Thursday, 20 February 2020

Two Steps Forward: Work in Progress

A close look of the modification to the body of the RAFM Grizzly that I did using a spare RAFM Hunter body part I had (spare, as in I have some incomplete RAFM Gears that require extensive additional parts to complete).

And as you can see I've scratch-built some brass antennae, which is part of the look for Ferretti's Buster. His combat armor suit is configured to provide fire support for a squad of combat androids, rather than take part in direct action.

What can I say? It's the Air Force way.

And finally, Dog and Buster, battle buddies for life. Tachikoma's Dog mostly complete, antennae done, just got to drill out the missile pod.


  1. Is there some concept art you commisioned that you're basing Ferretti's Buster model on? I'm not really keen on the layout of the antenna array personally. I think it would look better with a more grid pattern array (still using the brass rod girders) rather than the starburst layout. Regardless, it's great to see regular hobby content from you in 2020 and am glad you're feeling well enough to do it.

    1. It's a re-imagining of the old version here:

      Which in itself is inspired by Japanese anime, like Gundam.

    2. And possibly BattleTech too! ;-)

    3. The Buster is also inspired by:

      Of course, Reeman's Dog antennae did fold. Perhaps I need to remake them to fold? Partly a jest.

    4. Thanks for the references. I guess I'm just not a fan of that general style and prefer single floppy or rigid antenna and more Soviet Cold War radar array versions. Just a suggestion/preference on that one aspect of the model. I like what you did with the rest including the oversized Kodiak V-engine underslung cylinders! :)

  2. Another great model Ashley. Keep up the good work.