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Old 20-10-2011, 02:19 PM   #1
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Default SRS "Moon" Truck WIP

Bought this at Wonderfest but been holding out for Scott to release the interior kit before starting. Now it's full steam ahead. If you're unfamiliar with this kit, let me say once again it's THE best bit of resin hardware I've ever bought. The casting is immaculate!

It is of course the Lunar Industries Sarang Rover from the 2009 film Moon (GREAT Film!)

Here's the parts you get in the standard kit



Close up on some parts



Here's the cockpit assembled and painted. I printed out some control panels and display screens since I was too impatient for Scott to finish the decals that will be supplied..



Cab assembled - I've decided to leave the hatch open to show off the cockpit more









Because I'm leaving the hatch open I had to fabricate a small hinge to support it





Fit of all the parts is crisp and spot on. One small problem I encountered was the chassis plate where the bottom of the cab attaches was slightly warped. The resin is only about 1.5mm thick around this plate. No problem though - warming it gently for 30 seconds with a hair dryer made it quite soft and it easily conformed back into shape as the cab was stuck on.



Once the cab was on, a lot of the parts were attached to the back end. I just want to putty the join between the cab and plate and then the rest of the parts can be added.





HIGHLY recommended! Available from Scott at http://www.srsprototyping.com/
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Old 20-10-2011, 10:34 PM   #2
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I love this truck and have been lucky enough to see one of the Studio models in the flesh.

The kit looks very nice indeed, but what kind of scale or size is this kit, as it is not mentioned on the site?
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Old 20-10-2011, 10:38 PM   #3
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I shoulda mentioned that! It's 1/35th - clocks in at just under 6" long

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Old 20-10-2011, 10:40 PM   #4
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Thanks Ant, your build looks very nice, looking forward to the rest of it
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Old 21-10-2011, 11:12 AM   #5
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Hi.. Ant..

Nice model..alot of detail I have seen the movie "Moon" its cool...
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Old 21-10-2011, 05:52 PM   #6
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Most of the top components are now in place. Realised that it would have been easier to paint the orange faces of the two side boxes before sticking them on, so I may have to gently prise them off again...

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Old 22-10-2011, 06:45 AM   #7
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Old 23-10-2011, 06:05 PM   #8
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Most of the chassis done today. Also ripped off the side boxes, masked, sprayed, and refitted them. Wheels next...





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Old 23-10-2011, 07:38 PM   #9
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It looks great... Nice model...
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Old 24-10-2011, 02:08 PM   #10
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Wheels! Wasn't looking forward to painting the tyres on the wheels, then came up with a simple solution. Well, simple IF you've got the right tools...

Simply stuck each wheel on a hub chucked in my lathe, spun it at the slowest speed and gently held a loaded brush against the tyre surface, working it to the inside and outside edges. Bingo! Perfest results that took about 20 seconds per wheel!

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Old 24-10-2011, 08:50 PM   #11
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Thats the way to do it...
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Old 25-10-2011, 02:20 AM   #12
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Woaw! Thanks for the build up review, Ant! If you can, please take a photo against a known object (battery, cola, pencil...) so we can all appreciate the scale and attention to details even more. Very nice job.

Scott's kit is really looking amazing. The craftmanship and quality are most impressive. I might get this kit eventually. If it were to be 1/72 (3 inches?) I wouldn't have hesitated for a sec (I need more space!)

The movie was great and I really enjoyed the quality and realism of the miniatures and props. Specially those moontrucks of course.
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Old 25-10-2011, 07:41 PM   #13
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Home stretch now - just got to paint a few small details, fix on the wheel hubs... and then weather the whole thing down! That's going to be quite hard cos in the film it's covered in moon dust, and I don't realy want to cover such a beautiful kit with all manner of crap... May just stick with some washes...



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Old 25-10-2011, 09:11 PM   #14
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Moondust or not... it looks great... nice craftmanship.. Good job..
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Old 27-10-2011, 12:17 PM   #15
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Finished! :-D

Got a nice little nameplate laser etched to go with it. I plan to make a lunar surface base, but need to aquire a wooden base first.

Took these pics using a grey cloth with a black one draped over the back - makes quite a convincing moonscape in the meantime...

This has been a very enjoyable build - fit of every single part is spot on!

















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Old 27-10-2011, 12:46 PM   #16
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Great model, great build. Only the model is in 1/35 a bit on the small size. I would have preferred 1/24 to go with a 44"-er

Some of the original prop Rovers were in 1/14 scale. This can be calculated when you see the "Dr. Who" figure which served as the driver.

http://www.modelminiatures.co.uk/moo...lighttest1.jpg

The Harvester was also in 1/14: http://www.modelminiatures.co.uk/moo...illstracks.jpg
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Old 27-10-2011, 03:55 PM   #17
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Good job...

Beautiful craftmanship..., Really love the model, Cool...
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Old 16-11-2011, 10:05 AM   #18
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Where did you get the nameplate?
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Old 16-11-2011, 10:11 AM   #19
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I designed the nameplate myself and had it laser etched in 3mm clear acrylic. I did another one too using the full Lunar Industries logo, but liked this one best in the end.

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Old 16-11-2011, 07:49 PM   #20
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Excellent work. This is the first one of these I've seen completed and it looks great.
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