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5 hours ago, ObiWonka said:

Not a huge fan of the color scheme here, but what did you use to make it a Vaksai?

Regarding the paint job, I just thought I'd try something different. I might strip it this winter break and have another go.

How I made it was simply by chopping up a regular Kihraxz up. I made a vertical cut at the tip of the nose, chopping it straight off. Then made a cut underneath the cockpit glass, followed by cutting straight down behind where the window meets the fuselage. I then shaved off the hump on the spine that looks like an intake and moved it forward. I hollowed out the nose enough to re-attach the tip of the nose in there and finally glued on some fins cut from an old membership card (credit card works too). Oh, and there's a chunk on the belly of the ship just in front of the peg that can be removed if you pull it (the ship) all apart that I left off. Here are some more pics that should help illustrate this:

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On 12/12/2017 at 4:00 PM, Kleeg005 said:

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Still just a bit too...shiny...for my tastes.  But I'm getting her there.

try nuln oil, itll dull and darken. then you can use your original colors over the nuln oil wash to brighten highlights to taste. 

looks great already though!

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On 12/12/2017 at 11:15 AM, ZealuxMyr said:

IKS Somraw & Runabout Rio Grande inspired repaints/minor modifications:

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Hey @ZealuxMyr,

How easy was it to remove the engine nacelles for your Somraw? I’ve been working it back and forth and I can hear some crackling but it’s being really stuborn. Will it eventually break off cleanly or did you do something different. I’m worried about things breaking in unintended ways.

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15 minutes ago, Bullox said:

Hey @ZealuxMyr,

How easy was it to remove the engine nacelles for your Somraw? I’ve been working it back and forth and I can hear some crackling but it’s being really stuborn. Will it eventually break off cleanly or did you do something different. I’m worried about things breaking in unintended ways.

That piece is simply glued, don't worry. Just pull it off gently. I removed one of them unwittingly after put the ship in alcohol for blow off the paint. It is safe.

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On ‎1‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 12:15 PM, Bullox said:

Hey @ZealuxMyr,

How easy was it to remove the engine nacelles for your Somraw? I’ve been working it back and forth and I can hear some crackling but it’s being really stuborn. Will it eventually break off cleanly or did you do something different. I’m worried about things breaking in unintended ways.

They're lightly glued in, pop off really easily. Just put a finger on each end and wiggle back and forth. :) Happy modding!

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Here's mine, Viktor Hel flying Vaksai. The cockpit was moved to the correct Vaksai position and the nose got a cone from a 1/144 fighter jet kit (F/A-18 perhaps), which also provided the Harpoon missile. I put canards on the cone to resemble Vectored Thrusters, so he's nearly WYSIWYG in my tournament list. The colour scheme is sort of a personal livery, and the tournament list ships for this year sport also blue&white "invasion stripes" to show some Finnish colours in the international tournamens. ;)

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