This week’s #ThrowbackThursday is going back to a time when I was self-conscious about posting a lot of builds to Instagram and Facebook so frequently. And so I would combine multiple builds into one post. So, forgive the short reviews and limited photos, but it is what it is.
Checking in with #MetalEarth builds 163 and 164: the Cessna 182 Floatplane and the Forerunner Phaeton from HALO.
I can’t tell you how much I love the Cessna! Once again forcing me to realize how wrong I was when I originally worried about Fascinations adding color to their models, the restraint with which color is used in this model gives a nice sense of Elegance. And the attention to detail with the plane interior, along with the build design, made this one of the least fussy fuselages to assemble. The only real problem I had was with the pontoons/leg assembly – I couldn’t get it to be tight as the folds were hard to secure. As a result, the plane wobbles back and forth a little if you touch it. Still a great build.
The Phaeton space ship is a seriously challenging model, or at least it was for me. It’s also one of the most layered models I’ve built to date. I did end up ignoring the build instructions on the port engine (or is it starboard, I never know the right term, but felt I should use naval terminology with a space vessel), because the asymmetrical alignment bothered me. I looked up graphics of the spaceship from HALO (I’ve never actually played any of the games) and it appears they are supposed to be symmetric. I like the results. The thing I’m most disappointed with in my build is that I couldn’t get the top and bottom parts of the central engine to align, the top part just would not line up in the center of the lower part. Oh well, life is full of imperfections.
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I enjoyed both of these builds. The Forerunner was definitely challenging but looks great. I didn’t know about the difficulty levels when I built this. Glad I didn’t or I might have passed on it. I had an issue with getting the pontoons on the Float plane stable as well. Aside from that it was a fun build.
OMG, I remember the struggle with the Forerunner… nothing seemed quite to tolerance. lol. I really enjoyed ignoring the instructions and attaching that one rotor-thingy “the right way,” though.
I struggled with that same issue. I cant remember right off which way I went with it. That comes up once in a while in their instructions. That’s the charm in the whole thing. I think it was on the Halo Warthog that the online instructions and the sheet instructions were completely different.
I’m glad you responded! Because I thought of a really witty thing I should have replied with the first time, but didn’t want to seem like a creepy dude by replying twice to the same comment…
That Forerunner’s fits gave me Fits!
But, yeah. The Warthog… the instructions weren’t the only thing that didn’t match. I think they actually updated the model itself. Because they had a spare-parts contest once, and the spare part almost matched a part from the warthog, but the online instructions showed the part being slightly different, so I figured it wasn’t from the Warthog. But it was. It was just from a different iteration of the model design, apparently.