About this Group
I’ve wanted to do this Group Build for ages but just haven’t had the time or opportunity to push the button. The idea is very simple; build a model that depicts a scene, character, or subject from any movie or TV show ever made. Had a hankering to build a Delorean? Unleash your dark side on a 1/72 Death Star? Brush up (pun intended) on your figure painting? Or make that Battle of the Bulge dio you’ve been thinking of for the last ten years?
I will assemble a panel of four or five fellow iModelers to judge the ‘best’ entry in the following categories;
World Wars I and II
Other (drama, action, etc)
If anyone wants to make a Rom-Com model, you are on your own.
Closing date will be Christmas 2019 so we can announce winners for the Oscar ceremonies 2020.
Old projects will be accepted (please open a ‘New Topic’ on the Group Build thread if you want to showcase old movie models) but subjects built especially for the Group Build will be prioritised.
If you have an idea for a model from a show or a movie that makes you smile just thinking about it, then that’s exactly what we want. If you don’t want to build a model, please sign up anyway and support others.
Recent activity in this group
That’s exactly what Miyabe says to his young protégés in this film. I can only imagine it is based around Kurita’s rationale. He doesn’t want them to be killed so wastefully – he views that they need to be ready f […]
Michael – you might want to take some clear sheet plastic and make a canopy – alternatively you can get one at Squadron from their Squadron vacuform canopies. It’s the only way to get a canopy that will actually […]
Yes, that the leaders of Japan would coerce young men like this is a war crime all its own.
I love the fact that Admiral Takeo Kurita, who really was pretty close to “Japan’s fightingest Admiral” as a […]
Alright, the Hasegawa P-40E Warhawk is done, except for some light weathering. I am on to finishing the pick-up truck.
I have been working on the buildings, trying out new and different techniques, as I work […]
That reply adds a lot to this thread, Tom. Thank you. I’ll try to find that book, although it seems likely to be a very difficult one to track down. I’m currently finishing up Will Iredale’s ‘The Kamikaze […]
This is looking great David. Sea creatures and great whites can get in your (my) head. While swimming in the Atlantic last week my daughter was looking at reports of 3 great whites that are being tracked. Though […]
Thank You very much Tom! Also thanks for the infos and encouragement during the finishing steps.
Not much progress to report but when you don’t get much bench time you have to (literally) make hay while the sun shines.
A few more little additions to the mast (mainly the bracket for the main spotlight). O […]
For me, one of the defining details of the Orca is the tall mast (don’t know if this has any significance (I know that Spielberg had a very specific vision for the boat and they cut the original lobster boat up […]
I like Jason, but David, your comment is hilarious! (And I agree!)
I sense a script taking shape…
Just please, God, no Jason Statham.
That is seriously a beautiful model, Gabor. Having tried that kit myself, I stand to attention and salute your superior effort.
I think those are actually British submarines, not U-boats, in the “Magaladon” photo. The location and date would work for them and not for U-boats. U-boat vs a megaladon would be a cool movie.
I can almost see St. Elmo’s fire in that crow’s nest and mast.
Best I can tell is the original barrels were for Water Storage. 50 gallon capacity 23L x 23W x 34H inches. Did a quick search on line but could not find any manufacturer’s here in the states that […]
The crows nest and rails turned out great !!! Thanks for answering my question about the size of your Orca build. It is going to be a good sized boat. Not too big or small.
As far as the barrels go, you […]
Now, a German U-Boat against the Megalodon would undoubtedly be a much better movie than the rubbish that ‘Meg’ actually was.
The iconic barrels are a work in progress. The ones you see are a rudimentary sha […]
Thanks, Michel. Appreciate the vote of confidence.
A lot of bench time today. Nice to get some traction on this build.
Started by drilling through holes in the mast and embedding the hand rails.
Did some glazing. Ha, which you can’t see, guess t […]
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