Completed » Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced X1 [Commissioned]

A small quick build-up of the new 1/72 scale Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced X1 from Fine Molds for a client. I received two of these I had on preorder for months from HLJ last week. Their shipping has improved and the yen is much better now. The kit itself builds…

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Completed » Rebel Blockade Runner [Tantive IV]

After some finishing touches, the Tantive IV is all done. As of now, this kit will be on display at Wonderfest in Kentucky this May (2011). If that changes, I’ll let you know. It’s also making a trip to the guy the commissioned it shortly after. So check it out…

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In Progress » Tantive IV Rebel Blockade Runner » Modulation

My next step in a variation on the “modulation” technique. I’m basically using thin oils to blend in shadows, filter panels, and highlight raised areas give the model a more dimensional look. For this I used Faded Navy Blue, Starship Filth, Dark Rust, Yellow (on certain yellow panels based on…

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In Progress » Tantive IV Rebel Blockade Runner » Filter and Discoloration

Continuing on, I applied medium gray chips to the ships hull using first a small piece of sponge, and later a thin brush for larger areas. Then dry I applied a filter of very thin German Ochre oil paint mixed with odorless turpenoid to warm up the base coat. After…

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In Progress » Tactical Armor Deployment

01.28.2006 » Concepts / Intro Finally! Here’s another diorama project that I have been planning for well over a year, but just haven’t gotten around to. The excuse for this one is good though. I really needed practice at armor and to become a better modeler to pull it off.…

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