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Markwarren
#1 Posted : 14 September 2017 21:46:13

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I have now varnished all the parts and allowed to dry. Before I assemble the pieces, I first test the motor using the battery pack supplied.
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#2 Posted : 14 September 2017 21:47:25

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Here, you can see I have added magnets for the bus cable to snap into place. I know the cables are a tight fit, but this method keeps them in place, should they become loose. Once I have finished it is time to assemble all the parts to the leg.
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#3 Posted : 14 September 2017 21:48:13

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These are the final pictures of the foot section attached to the leg. The pictures have been taken in artificial lighting, so they look a bit harsh in places, but the overall look is very subtle.
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#4 Posted : 08 October 2017 18:11:28

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Finishing off the leg, putting the rubber grommets into the screw holes. A couple of the holes have a flat side to the circle, so I cut the rubber grommet to fit, it’s not essential, I just decided it wound look better. The final pictures show the leg complete.
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#5 Posted : 08 October 2017 18:12:26

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Now onto the second leg. A lot of prep work being done in this post. I finished off the top shoulder piece, having rubbed off the white paintwork to expose the silver metallic edges as I did in the first leg. I then used some starship filth oil paint to weather the inside if the housing areas, before attaching the parts.
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#6 Posted : 08 October 2017 18:13:18

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I then primed all these parts before painting them silver, as shown. These will be allowed to dry for a couple of days before painting them their final colour.
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#7 Posted : 15 October 2017 19:43:13

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I have now allowed the silver paint to harden. I have, as before, applied some Humbrol Maskcol to the silver before painting it white. I have also masked areas on the blue panel ready for painting.
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#8 Posted : 15 October 2017 19:49:44

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Here you can see I have painted some of the parts ready for weathering.

I have also been playing around with the light saber, not literally, but looking to see if there is any way of adding some lighting to it. I will update again on this once I have had a play.BigGrin
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