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Re: R.I.P. Angel Interceptors

Marten Richens » Jan 17 '15
I`m sorry to say that I will have to withdraw from this build. The Angel Interceptors are now residing in the bin. There is nothing about these kits that is recommended; everything is wrong on them. I was OK with having to rescribe the panel lines and to fill the ridiculous gaps in the seams. I was starting to get vexed by the piss poor alignment of the wings (if left as they were, the Angels would have corkscrewed through the air!), the final straw, however, was the resin cockpit. The cockpit tub fits no problem, but for some reason best known to the caster, the seats (with pilots on) had the casting blocks down the back of the seat, not the bottom, so no matter how much you shave off the seat doesn`t fit too well. It is also too small in scale, if you put the Airfix pilot in the (unoccupied) seat, the head restraint ends up between his shoulder blades.


I know I could have fixed these issues, but to be honest I spent last year fighting a kit (my Drop Ship), so I want to build something that went together well. 


Good luck to all the other guys in the build, from what I`ve seen so far the standard is excellent.

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Re: R.I.P. Angel Interceptors

Gareth James » Jan 18 '15
That`s a shame Marten-  Captain Scarlet is a guilty pleasure of mine so I would of liked to have seen these, but its difficult to keep putting time and effort into a kit that you know is going nowhere. I had a planet X mad max interceptor the same- struggled with crap moulding and ended up bining it out of frustration before it destroyed my modelling confidence totally.

Dust yourself off buddy and its onto the next one..... 

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Re: R.I.P. Angel Interceptors

Marten Richens » Jan 18 '15
Thanks Gareth, I am disappointed by it, but that`s the way this hobby goes isn`t it? Sorry to hear you Mad Max Interceptor went the same way. I think I am going to spend the next few weeks getting all those little outstanding projects finished before I crack open another box. I have a couple of Kotobukiya Armored Core mechs that need  some attention to bring our their full glory, the Halcyon Sulaco in need of some weathering, trying to decide whether to cut the engine dome off the back of my Blake`s 7 Liberator in order to light it, and a few of my WW2 dioramas need a bit of attention as well.


When all that is done, I have my next project waiting in the wings. I bought a started double pack off eBay; it is the Halcyon 1:12 Power Loader (with Ripley) and 1:12 Alien Queen. It is going to require a Herculean effort to get it to a position where I can start the construction properly and the Ripley figure will need some amending to attempt to get it to look anything like Sigourney Weaver! Still it was comparatively cheap! If I can be arsed I will do a build (well deconstruct and rebuild) log for it.

All that is unless I find a good deal on a sought after kit of course.

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Re: R.I.P. Angel Interceptors

Alun » Jan 19 '15
Sounds like you should get yourself an easy build for the next one rather than another tricky bastard....


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