Completed » The Hornethopter

Here are the final images for the Hornethopter. It was a fun kit to design, build and paint and I hope the hundred of you that purchased one of the first edition releases enjoy building it up. Watch for the second edition to be on sale at Industria Mechanika.

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In Progress » The Hornethopter » More Paint

Since the last update I’ve been painting the little brass trim details. The Mr. Metal Color Brass hand-paints beautifully and buffs up to a nice sheen. I used the same toothbrush with the other metal buffing residue on it which actually makes for a nice tarnish. ponging on a little…

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In Progress » UCHG Core Fighter » Decals and Initial Weathering

So far so good. Applied the decals that came with the kit for the G3 version, but made my scheme more of a Jolly Roger variant.  Then added a flat coat and did my typical spacecraft weathering. (See Millenium Falcon YouTube Vids)Metals done with Alclad II lacquers. Skull decals leftover…

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In Progress » UCHG Core Fighter

Okay, I couldn’t resist. I got my UC Hardgraph Core Fighter kits (one for me and a future one for a client) and had to start one immediately while waiting for oil paint to dry. It’s a great kit… lots of detail, nice-sized, potential. I decided to do a low-vis…

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In Progress » Leonardo (TMNT) » Painting Part Two

Next up is the oil paint “glazing”. A thin layer of green was applied to the flesh. Thick enough to alter the color, but thin enough to let the spots and stripes show through. This glazing was highlighted and shaded then stippled smooth with a dry deerfoot brush. After that…

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