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

Moving right along… next up was filters, discoloration, and then panel shading. I went over all of these techniques in my Millennium Falcon youtube videos, so no point in re-describing it when you can check them out. 😉 Here’s the results: I also started work on the base. Tom Grossman…

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Completed » Frankenstein

Yesterday my laser-cut foliage (thanks to Jason Eaton) arrived and I immediately set everything else aside to finish Adrian Smith’s Frankenstein up. Like the other plants, I sponged acrylics onto both sides of the paper and embossed them with dental tools. For the daisies, I used stretched sprue for the…

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In Progress » Adrian Smith’s Frankenstein by Industria Mechanika » Sprue and Paper

It’s amazing what you can do with some old green sprue and paper scraps. I’m waiting on some laser-cut plants to finish this up, but meanwhile I’ve been making some saplings and such. For these I first stretches some green sprue over a flame, then used the portions near the…

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In Progress » Adrian Smith’s Frankenstein by Industria Mechanika » Littered

I love doing groundwork and scenery. Of course I love modeling in general, but this is one of the areas where experimentation and ingenuity really pays off. Case in point, leaf litter, moss, and fallen leaves. First up, the leaf litter. This is basically plain dead leaves that I scavenged…

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