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Get to the Choppah!

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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-18 11:25am 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
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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Bob the Gunslinger
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-19 10:23am 

Has not forgotten the face of his father


Joined: 2004-01-08 07:21pm
Posts: 4601
Location: Somewhere out west
That looks like a stephan Martiniere painting. This is his home page.
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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-19 05:27pm 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
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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Agent Sorchus
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-20 12:29am 

Jedi Master


Joined: 2008-08-16 09:01pm
Posts: 1116
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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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-20 08:34am 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
Thanks for that Agent.
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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-21 09:11am 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
Major mockup
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Beowulf
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-23 09:48pm 

The Patrician


Joined: 2002-07-04 01:18am
Posts: 10274
Location: 32ULV
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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AATC-86
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-24 03:47am 

Redshirt


Joined: 2009-11-28 04:59am
Posts: 31
Location: Sweden
Very cool kit-bashing. :)
What scale is it?
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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-25 09:03am 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
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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Setzer
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-27 04:42am 

Sith Devotee


Joined: 2002-08-30 11:45am
Posts: 3138
I think it'll look a lot better when painted. Right now it just looks like two models stuck together.
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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-27 09:20am 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
How about now?
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Phantasee
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-27 06:27pm 

Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker.


Joined: 2004-02-26 10:44pm
Posts: 5747
Location: Versace Versace Medusa head on me like I'm 'luminati
Oh snap! That looks gorgeous.
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Crossroads Inc.
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-27 06:53pm 

Emperor's Hand


Joined: 2005-03-20 07:26pm
Posts: 8472
Location: Sparkling with Iceland!
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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fractalsponge1
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-27 07:12pm 

Jedi Knight


Joined: 2006-04-30 08:04pm
Posts: 950
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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Hawkwings
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-28 05:11am 

Sith Devotee


Joined: 2005-01-28 10:30pm
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Location: USC, LA, CA
Black is probably just a basecoat. Impressive-looking work there, I look forward to more.
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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-28 08:26am 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
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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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-28 11:59am 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
Moar putty
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Bob the Gunslinger
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-28 08:34pm 

Has not forgotten the face of his father


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That really does look like something Martiniere would design. Or some dud on Deviant Art, I suppose. Amazingly successful kitbash.
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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-29 08:36am 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
Thanks Gunslinger. No model kit is safe near me
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Bob the Gunslinger
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-29 10:27am 

Has not forgotten the face of his father


Joined: 2004-01-08 07:21pm
Posts: 4601
Location: Somewhere out west
Those are all awesome. Seriously, I would love to know your kitbashing secrets. Open your mind to me...
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Hawkwings
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-29 05:59pm 

Sith Devotee


Joined: 2005-01-28 10:30pm
Posts: 3372
Location: USC, LA, CA
8-bladed props? Gah! Inefficiencies errrggg...

Seriously awesome work there. How long have you been modeling?
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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-29 07:29pm 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
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.
Putty ,sand ,repeat
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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-29 07:31pm 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
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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Lokwar
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-04-30 09:40pm 

Redshirt


Joined: 2011-04-14 09:09am
Posts: 12
excellent work so far! I wish i had some skills like that
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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Get to the Choppah!
PostPosted: 2011-05-01 09:53am 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
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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