Transformers

Transformers

Transformers Final Photos

I have to admit to loving the Transformers films. I even saw the second one at a drive in movie theatre in Connecticut. Having seen the third film, I was surfing the internet to see if there were any model kits. There was one, sold out already, of Optimus Prime and an available one for …

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Diorama details

The diorama’s limping on. I decided to make the concrete building into a car park – easier to detail! I put in a huge stencilled sign using Mum’s Robocutter to cut out the letters. I glued it on with pritt stick including the centres of all the Rs, As and Ps: I then painted the …

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Grafitti

I haven’t spent a lot of time on the transformers diorama lately but I have now got the Transformers 3 DVD and am currently watching it for the second time… I love the bit when Sam drives into Chicago – so atmospheric. I need to find some 1/35 skulls, another car to burn and some …

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Bumblebee’s LEDs

Bumblebee’s little LEDs are in place. There were 10 in the packet and only 1 is left and 2 are soldered on! The rest got stuck, lost or plain burnt up but they are 1.4×0.4mm which is very very very small. I just need to glue his front on now…

Base continues

Work’s kind of got in the way but I did resolder some of Bumblebee’s LEDs including those incredibly small ones at are 1mm by 0.4mm! Here’s the eyes in place, slightly larger LEDs though! The base is coming along. I clogged my airbrush so spent more time cleaning that than anything else. Next up is …

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LEDs

I was at the NMRA British Region Convention last weekend and picked up a pile of tips such as using really really small LEDs (from ebay). I bought a pile and I can’t even see one lot – goodness knows how I’ll solder those. Thankfully most of them are bit larger! I’m going to swap …

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Optimus’ scratches

The internet is still down so this may be a while before it actually posts… I started painting Optimus’s scratches with Tamiya flat aluminium today. The last three nights have been devoted to many hours on the phone to India trying to get BT to admit that they have screwed up our broadband. I feel …

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Concrete building

I battered the building in “concrete”. I tried hydrocal to start with but it didn’t work so I went on to flexible polyfilla which did but I ran out. I used foam “sandings” which are all over my floor to put some grittiness in: I need to clean it all off, fill the gaps and …

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Diorama base

I had a break for a week with family birthdays, new car etc… and then I got back on with the base. I wanted the wall to be made of wood firmly screwed into the bottom so I chose two bits of spare wood to see how it looked. The wall piece is way too …

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