Work-in-Progess Models

Spartan Destroid

The Spartan is a destroid - giant shooty robot - from the anime series Macross... which is, amongst other things, notable for having been the bulk of the source material for Robotech, and provider of several 'mech designs for the earlier editions of Battletech (at least until lawsuits started flying). This is a build of a resin kit of the Macross original.

Heavy Gear Barnaby Scratchbuild

Well, I say 'scratchbuild' but really I'm relying heavily in a couple of ways in two previous Barnaby projects - Paul Lesack's papercraft Barnaby to save me measuring too much, and Sam Wood's excellent Barnaby scratchbuild (which unfortunately seems to have fallen off the web) for an idea of a good parts breakdown. But since I'm not sourcing parts from either project, I can still feel comfortable calling it a scratchbuild. ;-)

HA-7 Titan

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Yeah, I'm probably nuts. I like the look of the HA-7 (a helicopter in DP9's Heavy Gear universe) so much that I'm attempting to scratchbuild a 1/144th (game scale) replica of it. I'll never use it in a game, but it'll sit on my shelf, looking cool. That's enough for me.

Eagle Jäger

In 2005, DP9 ran a 'Pimp Your Gear' competition, apparently modelled after some TV programme about modifying cars; I decided to deck out a Jäger, the Vauxhall Nova of Terranovan gears (in case you're wondering, the Ferret is the Robin Reliant of Terranovan gears), with extra bodywork and stuck-on bits to make it bear some passing resemblance to the Republican Eagle icon.

1/10th Sanakan

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A long time ago, I read Tsutomu Nihei's manga Blame! (apparently pronounced 'Blam!', and just a spelling error). One of my favourite characters was Sanakan (and you may want to skip this whole project if you've not read it yet) because of the way she progressed from faceless, soulless Safeguard villain to compassionate self-sacrificing saviour by the end of the series.

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