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1/72 Robotech Defender Sci Fi Model

Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 18 Feb 2011, 03:22

Hey folks,

after a while of absence here is my newest work. Unfortunately it is not for myself. I did this for my friend Michel.


OK, this is an old Revell Robotech Model from the 80s. Michel wants to create a diorama and he purchased a very crap built and painted Robotech Spider Mech. These stuff is really hard to get. He gave it to me (as an old "Panzerbastler") to pimp and paint this model. While doing this I cursed it several times. I gave it some detail mostly with GW parts. After a spray basecoat in uniform grey I started with a washing and after that with drybrushing. While doing this THE MODEL BROKE DOWN COMPLETELY. So I was forced to start all over again. The 30 year old glue refused to stick anymore. I had to fix the legs (which were moveable before) with epoxy glue. So after rebuilding I gave it a wash with Armypainter dark tone, some drybrushing and varnishing. Adding some GW decals and Figures from Revell and Hecker&Goros (German Schnellboot Crew) to give it a cool Steampunk "German" look.

Hope you enjoy this model and the diorama Michel will create by using this "Schwerer Panzerläufer Loki" (Heavy armoured walker Loki)

Cheers!

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Posted by Paul on 18 Feb 2011, 06:40

:love: :love: :love: :love: Just my sort of thing :love:
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Posted by Michel on 18 Feb 2011, 06:42

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

...ist der geil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by dirk on 18 Feb 2011, 07:57

The vehicle looks very good. :headbang:

Since you have made the old car right again.

Very nice work!
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Posted by Das_Dirch on 18 Feb 2011, 08:25

Hi T.

Great Work!!!
I think it´s time for are -making of-

Regards Dirk
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Posted by Phalanx on 18 Feb 2011, 08:28

MAK 3000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GENIALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!

Make one for me too :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

Greetings to you my friend.
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Posted by Alex on 18 Feb 2011, 09:55

:shock: :love: :love: :love: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Dream!
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Posted by Nono on 18 Feb 2011, 17:30

Great!!! :love: :love: :love: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by luchs on 18 Feb 2011, 18:56

great four legs panzer..(how in germany ?)
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Posted by Peter on 18 Feb 2011, 19:19

Allways nice to see something different :shock:

But didn't Michel the following words a while ago :mrgreen: :

Michel wrote:...ok, I´m out here!

I think this is an historical Figures Forum and not a Fantasy Forum?! :roll:

Without about min. 90% historical correctness there´s no Fun for me...!

Ancient Celts against WW2 Germans...?????

Not my Topic...!!!!! :nono: :nono: :nono:

But now I know what he ment with these words ;-) :

Michel wrote: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

No worry Paul! It is everything OK...!

I already know how I must arrange this Forum... :winky: :affraid: :la: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thomas you did a wonderfull job on this "thing" :-D :thumbup:

I'm really looking forward to the dio Michel will make ;-) And I like the idea that both of you are working on one project :thumbup:
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Posted by Old Wolf on 18 Feb 2011, 19:39

great thing this, Thomas.
i like this crossover work very much and you inspired me a lot with it.
lightyears ago :oldman: I used to build with these Robotech kits tanks for my space marines
but never as good as yours
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Posted by The Observer on 18 Feb 2011, 21:17

@ first : Outstanding Paintjob ! :thumbup: :love: :thumbup: :love: :thumbup: :love: :thumbup:

@ second : Very inspirational for doing some "Crossover Things"-both in creating a dio with someone together and also with a fictional theme!

(....and hopefully Michel was "out of here" only to come back with an outstanding fantasy dio! ;-) :thumbup: :thumbup: )
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Posted by MABO on 18 Feb 2011, 22:24

Nice to see your work here again.

Very good job and I hope you will stay here posting new things again. I will looking for the Robotech Revell Range immediately.

Impressing Idea. And inspiring as Andreas said :notworthy:
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Posted by Jaques on 18 Feb 2011, 22:25

:drool: :love: :love: Great.
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Posted by west1871 on 18 Feb 2011, 22:42

Great model mate :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: The paint work is cracking (as normal) :-D
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 18 Feb 2011, 23:01

Thank you mates for your kind and motivating words. I keep on trying to be more busy in modelling (and showing) the next months.

@MABO: Good luck for finding Robotech Kits. Very difficult to get and also quite expensive. The same models were sold in Japan by Bandai as far as I know. Revell only brought out the kits under their label in Europe. And be aware of old, already built kits. The material starts to get very crumbling after 30 years (the over-30-year-old-people here know what I mean) ;-)

@Observer: As I said I cursed this work several times for being so complicated. But I am very keen on Michels end product. And joint ventures like this are very pleasing. The sad thing is Michel will store this diorama about 300 Kilometers away from me. So I will not be able to see this very often.

@Old Wolf: My cousin and me built a Robotech Kit together (of course with no painting work) when we were about 10 years old. Pure childhood memories.

@Luchs: "four leg panzer" would be "Vierbeinpanzer" in German. We Germans have the exclusive possibility in our language to "chain together" many words for describing something in a very precise way. So this thing could be a "Vierbeinkanonenjagdpanzerläufer" "four legged armed destroyer tank walker" :shock:

@Peter: Michel said that? Shit, I already shipped the model to him this evening. ;-)

@Das Dirch: Sorry, no tutorial this time. I thougt about one when I started. But taking photos of me, cursing and swearing on a destroyed old sci fi model is not the way I want to show tutorials. :lol:

Thanks guys!
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Posted by MABO on 18 Feb 2011, 23:02

Thanks Thomas :wave:
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Posted by ModernKiwi on 19 Feb 2011, 09:48

Another very cool conversion. And those figures just look as though they belong there.
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Posted by KenzoSato on 19 Feb 2011, 09:50

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Posted by Mai Strac on 19 Feb 2011, 11:19

:shock: :shock: :shock: :love: :love: :love: Awesome work mate!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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