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Themano Amt Ecto 1a to Ecto 1 "work in progress"

PostPosted:December 26th, 2013, 4:30 am
by themano
Hi all,
this is my project (long term project): transform an Amt Ecto 1a kit into an Ecto 1.

I'm here to see your projects, "steal" some of your ideas from your topic, and share some of mine through some pics :)

Here what i have done till now.

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Re: Themano Amt Ecto 1a to Ecto 1 "work in progress"

PostPosted:December 26th, 2013, 8:01 am
by Fritz
Now that is looking pretty awesome. AMT famously left the radome out of the ECTO-1A kit (though it is in the Polar Lights ECTO-1) and that and the other custom parts you've made are looking great!

Re: Themano Amt Ecto 1a to Ecto 1 "work in progress"

PostPosted:December 26th, 2013, 12:17 pm
by themano
Thank you Fritz.
I'm spending a lot of time on this project, also because it's the first model that i build.

In this case the radome is done with the button of a pen. :D

Re: Themano Amt Ecto 1a to Ecto 1 "work in progress"

PostPosted:December 26th, 2013, 6:55 pm
by Fritz
it's the first model that i build.
I'm even more impressed. Let's just say the first model I ever built wasn't anywhere near as good. In fact, it was very very very bad. :lol:

Re: Themano Amt Ecto 1a to Ecto 1 "work in progress"

PostPosted:December 26th, 2013, 7:55 pm
by Morydees
First one, wow! Like Fritz, my first one wasn't even close to that. Keep up the good work.

Re: Themano Amt Ecto 1a to Ecto 1 "work in progress"

PostPosted:December 27th, 2013, 4:19 am
by themano
thank you guys.

I think the rack took me about 100 hours of work.

I redo it 2 or 3 times, repainted 2 times...we can say it is the third rack that i did :D

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Re: Themano Amt Ecto 1a to Ecto 1 "work in progress"

PostPosted:December 28th, 2013, 6:27 am
by slaysghosts
Comin along nicely, this will be a fun watch.

Re: Themano Amt Ecto 1a to Ecto 1 "work in progress"

PostPosted:January 1st, 2014, 7:58 am
by themano
i'm doing some test with decal...

problem: the decal doesn't stick to the surface...why? some tips?

Re: Themano Amt Ecto 1a to Ecto 1 "work in progress"

PostPosted:January 14th, 2014, 12:51 pm
by slaysghosts