Post by Luca Roveda on May 1, 2010 21:10:38 GMT -5
This is another favorite of mine. I have a much more elaborate version on the workbench but unfortunately it is one of my many stalled projects. Like John's great build it is my version of that super detailed Rommel's Rod in the Guest Gallery which was auctioned on ebay several years ago. I would also like to know who built it. For my version I spent a lot of time trying to fit the wheels and track.
This is not the reissued Rommel's Rod but an original partially built model which came apart very nicely. I learnt a lot from building this model so the next would should be better. It is also interesting to see the model in close-up photography as it shows up all the little shortcomings which to the naked eye looked okay!
Post by Luca Roveda on May 1, 2010 22:51:06 GMT -5
Thanks John. I have spent a lot of time looking at your model. I really appreciate the amount of work that went into it and what you must have done to make the figures and all the related items - this is the hardest part! The figures really bring the kit to life. Hopefully I will manage to make my own figures next time........
Another great job Luca! The thought and planning you put into it shows. The hardest part of these builds is seeing someone's build that inspires you, and trying not to copy every little detail..........even though you want to. I think you accomplished it on this one.
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Post by Luca Roveda on May 11, 2010 5:37:27 GMT -5
Thank you all!
I built it several years ago before it was reissued and spent most of the build trying to fit the same number of wheels as in the box art. The super detailed Rommel’s Rod in the guest gallery (which provided the inspiration) only has two outer wheels instead of three:
At first I wanted to make the wheels work but there simply wasn’t enough room for them. It became an obsession of mine to get it right. Finally I had to compromise. I have another version that I have been working on with a slightly lengthened body so that the wheels and track will work. For this one I will try to make better figures so it will probably take another couple of years to finish and many a fit of anger!
Defintely it is worth spending the time on a more realistic skeleton which at least has a rib cage. Something along the lines of Aurora's Forgotten Prisoner.