micro RA2

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Lex, May 20, 2008.

  1. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    Sorry nothing I just have to use this title... :mrgreen:After nothing had shown us the amazing micro C&C, I felt like posting some pictures of my RA2 models... ^^

    The Aegis was built over the weekend, the 3 missile launchers are articulated :D
    This Dreadnought was built a year ago, one of the missile racks can be raised and missile removed, it was very difficult to build at this scale, so I didn't make the other one mobile...
    I remember the Typhoon Sub was my first model design, looking back a year later I think it's a bit over-complicated :D The blue version was built as a testbuild, and red version was built a week ago...
    Sea Scorpion! With movable flak gun ^^
    The models, with the pair of scissors that made them:wave:
    Just to prove it's not an over-sized pair of scissors... :mrgreen:
  2. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    OH MY GOD! That is just rediculous! :D

    So small yet so cool! I'm surprised they didn't give you a migraine! Very nice designs and builds buddy!

    Any new RA vehicle coming soon?
  3. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    I'm getting a migraine just looking.

  4. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    Thanks! I have a Kirov Airship printed off but haven't got round to build it... My next design might be another allied navy ship, or the apocalypse tank, but that'll only be when I finish every design I currently have on hand... and finals!sign1

    --Well I only had one migraine and that was when I go to sleep at 3am in holidays... I'm near-sighted anyway so making small models are no problem for me :wave:
  5. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Only one migraine? Impressive! LOL Well they look great Lex.
  6. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    absolutely fantastic Lex! that is some good builds there! very clean! im not a huge fan of ra2 but seeing these in the real ill have to go over and get them.
  7. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    Thanks Nothing! (no pun intended :D)

    I've finally finished building my own Kirov, that proved to be the toughest model to date, with the 16-piece petals and a total length of ~10 cm at 50% size...

    The deadly shadow under the sun...

    "Oh for God's sake is that an Aegis?! Turn back! Turn back!!"

    --Stop messing around, all of you! Otherwise I'll crush you with my almighty hand of destruction!! :D
  8. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Dude! You rock! That looks awesome. ;)
  9. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    my hats off to you!i looked at this but was scared of the petal arrangement. you are definiately a master builder. i always look in awe at youre builds!!
  10. nibel

    nibel Member

    WOW such a tiny Kirov! And most amazing thing is you still keep so many detail!
  11. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Hey, i'm trying to build that kirov, any tips? how does the nose come together?

    i'm big red alert fan (dominating RA3 right now!).

    I'm surprised i haven't seen any prism tanks...
  12. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    Thank you for you interest! I recommend starting from the middle section and moving towards the ends, and one strip at a time. Due to laziness I haven't drawn joining strips but they should be used, guess that helps ^^ Please do post pics of your build!

    As of the Prism Tanks, I did see someone designing it, but sadly the model isn't released...
  13. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    yeah, becaue i'm having a hell of a time trying to build the thing. I haven't done anything like this before (I'm used to plastic parts that are solid and only require some sanding to fit).

    The closest thing i've done to a card model was a viking ship built in authentic clinker design, with a foam core keel. this kirov takes the cake though, should i be using heavier paper? and how would i make strips to hold the tail and nose in place? its mind bending!
  14. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    Sorry if this is your first time, I should have explained better... You just cut strips of paper and glue it to the inside of the parts, leaving a bit outside so the next one can join onto the strip. It's a technique employed almost universally.
    --this model might serve an example of how strips are employed...
  15. Kjev

    Kjev Member

    A weekend build he says! I could work one something for a month and not get that much done, or have it look so good. Those are amazing!
  16. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    I didn't see anything on strips, but if i'm understanding you correctly, I should first lay all the kirov's skin strips next to eachother towards the middle, and attach them all with a strip of paper, then attacht the "chain" to the edges of the inner stuctructure one at a time?

    I was almost considering building a "nose cone" or something to hold the strips together at the ends as well (this is where i'm having a hard time). I'm not sure how the tail comes together, since they doo join at such a fine point! I might be able to roll up a "tail cone" to but i don't know how that would work.

    And don't worry about it being to tough on me, lol. I'm always jumping head first into things i have no clue how to do. My first plastic airplane kit was a B17G that i was not prepared for at all. Infact, even today i have problems with airplane kits (which is why as you can tell from my avatar, I moved to trains).

    I almost want to try that dreadnaught, but one at a time, chris!
  17. fico86

    fico86 New Member

    hey why didnt i see this thread previously? Man that looks awesome! especially the dreadnought and the Kirov. U know Lex, u should put those pic up on ur site too.
  18. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker


    How's your build coming? I hope you're going well with the "weekend build"... :D


    Thanks, also maybe I am considering a site move so I haven't updated by site in a while... Sorry for that ~
  19. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Well, my primary hobby sucked me in again. Somehow, the trains were less frustrating than kirov airships to build! I still haven't gotten around to the Dreadnaught, but i hope to get both of them done before christmas. They make interesting ornaments....
  20. OhioMike

    OhioMike Member

    Is the Kirov still available somewhere??? Thanks

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