In Progress » Millenium Falcon [1/72 Fine Molds Kit] » Discoloration Tutorial Pt 4

I needed to let the kit rest another day since it’s been really humid and dank here. That tends to make oil paint take longer to dry and I don’t have a large enough “hot-box” for this kit. (wood crate with a lightbulb for heat… speeds drying time) This next…

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In Progress » Millenium Falcon [1/72 Fine Molds Kit] » Discoloration Tutorial Pt 3

Part three of this tutorial series covers painting the gray panels with oil paints. Pardon the stutters in the video. This was take two after a mishap involving oil paint on my favorite jeans and a screw-up trying to use liquid mask which the thinner involved apparently works great at…

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In Progress » Millenium Falcon [1/72 Fine Molds Kit] » Discoloration Tutorial Pt 2

Today I applied my second layer of the Discoloration Technique to the Falcon. Usually I only apply one layer, but I really want this to have a lot of depth and a lot of age to the look. First off is part 2 of the video tutorial: And again, here’s…

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In Progress » Millenium Falcon [1/72 Fine Molds Kit] » Discoloration Tutorial Pt 1

Moving right along, it’s time for a tutorial on discoloration. I’ve talked about this technique on just about every weathered model I’ve done for the past 6 years or so. It’s fantastic and really gives the surface a beautiful worn appearance. All of these steps add layers of detail, color…

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In Progress » Millenium Falcon [1/72 Fine Molds Kit] » Wired and Painted

Now that the Tantive IV is done and I’m feeling refreshed and inspired to model again, I’ve come back to the Millenium Falcon build. “Come back” you say? Yeah… I started this in August and got it almost ready for paint, then something happened and I put it aside for…

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Completed » 1/72 A-Wing Starfighter

Well, I actually finished this model way back in August 2010, but needed to make a small temporary base for it before photographs. In an effort to finish some stuff up, I painted and constructed the small temporary base today and took the pics. This A-Wing will be part of…

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