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Don't fear the Reaper
TAFFY3
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 09:13 PM UTC
This the new 1/8th scale Grim Reaper from Moebius.









I opened up the eye sockets and removed about a sixteenth of an inch from the back of the skull, which was flat, so that it would sit further back in the cowl. I also re-positioned the blade of the scythe so that it is pointing back over his shoulder. Thanks for looking, all comments or questioned are welcome. Al
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 09:41 PM UTC
some nice work there and an interesting subject to choose from.
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 09:45 PM UTC

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some nice work there and an interesting subject to choose from.



Thanks, David. It was a fun build. Al
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 10:35 AM UTC
Put a couple of red mini-LED's in his eye sockets!
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 11:35 AM UTC
That's pretty cool. How is the build quality of the Moebius monster kits?
TAFFY3
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 03:25 PM UTC

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Put a couple of red mini-LED's in his eye sockets!



Thought about it, but, I didn't think that I could pull it off. I feel it needs to be a subtle effect or it can distract from, rather than enhance, the model. Al
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 03:37 PM UTC

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That's pretty cool. How is the build quality of the Moebius monster kits?



Better than most, especially the old Aurora kits. Definitely not shake and bake. I've done three, and found them to be enjoyable builds. The usual seams to address, but nothing requiring a lot of putty work. I found liquid cement or Mr. Surfacer works in most cases. Though I have had to resort to a little putty here and there. Be careful dry-fitting, some parts actually snap together. The skull on the Reaper isn't glued, it snapped into place. I had to shorten one of the two pins to get it into place. Al
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 06:02 AM UTC
Oh RAD! Your adjustments really brought life, 'er death, to this classic.







TAFFY3
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 06:45 AM UTC

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Oh RAD! Your adjustments really brought life, 'er death, to this classic



Thanks, Wanted him to look the part. Grim! Al
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 03:41 AM UTC
Once again Al, you have created a master piece. It would kid of be cool to redo the left hand in a beckoning move for some one who's time has come. Do you think it possible ti bend the fingers like that? Your subtle painting shows off the intricate bone structure and the robe just says funky foul smelling.
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 07:47 AM UTC

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Once again Al, you have created a master piece. It would kid of be cool to redo the left hand in a beckoning move for some one who's time has come. Do you think it possible ti bend the fingers like that? Your subtle painting shows off the intricate bone structure and the robe just says funky foul smelling.



Thanks, Bob. Having him pointing would be cool. The fingers probably could be modified, but it would take a fair amount of work. And I think you'd have to re-position the arm as well as the hand. There is a blank stone marker at his feet which would have been a good place to add an open grave to the base. Thought about it too late, after he was finished. Al