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Scratch build advice TB2 paint colour

umotogp

Alphans
Hi All,
Thanks for the the Ad to the Eagle transporter team, I'm looking for some advice on my TB2 scratch build, its rather large at 36" with detachable pod, and need some advice on the colour green used in the original models if possible, I believe there are several greens that were used? because of its size I was thinking car paint, and have done some research on the interweb and Rover apple jack comes up often, although it seems very yellow and even with weathering will be a little light, some smaller models have used Humbrol satin green which looks ok, Humbrol spray grass green looks a little dark and with weathering may be too dark? any opinions will be much appreciated.

attached are some photos of my build so far, and I'm hoping to have it finished this year

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badsimmonds

Alphans
sorry I can't help with the colour but I'd like to say what a fab model, love the pod interior.
I'm sure someone here can help you with the paint.
Looking forward to further updates on this project.
 

Boldman

Alphans
There is no real "correct" green to use as the various TB2 models all looked different.
Personally, I used Tamiya XF 5 for the green on my 22" Imai build a couple of years ago, with custom mixes of a slightly lighter and darker shades to do panels



I can't stand the usual methods of wathering TB2 with panel lines and dark washes of "dirt". Its supposed to be 250 foot long, thats bigger than a Jumbo - you will NOT be able to see panel lines and if soemthing that flew at Mach 5 had that much dirt on it, the friction would a) burn the dirt off and b) heat the surface up to ridiculous temparatures :)

I also build a pod interior, but this is 1:144 scale not the size of yours...



Look forward to seeing more of your build!
 
Room for growth.....

What a beautiful interior shot of the pod. This will be some model when she's finished. Keep on posting your progress please!

Kindest regards

Patrick
 

boatshewsd2

Alphans
Just One Look...?

Mmm, I remember well how gorgeous that build was... :yes:

Agree with Patrick - that open pod-flap (ramp?) just draws you in, for at least the most fleeting peek :O (and without setting off all those alarms, hopefully :pray: )...
 

umotogp

Alphans
Thanks for your input guys, its pretty much as I thought, as you can imagine when doing something like this size you become a little anal with detail and the truth is none of the TB2's in the series are the same, some more photos so far
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umotogp

Alphans
Thanks Badsimmonds, its been a long haul so far 18 months infact, i'm hoping to have it done this year, fingers crossed
 
Real space.....

Looking at picture 5 (the interior minus TB4), it's really hard to believe that it's a model. It's not just the amount of detailing and components fitted to the inside of the pod, it's the "lived-in" look with grime and signs of wear (so beloved of Anderson fans) that catches the eye.

This is really really clever stuff. Please let's see more as the project progresses.

Kindest regards

Patrick
 

umotogp

Alphans
Looking at picture 5 (the interior minus TB4), it's really hard to believe that it's a model. It's not just the amount of detailing and components fitted to the inside of the pod, it's the "lived-in" look with grime and signs of wear (so beloved of Anderson fans) that catches the eye.

This is really really clever stuff. Please let's see more as the project progresses.

Kindest regards

Patrick

Thanks Patrick, your kind words, but yes that is exactly what I wanted to achieve, they say the camera never lies but in this case it does flatter my build to be honest, but I'm happy with the result as the the original stuff was a little shoddy too, this has been a long slog with loads to do, here's the main body, getting yet another filler primer and rub down, SORRY ABOUT THE PHOTOS SEEM TO BE SMALL AND NOT ROTATED

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umotogp

Alphans
Very impressive work. Is this studio scale?

Thanks tryptych, yes I guess it is studio scale at roughly 36", my research suggests that there were many size models, but believe 36" was the largest full model, I stand to be corrected on that, I know that Ben a pro modeler has made a 40" and the product enterprises limited edition studio is smaller at 25", mine is totally scratch built other than the TB4 which is a jap kit to a very close scale
 

tryptych

Alphans
my research suggests that there were many size models, but believe 36" was the largest full model

Would that include the special "nose only" model, or was that bigger again?
I would imagine if that were a full model it would be 3-4 feet long.
 

umotogp

Alphans
Would that include the special "nose only" model, or was that bigger again?
I would imagine if that were a full model it would be 3-4 feet long.

Hi Mate,

Yes I believe the full size was around 36" same as this, and there would of been closeup nose, pod front and interior, the three new puppet episodes produced last year the full size was Ben's 40" .

Attached is some updated photos, getting close to getting some colour down. :yes::roll::)

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