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

First off, not too many Frankies left so click here to order Adrian Smith’s Frankenstein! Lots to go through as I posted a shot of the feet on Facebook today and got a lot of SBS requests. Metal, rust, dust, then finally the mud. Metal: I posted this before, but…

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

The “base coats” are almost done. I call them base coats because they still have a few layers to go in regards to weathering and such. All I have left to base coat is the little metal studs dotted throughout the figure. After that I’ll start weathering and rusting him…

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In Progress » Adrian Smith’s Frankenstein by Industria Mechanika » Iron Giant

Since yesterday I focused on some of the scabs and stitching. For the scabs/cuts I used a mixture of 502 Abteilung oil paint; Coagulated Blood and Shadow Brown thinned when needed with odorless turpenoid. The stitching is also done with the 502 A. oils which I just love… great colors,…

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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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