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Old 08-03-2007, 05:55 AM
Target_J Target_J is offline
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1/35 Soar Art Dora

Hi guys,

This is my first vBench. All comments & criticisms are welcomed.

My personal opinion of this kit, EXCELLENT. The fit is fantastic. In fact, it's so good that most of the main structures can be fitted without the use of cement.

Most of the big parts are already precut, so sanding of the remaining stubs is all that's required.

While there are seam lines and ejector marks on the pieces, i haven't come across a kit that's seam line and ejector mark free, so i don't see these as reasons to complain.

Some complaints. There are some sprue that are extremely 'greasy' from the mold release agent, so soaking and sanding with detergent is a must. I would also recommend priming this kit. Since the parts are glossy black, spotting of errors will be way easier if primed.

Another point to note is that regular plastic cements such as Tamiya, Revell and Gunze doesn't work. I've used Plastruct Plastic Weld and also MEK on this kit.

Here as some pictures of how much progress i've made. I haven't started on the 4 carriages as they seem a tad too tedious for me, especially with the gigantic superstructure calling. The main structures in the photos have been test fitted without the use of any cement, so they will be disassembled for painting.

I am sorry that i will not be able to provide a regular update as i have to move the entire kit out from my room just to take the photos.

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Old 08-03-2007, 06:05 AM
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Holy cow, that is huge! Thanks for sharing. It will take quite a lot of paint in the end.

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Old 08-03-2007, 09:12 AM
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Holy Moly!!!!!That's friggin' HUGE!

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Old 08-03-2007, 10:27 AM
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:12 AM
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Good show!
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:56 AM
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Man, that Dora kit virtualy is a planet!
Where on earth are you going to keep it once it is done?
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:19 PM
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That's one helluva gun

Looks like you need to paint the inner sections before proceeding further or can you still access it later? Hope you bought enough paint


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Old 08-03-2007, 10:02 PM
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I still have no idea where i'll put it once it's done. It'll most probably be part of a diorama with a column of support vehicles along it.


What you see is just the main structures being test fitted, they can still be pulled apart for painting. I wanted to see how much of the inner structure can be seen once assembled.

I'll start on the 4 carriages this week. For this kit, i'll proceed till the post shading as i want to wait and see if someone's gonna release decals for it.

Anyone has good tips on painting the wheels for the carriages? I'm not too familiar with painting wheels used on railways. Thanks.

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