In-Progress » The Hopper » Decals, Metal, More…

Decals applied over a gloss coat. Then a satin coat of FFA applied along with a filter of yellow-tan oil paint. Metal: First I applied a satin coat FFA over what I had done in the prior update. Next, when cured I airbrushed on AK-Interactive washes: Dark Brown and Track…

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In Progress » Prof. FichtenFoo’s Implausible Long-Nose Submersible » More Brass & Tarnish »

Moving right along, I painted all of the little details that needed done by hand. As you can see above, I tacked most of the kit together temporarily for photos. Here is the Long-Nose shown with my original Fantastical Fish-Shaped Submersible build for size reference. Now onto the dreaded weathering.…

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In Progress » Prof. FichtenFoo’s Implausible Long-Nose Submersible » Brass & Tarnish

Moving right along, I’ve been working on the brass paint and base-tarnish/panel definitions. I’m painting this similar to the real Longnose Butterfly fish that it’s design is based on, but in bare metal tones. I use a multi-stepped process for this brass finish and as usual with bare metal, it…

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In Progress » Prof. FichtenFoo’s Implausible Long-Nose Submersible

My new steampunk Fish Sub model kit is about to start shipping for those that preordered it, but meanwhile, the caster sent me my advance copy to start building up. I did my last sub design in copper, but this one is begging for brass since the real fish I…

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Completed » The Industria Mechanika/Scott Robertson Orb Ship

And she’s done! I had a good time building this up, even though I had to put it on hold for months due to work commitments. The final photoshop wallpaper was especially fun. I used one of the dark photos to create it. The batteries are in and the lights…

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In Progress » Industria Mechanika’s 1/48 Orb Ship by Scott Robertson » Groundwork

Nothing on the Orb Ship today since it’s still drying. I want to make sure that the panel discoloration is completely cured before moving on to streaks. This gave me a good chance to start and finish the Martian base though. Lots of steps here I think so bear with…

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