu

    Chthulhu Member

    Millennium hand and shrimp!

    Many thanks, sir! I only learned of this project a day or two ago, but I must say that I am very impressed, both with your model and your instructions. My only nitpick is that what you call a "tutu" is in actuality a "peplum." <G>

    This is a not uncommon problem with Adobe Reader used as a plug-in, alas. Downloading for use off-line is *always* recommended.

    Mike Hungerford
  5. daredevilbr

    daredevilbr Member

  6. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Hi Mike - Big thanks for the feedback.

    Peplum it is :grin: - I'll change the instructions on my site (who new building Marvin could be so educational).

    Hope you don't mind but I've got a link to your site - will do a sidelink graphic when I get more time:)

    And thanks for the Adobe tip.

    Best regards

  7. cjd

    cjd Member

    Many Many Thanks for a wonderful model on Christmas day

    Merry Xmas to all

  8. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

    Beta Marvin Complete

    I finally finished the model.

    The build was very interesting. I've never built a figure before. Instructions are good but pictures could be clearer. colours are great. Construction was pretty straight forward, but read the complete paragraph before starting. The steps are in perfect order. The was a problem with the brush but Paul fixed it immediately.

    Thanks for a great model and build experience.

    Attached Files:

  9. Kaz

    Kaz Member

    Thankyou BazookaJo, and a happy new year!
  10. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Hi B-Manic

    Your right about the photos - next time I build one (probably the A3 version) I'll try borrow my dad's super new Fujitsu:twisted:

    Model looks good, but the torso seems to be rotated about 10 desgrees to Marvin's left - was this on purpose (i.e. your own mod) or was this the impression you got from the instructions?

    Best Regards

  11. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

    No, it was not because of the instructions. I did it that way on purpose. I plan on adding Mike Hungerford's A1 Disintegrator pistol (scaled). So I rotated the torso slightly to maintain the balance
  12. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Nice one.

    I'm hoping to design/build an optional 'pistol' hand for the kit, and will probably try it out when I do my A3 version in a month or so :grin:
  13. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Whoops posted twice somehow
  14. Chthulhu

    Chthulhu Member

    25% should be pretty close; I sized the 1:1 pistol to fit my hand, and Marvin's hands are oversized for his height. Please let me know what scale ends up working well, and I'll add a note about it (with a link to BazookaJo's site) to the pistol's page.
  15. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Let me know how you get on with that. Getting the gun to fit intact with the hand could be a tall order.

    As I said in a previous post, for my gun hand I'll probably just build a new hand in 3D with the pistol grip merged into the hand i.e. it will be one and the same model part - I'll then do a simplified box and Cylinder to go on top with the 'A-1 Disintegrator Pistol' logo :-D
  16. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

    Mike Hungerford's A1 Disintegrator pistol included, slightly modified. Printed at four pages per page

    Attached Files:

  17. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Were is that dang rabbit!
  18. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Nice one :)

    I will definately be adding an alternate pistol hand to the model after I finish my next beta :wink:
  19. paulhbell

    paulhbell Guest

    nice work b-manic.

    Bazookajo- has anyone else, apart from beta builders sent photos. It would be interesting to know how many people have built marvin.
  20. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Nope - I think the beta guys must have set the standards too high :wink:

    Had quite a few visits to the web page though* - about 400 unique visitors a day for the first week, and about 40 per day currently, but I think there must be a few regular visitors waiting for me to get off my butt and put something new on - problem is I'm sooo slow at the moment plus I get bored real easy :roll:

    *but how many of us download models never to build them :oops:



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