Get to the Choppah!

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Get to the Choppah!

Postby sotoolslinger » 2011-04-18 11:25am

So I found this piece of artwork and it made me do stuff
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I wish I knew who drew it but I don't. Anyway it made me build this
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Here is the whole photobucket so you can see how I got there.
http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh50 ... r/Choppah/

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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby Bob the Gunslinger » 2011-04-19 10:23am

That looks like a stephan Martiniere painting. This is his home page.
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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby sotoolslinger » 2011-04-19 05:27pm

Hile Gunslinger. Thankee for the link. I suspect the artist is a Deviantard who has a similar style. I really need to go back and find out so I can credit him or her :oops: Here is progress
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http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh50 ... r/Choppah/

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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby Agent Sorchus » 2011-04-20 12:29am

After a quick reverse image search I found the name of the author, and it took me a couple of minutes to find it on deviantart.

http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=wanbao&order=9&offset=0#/dvzr5y
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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby sotoolslinger » 2011-04-20 08:34am

Thanks for that Agent.

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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby sotoolslinger » 2011-04-21 09:11am

Major mockup
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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby Beowulf » 2011-04-23 09:48pm

You've got the blades on both rotors going the same direction. You need one set going the opposite direction for it to fly correctly. Otherwise it'll have a tendency to just spin in circles. Looks good otherwise, so far.
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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby AATC-86 » 2011-04-24 03:47am

Very cool kit-bashing. :)
What scale is it?

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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby sotoolslinger » 2011-04-25 09:03am

Blades fixed
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It is 1/48 scale. Thanks for the comments .I am pleased you like it.

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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby Setzer » 2011-04-27 04:42am

I think it'll look a lot better when painted. Right now it just looks like two models stuck together.
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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby sotoolslinger » 2011-04-27 09:20am

How about now?
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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby Phantasee » 2011-04-27 06:27pm

Oh snap! That looks gorgeous.
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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby Crossroads Inc. » 2011-04-27 06:53pm

Ok it...eh..It looks too DARK now... A softer Earth tone I think would have been better... Still, that looks like it can take on some serious shit.
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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby fractalsponge1 » 2011-04-27 07:12pm

I very much like this. It's very impressive how you joined the two fuselages - I would've thought it would look really discontinuous, but this doesn't really have that problem. Looking forward to the final result.

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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby Hawkwings » 2011-04-28 05:11am

Black is probably just a basecoat. Impressive-looking work there, I look forward to more.
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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby sotoolslinger » 2011-04-28 08:26am

Thanks all y'all. Black is just primer. Here she is resanded and with floats, forward wings and rotors
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Of course it's still just a mockup at this stage. I have a ton of putty to apply and then resand before I can put camo paint on her.

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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby sotoolslinger » 2011-04-28 11:59am

Moar putty
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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby Bob the Gunslinger » 2011-04-28 08:34pm

That really does look like something Martiniere would design. Or some dud on Deviant Art, I suppose. Amazingly successful kitbash.
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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby sotoolslinger » 2011-04-29 08:36am

Thanks Gunslinger. No model kit is safe near me
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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby Bob the Gunslinger » 2011-04-29 10:27am

Those are all awesome. Seriously, I would love to know your kitbashing secrets. Open your mind to me...
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"Unquestionably, Dr. Who is MUCH lighter in tone than WH40K. But then, I could argue the entirety of WWII was much lighter in tone than WH40K." --Broomstick

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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby Hawkwings » 2011-04-29 05:59pm

8-bladed props? Gah! Inefficiencies errrggg...

Seriously awesome work there. How long have you been modeling?
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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby sotoolslinger » 2011-04-29 07:29pm

Thanks very much my brothers :luv: I have been kitbashing and scratchbuilding since I found out that's how they built the models in Star Wars. I can honestly say that I haven't built a kit OOB for 16 years. Most of what I built before that was modified in some way.
Feel free to go to my Photobucket
http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh50/sotoolslinger/
Check out all the albums, some are completed ,some are abandoned projects most are step by step build ups. I generally post on other dedicated modeling sites so I need to show progress shots.
Feel free to ask any technical questions. I will be happy to answer them.
Believe it or not I can usually even answer the "Where do you get your ideas?'' question.
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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby sotoolslinger » 2011-04-29 07:31pm

Hawkwings wrote:8-bladed props? Gah! Inefficiencies errrggg...

Seriously awesome work there. How long have you been modeling?

Those are counter rotating props :shock:

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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby Lokwar » 2011-04-30 09:40pm

excellent work so far! I wish i had some skills like that

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Re: Get to the Choppah!

Postby sotoolslinger » 2011-05-01 09:53am

Heck that ain't so much skill as practice and some more practice and then some more.
And a hell of a lot of putty and sandpaper.


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