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 Post subject: Re: 1:18 scale M557 APC scratch-build
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:16 pm 
Bacta Baby - thank you very much!

badkarma - thank you, yes the printer is kicking my ass but I'm getting along anyway:)

I was happy with the progress so I did a little more tonight, including adding the new lighting idea (back to back LEDs).

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They look great and will get some light blocking paint in the middle and at the edges.

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I found a couple of folks to test it out for me. :) It looks good in the light but better with it off.

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This worked really well so I'm looking forward to doing the rest - especially the back eight - and seeing how they all look together.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:21 pm 

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great work, looks good


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:15 pm 
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great work, looks good


Thank you martinr1000. Electrics at this scale is definitely not my thing but I'm learning fast. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:22 pm 

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you know i didn't really appreciate how small that was, must have been very fiddly. Kudos.


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Incredible work and progress, as always. And the detail. Wow!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:04 pm 
Thank you martinr1000, NostromoCrew. I'm eager to get some of the lighting in place so:

I started to give the interior rear wall some love. I've provided a gap between the inner and outer so that I can route cables through for the lighting.

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The two panels on the back are in place - they'll be painted red and I think they're fire blankets. I'm making surrounds for the lights in a block of four so they're easier to work with (there's a spare there in case of a fubar).

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Here I've test-fit a shaved down LED in the top slot along with checking the general fit overall.

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The light surrounds are in place and I've started on the ribbing on the ceiling panels.

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..and here's the finished article in place but not glued in - I've got the LEDs to fit in yet.

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..and lastly, a shot of APC Central. I really need to tidy up but I'm too busy. :)


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Babylon 5 pistol and the Making of Moon. You are awesome.

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Babylon 5 pistol and the Making of Moon. You are awesome.


Why, thank you retrogarde! I've loved Babylon 5 ever since the pilot aired and I fell in love with it immediately. I 3d printed the PPG a couple of years ago - it's always been a grail prop for me.

I love 'Moon' too - the story, the design, the practical effects, just everything about it.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:46 pm 
A small update today. I've done some work on the upper roof area but that's not very interesting - I'll show it later.

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Today I've been 3d printing ammo boxes. I need 5 so there are 3 spares there too. One of these hit Gorman on the head. :) I thought about making them hollow, hence the 2 part build up but decided not to bother.

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After sanding to give a gluing 'key' the halves were joined.

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And painted olive green. I'll be adding some teeny tiny lettering to these, either by hand or decal transfer.


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Cute little kango boxes!


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Been following this. LOVE the attention to detail.
HIYA one is Great but this is Awesome.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:50 pm 
Thank you Teckno Viking, I'm glad the Hiya Toys one is finally out there since I think this is a long neglected area of Aliens merch (the 1:18 scale line) and it's great that it's getting some attention. I only wish that the figures were better, I'm eventually going to have to make them myself.


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Skiffy wrote:
Thank you Teckno Viking, I'm glad the Hiya Toys one is finally out there since I think this is a long neglected area of Aliens merch (the 1:18 scale line) and it's great that it's getting some attention. I only wish that the figures were better, I'm eventually going to have to make them myself.


Hey no worries Credit where it is Due.

On the HIYA APC. Should have one IN HAND on Tuesday myself. Rather excited tbh.

Now as for figures, I hear you. Hot Toys snap kits and HIYA are visually fine but Both suffer as fragile "Action" figures.

I am currently working on a Add On JOYTOY 1/18th kit. Removable clamp torso armour, Removable Ab plate and swappable Lower leg with grieves.
Grieves even have JoyToy Ankle and boots to0.

Their Blank bodies are a customisers dream. As arrive all in pieces for you to build or in this case Modify.

Once I have the Add On USCM kit sorted, I Will post.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:58 pm 
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On the HIYA APC. Should have one IN HAND on Tuesday myself. Rather excited tbh.

Now as for figures, I hear you. Hot Toys snap kits and HIYA are visually fine but Both suffer as fragile "Action" figures.

I am currently working on a Add On JOYTOY 1/18th kit. Removable clamp torso armour, Removable Ab plate and swappable Lower leg with grieves.
Grieves even have JoyToy Ankle and boots to0.

Their Blank bodies are a customisers dream. As arrive all in pieces for you to build or in this case Modify.

Once I have the Add On USCM kit sorted, I Will post.


Wow - I'm sure you'll love the Hiya Toys APC! I came across the Joytoy figures just literally yesterday - looking for something else. They look INCREDIBLE. I look forward to seeing what you do with them and I'll have to get one to test out. If you have access to a 3d printer I can send you the existing print files I have for the helmet and pulse rifle (I haven't started on armour yet).


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:04 pm 
As I indicated before, I've been working on the roof and the exterior panelling. There are also little gaps where some of the styrene plates of the structure join together that need filling.

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So here I'm filing, sanding and adding filler to smooth things out. The wheel that is masked off couldn't be persuaded to detach and I didn't want to force it and break the axle - so it's staying. :)

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The other side got some love too. While I wait for supplies so I can finish off the seat restraints (more LED bulbs) I started on more of the curved pads that sit against the marines' chests. I need 10 of them.

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The best way to get these to 'set' in the correct curve is to use thin styrene and laminate two pieces together.

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The outer piece has a square hole in the middle to take the centre hinge.

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Lots of drilling, cutting and filing. :)

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.. and there we are. 20 of the little buggers.

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They all need a curved profile so I bent them all with pliers.

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A slow-set cyano was added to them and they were then taped to a former with the correct radius - which just happened to be a refil tube for Molotow chrome paint. :)

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Then I had to make the hinges. They were formed around a section of brass tube that was the correct diameter.

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Here's an overview of the primed wall/roof area ready for a final sanding.

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..and lastly another 'all-up' view. The whole thing is starting to weigh quite a bit now. It's got a nice heft to it. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:42 am 
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This looks so nice!!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:16 pm 
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This looks so nice!!


Thanks djdrthq! Lock-down has certainly given me time to spend on this build.


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I missed those Kango boxes! So cool.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:33 pm 
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TECKNO VIKING wrote:

On the HIYA APC. Should have one IN HAND on Tuesday myself. Rather excited tbh.

Now as for figures, I hear you. Hot Toys snap kits and HIYA are visually fine but Both suffer as fragile "Action" figures.

I am currently working on a Add On JOYTOY 1/18th kit. Removable clamp torso armour, Removable Ab plate and swappable Lower leg with grieves.
Grieves even have JoyToy Ankle and boots to0.

Their Blank bodies are a customisers dream. As arrive all in pieces for you to build or in this case Modify.

Once I have the Add On USCM kit sorted, I Will post.


Wow - I'm sure you'll love the Hiya Toys APC! I came across the Joytoy figures just literally yesterday - looking for something else. They look INCREDIBLE. I look forward to seeing what you do with them and I'll have to get one to test out. If you have access to a 3d printer I can send you the existing print files I have for the helmet and pulse rifle (I haven't started on armour yet).



That Would be Awesome for the helmet and Pulse files. I used to have one but found it wound me up more than helped haha However I Do have access.

So Yes Please if that offer is still available.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:48 pm 
Indeed the offer is available - I'll pack up the STLs (they're on another machine) and PM you the details.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:20 pm 
Tecknoviking - PM sent. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:17 am 
Right - talking about the marines at 1:18 scale has got me thinking about armour.

Whenever I've got a spare few minutes in the evenings I'm firing up the laptop and sitting in front of the TV working out how to build armour for print.

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There's a way to go yet but I'll get there - and have fun along the way. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:29 am 
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Oh Hell YEAH!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:56 pm 
Haha - hell yeah indeed. :)

I did a little more on the chest armour tonight.

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I won't be adding that much else - mainly the buckles/straps and the little shoulder insert bits. There's not much point adding a ton of detail for 1:18 scale.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:19 am 
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Oh totally. Plus once you add the camo pattern as well.

K.I.S.S. as FNG would say LOL

Talking ignoring the aspect of K.I.S.S.

I Started this MADNESS for 1/18th USCM

1/18th Cloth film accurate camo Uniforms. Hopefully get a few sets from these sheets (Hopefully).

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