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Re: Terminator

Postby steve131 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:02 pm

Got to admit with those teeth looks more like Shergar . :lol:
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Re: Terminator

Postby craigt71 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:58 pm

Is that a great big rod sticking at the back to hold him up? I don't see that on other models.
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Re: Terminator

Postby DHD Galactic » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:54 pm

Yes im afraid it is,im guessing due to it being articulated it cant actually support its own weight without crumpling in a heap,i really want to build this but the stand and awful teeth put me off somewhat,would have to modify both parts but all part of the fun i guess! :D
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Re: Terminator

Postby craigt71 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:08 pm

Cancelled my order for the reasons above. What a shame.
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Re: Terminator

Postby casper » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:05 am

Don't like all the extra gaps between parts and those teeth are better than mine :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Terminator

Postby Mark » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:32 am

Have to agree with the teeth.....
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Re: Terminator

Postby Hum » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:05 am

The teeth will be super easy to fix, and the poles don't bother me too much. My issue will be getting it over here. Australia lost its main distributor last year, I don't know if Partworks companies want to continue to supply over here. I hope so!!!
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Re: Terminator

Postby royjess » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:56 am

Looking at the pics, it look like there are 2 poles supporting the model, could be replaced with clear perspex tubing/rod :think:

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Re: Terminator

Postby DHD Galactic » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:42 am

Clear perspex would be better however its likely there could be power cables running up inside that metal tube to power the eyes and jaw mechanism as its unlikely to be run directly up the body of the terminator without being seen,so may have to try to disguise the pole with some framework to match the base maybe?
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Re: Terminator

Postby ernietheviking » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:39 pm

Ok folks - so it's not absolutely perfect in every way - what is.
Everything in life is a compromise in some way and this thing will still look awesome for just over a grand spread over a couple of years.
The teeth can be fixed with some clever paint (Terminators not flossing - shock !) and the rods may be possible to disguise.
May for the first time ever, post a build and let the whole world know how poor my modelling skills are but can wield a screwdriver with aplomb - thank god for partworks even if they have a few shortcomings.
Though the psychological scarring of the 1/8 DR1 may never go away.
If Tamiya release one for £300 please feel free to laugh.
Now where is that 1/8 original Batmobile ? Grrr.
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Re: Terminator

Postby royjess » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:42 pm

DHD Galactic wrote:Clear perspex would be better however its likely there could be power cables running up inside that metal tube to power the eyes and jaw mechanism as its unlikely to be run directly up the body of the terminator without being seen,so may have to try to disguise the pole with some framework to match the base maybe?


I do suspect that those rods will hide some power cables. Another option would to be to paint those rods either matt black or cover them in black velvet fabric. That would help camouflager the rods. It's an old trick that us magicians used to use, black was always perceived as an invisible colour as it don't reflect the light as much as other colours.
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Re: Terminator

Postby casper » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:54 pm

"Terminators not flossing - shock !" :laughing-rolling:
The teeth look like they are one piece with no gaps :think: the colour can be altered. The jaw actually opens and shuts :o make a great nutcracker around Christmas :shifty: :lol:
The neck vertebra parts come in two parts by the look of it and unfortunately leave a large join right down the centre in plain view. The shoulder pistons would have been better if they were made up of separate parts and functional. Sorry to pic at this and look for areas that need improvement but I would really like to do this model and as with all artworks their is always room for improvement if you so wish :)
The neck pipes and head pistons? also look wrong and would need work if you wanted it to look like the movie version and the main chest plate has errors and to me looks small :think:
All sad and done its sure to be a fantastic model and looks impressive.

not related but still a great figure :)
1/10 scale looks great from silver fox
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Re: Terminator

Postby casper » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:08 pm

adaptation of a 1957 short story "Soldier From Tomorrow."
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Postby casper » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:20 am

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Postby casper » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:21 am

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Re: Terminator

Postby wingnut2 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:46 pm

Hi Mark :) I'm glad your building this, I saw the advert for it here in the midlands on ITV central today, I was almost tempted but at £8.99 a pop it's out of my reach sadly :violin:
Keep up the good work, I will be following with great interest.
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Re: Terminator

Postby ernietheviking » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:06 am

Sideshow collectibles 1/1 T800 - $7000 + shipping . It weighs 166 Kg so shipping may be the price of a cheap car.
Makes this one a bargain. Idiots on the radio already having a dig regards the cost.
Looking forward to first parts arrival.
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Re: Terminator

Postby steve131 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:27 am

Interesting you heard moaners on the radio ,I remember a couple of years ago on Jeremy Vine discussing partworks costs and when I started the Tiger people were moaning , can t they try to give us fresh news instead .No one puts a gun to you forcing you to buy them up to individual if they want it.
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Re: Terminator

Postby conqueror060 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:25 pm

Hahaha this is a common situation. Not only on the radio, but even in some big news websites there is soo much hate about partworks!!! I have heard the same about many of the collections I have, Jaguar E-Type, HMS Victory, Tiger Tank, MP4/23, Mallard etc etc

They keep saying about the costs. This is a very weak argument. They keep comparing some full kits, which were way less complicated builds with partworks. They compare one time full kits with 10-page instructions and 0 background information with a complete full magazine collection.

Personally I kept the subscription on Terminator.

Also just to let you know that they need again your payment details because they didn't kept information from the test run. I easily made it through the website. Firstly I registered my subscription to the hachette website using my subscription number and then I updated my card details using the online form. My opinion is that it is way more secure than using the phone service.
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